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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 ‘Pre-Arrival Travel 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 ‘Pre-Arrival Travel Form'
  • Testing: High-risk USA will have testing AND quarantine measures, while less strict protocols are in place for lower-risk nations. 
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, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and St. Nevis, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Travellers from these countries, or whom have been in these CARICOM countries a full 14 days before entry into SVG will:

  • Bring a negative PCR test no older than 7 days before arrival 
  • OR
  • Will have a PCR test done upon arrival, and agree to quarantine for 24 hours to await results
CARICOM Bubble Arrival Rules Aug 1:
St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening To All Tourists July 1 2020

Entry Rules for ALL Other Nations (not including CARICOM and USA)

All other nations not included in the CARICOM bubble or the United States of America can enter SVG under these rules:

NON- CARICOM Bubble Arrival Rules Aug 1:
  • Filling out the ‘Pre-Arrival Travel Form' prior to arrival
  • PCR negative test within 5 days of arrival
  • Any air arrivals without the PCR test will have a test done upon arrival, and must agree to quarantine for 24 hours to await results

Entry Rules for USA

Visitors from the USA have their own set of strict entry rules.

American Arrival Rules Aug 1:
  • Filling out the ‘Pre-Arrival Travel Form' prior to arrival
  • PCR negative test within 7 days of arrival
  • AND
  • Will be tested again upon arrival
  • Must arrive with proof of payment of a Ministry of Tourism approved quarantine hotel for 5 nights.
  • Directly from the airport the traveler will quarantine at the approved hotel for 5 days and be retested on the 5th day.
  • Upon testing negative, the traveler will continue to quarantine at a hotel/rental of their choice for another 9 to 16 days, as directed by the health officer at that time.

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 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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