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St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening To All Tourists July 1

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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

as of Jan 3, 2021

Low Risk Countries

Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis;

Travellers from these countries, or whom have been in these CARICOM countries a full 21 days before entry into SVG will:

  • Bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before arrival 
  • MAY be tested again on arrival
  • No quarantine applied
St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening To All Tourists July 1 2020

Medium Risk Countries

Taiwan, Cuba, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda

Travellers from these countries, or whom have been in these CARICOM countries a full 21 days before entry into SVG will:

  • Bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before arrival 
  • MAY be tested again on arrival
  • Quarantine: MUST Mandatory quarantine for 5 days in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE approved Transition/Quarantine Hotel at their cost
  • 2nd test on Day 5 of quarantine
  • Must continue five (5) monitored days in an approved home/hotel/vessel at the discretion of the Port Health Officer

High Risk Countries

Barbados, United States of America, including the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), China, United Kingdom, Germany, Guyana, Suriname, Belize, St. Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, India, Panama, Argentina, Peru, Haiti, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, Philippines, Italy, Bahamas, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, France (including overseas regions), Spain and Russia.

Travellers from these countries, or whom have been in these CARICOM countries a full 21 days before entry into SVG will:

  • Bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before arrival 
  • MAY be tested again on arrival
  • Quarantine: MUST Mandatory quarantine for 10 days in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE approved Transition/Quarantine Hotel at their cost
  • 2nd test between Day 4 and day 7 of quarantine

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 21 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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Article originally published June 28, 2020 with updates


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Devorn Quow

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

If Air Canada knows they would be canceling flights, why allow people to book before they where ready to resume flights to Svg? This is ridiculous and very frustrating. I want to leave, this is the second time I’ve rebooked my tickets.