Grenada Reduces Quarantine For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
The Government of Grenada is reducing the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons entering the country. Effective May 1, 2021, persons providing proof of full vaccination will only be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours, pending a negative result from a PCR test, administered on entry.
An application for travel authorization must be completed prior to travel, via the Grenada Ministry of Health website, travelauth.health.gov.gd. Additionally, the PCR test to be administered in Grenada must be paid for prior to this application. Payments are accepted online via the government’s payment portal, pay.gov.gd.
Arriving passengers will not be permitted to leave quarantine until medical clearance is granted. Following clearance after the test, visitors will be able to freely explore the island. Note: Travelers will still be required to provide a negative PCR test result, valid up to 72 hours prior to the start of travel.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, persons are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or two weeks after a single-dose, in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Persons who are not fully vaccinated or unable to provide proof of their vaccination will be required to quarantine for up to seven days, with a PCR test being administered on Day Five.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell said in a statement that the government’s policies throughout the pandemic have been geared towards safeguarding the health of the population, while remaining agile enough to adapt to the changes taking place as the pandemic evolves.