The Caribbean island of Grenada has been one of the most effective places in the world in terms of combatting COVID-19, although rigorous entry rules have been a key component of that victory over the virus thus far.
Nonetheless, this summer’s restrictions for visiting the gorgeous Spice Isle and Caribbean Culinary Capital have changed. All visitors to Grenada over the age of 13 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of July 31. On arrival in Grenada, travellers aged six and above must additionally submit a negative RT-PCR test. Visitors who have been fully vaccinated will still be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours at their designated accommodation while waiting for the results of their PCR test.
Visitors under the age of 13 who are travelling with a fully vaccinated party will only be required to quarantine with their parents or travel group for up to 48 hours. However, children over the age of 14 who are eligible for the vaccine but have not been vaccinated will be required to quarantine with their travel party for up to seven days.
Travelers to Grenada must additionally apply for a Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate and show proof of a confirmed reservation for a minimum of seven nights at a Ministry of Health Pure Safe Travel approved accommodation. If your visit to Grenada is fewer than five days, you must stay in your accommodation until you depart.
The US State Department has advised Americans to take normal precautions in Grenada as of July 12, while the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice indicating a low COVID-19 level. Since the pandemic began, Grenada has only reported 164 COVID-19 cases, with only four instances since the beginning of May 2021.
Grenada Tourism Authority CEO Petra Roach said in a statement: “The health and safety of Grenada’s citizens and its visitors has been a priority since the outset of this pandemic and our strict measures through our Pure Safe Travel initiative have allowed Grenada to contain the spread of COVID-19.”
She continued, “We are thrilled to welcome back travelers and showcase the exciting new tourism developments that will continue to distinguish our island as a gem of the Caribbean. Once our guests arrive, they will find that the destination’s culture, cuisine and idyllic landscape are the definition of paradise.”
For the most up-to-date information on Grenada’s current entrance protocols, go to PureGrenada.com/travel-advisory.
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