UPDATED: Grenada COVID-19 Entry Guidelines

Updated: August 1, 2020

 
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.
 
Using a phased approach, Grenada first accepted travellers from the Green Zone, that is CARICOM countries identified as low-risk. Then, from August 1st, 2020, travellers from the Yellow Zone or medium-risk countries (Canada, the United Kingdom, and some European Union countries) will be permitted entry. The date for travellers from Red Zone or high-risk countries with widespread transmission of COVID-19 is still to be determined. 
 

Grenada Covid-19 Entry Requirements
Examples of countries within the green, yellow and red zones.

Grenada COVID-19 Entry Guidelines: Here’s what you need to know 

Entry Guidelines For All Arriving Passengers 

Health Declaration Form & Contact Tracing App 

 
Prior to travelling to Grenada, all passengers must complete the Health Declaration Form and download the Grenada Contact Tracing app. Access the required incoming passenger forms here

Testing on Arrival 

 
All arriving passengers, regardless of prior Covid-19 test, will be tested (rapid test) on arrival. Passengers arriving from the Yellow and Red Zones will be required to take PCR (nasal swab) tests within 48 hours of arrival.

Travel Costs

 
All arriving passengers are required to cover their travel and quarantine expenses. Non-nationals must have travel insurance covering COVID-19 or declare that they will cover the cost of treatment and isolation.

Entry Guidelines For Passengers Arriving From The Green Zone (Low-risk countries) 

 
According to the Government of Grenada’s travel protocol, countries with no known community transmission of Covid-19 or fewer than 19 new cases per 100,000 citizens in the last 14 days are designated as Green Zone or Low-Risk. Travellers from CARICOM member countries will be permitted entry from July 15th using the following criteria: 

  • Negative rapid test result on arrival – travellers will be allowed to continue to their accommodation with limited movement for 10 days. 
  • Positive rapid test result on arrival – travellers will undergo a PCR (nasal swab) test and will be placed in quarantine at a state approved quarantine facility (24 – 48 hours) pending PCR test result. This is at the travellers’ expense.
    • Negative PCR test result – travellers can exit quarantine; however, movement is limited for 10 days.
    • Positive PCR test result – travellers must remain in quarantine for 14 days until medically cleared (two subsequent PCR tests within 48 hours return negative results, at the discretion of health officials). This is at the travellers’ expense. 

Entry Guidelines For Passengers Arriving From The Yellow Zone (Medium-risk countries) 

 
According to the Government of Grenada’s travel protocol, regions or countries where there is active, but manageable, transmission of COVID-19 or 20 – 60 new cases per 100,000 citizens in the last 14 days, are designated as Yellow Zone or medium-risk. Travellers from Canada, the UK and most EU countries will be permitted entry from August 1st, 2020 according to the following criteria: 

  • All travellers must have a certified copy of a negative PCR test taken no more than 7 days prior to departure.
  • Negative rapid test result on arrival – travellers will be transported to an approved quarantine facility for up to 48 hours pending PCR test result. 
  • Positive rapid test result on arrival – travellers will be transported to a state quarantine facility for an average of 48 hours pending PCR test result. 
    • Negative PCR test result – travellers can exit quarantine and go to their approved accommodation; however, they will be allowed limited movement for up to 14 days.
    • Positive PCR test result – travellers must remain in quarantine for 14 days until medically cleared (two subsequent PCR tests within 48 hours return negative results, at the discretion of health officials). This is at the travellers’ expense.

Entry Guidelines For Passengers Arriving From The Red Zone (High-risk countries) 

 
At this point, the Government of Grenada has not announced when commercial air travel from countries or regions designated as high-risk, i.e. countries or regions where there is active and widespread transmission of COVID-19 or with more than 60 new cases per 100,000 citizens in the last 14 days, will resume. However, travellers on chartered flights from the Red Zone (USA, Russia and Latin America) are permitted under the following conditions:

  • All travellers must have a certified copy of a negative PCR test taken taken no more than 7 days prior to departure.
  • All travellers will be PCR tested at the airport or within 48 hours of arrival, and will be placed in a state approved quarantine facility pending the PCR test results. 
  • All travellers, regardless of PCR test result, will undergo mandatory quarantine at an approved state facility for up to 14 days. This is at the travellers’ expense.
  • Travellers will be deemed medically cleared when two subsequent PCR tests within 48 hours return negative results, at the discretion of health officials.

 

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.
 
Grenada COVID-19 entry guidelines

Masks

 
Masks or appropriate face coverings are required in all places of business such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, and on public transportation.

Sanitization

 
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.

Temperature Checks

 
You will be required to check your temperature before entering restaurants and some office buildings.

Physical Distancing

 
You will be expected to maintain physical distancing by observing the posted signs and markers when in places of business.
 
For the full Grenada COVID-19 entry guidelines and information, please visit the Ministry of Health’s website or Facebook page. You can also read the Grenada Tourism Authority’s travel advisory.

 

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