Editor’s Note: Coronavirus cases are in flux across the globe. Health officials caution that staying home is the best way to stem transmission until you’re fully vaccinated. Below is information on what to know if you still plan to travel, last updated on February 10.
If you’re planning to travel to Grenada, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Grenada has been in a state of emergency since March 25, 2020 and while restrictions have since been eased, the order has been extended to May 2022.
From July 31, all visitors to the island must have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before their arrival. Grenadian citizens and children aged under 13 are exempt.
What’s on offer
The Spice Island is the perfect introduction to the Caribbean. It has beaches to rival every other island in the region, as well as lush rainforest that’s ripe for exploration when not kicking back by the pool, sipping on local rum.
Who can go
Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Grenada provided they produce proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and fill out a Health Declaration Form.
As of January 2022, visitors who have recently been infected with Covid-19 may be allowed to enter Grenada provided they submit evidence of recovery, a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or health official stating that they have been cleared to travel, and a negative rapid antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before arrival. Further details are available on the Ministry of Health website.
What are the restrictions?
At present, all visitors must submit a PCR test, taken within 72 hours of their arrival, present proof of being fully vaccinated, and complete an online health declaration in order to enter Grenada.
As of December 7, travelers are required to take a second PCR test, which is free for those who are fully vaccinated, on arrival.
US CDC travel advisory
Level 4: Very high. Avoid travel to Grenada. If you must travel to Grenada, make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your Covid-19 vaccines before travel.
Ministry of Health Facebook page
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Want to learn more about the Spice Isle? Here’s a quick introduction to Grenada, or get inspiration for a chocolate-flavored trip here. Silversands also made it into our list of top Caribbean hotels.
Joe Minihane, Julia Buckley and Tamara Hardingham-Gill contributed to this report