GRENADA TRAVEL GUIDE
INTRODUCTION TO GRENADA
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
GRENADA COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS
Grenada has resumed commercial flights. travellers must have a Pure Safe Travel Certificate, a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to traveler, and are subject to a mandatory health screening and 7-day quarantine upon arrival. Entry restrictions: Grenada has resumed commercial flights. Entry requirements: All travellers must have a printed or electronic copy Pure Safe Travel Certificate. The application must be submitted no later than 48 hours prior to the date of travel. travellers must have a medical certificate with a COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to the date of travel. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR test result. travellers are required to have a confirmed reservation at an Approved Accommodation or Apply for Home Quarantine at least 7 days prior to travel. Home Quarantine requests are made via the Pure Safe Travel portal. travellers must download contact tracing app "Ronatrac Mobile App" and register prior to travel, the app is not available for iPhone users yet, and they are currently exempt from this requirement. Quarantine requirements: All travellers are subject to health screening on arrival. All travellers are subject to a mandatory 7-day quarantine and COVID-19 testing on day 4 of the quarantine period. If the test result is negative, they will receive official notification of clearance from quarantine. travellers who test positive may be transferred to an isolation or treatment facility. After receiving medical clearance they must continue to self-monitor for the remaining 14 days using the self-monitoring App. All other infoFor more information, check the Traveler's Guide on the Ministry of Health website. There are currently 11 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Grenada and 0 deaths as of Nov 29 2020 https://grenadaembassyusa. org/consulate/consular-visitors/https://bb. usembassy. gov/covid-information-grenada/https://www. gov. uk/foreign-travel-advice/grenada/entry-requirements
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GRENADA QUICK FACTS
Capital: St. George's
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Area: 344 km2
Population: 111 454 (2018)
Language: English (official), French patois
Religion: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
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GRENADA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- 7 February, Independence Day
- 1st Monday in August, Emancipation Day
- 25 October, Thanksgiving Day
- 26 December, Boxing Day
Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday in August (Spicemas).
GRENADA WEATHER SYNOPSIS
Tropical; Tempered By Northeast Trade Winds. The annual average temperature in Grenada is around 25°C, with a small variation at annual seasonal cycle. The mean maximum temperature is 31.4°C while the mean minimum is 24.0°C. The dry season typically runs from January to May and the rainy season from June to December. Carriacou and Petit Martinique generally receive lower levels of rainfall and during the dry season can experience severe drought conditions.
SPORT & ACTIVITIES
HIKING & CYCLING IN GRENADA
The best months for outdoor activities in Grenada, are January to April when it's driest and least humid. The worst months for hiking are September and October, the peak of the hurricane season.
BEACH OPTIONS IN GRENADA
Grenada enjoys a hot, tropical climate suitable for beach going all year round. The driest and least humid months are typically from January to May, so these are best for enjoying the beaches. From June to December the rain usually falls in brief, very heavy showers with September and October being the peak of the hurricane season.
SURFING IN GRENADA
The prime time for surfing in the Caribbean is from November to April. Grenada is not the best known surfing destination, but it does get some pretty good surf! The most popular surf spots are Cherry Hill and Prickly Point, but there are plenty more.
KITESURF IN GRENADA
The best winds for kitesurfing in Grenada are usually from November to June.
For more details on kite surfing in Grenada expand this section!
HEALTH RISKS IN GRENADA
Be aware of possible health risks in
Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.