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The beautiful Caribbean nation of Grenada is officially reopening their borders for tourism on July 15, 2020.

Grenada, also known as ‘Spice Island’ from all the nutmeg and cinnamon plantations, is located just south of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, and to the north of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to its beautiful backdrops and warm weather, Grenada is also somewhat of a safe haven from the virus. They only had 23 confirmed cases in total, all of which are now recovered.

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Currently, Grenada is virus-free and they’ve implemented strict rules for their reopening of tourism to ensure it stays that way.

Below we have everything you need to know about Grenada’s reopening for tourism, including which countries can visit, testing rules, and all other entry requirements.

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When is Grenada Reopening For Tourism?

Grenada will reopen in 2 phases.
Phase 1 is on July 15, 2020 and Phase 2 is on August 1, 2020.

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Countries Allowed to Travel to Grenada

It seems all nations are allowed to travel to Grenada in a staged reopening plan, all with different entry requirements based on risk.

On July 15th, Grenada will allow flights and travelers from CARICOM countries. These include: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

On August 1st, they will open to other countries like Canada, the UK, and countries in Europe like Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

Also, on August 1st they will start allowing visitors from the USA.

Each country will be separated into low, medium, or high-risk categories

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Risk Categorization of Countries for Visiting Grenada

Low Risk– CARICOM Countries
Medium Risk– Canada, UK and other EU Countries
High Risk– Countries with active and widespread transmission like the USA

We reached out to the tourism board on how exactly these countries are being categorized, and if they have a complete list of ALL countries with their appropriate classification. They responded: “Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with any further information other than that contained in the Protocol for Travelers. Any further updates to the Protocols will be published as soon as they are available.”

Aug 7 Update:

The government of Grenada has released information on how it will determine ‘risk'. A country will be considered low risk if it has under 20 new cases in the past 14 days, medium risk if that number is 20-59, and high risk if that number is over 60. 

Entry Requirements into Grenada

Get your notepads out. Grenada has some tough rules, but they are very serious about keeping their nation healthy and safe.

Grenada is Reopening for Tourism July 15

Entry Requirements for Low-Risk Countries

(entry starting July 15, 2020)

1- Complete, sign, submit and carry health declaration form (submit to: [email protected] )

2- Download Grenada Contact tracing app

3- No tests required prior to entry

4- Present health form and proof of app download upon arrival

5- Rapid test upon arrival

a) If Negative rapid test- you are free to enjoy your stay in Grenada
b) If Positive rapid test- then a PCR test is needed. Traveler will be placed in quarantine at an approved accommodation at passenger expense, for 2-4 days, awaiting PCR result.

6- ONLY if step 5B is positive
a)Negative PCR test – exit quarantine and enjoy your stay in Grenada
b) Positive PCR test- Remain in quarantine for a period of up to 14 days, subject to the discretion of Grenadian health officials, or until you have tested negative on PCR, which may be done twice within a 48-hour period

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Entry Requirements for Medium-Risk Countries

(entry starting August 1, 2020)

1- Complete, sign, submit and carry health declaration form (submit to: [email protected] )

2- Download Grenada Contact tracing app

3- Negative PCR test required, taken no more than 7 days before entry

4- Present health form, test and proof of app download upon arrival

5- Rapid test upon arrival

a) If Negative rapid test- proceed to approved accommodation with allowed limited movement.
b) If Positive rapid test- then a PCR test is needed. Traveler will be placed in quarantine at an approved accommodation at passenger expense, for 2-4 days, awaiting PCR result.

6- ONLY if step 5B is positive
a)Negative PCR test – exit quarantine and proceed to accommodation with limited movement for up to 14 days.
b) Positive PCR test- Remain in quarantine for a period of up to 14 days, subject to the discretion of Grenadian health officials, or until you have tested negative on PCR, which may be done twice within a 48-hour period

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Entry Requirements for High-Risk Countries

(entry starting August 1, 2020)

1- Complete, sign, submit and carry health declaration form (submit to: [email protected] )

2- Download Grenada Contact tracing app

3- Negative PCR test required, taken no more than 7 days before entry

4- Present health form, test and proof of app download upon arrival

5- PCR test on arrival at the airport or within 48 hours of arrival. Placed in quarantine at an approved accommodation, at passenger expense, for 2-4 days, pending PCR result.

6- All high-risk passengers- mandatory quarantine at an approved state facility for a period of up to 14 days, subject to the discretion of the Grenadian health officials.

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Testing Requirement Summary

Low-Risk Country = no negative PCR needed prior to travel, rapid test upon arrival

Medium-Risk Country = PCR needed prior to travel, rapid test upon arrival

High-Risk Country = PCR needed prior to travel, PCR test upon arrival, mandatory quarantine

Do the tests cost anything?

The first rapid test and/or PCR test that is mandatory is free. If the traveler is positive and a second test needs to be done, the rapid will be at $30 USD and the PCR will be at $150 USD. If the traveler is put into mandatory quarantine the cost is $50 USD per day, not including meals.

Other Entry Rules for Grenada

  • Masks are mandatory at the airport and in all public places
  • Temperature checks will be given to all arrivals
  • Social distancing and hand washing are in full effect
  • The contact tracing App must be kept on your phone for the duration of your stay. Failure to comply will result in a fine $370 USD.
  • All travelers should have travel health insurance that covers covid
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Is entry into Grenada based on nationality, residency, or location for the past 14 days?

We asked local officials directly, but they have not yet answered. All the terminology says ‘travellers coming from’, which makes us believe it is based on both residency and where the traveller has physically been for the last 14 days. We will ask for clarification and update this section if we receive it.

Have flights resumed to Grenada?

The airport in Grenada is reopening on July 15 and flights will slowly start to resume after demand rises.

Here are some flights already scheduled for Grenada, from:

  • Toronto – starting Aug 10 on Air Canada
  • New York – starting Aug 1 on JetBlue
  • Miami – starting Aug 20 on American Airlines
  • Bridgetown – starting Aug 1 on LIAT
  • St. Vincent – starting Aug 6 on LIAT
  • Port of Spain – starting Aug 1 on LIAT

…more to come

Are hotels open in Grenada?

Yes, hotels have already started to reopen in Grenada with certification from the local government showing that they can operate with new health and safety protocols.

Even bucket list all-inclusive properties like Sandals Grenada has reopened as of July 7th, 2020.

The tourism board of Grenada has announced the following properties have been certified by the Ministry of Health:

473 Grenada Boutique Hotel

Bougainvillea Apartments

La Heliconia

Laurena Hotel

Mitchell’s Guest House

True Blue Bay Resort

Bella Blue Grenada

Captain Harris Apartments

L’anse Aux Epines

Le Phare Bleu

Relax Inn

Bogels Round House

Hideway Trye Blue

Laluna Beach Resort

Maca Bana Luxury Resort

SeaBreeze Hotel

Read More: See our complete guide of countries now reopen for international tourism, which countries are open for British, Canadian and American tourists, and travel insurance that covers covid.

Disclaimer: Grenada’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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