St. Vincent and the Grenadines today confirmed one (1) new COVID-19 case. The adult traveler is a non-national who arrived from the United Kingdom on December 9, 2020 with a negative RT-PCR test result and tested positive on entry screening for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.
The traveler was in mandatory quarantine at the time of receipt of the result and will be isolated until cleared by two negative tests. Contact tracing and testing have commenced.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of one hundred and eight (108) COVID-19 cases, eighty-five (85) of which have recovered. There are now twenty-three (23) active COVID- 19 cases, all imported from countries categorized as high risk.
The public is reminded that a negative RT-PCR test results prior to arriving in SVG is not a guarantee of being COVID-19 FREE.
Due to the significant increase in the frequency of the detection of positive cases in travelers from high-risk countries, and the flagrant noncompliance with the current approved quarantine protocols, the protocol for the entry of travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be changed effective WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23, 2020.
ALL TRAVELERS FROM HIGH-RISK COUNTIES WILL NOW BE REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE FOR TEN (10) DAYS IN AN APPROVED HOTEL
It is very important for all travelers and proprietors of approved transition facilities comply with all of the protocols to ensure that there is minimal risk of the spread of COIV-19 from person who test eventually positive on entry or later during the quarantine period.