AUTHORITIES IN GRENADA ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE ENFORCING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND QUARATINE MEASURES FOR TRAVELERS FROM ALL COUNTRIES, WITHOUT VARIATION, THROUGH DECEMBER TO CURB THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, ALL TRAVELERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO RECEIVE A PURE SAFE TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION CERTIFICATE, WHICH SHOULD BE PRESENTED AT THE AIRPORT WHEN ENTERING GRENADA. THIS APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. TRAVELERS WILL STILL BE SUBJECT TO ADVANCE HEALTH SCREENINGS UPON ARRIVAL, EVEN WITH THE APPROVED AUTHORIZATION. TRAVELERS OVER THE AGE OF FIVE (5) MUST HAVE A NEGATIVE PCR TEST WITHIN SEVEN DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL. VISITORS MUST HAVE TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE THAT COVERS COVID-19 RELATED ILLNESSES,. THE GRENADIAN GOVERNMENT COULD REIMPOSE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS OR TIGHTEN, EASE, OR OTHERWISE AMEND THE EXISTING TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS WITH LITTLE TO NO NOTICE, DEPENDING ON DISEASE ACTIVITY OVER THE COMING WEEKS.
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Because everyone’s health is unique, we suggest seeking the advice of a medical professional before traveling internationally. Members of the campus community interested in protecting their health while abroad may schedule an appointment with the University Health Services International Travel.
The threat of civil unrest in Grenada is low. Protests occasionally occur in Grenada but seldom devolve into violence. Most demonstrations are related to labor disputes or government policies. Protests are most common in St. George's and occasionally cause minor transportation delays.
Criminal activity is prevalent throughout the island, particularly in isolated areas. Nonviolent crime poses a low threat to foreign nationals and locals and is widespread throughout the island. Thieves typically target purses, bags, wallets, smartphones, travel documents, and other electronic devices. These opportunistic crimes can occur anywhere, but especially near hotels, remote beaches, and restaurants. Foreign nationals are typically targeted by criminals due to their perceived wealth.
Crimes against foreign nationals and locals are more likely to escalate if at night or if the victim attempts to resist. Criminals may act alone or in pairs.
Scams pose a low threat to foreign nationals, locals, and businesses in Grenada.
Overall, the threat of violent crime in Grenada is low; foreign nationals are sometimes targeted by criminals. Violent crime, including armed robbery and rape, poses the greatest threat in isolated areas near beaches and tourist hotels. This may be due to the presence of foreign visitors, whom criminals may assume are carrying valuables or large amounts of cash. Criminals in Grenada do not hesitate to use force if a victim resists; do not resist.
Gender-based violence and/or discrimination poses a moderate threat to foreign nationals and locals in Grenada. Verbal harassment, cat calling, and sexual harassment is known to occur. Women walking alone, especially at night, are sometimes verbally harassed. The threat of a physical attack moderate, as sexual assault is known to occur.
Though anti-LGBT violence is not widely reported in Grenada, the LGBT community could face a low-to-moderate threat of harassment from locals or police.
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
- Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
- If you use foul language in the presence of a police officer, you may be arrested and prosecuted.
- Do not buy counterfeit and pirated goods. These are illegal in the United States, and you may also be breaking local law.
Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.
LGBTI Travelers:Grenadian law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activities between men, with potential penalties of 10 years’ imprisonment. Prosecutions based on these laws are rare. Grenadian society is generally intolerant of same-sex sexual conduct.