Grenada to reduce Quarantine policy for vaccinated travellers to 48hours

Dr Keith Mitchell

Source Associates Times:

Grenada: The ‘Island of spice’- Grenada will turn down quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers from next month. Grenada is the latest destination to relax restrictions for vaccinated tourists.

According to the Grenada Tourism Authority, from May 1, vaccinated travellers would only have to quarantine for 48 hours while waiting for their test results to come back from a PCR test administered upon arrival. Travellers would also have to show a report of a negative PCR test within three days of coming to the island , apply for the travel authorization, and pay online for the on-island test.

The acting CEO of the tourism board- Kirl Hoschtialek, told travel+leisure that “These revised travel protocols mirror the destination’s overall tiered approach, that is designed to ensure the health and safety of our residents and travellers to our shores.”

He further added on “These changes will now allow vaccinated travellers to begin their transformed vacation experience on our three islands- Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, sooner and simultaneously still follow our safe travel measures.”

“We are keen about the positive impact this will have on the industry’s recovery,”- Kirl Hoschtialek.

The Ministry of Health further informed that the vaccinated travellers must book a hotel before their arrival for at least two nights to accommodate the quarantine period.

The Caribbean island- Grenada
contemplates travellers fully vaccinated of a two-dose vaccine (including Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) two weeks after their second dose or two weeks after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine -Johnson and Johnson.

Unvaccinated travellers can also travel to Grenada, but they are required to quarantine themselves for up to seven days with pre-booked hotel accommodation, they need to get a RT-PCR test on their fifth day.

According to WHO, in total, till now, Grenada has reported 159 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to Reuters, 10.5% of residents have received at least one dose, while 0.9% of people have been fully vaccinated.

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