October 2, 2023

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SVG drops pandemic protocols for 2022/23 cruise season

October 13, 2022
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CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines has removed the COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming 2022/23 cruise season, welcoming unvaccinated cruise passengers for the first time in two years.

Making the announcement at the 28th Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference in the Dominican Republic this week, Tourism Minister Carlos James said the decision to relax health protocols for arriving cruise passengers followed a period of low infections globally and low COVID-19-related admissions to the island’s health facilities.

Last cruise season, protocols were implemented such as safe zones for vaccinated passengers.

For the upcoming 2022/23 season, the destination will swap those protocols with new relaxed health guidelines.

As the island prepares itself to welcome new and returning cruise lines to its shores and with the island’s La Soufrière volcano now settled, James reassured stakeholders and cruise industry executives that St. Vincent and the Grenadines is safe and free to explore during the 2022/23 cruise season.

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