St. VINCENT & THE GRANADINES
St Vincent and Grenadines volcano eruption Update
Number of cases: 1,827
Number of patients: 114
Number of cases cured: 1,703
Number of deaths: 1
Vaccinated population: 12,764
Current trend: Improvement
Summary of the situation
Are the borders open to travelers? Yes.
Is a test required to enter the country? Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Yes.
Are containment measures underway in the country? No.
Is wearing a mask compulsory? Masks are recommended.
Borders open to travelers: YesAll passengers (except those arriving from Barbados and having been there for 21 days):
- Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 test carried out no later than five (5) days before arrival.
- Will undergo a new COVID-19 test upon arrival.
- Must perform a mandatory five (5) day quarantine in a transitional / quarantine hotel approved by the Tourism Authority / Ministry of Health, Welfare and Environment (TA / MHWE) for five (5) nights at their expense. Must arrive with a fully paid reservation.
- Must be retested for COVID-19 between the fourth (4) and the fifth (5) day of quarantine.
- Must continue from nine (9) to sixteen (16) days of quarantine in an approved hostel / hotel, at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
Tests: Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine: YesA 16-day quarantine is required for all countries.
Measures taken on site
- Coronavirus-related restrictions have increased in recent weeks. Wearing a mask, standard hygiene measures and social distancing are strongly recommended. You may be required to wear a mask and use disinfectant in taxis and minibuses, shops and public buildings.
- There is no containment or curfew, but the wearing of masks is now widespread and other protective measures against the spread of COVID-19 have been introduced or strengthened in the new year, notably by with regard to meals inside restaurants, the number of people allowed to meet at private or public events such as weddings. The number of people allowed to assemble at private or public events such as weddings, funerals or religious services, and the number of people that private taxi services are allowed to transport. The ban on amplified music has been reinstated. Most, if not all, stores, businesses, or public offices requiring customers to wear masks, wash or sanitize their hands before entering, and obey markings 3 to 6 feet of space hidden in line.
Wearing the mask: Masks are recommended.
Gatherings: AllowedSocial gatherings are permitted, but people are encouraged to stand a minimum of three feet from each other.
Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions.
Tourist attractions: Open.
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ISLAND FUN FACTS
Capital: Kingstown is the Capital of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Population: Approximately 130,000
Religion: Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Protestants
Language: English and French
Carnival: Carnival Monday is a day off for the public population. This holiday always falls in the month of July. Schools, businesses, and most institutions are closed
Currency: The known Currency in St. Vincent is the East Caribbean Dollar represented with the symbol EC$. Initially many Caribbean states transacted using the British West Indies dollar (BWI). When Caribbean Currency Agreement was established, the East Caribbean Dollar was launched through the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA) in 1965. British Guiana supported the agreement but then withdrew in 1966.
Side of Street Drive-On: In St. Vincent, the safe side of street drive is LEFT. You have to be 21 years of age for you to rent a car and be 18 years to start driving one. Driving is hands free, therefore no phones allowed while on the road. Licence is a must, and the average speed in urban centres is 32KPH (Kilometres Per Hour).
Discovered in 1498, stayed under Spanish until 1627. In 1783 it was restored to Britain. Faced a number of disasters which include the first eruption of Soufriere volcano was recorded in 1812, floods in 1896, a hurricane in 1902 plus a second volcano eruption in 1902 which swept away 2000 inhabitants, a subsequent eruption happened in the 1970s.
After the world war II, all adults were granted the right to vote after facing restriction for very long. The right to vote initiated movement towards attainment of independence. Several proposals were presented around 1960s which led to adoption of some of grenadines islands by the UK by 1969, and this way the island became self-governing except on matters defense and foreign affairs.
Later, St. Vincent was granted the right to declare its freedom and it became fully independent in 1979. Since then, several political parties like the New Democratic Party (NDP) of 1992, United Labor Party which won in 2001, and the Non-Aligned Movement of 2003. The later party steered the removal of St. Vincent from the blacklist of countries by enacting money laundering interventions.
THINGS TO DO
Bequia is the best spot to enjoy live-music performance. several bars and restaurant should shows when the season hits its peak.
-Cricket is also a source of entertainment for most inhabitants of St. Vincent. On weekends you will notice charged F9crowds cheering On the game. -Festivities also create an extra platform for entertaining the residents of St. Vincent. Vincy Mas, regattas, and Nine Mornings are among the popular events which are highly honored in the region.
Once you decided to visit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Islands, you can take a flight and get in via any of the airlines. You may also board a Cruise to access the chain of islands in this region.
To penetrate the islands, you can use the public means by either taking a Taxi or rent a car with hired driver. Remember to keep left while driving.