Grenada removes 48 hrs quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travellers

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As per the new guidelines released by the government of Grenada, fully-vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine for 48-hours upon their arrival in the country. This will come into effect from November 15, 2021.

The Ministry of Health, in its statement, noted that once the passengers are fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine (two weeks before their travel) will be permitted in – Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Besides this, the passengers travelling to Grenada are also required to have a negative Rapid Antigen Test.

The visitors will still be needed to abide by the COVID-19 health protocols established by the Grenadian government. This decision has been taken following the decline in coronavirus infections on the island, the health ministry noted.

Apart from this, Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) authorities have outlined, after Grenada welcomed season’s first cruise visit on Tuesday, it is expected that in the upcoming cruise season, at least 65 cruises will visit the island, noting that with the tourism ministry, GTA is making preparatory steps for the re-entry of cruise ships.

GTA officials noted, “The re-opening of the cruise ship sector comes at a time when travel to the – Caribbean holds the most appeal to both the – US and European markets because of the warm weather and the multitude of excursion options available on the island”.

The authority has implemented the bubbled tours in order to assure the safety of every individual, adding that the return of cruise ship visits will boost the economy of the island, including the – taxi and transportation sector, tour operators, local craft vendors, artisans & restaurants.

The chief executive officer – Petra Roach, cited, “It has been by – no means an easy task to reach this point, but we – subscribe to the mantra that there are no shortcuts and have therefore worked closely & responsibly with our chief medical officer to the development & the implementation of a framework of protocols for the safe resumption of cruises”.