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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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Can’t you almost taste it? Summer’s citrusy zing in May’s creeping warmth and brightening light. In 2021, scientists and politicians alike are optimistic that by spring, life will have returned to something close to normal – which would mean international travel is firmly possible again. Europe will be emerging into summer proper, everywhere from Tuscan hilltop towns to golden Grecian beaches – and, if you’re sustainably-minded, you can reach most of these dreamy destinations by train. And further afield, corners of Africa, the Caribbean and Canada will peak as well. So why wait a minute longer? It’s high time you hit the road.


St Vincent and the Grenadines Tightens Travel Rules


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St Vincent and the Grenadines has announced a series of new protocols for travelers marked by a new mandatory quarantine requirement. 

All travelers from “high-risk” countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, must undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a Tourism Authority-approved quarantine hotel at their own cost. 

All travelers must arrive with proof of a fully paid reservation — in other words, if you want to travel to St Vincent, you’ll need to plan for a stay at your hotel of at least two weeks. 

So what does “quarantine hotel” mean? 

Effectively it means travelers will have to remain at their hotel — with dozens of accommodations already approved for that purpose, from the luxe Mandarin Oriental, Canouan to the Palm Island resort, among others. 

st vincent rulesPalm Island.

That is in addition to the country’s existing requirement of proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours before arrival n the country. 

Travelers must also be retested a second time between day four and day seven of their quarantine. 

st vincent petit openThe Petit St Vincent resort, which reopened in November.

The aim of the new measures is the “safe entry of travelers to St Vincent and the Grenadines in a manner that reduces the risk of the importation and subsequent transmission” of the virus in the country, according to a government statement. 

For more, visit St Vincent and the Grenadines

— CJ