FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Travelers from all countries are encouraged to plan, prepare and book their next trip to the three-island nation for a unique Just-for-You experience
St. George’s, Grenada W.I. – 30th September, 2020 – Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, recognized and listed by the US Center for Disease Control as very low risk for COVID-19, is open and welcoming travelers from the destination’s key source markets in North America, the UK, and Caribbean, and indeed from all over the world. With Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique achieving World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels status, global travelers are encouraged to plan, book and get ready to experience the destination’s offerings for the fall and winter travel season, safely and responsibly.
Regionally, Grenada is included in a travel bubble with neighboring islands Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominica and St. Kitts. Visitors whose journey originates from these islands can enjoy travel to Grenada with very minimal requirements and explore the destination like a local Grenadian. Once on‐island, travelers are free to enjoy immersive experiences including visiting historical forts, agricultural estates, diving and off‐road adventures. With scheduled connectivity provided by Caribbean Airlines five days a week, InterCaribbean Airlines three times a week and One Caribbean which started a weekly service from September 15, 2020, exploring the culture and dynamic excursions on the three‐island nation are even easier.
Visitors from all other countries must have a negative PCR test result taken within seven days prior to arrival in Grenada, details of which are found in an updated Traveler’s Guide to entering Grenada on the Ministry of Health website https://covid19.gov.gd. Canadian visitors can fly with Air Canada once flights resume on October 5, 2020, directly to Grenada and be easily processed through the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA). Flights will operate weekly departing Toronto on Mondays at 8:55 a.m., arriving in Grenada at 2:05 p.m. UK and European visitors can take advantage of frequent British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights to the Barbados hub and on proof of a Covid-‐19 negative test (within 72 hours of arrival in Barbados) can transit seamlessly to the regional carriers providing connectivity to Grenada. All travelers are required to book Pure Safe Travels Approved Accommodation prior to arrival and these are listed on the Travel Advisory page of www.puregrenada.com. US carriers JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are resuming weekly flights to the destination on October 3 and October 8 respectively, providing the perfect opportunity to plan a fall or winter retreat. Once cleared by Ministry of Health officials, all visitors can go out and enjoy the tri‐island destination and look for the GTA’s Pure Safe Travel Approved Stamp on certified taxis, attractions and tourism services.
The world’s leading five star luxury included Sandals Grenada will open its doors on October 1, 2020 with their Caribbean wide platinum protocols of cleanliness plans. The largest hotel on island, Royalton Grenada, with 269 rooms, has announced its re-opening date of November 29, 2020. As part of the yachting sector re-opening, Grenada and Carriacou had a successful migration from the Grenada Lima database to the SailClear regional clearance platform for arriving yachts. For further Covid-19 Travel related queries, please contact the Customer Service number +1-473-440‐0670 at the Grenada Tourism Authority.
ABOUT PURE GRENADA
Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, Three Islands, One Unique Destination, located in the southernmost region of the Caribbean, is best known as the “Spice Island of the Caribbean.” The island’s careful approach to tourism, infused with warm charm and friendly hospitality allows visitors to seamlessly tailor a “Pure Grenada” experience, whether staying at luxury beach-front resorts or barefoot-chic boutique hotels and villas. With 50 world-class white sand beaches, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, countless hiking trails, more than 60 unforgettable dive sites including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, ‘Bianca C’, and the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park, travelers are drawn to destination’s shores for a beyond-the-ordinary Caribbean vacation. There are non-stop and direct flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from the US, Caribbean and Canada, making the island accessible to visitors from around the world that wish to experience Pure Grenada, Pure Carriacou & Pure Petite Martinique.
Communications Officer, Grenada Tourism Authority