The Government of Grenada on Tuesday announced that the airport will accept commercial flights from countries across the Caribbean region viewed as “low-risk” starting on July 15.
A statement from the Government said it is cognizant of the many Grenadian nationals abroad who wish to return to home; as well as others who are eager to visit the island.
As the pandemic worsened in major source markets, like the USA, the Government has put in place additional safety measures to protect the health of Grenadians at home, even as it continues to guard against the virus in the country.
Grenada’s borders were set to reopen for the commercial operations on July 1, but had to postpone because of the heightened risks. The Government also had to secure its domestic capacity to mitigate against any increased spread of the virus from incoming passengers.
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has been in contact with the management of the airlines and other stakeholders to plan for a smooth and secure process when the border is eventually reopened.
The reopening process takes into consideration the health risks posed by passengers coming from different regions of the world. For the purposes of entry to Grenada, countries will be categorized as either low, medium or high-risk.
Beginning on August 1, the airport will accept commercial flights from countries listed as medium-risk including Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union. For all other countries, only chartered flights will be accepted until further notice.
In the interim, Grenadian nationals and visitors wishing to enter the country can do so via charter flights using Caribbean International Trade Inc. as the designated entity to manage all logistics, including the verification of the health and testing requirements, and quarantine accommodations.
Grenada’s Diplomatic Missions abroad will continue to provide information, maintain a database of Nationals and others seeking to travel to Grenada, and direct all concerned to the logistics company.
All information related to health, testing and quarantine entry requirements for travel can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.
The Government of Grenada continues to encourage everyone to exercise extreme vigilance in daily activities, so as to safeguard health and save lives during the pandemic.