Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been added to the list of countries for which travellers fully (i.e. two doses and the second one being at least two weeks ago) vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covishield), Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen are exempt from quarantine in England. The announcement by the Government of the United Kingdom took place on 7th October, 2021 and will be effective from Monday, 11th October 2021. Forty-seven (47) countries and territories, which include Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to be removed from the red list.
The current red list of countries by the UK has now been reduced to seven (7) destinations and territories.
Persons travelling to the United Kingdom from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are asked to note the following:
Before you travel to England – fully vaccinated
Before you travel to England you must:
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test– to be taken after arrival in England
- complete a passenger locator form– to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.
When you arrive in England – fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2. If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2. Should the traveller so wish, the Day 2 PCR test can be ordered by post and delivered and self-administered at the place where the traveller is staying. Day 5 or Day 8 tests are no longer required nor are self-isolation (unless the Day 2 test is positive). The requirements for entry into Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will generally be the same but persons are asked to kindly check the situation via the www.gov.uk website.
Please visit the following website for more information on the updated protocols and formal announcement by the UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae.
To book a test before you travel to the UK visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider.
One caveat: the entry rules in the UK are subject to change on a regular basis, therefore it is important for travellers to check gov. before travel.
Published: 7 October
From 11 October, the UK’s red list will reduce to 7 countries, and proof of vaccination will be recognised from 37 new countries and territories.
St Vincent and the Grenadines will be added to this list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination at 4 am Monday 11 October.
If you arrive in England before that date, you must follow the rules for not fully vaccinated people. If you come after that, you can use a vaccine certificate to prove your vaccination status.
Persons travelling from SVG will, however, have to be vaccinated with one of the following and must have had a complete course at least 14 days before they arrive in England:
The day you have your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.
Formulations of these vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, also qualify as approved vaccines.
For proof of vaccination, persons travelling from SVG must produce a vaccine certificate with the following.
your forename and surname(s)
your date of birth
vaccine brand and manufacturer
date of vaccination for every dose
country or territory of immunisation and certificate issuer
These certificates must be issued by a national or state-level public health authority in English, French or Spanish.
On (7 October 2021), the UK government confirmed that from 4 am Monday 11 October, 47 countries and territories would be removed from its red list, making it easier for more people to travel abroad to a more significant number of countries and regions.
Passengers returning to England from these destinations will no longer be required to enter hotel quarantine.
The continued progress on vaccination both at home and around the world means the government can confidently reduce the size of the red list to focus on countries that pose the highest risk, informed by UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) assessment.