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St. Vincent and the Grenadines are officially reopening for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing tourists from all countries to visit.

The Caribbean islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have outlined extremely clear entry requirements, which differ depending on the date of travel, plus the country of origin. We are going to break the rules down, so you can easily understand requirements before you go.

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Reopening Guide

Here is a very basic summary of the rules for SVG’s reopening. We will go into more detail with these rules down below:

SVG Reopening Phase 1:
July 1 – July 31

  • Entry: All countries welcome
  • Screening: All countries must fill out the ‘VICNY’ covid questionnaire form
  • Testing: All countries tested upon arrival

SVG Reopening Phase 2:
August 1st onward

  • Entry: All countries welcome
  • Screening: All countries must fill out the ‘VICNY’ covid questionnaire form
  • Testing: High risk countries will be tested, low risk countries  and CARICOM countries will not be tested. Full list of countries to be made closer to the August 1st date.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening for tourism

The CARICOM Bubble

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are looking to make entry exceptions for people coming from a CARICOM nation, which includes: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and St. Nevis, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Travellers from these countries, or whom have been in these countries a full 14 days before entry into SVG, will NOT have to undergo testing/quarantine upon arrival, AFTER August 1, 2020. 

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening To All Tourists July 1 2020
CARICOM Bubble Arrival Rules Aug 1:
  • Filling out the VICNY Covid questionnaire prior to arrival
  • No Covid test required
  • No quarantine required
NON- CARICOM Bubble Arrival Rules Aug 1:
  • Filling out the VICNY Covid questionnaire prior to arrival
  • PCR covid test upon arrival
  • Court order 24-hour quarantine in hotel/rental until test results are available
  • Exceptions: No 24-hour quarantine in hotel/rental is needed if the traveler brings a negative antibody test (within 5 days of arrival) or a negative PCR test (within 2 days of arrival). They will still have to have the PCR covid test on arrival, but they will not have to quarantine for the 24 hours to await test results.

Is my country of origin based on my nationality/passport, or my physical location?

Unlike some other nations that are reopening, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are considering the ‘country of origin’ as the country which the traveller has physically been in for the last 14 days.

SVG Entry Rules Summary:

So, in a nut shell, unless you are coming from a CARICOM nation, you can enter St. Vincent and the Grenadines for tourism as of July 1st 2020, but you will be tested upon arrival and expected to wait 24-hours in your hotel for the results.

SVG reopening tourism

What Flights Have Resumed To St. Vincent and The Grenadines?

A few direct flights to the islands have already resumed starting in July. Expect more flights to be added as demand returns.

So far, here are the direct flights planned for JULY:

  • from Toronto on Air Canada starting July 23
  • from New York on Caribbean Air starting July 15
  • from Miami on American Airlines starting July 11
  • from Port of Spain on Caribbean Air and LIAT starting July 1
  • from Bridgetown on LIAT starting July 1

What hotels have reopened in SVG?

We are currently compiling a list of reopen hotels and will share it here soon. 

Read More: Want to see what other countries are open? Read our complete list of countries now reopen for tourism

Disclaimer: SVG'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 before traveling.

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