Yachtsmen now allowed to quarantine onboard vessels

Yachtsmen docking in Vincentian waters will now be allowed to quarantine onboard their vessels.

The new protocol, which was made effective on Monday (June 22), was announced by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Hon. Luke Browne, during Parliament on Monday.

Yachtsmen were previously required to complete quarantine onshore.

Additionally, as of July 1st, all passengers arriving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the month of July would be PCR-tested for COVID-19. According to Minister Browne, the situation would be reviewed at the end of that month to determine if the arrangements should be maintained or replaced by a system of select test on passengers from certain jurisdictions.

Air Canada and American Airlines will resume weekly international flights to St. Vincent and the Grenadines early July.

Browne also informed that a CARICOM travel bubble comprising Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, BVI, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, SVG and Trinidad and Tobago is proposed for implementation on August 1st. Travellers within this bubble would not be required to do PCR tests.