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Grenada halts reopening, takes cautious approach

SAINT GEORGE’S — Originally intending to reopen its airport to commercial flights on July 1, Grenada has backtracked in the interest of caution, and will continue to welcome only charter flights for the time being.

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell announced a more cautious approach to the reopening of the country’s borders in an address on June 28.

Mitchell said that with daily reports of increased rates of infection, especially in the U.S., a main source market for Grenada, officials will continue to work on the finalization of protocols before the country begins to accept commercial flights.

He added that the Ministry of Health and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) have trained more than 1,500 tourism stakeholders in the new health and safety protocols for the industry. Both entities will continue the important training industry-wide, he said.

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