Covid 19 Entry Procedures Saint Vincent
Updated October 25th 2020

Thinking of a Holiday in SVG? Here is everything you need to know…

All passengers intending to visit SVG should read the first document of this link: http://health.gov.vc/health/index.php/covid-19-protocols-documents

In summary as of October 25th, what this means for our clients thinking about sailing in 2020 :

  • You need to get a PCR Test before you depart your country
  • You will probably have a PCR test on arrival in SVG at the airport
  • You need to book an approved hotel (see the list above) for 5 nights
  • You will get tested again on Day 4 (occasionally this happens on day 5)
  • On the 6th day you can join a yacht and go sailing.
  • You need to email temperatures and contacts daily whilst on charter and should isolate as much as possible in case you get symptoms during your trip, but you can sail around the islands, go ashore and enjoy your holiday.
  • The SVG Islands are beautiful and remote and there are turtles and rays everywhere! All the islands are open and SVG has not been locked down since Covid started. If you dare the travel, you will be welcomed by empty sandy beaches, great snorkelling, quiet anchorages and Caribbean paradise!

If you decided to fly into St Lucia or Grenada and join a boat for your sailing trip, everything above applies however, after your PCR Test in St Lucia or Grenada you will need to depart the country within 24 hours and then you will be in quarantine in St Vincent on board your yacht (you stay on your yacht on a mooring buoy, you can snorkel and swim around it but cant use the dinghy) for 4-5days and test again in St Vincent.

NOTE : Testing stations in St Vincent are generally private and not in the hospitals. If arriving by boat you will be in a private open air hotel facility with very few people. If you are staying in a hotel, the testing will be done at your hotel.

Getting a PCR test to return home can be done on any Grenadine Island and costs $40US. This is easy to arrange and results take 24 – 48 hours.

Wondering how you survive 4 – 5  days in Quarantine? Choose a small hotel offering space to walk around, large balconies, air conditioning, all inclusive meal plans  or private chef. Then read your book, plan your sailing itinerary, relax, enjoy the sunshine from the balcony, catch up on work so you can really relax when you go sailing… and remember that the Grenadines are worth the wait!

More Questions??? 
Email katie@sailgrenadines.com and she can hopefully help you.