Despite the lifting of restrictions for entry into Grenada being announced in governments post-cabinet briefing two weeks ago, such regulations are now being properly enforced as the House of Representatives sat on Tuesday.
The Quarantine Covid-19 Amendment Resolution by which any changes are enforced and given effect according to section 4 of the quarantine act was finally tabled in the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday.
On February 15th during the weekly post-cabinet briefing it was announced that sweeping changes were being made to Covid-19 protocols, seemingly with immediate effect.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tyhiesia Donald had said it surrounded entry protocols into Grenada accepting antigen testing within 72 hours of arrival.
Parliamentary Representative for St George South Nickolas Steele during parliament on Tuesday said the health declaration form on entry is also being simplified.
The health minister notes that the regulation is now being officially enforced as the resolution was tabled which includes the provision for the rapid antigen test with a revised timeline of 24 hours on entry.
MP for St Mark and Tourism Minister, Clarice Modeste Curwen welcomes the resolution, noting that the desire to travel has once again been created and there has been an increase in visitors and hotel bookings recently.
Leader of the Opposition Tobias Clement also stood in support of the resolution however he noted that he is wary of Grenada’s vaccination levels.