Travel Information | St. George's University

Travel Information

All entering students are expected to arrive in Grenada in time to participate in the Mandatory Orientation Program which commences the Wednesday before the first day of classes. There are many routes into Grenada and you can use any of the internet-based companies or travel agents to help you. The University generally uses a travel agent who is knowledgeable about travel in the Caribbean. We offer his contact details as a convenience.

Rick Lozano
Tzell Travel Group
1 (212) 339-5967
1 (866) 308-5378

Airlines

American Airlines provides daily direct service from Miami.

Jet Blue provides daily direct service from New York JFK to Grenada.

Delta provides seasonal service departing from New York JFK and Atlanta ATL.

Caribbean Airlines (formerly BWIA) flies from the US to Barbados and Trinidad with connecting flights to Grenada. There are also seasonal direct flights with Caribbean Airlines from Toronto.

Air Canada also provides seasonal direct service to Grenada from Toronto. Flights to Barbados are available year round via Toronto and Montreal, with connections to Grenada via regional carriers.

Several airlines fly to airports near Grenada, where connecting flights to Grenada can be arranged. Leeward Islands Air Transportation (LIAT) is a regional airline that can get you to Grenada from Barbados, Trinidad and other islands.

British Airways  service is twice-weekly from London to Grenada, and more frequent schedules to Barbados. Further connection via LIAT from Bridgetown, Barbados is available in a single booking.

Virgin Atlantic also offers twice-weekly service from London to Grenada, and more frequent schedules to Barbados.

The University generally uses a travel agent who is knowledgeable about travel in the Caribbean.

Students are expected to arrive in Grenada in time to participate in the Orientation Program which commences the Wednesday before the start of classes.  Please make your travel arrangements early; the service noted below is subject to change at the discretion of the airlines.

Suggestions:

  • Shop around for the best airline fare. Contact your travel agent, the airline directly or use the Internet for price comparison shopping.
  • Pack items that will get you through a few days in your carry-on luggage in case your luggage goes on a little adventure without you. The contents of your carry-on will be all you have during this period. Be sure to pack a change or two of clothes and some toiletries in your carry-on, subject, of course, to the new stricter travel regulations.
  • All airlines have guidelines for the number, weight, shape, and size of carry-on and checked baggage. Make sure your carry-on does not exceed size limitations. You will be charged for any additional weight. There are certain times of the year when extra baggage is not allowed. American Airlines often has a “box embargo,” meaning that nothing can be brought in a cardboard box; find a duffle bag or some other luggage in which to put the box. Remember to contact the airline of your choice for details before leaving for the airport. Call the particular airport of departure and each airline (if not traveling directly) for this information; general airline numbers may not provide accurate information.

Pet Travel to Grenada

Bringing dogs and cats to campus has been a very popular request amongst our students, and is relatively easy to do so as there is no quarantine period in Grenada.

However, returning home may present a problem if your home country does impose a quarantine period. All entering students should investigate return requirements before bringing their pet(s) to Grenada. The United States CDC has published updated guidelines (as of August 14th 2014) on importation of dogs into the US from countries with rabies. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for up to date information.

First-term students are encouraged to leave their pets at home for the first term. This allows time for the student to get acclimated in Grenada and to be certain the proper living and care arrangements have been made. This can greatly decrease any stress the animal may experience when traveling or adjusting to a new home.

Students bringing pets to Grenada must have a permit with the seal and signature of the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Grenada Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Lands and Fisheries affixed along with USDA/State approved Veterinarian Health Certificate. If you are planning on bringing a pet, please request a Pet Permit Package from Krista Grace, Assistant Director of Admission School of Veterinary Medicine. She can be reached at 1 (800) 899-6337 (US and Canada), +1 (631) 665-8500 (outside US), extension 1234, or kgrace@sgu.edu. This package contains the permit and a list of pet importation requirements.

Customs Information

Passenger declarations
All persons entering the country are required by law to declare to Customs anything contained in their baggage, or carried with them, which has been obtained outside of Grenada. Passengers are also required to answer all questions asked by the Customs Officer relating to their travels, baggage, its contents and other items being imported.
The combined Immigration/Customs declaration forms are distributed at ports of entry and exit, airline and ships agents, and their offices. It is advisable to fill out your declaration in advance of your arrival in order to expedite Immigration and Customs clearances. Passengers are asked to be honest when filling the declarations and co-operative with the customs baggage officers.
Misinformation can result in delays and penalties.
Duty-Free Allowances to Passengers
All persons entering Grenada shall be relieved from payment of duty and tax on articles of the quantities mentioned hereunder, namely:
  • Tobacco Goods – 200 Cigarettes or 50 Cigars or 250 Grams of Tobacco
  • Alcohol – 1 Liter of Wine or 1 Liter of Spirits
  • Perfumed Spirits – 10 Fluid Ounces
  • Other Goods – To the value of EC$300.00
No relief shall be afforded to:
  • Any person who enters Grenada after an absence there from of less than twenty-four (24) hours
  • Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years in respect of spirits (other than perfumed spirits), tobacco goods or wine
No relief shall be granted if the articles are brought in to be used for any commercial purposes
  • Customs Red and Green Channels
  • Customs has 2 channels at Maurice Bishop International Airport.
  • a Red Channel (goods to declare)
  • a Green Channel (nothing to declare)
You should choose the Red Channel (goods to declare) if you:
  • have to pay taxes on goods you are bringing in
  • have to fulfill customs formalities
  • are not sure whether you have to declare something
You should choose the Green Channel (nothing to declare) if you:
  • do not have to pay taxes on goods you are bringing in
  • do not have to fulfill customs formalities
  • are not carrying goods that are forbidden in Grenada
  • are not carrying goods to which restrictions apply in Grenada
If you are bringing in more goods than the goods on which you do not have to pay taxes, you will have to lodge a declaration and pay taxes to Customs. You should choose the Red Channel.
Export regulations by Grenada Customs
Exports:
  • Prohibited: Narcotics; arms and ammunition; fruit and vegetables
  • Note: Licensed firearms must be declared. A local license can be obtained from the police.
Additional Information
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travelers over one year of age coming from infected areas.
  • Food/drink: Mains water is normally chlorinated and relatively safe, but there is still some risk of diarrhea, particularly in rural areas. Bottled water is available. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.
  • Other risks: Immunization against hepatitis A, B and diphtheria is sometimes recommended.
  • Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.
Health care: There is a general hospital in St. George’s and small hospitals in Mirabeau and Carriacou. Health insurance is advised.
For more information on Grenada Customs & Excise visit www.customs.gov.gd

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  • US/Canada Toll-Free:
    1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1478
  • UK Freephone:
    0800 1699061 ext. 1380
  • Worldwide:
    +1 (631) 665-8500 ext. 1380

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