Grenada upgrades COVID-19 travel restrictions
Grenada has upgraded its travel restrictions in light of the global transmission of the coronavirus.
Restrictions have been placed on individuals with a travel history in the last 14 days to Italy, Germany, Iran, South Korea, and China.
Health Minister Nikolas Steele says this will continue until further notice, adding that Grenada is looking at other countries to possibly add to the list.
He stated this during a Post Cabinet briefing yesterday (March 10).
Grenadian citizens and residents who have a travel history from any of these countries if they return home will be quarantined for 14 days.
However, non-residents and non-citizens will not be allowed into Grenada.
The government is advising Grenadians to avoid all non-essential travel to the listed locations where widespread respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus has been reported.
Meanwhile, concerns were raised about returning nationals, particularly Grenadians working in the cruise ship industry. The Health Minister says he is aware of Grenadians employed on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which has its share of coronavirus concerns.
Minister Steele says any Grenadians coming home from a high- risk area would be immediately quarantined for 14 days.
Since the start of the global spread of the dreaded coronavirus, 19 persons have been quarantined on their return to Grenada out of an abundance of caution with nine persons being released to date.