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Stats: Air Arrivals Up 7.1% in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Arrivals to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first five months of 2019 have increased by 7.1 percent. Provisional figures for the period January to May show that 232,916 visitors came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In 2018, the destination saw 217,453 visitors, marking an increase of 15,463 visitors to the destination.

Arrivals by air also increased by 7.1 percent, with a total of 36,757 in 2019 compared with 34,335 in 2018, or a difference of 2,486 stay-over visitors. The greatest increase in stay-over arrivals came from the Canadian market at 16.9 percent. The U.S. market and UKmarket saw an increase of 11.4 percent and 10 percent, respectively.  

Yacht arrivals grew by 7.6 percent during the months of January to May, with a total of 37,926 yacht visitors for the five-month period in 2019 compared with 35,240 for the same period in 2018. A total of 158,233 cruise visitors arrived in the destination for the same period, registering an increase of 7.0 percent over the 147,878 cruise visitors for the comparable period last year.

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Following the launch of the Argyle International Airport in February 2017, three international carriers have been operating weekly nonstop flights to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Earlier this month, American Airlines announced a second weekly flight to the AIA from December 2019, when the airline will operate the current Saturday service along with a Wednesday service.

The American Airlines nonstop service to the Argyle International Airport will complement Caribbean Airlines’ weekly Wednesday nonstop service from JFK International, USA and Air Canada Rouge’s weekly Thursday nonstop service from Pearson International, Canada. Air Canada Rouge will again operate a second weekly Sunday nonstop service for the winter season commencing December 15, 2019.

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UK, St Vincent and the Grenadines travel advice

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If you are arriving in the UK from St Vincent and the Grenadines on or after 4am on 18 January you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re travelling to St Vincent and the Grenadines during coronavirus, see the Coronavirus page for more information.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. During the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check your cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Although there are no direct flights between the UK and St Vincent and the Grenadines, there are now options for travelling indirectly. Fly One Caribbean has commenced flights from St Vincent to Barbados (permitting onward connections on British Airways), and American Airlines has resumed flights from St Vincent to Miami. Air Canada has also resumed flights from St Vincent to Toronto.

Most visits to St Vincent and the Grenadines are trouble-free, but there have been incidents of crime including murder, robbery and assault. See Crime

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. You should follow and monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

Dengue fever is endemic to Latin America and the Caribbean and can occur throughout the year. Following an upturn in cases in St Vincent and the Grenadines, you should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. See Health

UK health authorities have classified St Vincent and the Grenadines as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in St Vincent and the Grenadines, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Consular support is not available from the British High Commission in Kingstown. However, the British High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados can provide consular support to British nationals.

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