COVID-19 Information – Grenada

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  09/08/21

***  Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

All travelers to Grenada must adhere to COVID-19 protocols, and those who break the protocols can be arrested and fined.  Schools are closed until September 20, but some services including access to grocery stores and financial institutions are available.  Access to these services requires all patrons to adhere to Grenada’s COVID-19 protocols and curfews.  This includes the mandatory use of masks, hand sanitization, and logging your name and contact information on entering business establishments.  This will assist the Ministry of Health with contract tracing in event of any known cases associated with an establishment.

Additionally, because of the dramatic increase in positive COVID cases, the government has instituted the following protocols:

Nightly curfews on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

No movement on weekends from 5 p.m. on September 10 to 5 a.m. on September 13, and again from 5 p.m. September 17 to 5 a.m. on September 20.

No visitors are allowed at hospitals, elderly homes, residential care facilities, nursing homes, the prison, and any quarantine or isolation facility.

Beaches and rivers may only be used for swimming and exercise from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and may not be used at other times.  Users must maintain 6 feet of physical distancing. No beach/river parties or gatherings are allowed.

All travel between Grenada and Carriacou is suspended with very few exceptions.

All non-essential businesses are closed for the next two weeks. Banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware, and wholesale stores remain open.

Doctors and dentists are open by appointments only.

All travelers to Grenada must present a negative PCR test result taken within three (3) days prior to travel.

Outside of citizens and residents of Grenada, no one will be allowed to enter the country unless they are fully vaccinated.  Citizens and residents of Grenada can return whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must enter quarantine in a government-approved facility and can only leave quarantine after undergoing another COVID test, usually on the fourth or fifth day after arrival in Grenada.

Fully vaccinated persons must provide proof of vaccination and will be required to quarantine for 48 hours pending a negative result from a PCR test administered on arrival. Travelers are not allowed to leave quarantine until medical clearance is granted.  Fully vaccinated persons are still required to provide a negative PCR test taken within three (3) days prior to travel.

Persons are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

All travelers to Grenada are required to pay a one-time $150 USD ($410.00 XCD) COVID-19 test fee, which will cover COVID testing to leave quarantine.  Children under five years of age are exempt from taking any COVID-19 test in Grenada.  For more information, please visit https://covid19.gov.gd/.

More information about Grenada’s COVID-19 regulations can be found on the following website under “Additional Resources” https://bb.usembassy.gov/embassy/grenada/american-citizen-services/

COVID-19 Testing

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Grenada? Yes

If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes

COVID-19 tests are available locally from the following medical establishments:

The General Hospital located in the town of St. George between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, for approximately US $150 each. Results are available within 24-48 hours.

St Augustine Medical Services by appointment for approximately US $170 to US $305 each. Results are available within 24 hours.  However, this test is not accepted by Barbados.

Antigen Test at Fit For Life Clinic between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday for approximately US$ 114 each. Results are available within 20-30 minutes.

For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-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 stgeorgesacs@state.gov

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Has the government of Grenada approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes

Are vaccines available in Grenada for U.S. citizens to receive? No

The AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are available in Grenada; however, vaccines are not yet available for U.S. citizens. To receive the vaccine persons must present a valid company photo ID or an official ID, inclusive of NIS card, driver’s license, or passport.

Roving vaccine clinics are set up throughout the country. Persons can also contact their district health centers and medical stations to schedule an appointment for the administration of their COVID-19 vaccine. Additional information on vaccination can be found on the following website: https://covid19.gov.gd/

Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

The U.S. 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

For information on travel protocols visit: https://covid19.gov.gd/travel-covid/

All visitors arriving in Grenada by air or seaport must be fully vaccinated.

Persons who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must bring proof of vaccination. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Visa extensions can be obtained from the Immigration Department located at the Botanical Gardens in St. George’s.

All travelers must complete the Pure Safe Travel Certificate.  The certificate grants the approved applicant authorization to travel to Grenada.

All travelers are required to have a confirmed reservation at an approved accommodation.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes

All travelers over the age of 5 are required to have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours (3 days) of travel to Grenada.

Travelers are required to pay for COVID-19 test before applying for the travel authorization certificate.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Masks must be worn at the Maurice Bishop International Airport and in public spaces.

Passengers will be screened, processed, and required documentation verified.

Visa extensions costs approximately US $28 per month.

Movement Restrictions

Is a curfew in place? Yes

A curfew is in place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes

All travelers to Grenada must undergo mandatory quarantine for at least two (2) days. Travelers are only released from quarantine pending a negative test result.

For additional information on quarantine requirements please visit: https://covid19.gov.gd/travel-covid/

What are the quarantine expectations for persons who have been exposed or tested positive?

Quarantine is used to keep a person who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.

People in quarantine, including U.S. citizens, must adhere to the following Ministry of Health guidelines:

  1. Stay at home or in their hotel room until released by the Grenadian Ministry of Health
  2. Separate themselves from others
  3. Monitor their health
  4. Follow directions from the Ministry of Health

Covid test results

Email: info@health.gov.gd or Call the COVID-19 Hotline

45VIRUS or1-473-458-4787

53VIRUS – 1-473-538-4787

Transportation Options

Are commercial flights operating? Yes

Is public transportation operating? Yes, but many buses are not running.

All COVID-19 protocols must be adhered to on public transportation. This includes the wearing of masks, and a limited number of passengers on busses and taxis.

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

Fines for non-compliance range from approximately US $130 to US $185 or imprisonment. Fines for breaking quarantine are much higher. More information about Grenada’s COVID-19 regulations can be found on the following website under “Additional Resources” https://bb.usembassy.gov/embassy/grenada/american-citizen-services/

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