Grenada suspends all air traffic between island and the UK

Grenada airport

The Grenadian Government has imposed new restrictions on travel between the island and the United Kingdom as a new and more infectious strain of coronavirus was detected in the country.

All air traffic between the countries are suspended until further notice.

Additionally, anyone who has been in the United Kingdom in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Grenada.

“This decision, taken in line with many other countries, is to prevent, as best as possible, the introduction into Grenada of the new strain of the Coronavirus recently discovered in parts of the United Kingdom,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a release.

“Scientists have advised that this new strain of COVID-19 poses a new health risk, as it appears to spread more easily, and may be up to seventy per cent more transmissible than the earlier strain. We extend apologies to all our stakeholders, including the airlines, and our nationals and friends in the United Kingdom who were scheduled to travel to Grenada in the coming days.”

The government said further adjustments will be made as the situation develops.