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COVID-19 Information: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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April 13, 2022

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is currently under a Level 1 Travel Advisory: Exercise Normal Precautions to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to COVID-19.  Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories. 

Last updated: 09/16/2022 

Country-Specific Information:   

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded 9,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.   
  • The wearing of masks covering the nose and mouth is required in public places. 

COVID-19 Testing 

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? Yes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes 
  • RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests are available. Cost ranges from USD $40-$100. Please visit the travel protocols site below to download a request form. Requests for COVID-19 tests must be submitted at least 5 days before intended travel.  A private testing center, Health Solutions Inc., can also provide Rapid Antigen tests.  Call to arrange an appointment for testing: +1-784-451-2836.  
  • For entry requirements for all U.S. bound travelers, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html 

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

  • Has the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes 
  • Are vaccines available in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes 
  • Which vaccines are available in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? AstraZeneca/Covishield, Sputnik V and Pfizer/BioNTech 
  • The vaccine is currently being rolled out in phases by priority groups. Vaccines are administered at all Saint Vincent and the Grenadines health clinics. Persons can contact their preferred health clinic, call the COVID hotline at +1 784-534-4325, or send an email to mohesvg@gmail.com to make an appointment. 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.  
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Entry and Exit Requirements:  

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes  
  • Travel protocols (as of August 25, 2022) are available at http://health.gov.vc/health/index.php/covid-19-protocols-documents. Please see the separate protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.  
  • Unvaccinated travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines MUST ARRIVE WITH a negative SARS-CoV-2COVID-19 test results as per the following: 
  • A negative result of a COVID-19 RT-PCR done no more than seventy- two (72) hours or three (3) days before arrival. OR 
  • A negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test done 24 hours before arrival May be retested for COVID-19 on arrival in SVG. 

          MINORS AS TRAVELERS: 

    • Persons under the age of 18 years are considered minors. 
    • Shall follow the protocol applied to their parent or guardian. 
    • When travelling alone will quarantine with a guardian in a private residence for the period as determined by their country of origin and their vaccination status 
  • Fully vaccinated travelers passengers with proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least 2 weeks after final dose of a two (2) dose vaccine or the single dose of a (1) dose vaccine) as recognized by the Ministry of Health:  

The arriving traveler will: 

  • Not complete the Pre-arrival Form at health.gov.vc  
  • Fully vaccinated travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines DO NOT NEED TO ARRIVE WITH A SARS-CoV-2(COVID -19) TEST: 
  • MAY be tested for covid-19 on arrival in SVG as determined by the Port Health Officer. 

                 Minors as travelers: 

  • Persons under the age of 18 years are considered minors. 
  • Shall follow the protocol applied to their parent or guardian. 
  • When travelling alone will quarantine with a guardian in a private residence for the period as determined by their country of origin and their vaccination status. 
  • If you test positive upon arrival or departure, you will be subject to the country’s laws, regulations, and health protocols in effect.  This may include mandatory quarantine at a government designated facility or an officially approved accommodation only until it is deemed safe for you to travel – a negative COVID test result. 

Movement Restrictions: 

  • Is a curfew in place? No 
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No 

Quarantine Information: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes 
  • Unvaccinated travelers to St Vincent and the Grenadines. 
  • WILL NOT be required to quarantine in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE) approved facility once the arrival COVID-19 test is negative. If the arrival COVID-19 test is positive, the traveler will isolate in a Tourism Authority / MOHWE approved Transition/ Quarantine Hotel at their cost. A reservation for a Tourism Authority/ MOHWE approved Tourism Authority/ MOHWE is therefore no longer required for travel to SVG. 

Requirements of Discharge from isolation: 

Objective measures: 

  • Negative COVID-19 Test 

                      Subject measures: 

  • Absence of signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • All fully vaccinated travelers WILL NOT mandatory quarantine in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE approved Transition/Quarantine Hotel/Property at their cost on arrival in SVG unless so determined by the Port Health Officer. 

Transportation Options: 

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes 
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes 

Fines for Non-Compliance:  

  • On Tuesday April 7, 2020, the Parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed the Public Health (Amendment) Act (2020) which imposes a fine of $2000 each time the offence is committed or six (6) months in prison for breaching a quarantine order.  
  • On February 5, 2021, St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed Public Health (COVID-19) Rules (2021) which imposes a fine of $500 for not properly wearing a mask in a public place. Details of the new rules are outlined here. 

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