Grenada To Allow Only Vaccinated Travelers, Starting July 31

by Carolee Chanona

Grenada announces only fully vaccinated visitors will be allowed entry into the country, effective July 31. Returning Grenadian citizens & residents can enter the country, regardless if vaccinated or unvaccinated. Additionally, children under 13 will only spend 48 hours in quarantine once they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated individual.

Grenada’s Entry Protocols

All arrivals are required to hold proof of a confirmed reservation at a Ministry of Health Pure Safe Travel approved accommodation for a minimum of seven nights. This is to enable a period of observation and quarantine. If your stay in Grenada is less than five days, you must remain at your accommodation throughout your time in Grenada. On entry, arriving passengers must present a hard copy of completed Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate and proof of negative PCR test results, taken within 3 days of arrival. From May 1, fully vaccinated travellers will only be required to quarantine for 48 hours, pending a negative PCR test on entry.

With the stark adjustment in entry protocols, Health Minister Hon. Nickolas Steele cited alarming statistics from neighboring islands, acknowledging that while Grenada has effectively managed the pandemic to date, there is no room for complacency.

“My brothers and sisters, we are not any different from these neighbouring islands. To date, we have been spared the worst effects of the pandemic based on the restrictive measures implemented, but these have come at a significant cost and inconvenience to us all. We would hope that these restrictions do not continue and we should be looking at further easement, but the threat remains very real all around us.”

The health minister urged Grenadians to get vaccinated as it is their best shot in fighting Covid-19. “Take the vaccine. Inquire with Ministry of Health officials to get more relevant information so you are not misled by disinformation.”

Since the start of the pandemic in Grenada in March last year, the country has recorded 162 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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