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Grenada vaccinates 70% of hotel staff

Almost three quarters of hotel workers on Grenada and its sister Caribbean islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique have been fully-vaccinated

More than 90% of the accommodation sector is open with 70% of hotel staff receiving the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.

Grenada and its sister islands have seen one of the lowest rates of infections in the Caribbean with 160 Covid-19 cases, only one of which remains active to date.

The islands are fully open and most tourist attractions have been declared Covid safe according to ‘Pure Safe Travel’ Covid-19 protocols put in place. Each visitor to Grenada needs to complete a ‘Pure Safe Travel’ authorisation certificate.

All arriving passengers must have a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival and are again tested on arrival, with results given within 48 hours.

Since May 1, assuming a negative test, fully-vaccinated visitors only have to be monitored at their hotel and their health assessed for 48 hours after arrival.

Grenada Tourism Authority chairman Barry Collymore said: “We are focused on continuing to build strong immunity to Covid-19 among our people.

“It is a testament to the commitment of the industry that the vast majority of those working in the travel and tourism sector have already been vaccinated and we have seen that pace continue across Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

“We look forward to welcoming back our old friends and new ones.

“They say that no crisis should be wasted and we have ensured that this downtime was spent focussing on our service levels and implementing initiatives which will further improve our sector and facilities for our people and visitors.

“For us, this is a journey – we want to be best in class and will continue to place priority on outcomes that are tied to our strategy and goals.”

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