Responding to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the United States and Canada, among others, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is continuing to enforce entry protocols for travellers, with the latest phase (#8) now in place.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines never officially shut its borders to tourists and remains open for business, poised to welcome visitors once they are permitted to travel from their respective countries.
The destination has taken strict measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and currently has 17 active cases.
During Phase #8 – in effect as of Dec. 15, 2020 — all travellers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines must arrive with a negative SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours or three days before arrival.
Travellers may then be retested upon arrival with a RT-PCR test and must complete a mandatory five-day quarantine in a tourism authority/MOHWE-approved hotel at their own cost.
They will be retested between day four and five of quarantine and must continue nine to 16 monitored days in an approved home/hotel/vessel at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
All travellers will be required to monitor their temperatures for the next 14 days and report any elevations to the local health authority.
All travellers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result will be isolated in an approved accommodation/facility for the next 14 days at the cost of the traveller.
Agents and their clients should not that this protocol may be revised at any time at the discretion of the Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Management Committee/COVID-19 Task Force, Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.