MOH now issuing COVID travel certificates
October 22, 2021
MOH now issuing COVID travel certificates

TRAVEL CERTIFICATES are now being issued by the Ministry of Health for vaccinated persons who wish to travel to other countries from St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The United Kingdom recently added this country to a list of countries where travellers who are fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen vaccines can enter and benefit from quarantine exemptions.

This became effective from Monday, October 11.

Health minister, St Clair Prince, said on Tuesday that persons who require a vaccine certificate to travel, may send a request to vaccinecertficate@gov. vc with several pieces of documentation attached.

This includes a copy of one’s COVID19 vaccination card and photo identification. A passport sized photo can also be submitted but Prince said this was optional.

“Soon, those of us who are vaccinated will have a vaccination identification card, that is in the making at the moment, we are doing work on that and we will soon have it on hand,” the minister said.

Vaccination drives will continue throughout this country as health authorities push to get the majority of the population vaccinated against the COVID19 virus.

Prince said vaccination sites will have extended vaccination hours until the end of this year and that weekend vaccination drives will continue across the island state.

Presently, the vaccines available in SVG are Sputnik V (Component I and II), AstraZeneca and Pfizer, which can also be used to inoculate children aged 12 and older.

“Currently our vaccines are free of charge, take it while you can get it free,” the health minister said.