The Government of St Vincent now requires all workers travelling from Mustique to the mainland to have a COVID -19 test done.
The COVID -19 test must be taken at least 48 hours in advance of travel. The test required is the throat swab. There is no cost for the test
Travel on the plane or boat must be booked no less than 48 hours in advance. This policy which came into effect on Monday 15th December, will continue until further notice.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of one hundred (100) COVID-19 cases, eighty- two (82) of which have recovered. There are now eighteen (18) active COVID-19 cases, all imported from countries categorized as high risk.
Residents and guests are again reminded of the importance of complying strictly with the requirements of quarantine for the entire period by all travelers, their families and friends.
Residents of the Southern Grenadines are urgcd to refrain from traveling to Grenada and Carriacou at this time in view of the rapidly changing COVID- 19 situation in these islands.
Additionally all contact with persons from these islands should take place only after they have been cleared by the local health authorities.
The story of Mustique’s evolution has been well documented over the years. It was a unique concept, the product of one man’s vision that has developed over time into a thriving and desirable destination.
In 1958 Lord Glenconner, Colin Tennant, arrived on Mustique and bought the island for just £45,000 despite the fact it had no roads, no jetties and no running water. Initial ambitions were to see it thrive as a cotton plantation, but these plans did not prove economically viable and Tennant looked for other ways to develop the island.
Having gifted his good friend Princess Margaret a plot in 1960, there was considerable media interest in Mustique as a destination and in 1968 he formed the Mustique Company to develop a private island hideaway for the rich and famous.
The last fifty years has seen Mustique become one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world, where homeowners frequently return and visitors repeatedly rent one of the many private villas that are available throughout the year.
Such is the island’s allure that guests come back year after year to visit old friends and embrace the pure escape that Mustique represents – the quintessential private island paradise.
Before you leave the island there is now a requirement to have a PCR test in order to transit back through St. Lucia or Barbados. These will be carried out by the clinic on island and details can be found on our Testing page.