Alert – U.S. Embassy Grenada

Location: Grenada

Event: Information request form for those who want to return to the United States

COVID-19

The Government of Grenada announced on March 28 two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grenada, bringing the total to nine.

Flights

Action request:  If you are a U.S. citizen attempting to return the United States from Grenada and have been unable to secure other means, please click here and complete the information request form.  You only need to fill out the form once, but a request form must be completed for each U.S. citizen wishing to return to the United States.

As we negotiate with airlines, we use the number of people responding to this as the basis for the size of the plane and how many flights are needed.  Please share with other U.S. citizens, including through the Grenada Facebook boating groups and other means.  We want to ensure we account for every U.S. citizen who is trying to get back to the United States.

Please consider the following information:

  • You should be aware that if an opportunity to return presents itself, it could be through either commercial means or a chartered flight. If a commercial flight, you should be prepared to pay immediately. You should also be aware that commercial airlines can cancel or change flight schedules at any time, and that this option may be more expensive than a normal flight, but we do not have a specific cost estimate.
  • Although private medical evacuation companies are still operating and repatriating critically ill U.S. citizen patients, this is an expensive option, and should only be used or considered as a last resort.
  • Once a repatriation flight(s) from Grenada to the United States of America is confirmed, we will communicate that to you with instructions on how to book the travel.
  • You will be responsible for onward travel from the arrival location in the United States.
  • We are committed to facilitating the return of all U.S. citizens who wish to return. Depending on your personal/financial situation and support network, sheltering in place may be an option; however, you should be prepared to do so for an undetermined amount of time.
  • If you haven’t already, please go to step.state.gov and enroll yourself in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.

Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

Town hall

U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela invites you to join a virtual U.S. Citizen Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 3, at 2 p.m.  The Ambassador and consular officers will provide updates related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to participate through the zoom platform, you must sign up for a FREE zoom account at https://zoom.us in advance of the meeting.  You may also call to listen to the town hall, but questions can only be submitted online during the meeting.

Topic: Eastern Caribbean U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall

Time: Apr 3, 2020, 2: p.m. Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/754618583

Meeting ID: 754 618 583

Phone number:  +1 301 715 8592 (USA) regular service fees will apply

State of Emergency

The Grenadian Prime Minister announced a 21-day limited state of emergency that went into effect at 6 p.m. March 25, and Grenada further increased it to a 24-hour-per-day curfew lasting from 7 p.m. March 30 to 7 p.m. April 6.  This means everyone in Grenada, with few exceptions, are confined to their place of residence for that period.  The government enacted numerous other regulations under the state of emergency, including canceling all gatherings and social events, giving expanded authority to police and emergency responders, and closing almost all businesses except for grocery stores, which are only open for reduced hours.  Emergency operations and access to medical care will continue.

For more details, go here:  https://www.nowgrenada.com/2020/03/address-by-minister-for-health-hon-nickolas-steele/

This curfew applies to everyone in Grenada, including U.S. citizens.  Under these regulations, the police have the authority to arrest, fine, and imprison those who break the regulations.

Travel

Grenada is currently closed to all regular commercial passenger flights.  Additionally, Grenada is not allowing passengers from cruise ships or pleasure craft to disembark.

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