The beautiful Caribbean nation of Grenada has officially reopened their borders for tourism as of 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've only seen just over 100 total cases as of December 2020.
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.
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.
Countries Allowed to Travel to Grenada
All nations are allowed to travel to Grenada
When Grenada originally opened for tourism they had different rules for different categories of countries, but now as of December 2020 the process has been simplified.
Entry Rules For Grenada
→ A negative PCR test within 3 days (children 5 & under are exempt)
→ Minimum of 5-day reservation at approved accommodation for observation and quarantine
→ Visitors on day 4 have the option to get PCR test to be allowed into the community, or remain at the hotel for the duration of their visit. If you opt to go into the community you MUST receive confirmation of a negative PCR test and clearance from health officials
→ Residents on day 4 must receive confirmation of a negative PCR test and clearance from health officials before going home
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
- Download the Contact Tracing App to be used for your entire stay in Grenada
- All travelers need to obtain a Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate.
- All travelers should have travel health insurance that covers covid
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:
Bella Blue Grenada
Captain Harris Apartments
L’anse Aux Epines
Le Phare Bleu
Bogels Round House
Hideway Trye Blue
full list can be found HERE
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.
Originally published July 14, 2020 with updates