By Demion McTair. Updated 10:05 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can apply to spend their 48-hour quarantine at a private residence, as opposed to a hotel, when returning to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The development was announced in new entry protocols published on Thursday, June 10, 2021, by the Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO.
According to the revised entry protocols, fully vaccinated travellers who wish to quarantine at a private residence must satisfy several requirements, including applying for permission to do so.
Applications must be via email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, such individuals must arrive with evidence of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine (at least two (2) weeks after the last dose) recognized by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (National Regulatory Authority).
The following are the other requirements that need to be met:
- The application should be sent two (2) weeks prior to arrival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- The private residence should be empty (verified by the MOHWE) OR all of the adult occupants of the residence MUST be fully vaccinated (verified by the MOHWE).
- ALL occupants of the residence (fully vaccinated adults and children under 18 years) MUST along with the traveller/s (fully vaccinated adult and/or children under 18 years), quarantine for the forty-eight (48) hour period.