Travel and Minibus protocols revised as SVG sees COVID-19 spike

The protocol for mass gatherings has been revised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as the country sees a spike in COVID-19 cases.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday January 7, 2020 confirmed fifty-five (55) new COVID-19 cases.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has informed of the following revised protocols effective Friday January 8, 2021:

  • Indoor gatherings must be limited to ten (10) persons and outdoor gatherings to twenty (20).
  • Public transportation vehicles will be required to limit the number of passengers to six (6) less than the number of passengers they are licensed to carry. As a result, an eighteen (18) seater van should only carry 12 passengers, a twenty-two (22) seater, sixteen (16) and a twenty-eight (28) seater, twenty-two (22) passengers.

The protocol for the entry of travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines has also been revised and effective Monday 11, January 2021.

  • All travellers from high-risk countries must stay fourteen (14) days in a quarantine facility.
  • Travellers from a medium risk country must stay seven (7) days in a similar facility.

The public is strongly urged to continue to wear facial coverings, sanitize hands regularly and maintain physical distancing as far as possible.