Grenada COVID-19 Entry Guidelines. Last Updated: October 6, 2021
On July 15th 2020, Grenada’s borders reopened for commercial air travel. In an effort to minimize the potential spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, the Ministry of Health developed an air travel protocol with specific Grenada COVID-19 entry guidelines.
If you are planning any travel to Grenada within the coming months, please read the Grenada Air Travel Protocol carefully. It’s a detailed document, so I’ve put together a summary aka the quick version.
Grenada COVID-19 Entry Guidelines: The Quick Version
As of July 31, 2021, immigration officers will deny entry to visitors who are not vaccinated against Covid-19. Grenadian citizens, residents and children under 13 traveling with fully vaccinated adults are exempted from this requirement.
Before Boarding Your Flight To Grenada
Pure Safe Travel Certificate
All travellers to Grenada must first apply for the Pure Safe Travel Certificate. This is a health clearance authorization that allows the applicant to travel to Grenada. You will be required to present a printed or electronic copy of the authorization before boarding your flight to Grenada. Apply for the Pure Safe Travel Certificate here.
Negative PCR Test Result
All arriving passengers must show proof of a negative PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Grenada. This means that if you are scheduled arrival to Grenada is Saturday, then you should take your PCR test no earlier than Wednesday. This “When To Test” graphic shows the full 3-day testing window.
All travellers to Grenada must have a confirmed reservation (minimum 2 days for fully vaccinated travellers or minimum 7 days unvaccinated Grenadian citizens or residents) at one of the Pure Safe accommodation locations or confirmation of an accepted home quarantine application. Home quarantine applications must be submitted at least 7 days prior to travel to Grenada.
COVID-19 Test Fee
Effective January 1 2021, all arriving passengers will pay a one-time $135 XCD ($50 USD) fee that will cover the required COVID-19 PCR tests administered in Grenada. This fee is paid online prior to applying for the Pure Safe Travel Certificate.
All arriving passengers (visitors and residents) are required to cover any related travel and quarantine expenses. Non-nationals must have travel insurance covering COVID-19 related illness or declare that they will cover the cost of treatment and isolation.
Grenada COVID-19 Entry Guidelines: Arrival in Grenada
Upon arrival in Grenada, all travellers will undergo a health screening (symptom review, temperature check and, if necessary, testing). Fully COVID-19 vaccinated travellers will be tested on arrival at the airport. Once cleared by health screeners and immigration officials, all arriving passengers will be transported to their Pure Safe accommodation or approved home quarantine via designated taxi at the passenger’s expense.
Effective May 1st 2021, fully COVID-19 vaccinated travellers will be required to spend a minimum of two (2) days in quarantine at your approved location while awaiting the results of the PCR test administered on arrival at the airport. The same applies to children under 13 accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
All other arriving passengers (Grenadian citizens and residents who choose not be vaccinated or are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine) will be required to spend a minimum of seven (7) days in quarantine at your approved location. On or after the fifth (5th) day in quarantine, you will take a PCR test and remain in quarantine while awaiting the results. If the test returns a negative result, then you will be granted permission, via communication from the health officials, to exit quarantine. Read more about the quarantine policy here.
What To Expect In Grenada
Once in Grenada, you will need to follow the COVID-19 regulations. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines.
Masks or appropriate face coverings are required in all places of business such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, and on public transportation.
You will be required to wash or sanitize your hands before entering business places.
Contact Tracing Information
Restaurants and some office buildings require full contact information (name, address and telephone number) for contact tracing purposes before you can enter the premises.
You will be required to check your temperature before entering restaurants and some office buildings.
You will be expected to maintain physical distancing by observing the posted signs and markers when in places of business.
Please note that the information provided in this post is a summary of the Grenada COVID-19 entry guidelines. Please read the official travel protocol before making any travel arrangements to Grenada. For the full Grenada COVID-19 entry guidelines and information, visit the Ministry of Health’s website or Facebook page.