by Linda Straker
- Reduced Covid-19 PCR test fees as of 5 October 2021
- Covid-19 PCR test at General Hospital laboratory will cost US$50 or EC$135
People requiring a Covid-19 PCR test as part of the entry requirement to the island, as well as those who need it for travelling purposes, will pay reduced fees as of 5 October 2021.
“I am announcing now that the cabinet has agreed to a reduction in the PCR test… a reduction to less than half, it will now be US$50,” Tourism Minister Clarice Modeste said during the weekly Tuesday post-cabinet briefing.
All arriving passengers to Grenada must undergo 48-hours quarantine and a Covid-19 test upon arrival before they are allowed to mingle in the community. If the result is positive the person will continue to remain in quarantine until medically cleared.
Modeste said that several people especially those who travel as a family group have been asking for a reduction in the cost. The Ministry of Health’s PCR test fee will now be US$50 or EC$135, reduced from US$150 or EC$405.
“Perhaps for one individual it is not too bad, but when you have a family, it becomes quite a burden and we have looked at what other islands are doing and we are saying if they can do it and they can succeed in their objective, then we think we can do it too,” she said.
That cost will only be applicable to tests conducted at the Government laboratory at the General Hospital. There are at least 2 private facilities that also offer PCR Covid-19 testing.
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