Covid 19 Entry Procedures Saint Vincent
Updated February 2021

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 February 2021, what this means for our clients thinking about sailing in 2021 :

  • You need to get a PCR Test before you depart your country (within 72 hours)
  • You may have a PCR test on arrival in SVG at the airport if flying private.
  • You can join a yacht on arrival but you cannot go ashore. You can relax on board, kayak, snorkel, dive, use the onboard wifi, read a book, maybe learn to fish (!), until you have a PCR test on Day 7 and get the result.
  • You will get tested again on Day 7
  • On the day of your result, you can go sailing.
  • After Day 7, you will 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 in SVG!
  • 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 10 days and test again on Day 7 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 $60US. This is easy to arrange and results take up to 72 hours.

Wondering how you survive in Quarantine? Choose a small hotel or villa offering space to walk around, large balconies, pool, 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 help answer any more questions.