Grenada has updated its visitor protocols as the holiday travel season begins and global vaccinations are on the rise.

All travellers entering Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a WHO-approved vaccination and a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel will no longer be required to quarantine for 48 hours upon arrival. The quarantine requirement will be removed from November 15.

While the island was once a perfect escape from the pandemic’s stresses, the country’s recent wave of Covid-19 cases has resulted in many new restrictions being imposed. Social distancing is required once more, and face masks must be worn in all public places.

Only fully vaccinated customers are permitted to dine in restaurants, and spectators are not permitted to attend sporting events. Visits to the beach and rivers, on the other hand, are no longer restricted.

This is the first major revision to the destination’s health and safety protocols since July 31st, when the destination implemented a policy requiring all non-nationals to be fully vaccinated in order to enter.

At present, visitors must agree to take a PCR test, which must be paid for in advance, as well as spend up to 48 hours in quarantine at a pre-booked government-approved hotel while waiting for test results. To enter Grenada, all visitors must obtain a “Pure Safe Travel” certificate and test negative for Covid-19.

Non-accredited accommodation is not permitted. Returning nationals and residents, on the other hand, can apply for quarantine at home through the Grenada government website.

Although Grenada fared better than most countries, the island’s situation has deteriorated in recent months. In August, 297 cases were reported, a country-record high at the time. Grenada’s second Covid-19-related death occurred on August 30, six months after the first, which occurred on January 3. Sadly, the death toll has risen significantly since then, with 139 Covid-19-related deaths reported in September. In the same month, there were a record 4,734 cases. As of November 12, there had been a total of 5,863 cases and 200 deaths in the country.

Grenada was given 45,600 Covid-19 vaccines as part of the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility, a global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines.

On February 12, Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell received the first vaccine dose. Since then, nearly 32,000 people on the island have been fully vaccinated, including 70 percent of the island’s hotel workers.

In June, health officials launched a program in which residents were automatically entered into a lottery draw for a prize of EC$10,000 (approximately $3,700) at the end of the month if they were vaccinated.

– India’s new age travel digital media


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