Sunday 25 October, 2020

Grenada welcomes visitors from the Caribbean and the world

Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, recognised and listed by the US Centre for Disease Control as very low risk for COVID-19, is open and welcoming travelers from all over the world.

With Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique achieving World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels status, global travellers are encouraged to plan, book and get ready to experience the destination’s offerings for the fall and winter travel season, safely and responsibly. 

Regionally, Grenada is included in a travel bubble with neighbouring islands Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and St Kitts.

Visitors whose journey originates from these islands can enjoy travel to Grenada with very minimal requirements and explore the destination like a local Grenadian. Once on-island, travellers are free to enjoy immersive experiences, including visiting historical forts, agricultural estates, diving and off-road adventures.

With scheduled connectivity provided by Caribbean Airlines five days a week, InterCaribbean Airways three times a week, and One Caribbean which started a weekly service from September 15, 2020, exploring the culture and dynamic excursions on the three-island nation are even easier.

Visitors from all other countries must have a negative PCR test result taken within seven days prior to arrival in Grenada, details of which are found in an updated Traveller’s Guide to entering Grenada on the Ministry of Health website.

Canadian visitors can fly with Air Canada, once flights resume on October 5, directly to Grenada and be easily processed through the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA). Flights will operate weekly departing Toronto on Mondays at 8:55am, arriving in Grenada at 2:05pm.

UK and European visitors can take advantage of frequent British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights to the Barbados hub and on proof of a COVID-19 negative test (within 72 hours of arrival in Barbados) can transit seamlessly to the regional carriers providing connectivity to Grenada.

All travellers are required to book Pure Safe Travels Approved Accommodation prior to arrival and these are listed on the Travel Advisory page of US carriers JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are resuming weekly flights to the destination on October 3 and October 8 respectively, providing the perfect opportunity to plan a fall or winter retreat.

Once cleared by Ministry of Health officials, all visitors can go out and enjoy the tri-island destination and look for the GTA’s Pure Safe Travel Approved Stamp on certified taxis, attractions and tourism services.

With the island opening up, so are the hotels.

The world’s leading five-star luxury Sandals Grenada will open its doors on October 1 with its Caribbean-wide platinum protocols of cleanliness plans.

The largest hotel on island, Royalton Grenada, with 269 rooms, has announced its re-opening date of November 29.

As part of the yachting sector re-opening, Grenada and Carriacou had a successful migration from the Grenada Lima database to the SailClear regional clearance platform for arriving yachts.

For further COVID-19 Travel-related queries, contact the Customer Service number 473-440-0670 at the Grenada Tourism Authority.

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