Beginning next Monday, June 13, persons travelling to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will no longer be required to fill out a pre-arrival form. Instead, the port health form will be completed for each arriving passenger by the Port Health Officer on arrival in SVG.
This change is stated in the most recent versions of the Protocols for Entry of Travellers to St Vincent and the Grenadines, published by the Health Services Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).
Additionally, according to the new protocols, fully vaccinated persons will no longer be required to arrive in SVG with a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) test result, but they may be tested for COVID-19 on arrival in SVG as determined by the Port Health Officer.
Unvaccinated persons are still however required to arrive in SVG with a negative SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) test result. The test may be a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test done no more than 24 hours or one day prior to arrival, or a COVID-19 RT-PCR done no more than 72 hours or three days before arrival.
Unvaccinated persons may also be retested for COVID-19 on arrival in SVG and must mandatory quarantine for five days in a Tourism Authority / Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment Approved Transition / Quarantine approved hotel at their cost. Unvaccinated arrivals will be retested between day three and day four of quarantine.
Persons under the age of 18 are considered minors, according to the protocols, and shall follow the protocol applied to their parent or guardian. However, if a minor is travelling alone, he or she will “quarantine with a guardian in a private residence for the period as determined by their country of origin and their vaccination status.”
A ‘Fully Vaccinated Traveller” is defined by the protocols as a person who has competed a vaccination regimen with a vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment of St Vincent and the Grenadines. These are AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Gam-Covid-Vac), Cuban COVID-19 vaccine (Abdala, Soberana) or Sinovac, Sinopharm; and at least two weeks have passed since the last dose of a two-dose vaccine or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine.