No commercial flights yet to Grenada
Grenada will continue to work on the finalisation of protocols before it begins to accept commercial flights.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell made this clear during a national address to the nation on Sunday night (June 28).
PM Mitchell says: “For the immediate future, Grenada will only continue to welcome chartered flights as these offer greater levels of due diligence with respect to the established protocols which include testing before departure, testing upon arrival and agreement to bear the cost of quarantine.
Commercial airlines have thus far not agreed to make it mandatory for passengers to test prior to travel and this is contrary to Grenada’s protocols.”
Grenada has been preparing to reopen its borders with Tourism Minister Clarice Modeste giving July 1 as the reopening date for the Maurice Bishop International Airport.
However, Prime Mitchell says as the global pandemic continues to spiral out of control there is a corresponding increase in the potential for importation of the virus if Grenada opens its borders without the necessary protocols in place.
Grenada’s Prime Minister says while the timing is not right now, the day will come when commercial flights will resume.
Training sessions have been organised for workers in the accommodation, transport and food and beverage sectors, as Grenada strives for consistency in its collective approach to dealing with visitors.
In addition, it was announced Grenada’s curfew from June 30 will be extended from 9 pm to 11 pm.
The Prime Minister says it is anticipated the extended hours will increase economic activity.
Grenada currently has no active COVID-19 cases.