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Travel Guidelines & Requirements

Bequia Beach Hotel is a Ministry of Health approved 'Bubble Resort' property with property-specific CMO and Ministry of Health approved Bubble Resort protocols


Updates:

10/06/22 - Effective Monday, June 13, 2022, fully-vaccinated travellers to St Vincent & The Grenadines will no longer have to take a COVID-19 test to enter the St. Vincent & The Grenadines. 

26/05/22 - 
Effective Wednesday, May 25, 2022, fully-vaccinated travellers to Barbados will no longer have to take a COVID-19 test to enter the country.


04/03/22 - St Vincent & the Grenadines will now accept a negative rapid antigen test result for entry done no more than 24hrs before entry for fully-vaccinated travellers. (An RT-PCR done 3 days prior to arrival is still accepted)


07/11/21 - The Hotel now has it's own
PCR testing Lab (bequiapcr.com) on property and is Government authorised to PCR (& antigen) test, produce fit-to-fly certificates for international travel.


Executive Summary


Fully Vaccinated Guests / Group or Family:

  • From 13th June 2022 a covid test to enter is no longer required to enter the country. There is no mandatory quarantine, nor pre-entry form.
Partially Vaccinated Group: (e.g. Parents vaccinated & kids/young adults unvaccinated)
  • Accompanying persons under the age of 18 years shall follow the protocol applied to their parent or guardian


Un-Vaccinated Guests:

  • A negative rapid antigen test result for entry done no more than 24hrs before entry is required or an RT-PCR test done 3 days prior to arrival
  • An ‘On-Arrival’ Rapid antigen test (USD 50.00 pp) will be arranged and conducted by a nurse at the hotel, and is required to enter into Phase 2. 
  • Phase 1: Restricted to stay within your room. 
  • Phase 2: After a negative 'On-Arrival' test result; remain on the Hotel property, Beach, Gardens, Pool, Bar, Restaurant and Spa now available. The nurse will perform a further test between day 5
  • Phase 3: After a negative 'Day 5' test result, guests can participate in activities or approved tours such as diving, snorkelling, island tours and dine in selected restaurants. Jack's Beach Bar available.

•  Qualified Nurse & Doctor available on call


Welcome Back,

Bequia Beach Hotel looks forward to safely welcoming guests to our sunny little island, a few things might be a little different to our many repeat guests including exciting property upgrades but we are confident that our new protocols will ensure the same high level standards and safe hospitality. The Hotel also has it's own PCR testing Lab (bequiapcr.com) on property and is Government authorised to PCR (& antigen) test, produce fit-to-fly certificates for international travel.


Pre-Arrival Checklist

• If transiting Barbados; submit pre-arrival form 24 hours prior [Link to Guidelines]
• If transiting St. Lucia; submit Travel registration form 24 hours prior [Link to Guidelines]

• Unvaccinated guests require a Negative COVID-19 Test certificate (Within 3 days of arrival if RT-PCR test, or 24 hours if rapid antigen test)
• Proof of full Covid-19 Vaccination if applicable

• Prior to arriving at Bequia Beach Hotel, please complete this pre-arrival check-in form



Arrival

• Upon landing at Bequia airport, a nurse may be present and assist in the compulsory health assessment prior to immigration & customs
• You will be met & greeted by our staff at Bequia airport and escorted to the hotel

For arrivals to St. Vincent airport, please contact us and our team will assist with transportation to take the ferry to Bequia.

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Fully Vaccinated Guests / Group


• Classified as guests with evidence of full vaccination (at least 2 weeks after the final dose) with a vaccine recognised by the Ministry of Health
• An ‘On-Arrival’ Rapid test is NOT needed. There is NO mandatory quarantine.
• Negative PCR test or rapid antigen test is NOT required prior to arrival (effective 13 June 2022)
• Proof of full vaccination is required

Partially Vaccinated Group: (e.g. Parents vaccinated & kids unvaccinated)

• Accompanying unvaccinated persons under the age of 18 shall follow the protocol applied to their parent or guardian. Unvaccinated persons over 18 years may undergo an ‘On-Arrival’ Rapid test (USD 50.00 pp) will be arranged and conducted by a nurse at the hotel when you arrive.
• Once negative results return within 20 minutes for your travel bubble, you will be immediately discharged and no need to quarantine; free to enjoy the hotel & island.
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Requirements for unvaccinated guests


Phase 1:

(Note: The following approved bubble resort protocols are specifically for Bequia Beach Hotel only)

You and others in your personal bubble must remain in your designated room.
• In-Room dining service will be available for meals, drinks, special requests

Please note, the 'On-Arrival' Rapid test if valid, will produce results in 15-25 minutes. Once you and your bubble are negative, you will immediately transition to Phase 2. 


Phase 2:

    An ‘On-Arrival’ Rapid test taken at the hotel is required to enter into Phase 2. 
  • You and others in your personal bubble must remain on the Hotel property.
  • We can now welcome you to the Beach, Gardens, Pool, Bar, Restaurants and Spa & Gym

On Day 5 guests may be re-tested, once you & your bubble’s negative ‘Day 5’ test results are confirmed to us, you will enter into Phase 3.


Phase 3:

Once Day 5 test results return negative, guests can explore the island, participate in activities or tours such as diving, snorkelling, island tours and dine in selected restaurants. Please contact Guest Services to advise and arrange accordingly.
Our sister restaurant Jack’s Beach Bar on Princess Margaret Beach will be available. Guests are asked to remain in their bubble whilst enjoying the beach.
Land tours will be conducted with approved open-back taxis and are asked to wear their mask throughout the trip.



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During your stay

• Within public areas, please use precaution, feel free to use a face mask/covering if you wish and hand sanitisation provided
Face masks/coverings will not be required
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Protocol for a Positive Guest Test

  • If a guest should test positive whilst staying at the hotel and are deemed to be asymptomatic or have mild symptoms by our qualified nurse or Doctor; they should isolate in their designated accommodation (together with any other persons in their personal bubble)
  • Further testing & monitoring will be undertaken on the Ministry of Health’s advice
  • Period of isolation to be determined by MOH
  • Tracing of movements and contact with other guests, staff to be checked and tests carried out where necessary
  • In-Room Dining service will be provided for all meals / drinks / special requests
  • If symptoms worsen, we will be guided as necessary by the Ministry of Health
  • Two Negative PCR test results are required for discharge from isolation


Guest Departure Process

• If a further PCR / antigen test is required for transit on your return journey the hotel will be happy to arrange this in the comfort of the Hotel. 
• A PCR test or antigen test (swab) can now be conducted by our trained and Government authorised lab on property [BequiaPCR.com] which will also provide you with a fit-to-fly certificate.

Please note Government restrictions may be subject to change with little notice


Official Entry Requirements


> St Vincent & The Grenadines


> Transit through Barbados

You must complete the Barbados Immigration & Customs form within 3 days BEFORE travelling to Barbados. [Link to Form]
Please see the latest guidelines here, all travellers are advised have proof of vaccination or a valid negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test.


> Transit through St. Lucia

All travellers 18 years and older must submit a travel registration form prior to travel [Link to Form
Please see the latest guidelines hereall travellers are advised have proof of vaccination or a valid negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test.


Useful Links & Information


St. Vincent & The Grenadines:  SVG Health Facebook ~ Health.Gov.vc - Covid-19 Stats