The ongoing La Soufriere Volcano eruption on St Vincent island has reportedly displaced up to 20,000 people and caused c.4,000 people to stay in island shelters or evacuate. The government of the island has accepted offers of international & UN assistance.
ST.VINCENT & GRENADINES VOLCANIC ERUPTION
LOGISTICS SITREP "FLASH" 04/2021
Airport & Air Cargo Access
As of 19/4 the main airport on the island (Kingstown Argyle – SVD/TVSA) remains closed as per airspace NOTAMS. Some scheduled flights have been diverted to Dominica. The airport at Grenadines (Bequia-BQU/TVSB) also remains closed due to volcanic ash threats. Airports at Barbados (Bridgetown-BGI/TBPB), Mustique (Mustique – MQS/TVSM) have re-opened again (as per NOTAMS) having been closed previously. The most significant international air capacity into this area of the Caribbean is via Barbados, St Lucia (UVF/TLPL), Grenada (GND/TGPY) and Port of Spain (POS/TTPP) international airports (service from USA/UK/EU & intra-regional) Onward transportation to SVG island by ocean/vessel connection.
Port & Ocean freight Access
Some vessels have already brought relief aid to the island from neighboring islands with importance on potable water & WASH items. Our local agents have advised that the two main ports at Kingstown and Campden Park bay remain open to international & regional traffic including the container lines. There is a 100% waiver of all import duties for relief items.