Kingstown – Efficient Monday, January 4, 2021, travellers from Barbados can be categorised as arriving from a excessive danger nation, and should quarantine in an authorized resort for ten days.
This variation within the protocol for entry of travellers to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) was introduced by the St Vincent Nationwide Emergency Administration Organisation (NEMO) Saturday night time, based on the Searchlight Newspaper in St Vincent.
A change has additionally been made to the protocol for entry of travellers to St Vincent from medium-risk nations, who will now need to spend 5 days in an authorized resort.
The change in categorisation of Barbados from medium danger to excessive danger got here simply hours after the Barbados authorities introduced that over the previous two days, nearly 200 folks examined constructive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and that public well being officers are investigating no less than three clusters, one in every of which is an excellent spreader occasion accounting for almost all of recent instances.
Head of the Barbados Cupboard COVID-19 sub-committee, Senator Jerome Walcott, stated 161 folks at Her Majesty’s Jail Dodds, comprising inmates, wardens and civilian employees returned constructive checks. And on Friday and Saturday, 33 instances exterior of the jail – by way of contact tracing and guests on the Grantley Adams Worldwide Airport – have been additionally recorded.
Of that 161, there are 113 inmates and 48 employees who examined constructive.
The principle tremendous spreader occasion is a Boxing Day bus crawl that made a number of stops at West Coast bars, a few of which at the moment are closed. Officers are additionally two smaller clusters.
Minister of Well being and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic stated “we’re on high of this example so far as the jail is anxious”.
Excessive danger nations are: United States of America, together with the USA Virgin Islands (USVI), China, United Kingdom, Germany, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, Suriname, Belize, St. Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, India, Panama, Argentina, Peru, Haiti, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, Philippines, Italy, Bahamas, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, France (together with abroad areas), Spain and Russia.
The protocol lists medium danger nations as Taiwan, Cuba and Antigua & Barbuda.
Low danger nations are Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis. Travellers from these nations should arrive with a destructive results of a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) check achieved not more than 72 hours earlier than arrival; may be examined on arrival in SVG on the discretion of the Port Well being Officer.
The nation of residence is outlined because the final nation that the traveller was current in for no less than 21 days. (Searchlight Newspaper)