Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has written to his British counterpart asking for the destination to be added to the UK’s green list.
Mitchell told UK PM Boris Johnson that there was “deep disappointment” when the new traffic light system did not categorise the destination as green, which enables returning travellers to avoid quarantine.
He said Grenada has one of the lowest infection rates in the world and has no active cases. Since the start of the pandemic, it has recorded just 161 COVID-19 cases.
“We have spared no resource to ensure that our islands are kept safe,” he said, outlining the country’s vaccination programme. Hotel workers have been prioritised and about 70 percent are now fully vaccinated.
Most attractions have been declared covid safe and there are other measures such as social distancing, face-mask protocols and the banning of large gatherings. Fully vaccinated travellers are tested upon arrival and remain in quarantine for two days, pending a negative result. Those not vaccinated have to quarantine for a minimum of seven days and are tested on day five.
British paper the Daily Telegraph has tipped Grenada as one of the amber countries among the “near misses” in the current green list, which may be promoted to green when the categories are updated in June.
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