Skyline Destination's Guide: Caribbean Openings and Guidelines
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The Caribbean is open for travel and eager to welcome you back! Skyline Destinations is here to bring you the most up to date entry rules and protocols to our favorite destinations.
The island is lifting a lockdown and welcoming visitors again as of May 25. U.S. travelers must apply through the visitor portal. Vaccinated travelers who have had the final dose of vaccine administered at least 21 days before arrival must submit a negative Covid-19 test result three to five days before travel, be tested upon arrival and quarantine for seven days. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 14 days and take a second test on day 14. Families or groups with a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 10 days.
Antigua and Barbuda
Open to U.S. travelers. U.S. travelers must submit proof of a negative PCR test taken seven days before boarding and complete the Traveler Accommodation form upon arrival in Antigua. Visitors who complete a successful screening (temperature check) by health officials are not required to quarantine once booked at a certified accommodations and can participate in certified tours/activities, including destination weddings, dining out and certain land and sea activities.
Open to U.S. visitors. All travelers are required to fill out an Embarkation/Disembarkation card between 72 and four hours prior to travel. U.S. visitors have the option of taking the PCR test at their own expense upon arrival at the airport in Aruba or can upload a negative test result from a test taken at within 72 hours at least 12 hours prior to departure. If they opt for a test upon arrival they must quarantine at their hotel until the test results are received.
Open to U.S. visitors. Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from the Covid-19 PCR test for entry and all interisland travel. They must upload proof of vaccination confirming they have passed the two-week immunity period. Unvaccinated travelers must upload a negative PCR test result taken within five days of arrival in the Bahamas. All visitors must complete and upload a Bahamas Travel Visa and are required to opt into the mandatory health insurance plan when applying for the health visa. The fee is paid in advance and the price depends upon the length of stay. All visitors must complete a daily health questionnaire during their stay. All visitors staying more than five days must take a rapid antigen test on day five.
Open to U.S. visitors. All incoming U.S. travelers over the age of 5 years must complete the online Immigration and Customs form 24 hours prior to arrival in Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to provide a vaccination certificate upon arrival, provide proof of a negative PCR test result taken within three days of travel, have a standard Covid-19 test done at the airport in Barbados or at the approved accommodation, use designated transportation providers to approved accommodation while awaiting test result and quarantine for one to two days. Unvaccinated travelers from or who have transited through a country where certain variants of Covid-19 concern Barbados must provide a negative PCR test taken three days prior to arrival, use a designated transport provider, quarantine in rooms for five to seven days and take second test five days after arrival. Children under 18 traveling with vaccinated guardians are allowed to adhere to vaccinated traveler guidelines.
British Virgin Islands
Open to U.S. travelers. The quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers has been lowered to one day, pending a negative PCR test done upon arrival. All travelers are required to register on the BVI portal 48 hours prior to departure to obtain the Traveller Authorization Certificate and submit proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days of departure and medical insurance that includes coverage for Covid-19. Vaccinated travelers must show proof of vaccination status. Quarantine time for unvaccinated travelers is seven days (up from four). At the Welcome Center at the Terrance Lettsome airport, visitors will have a health screening and take a PCR test. Approved transportation will shuttle visitors to certified accommodations, where they will quarantine, take another PCR test and, if negative, be allowed to visit designated locations.
Not currently open to U.S. visitors. The borders continue to reopen in phases. When U.S. visitors are allowed to enter they must apply via Travel Cayman Portal to receive pre-travel approval, produce proof of medical insurance that includes Covid-19 coverage, show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, wear a Stay Safe Cayman monitoring wristband while in quarantine for 14 days and on day 15 be retested.
Open to U.S. visitors. Visitors must complete a Digital Immigration Card, fill out and upload a Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours of departure (carry a printed copy as proof upon arrival) and upload proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure (carry a printed copy, as well). Guests who do not had Covid-19 in the past six months must also take a rapid antigen test at a local lab on the third day of a stay. If the test result is positive, the traveler has to quarantine per local guidelines. Appointments must be booked and paid for in advance. Travelers will receive a pre-confirmation email including a booking reference number, the local lab website and instructions after submitting their Passenger Locator Card. Children six and under are exempt from the test requirement. Nationwide curfew is in place.
Open to U.S. visitors. Visitors must upload an online health questionnaire at least 24 hours prior to arrival; submit a negative PCR test result taken between 24 and 72 hours before arrival, and receive an email notification from Dominica of clearance to travel. Once on the ground in Dominica, visitors have a temperature check and undergo rapid test screening at no charge, with results available in 15 to 20 minutes. If test result is negative, guests go through immigration and customs and are transferred to a property that has been certified safe by the Environmental Health Department. and quarantine for five days. A PCR test will be administered on day five; if negative, the traveler is free to move about the island. Visitors who transit in the following islands (Antigua, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and St. Lucia) must follow the entry regulations of that island as well as adhere to the entry requirements for Dominica.
