Quarantine ordered for travellers to SVG from US, UK and EU
Persons arriving in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) from the United States, the United Kingdom and European Union member countries will now also be required to self-quarantine for 14 days, effective March 23 at 6:00 a.m.
This is among decisions made on March 19 by the Cabinet following recommendations from the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
Travellers from these countries will join those arriving from Iran, China, South Korea and Italy who were already required to be quarantined for 14 days after arrival in SVG.
A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said Cabinet also decided that persons arriving in SVG whose travel history does not include one of the aforementioned countries will be allowed entry once no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus are exhibited.
“Upon entering this country, all persons will be issued with a card containing the COVID-19 hotline number and indicating that they are required by law to report any symptom of the COVID-19 virus which may develop after entry and during their stay in this country. If symptoms develop, the affected person will be isolated and tested,” the release said.
And social distancing is recommended for members of the household of any person under quarantine.
“The Government, having consulted the various stakeholders and in the context of all the circumstances, advises that activities for the Bequia Easter Regatta and the Union Island Easter Festival be cancelled.
“The Government reminds all interested persons that the airports and seaports of St. Vincent and the Grenadines remain open, and protocols as enunciated officially will apply.
“Under the existing laws, the relevant officials are authorized, in special circumstances, to take other health or security measures as may be deemed necessary,” the release said.