Students are expected to arrive in Grenada in time to participate in the Orientation Program which commences the Wednesday before the start of classes.
Many students use American Airlines to San Juan, Puerto Rico with a connecting daily flight into Grenada. There is also a direct service from Miami that may be used. American offers discounted rates for St. George’s University students.
In the US you can call their toll-free number at 800-433-1790; please provide them with the SGU “Index Number 1412TT for travel in 2012 or Index Number AN5813TT for travel in 2013. There is a seven (7) day advance purchase requirement. Tickets must be purchased in the USA or Canada. These fares are valid only from the USA and Canada to Grenada, St. Vincent or Barbados. They are not valid for travel originating at Grenada, St. Vincent or Barbados. Only students and parents are eligible for the special fare.
Caribbean Airlines (formerly BWIA) flies from the US to Barbados and Trinidad with connecting flights to Grenada. For information and reservations contact them via the internet at www.caribbean-airlines.com.
Several airlines fly to islands near Grenada, where connecting flights to Grenada can be arranged. Leeward Islands Air Transportation (LIAT) is a local airline that can get you to Grenada from Barbados, Trinidad and other islands.
British Airways flies from London to Grenada, or London to Grenada via Barbados; call +(44) (0)345222111. Virgin Atlantic Airways flies from London to Barbados and to Grenada; please call +1 (246) 228-4886 (Barbados).
However, returning home may present a problem if your home country does impose a quarantine period. The United States has no such requirement. All other entering students should investigate return requirements before bringing their pet(s) to Grenada.
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. If you are planning on bringing a pet, please request a Pet Permit Package from Krista Nilson/ Veterinary Medicine Admission Counselor. She can be reached at 1-800-899-6337 (U.S.A and Canada) or +1 (631) 665-8500(outside U.S.A), extension 9-1234, or email@example.com. This package contains the permit and a list of pet importation requirements.
Amerijet cargo airline transports pets from Miami to Grenada (www.amerijet.com). Additional options can be investigated through the internet, your travel agent or directly from the airlines. Be sure to inquire of your airline whether or not there are ever any pet embargos, and if so during what specific time periods. Embargoes mean that the airlines will not transport animals in the cargo hold, therefore if your pet cannot fit in a carrying case under the seat this may preclude you from bringing your pet on the same flight as yours.