The Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency
Committee/Coronavirus Taskforce has noted a disturbing and increasing trend of
travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, requesting exemptions from presenting
the required negative PCR result and/or quarantining in a Tourism
Authority/MOHWE approved hotel for five (5) days, as indicated. It has also been
noted that some local individuals are colluding with these travelers to aid their
intentions of not complying with the existing protocols.
The public is reminded that the strict compliance with the protocols for travelers to
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has served this country well so far. There is no
evidence of local or community spread of COVID-19. Early detection and isolation
of positive cases have prevented infection of other persons locally.
These capacities are particularly vital in view of the rapidly rising numbers of
infections in the USA, UK, Canada and our regional neighbors.
The Health Services Subcommittee advises that no exemptions will be granted in
terms of the requirement to arrive with a negative PCR result, no older than five (5)
days, where required. Additionally, no exemptions will be granted to the five (5) day
mandatory quarantine in a TA/MOHWE approved hotel. Travelers from high risk
countries will not be allowed to quarantine in their homes. The typical quarantine
period of 14 days will be enforced. Any breaches of the Quarantine Orders as issued
will be referred for prosecution. Any unauthorized deviation from these protocols
puts all Vincentians at risk.
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