COVID19INFO

Being an island in the Caribbean the Ministry of Health has decided on some guidelines to protect the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This country is the second poorest in the region next after Haiti and it would have devastating results if the Virus spread all over the islands.
The Ministry of Health has therefore decided on restrictive 2 weeks quarantine before you can go out and enjoy the beautiful nature and mingle with the Vincentians or Vincy.
This is to the benefit of all of us living here including you. This means if you plan on joining a team at Richmond Vale Academy it is to good arrive 2 weeks before the team is starting. If that is not possible then try to make it one week before.

Before arrival to St. Vincent and the Grenadines there are a few things you should know:

  1. You need to bring a PCR test taken 5 days (including the day of arrival) before your arrival.
  2. You need to fill out the Travel Arrival form on this site:
  3. http://www.gov.vc/index.php/visitors/covid-19-protocols
  4. You need to book 5 days accommodation in a Government recommended place at your own expense. We will advice you on the cheapest places and you are allowed to stay with someone from your team arriving on the same plane.

Before you enter the airline you need to show these 3 forms to be allowed on board. Be aware to check the Covid19 rules in any other countries you travel through. They are available on the Airport or Ministry of Health website.

On Arrival to St. Vincent

You will get tested on arrival and again on the 4th day of quarantine. Be sure to print the RVA arrival letter that we will send to you. After the initial 5 days quarantine you go in “home quarantine” at Richmond Vale Academy for the remaining 9 days. We will initiate contact among team members before start so you can possible arrive at the same time so you can share accommodation and this way lower the costs.

Each day you will receive an email giving feedback to the authorities whether you have any symptoms.

Be sure to bring several facemasks to protect yourself on the travel to SVG and to Richmond Vale Academy.

Keep yourself updated on this site if any other precautions should be required.

We will be helpful in our end to guide you through the process.
Warm Greetings and hope to see you!
Staff at Richmond Vale Academy

 

Some Travel advice

  1. If you live in the USA you can fly from Miami to St. Vincent with American Airlines. They fly once a week.
  2. If you are European you can fly with Air Canada to Canada, wait in the airport over night and proceed to St. Vincent the following day. You are not allowed to exit the airport.
  3. You can also fly from Europe to Barbados via UK – British Airways. From Barbados to St Vincent with Caribbean Airlines.
  4. Virgin Atlantic is planning to schedule a route directly from UK to St. Vincent.

 

  • Slide 1

    Welcome to Richmond Vale
    Academy

    Fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts and extinctions are telling us that we need a new economic model to protecting the planet.
  • Slide 3

    What comes together comes best

    Alone the world changes you, together we change the world.
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    Learning by doing

    Each student and the student body, become able to act with others in the present reality.
  • Slide 1

    Welcome to Richmond Vale
    Academy

    Fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts and extinctions are telling us that we need a new economic model to protecting the planet.
  • Slide 3

    What comes together comes best

    Alone the world changes you, together we change the world.
  • Slide 3

    Learning by doing

    Each student and the student body, become able to act with others in the present reality.

Richmond Vale Academy, St. Vincent and the Grenadines  

Richmond Vale Academy is an educational institution with the aim to train activists from all over the world to fight global warming and global poverty where it is most needed.  

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Fighting Poverty Program - 10 Months

Fighting Poverty Program - 10 Months

The Fighting Poverty program addresses poverty in a practical approach. Participants train in the Caribbean and serve poor communities in Latin America. New Poverty Fighters Start every April and October. Read more and join us for this amazing experience!. Click here to learn more

Climate Change Activist – 6 Months

Climate Change Activist – 6 Months

Learn, Teach and DO together with your team and members of the community to reach this amazing goal of making our small nation of St. Vincent and Grenadines, one of the first countries in the world to be ready for the Climate. Click here to learn more

THEY ALREADY GOT INVOLVED

  • Demion, St. Vincent

    Before RVA's public awareness campaign, many Vincentians did not know what permaculture was. Dreams of getting gold in a global treelympics were farfetched and plastic bottles were an environmental menace. Organic food, GMO awareness and so on were not highly extent. Through RVA's intervention with its 2012 -2021 Climate Compliance agenda, SVG is now a different nation with a more positive environmental attitude."

  • Diana, Romania

    I am very proud to say I have been part of the greatest team there ever was. First let me welcome you to this piece of heaven we call Richmond in St. Vincent, I'm sure you love it (who wouldn't?!) and I know you will have a blast while learning and working here. I can vouch for the learning experience. I learned to never give up!"

  • Dr. Thompson, St. Vincent

    Here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we are attempting to become a green island, looking at energy, at the way we conserve our environment. I believe Richmond Vale Academy is one of those places where you can get the information and education and certified programs in terms of what you really need to know about helping to save this world, our planet."

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