Open to U.S. visitors. All travelers are required to fill out a Traveler's Health Affidavit. Travelers will get a temperature check upon arrival. A rapid Breathalyzer-style test will be performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival. The test takes five minutes and detects if a traveler was exposed or infected within the last four hours. If positive, the traveler quarantines in a designated area within his hotel and is regularly tested until symptoms are gone. Health and travel insurance coverage that covers hospitalization for coronavirus in the DR, telemedicine services, costs for extended hotel stays and airline ticket changes is required and is free to travelers through June 12.
Open to U.S. visitors. Fully vaccinated travelers entering Grenada only have to quarantine for 48 hours, pending a negative PCR test upon arrival. They must book approved accommodations for a minimum of two nights, apply for a travel authorization and provide proof of a negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to travel. Unvaccinated travelers must provide proof of a seven-day booking in approved accommodations, provide proof of negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to arrival (for anyone aged five and over). All information must be entered digitally no later than 48 hours prior to the date of travel. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine at their approved hotel for the first five days of their visit; on day five, take a second PCR test. If negative, they can then move about the island. All travelers must prepay for the PCR tests in Grenada. Last Updated April 24
Open to U.S. visitors. Travelers from the U.S. must get a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within three days of travel. Arriving passengers are required to complete and submit the online Travel Authorization between two and five days prior to their planned arrival in Jamaica. Once travelers are approved, they receive a certificate that must be submitted during the airline check-in process. Once on the island, visitors must remain in the Resilient Corridors on the north and south coasts and must stay at a Covid-19 Protocol Compliant Approved accommodation. Updated March 15.
Closed to most U.S. visitors as per an order from the French government. Updated Feb. 2.
St. Kitts and Nevis
Open to U.S. travelers. Visitors must complete the Travel Authorization Form and submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. They must undergo a health screening at the airport on arrival, which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Quarantine time for fully vaccinated travelers has been reduced from 14 days to nine days. Following the airport arrival, vaccinated travelers move directly to an approved hotel, where they can interact with other guests and take part in hotel activities. If staying beyond nine days, vaccinated travelers must be tested on day nine. When a negative result is obtained, they are free to participate in tours, visit attractions, restaurants, beach bars and go shopping. Unvaccinated travelers must take a PCR test on day 7. If negative, they can book select excursions through the hotel's tour desk. If their stay is beyond 14 days, another test is required on day 14. If negative, they are free to move about the destination. All travelers entering or returning to the U.S. must take a PCR test 48 to 72 hours before departure. Updated May 3.
Open to U.S. visitors. Travelers must provide proof of a negative Covid test done within five days of travel and must complete a pre-arrival registration form. They must also indicate which Covid-19-certified hotel they will be staying in. All travelers must quarantine at a Covid-19 certified and approved property for 14 days. All passengers will be screened at the airport; symptomatic passengers will be tested and then quarantined at their hotel until the result is received. If positive, they will be in isolation at one of two hospitals. Updated April 22
St. Maarten/St. Martin
Both the Dutch side and the French side of the island are open to U.S. visitors. A completed health declaration must be uploaded before departing for the island; U.S. visitors must submit proof of a negative Covid test result taken within five days before arrival or an FDA-approved rapid test taken within 48 hours of departure. The St. Maarten SXM Protection Plan is mandatory health coverage for visitors. The plan covers hospital costs, ICU costs, doctor consultations, Covid-19 tests and, if necessary, medical evacuation. Updated May 16.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Open to U.S. travelers. The island-wide ash cleanup from the eruption of La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent April 9 continues, but Argyle airport is open to commercial traffic. All visitors must complete the pre-arrival form, show results of a negative PCR test done 72 hours before arrival and arrive with a fully paid reservation. Fully vaccinated visitors must show proof of vaccination, be retested upon arrival, quarantine for 48 hours and can then move to a "bubble protocol" hotel (three in Canouan, one in Bequia, one in Mustique and Petit St. Vincent Island & Resort. Unvaccinated visitors must quarantine for 14 days in a tourism-approved hotel at their own cost and be retested on day 4 and day 7 of quarantine. Updated May 18.
Turks and Caicos
Open to U.S. visitors. International travelers will be required to obtain certification using TCI Assured, an online portal. The portal will require travelers to submit the following information: a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within five days of travel; proof of medical/travel insurance that covers medical evacuation, costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care at a local hospital; and a completed online health screening questionnaire. Once uploaded, the documents will be verified and a TCI Assured certification issued. The TCI Assured travel authorization must be presented at time of check-in.
U.S. Virgin Islands
Open to U.S. visitors. Every U.S. traveler 5 and older is required to use the USVI travel portal and submit either a negative Covid-19 test result or a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test taken within five days of travel or a Covid-19 antibody (rapid) finger stick or blood draw test with a positive result received within four months of travel to the territory. Upon arrival travelers must submit the original test result and travel certification received from the portal. Travelers unable to produce the required test result are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine in their booked accommodations or until they a receive negative test result. Since the USVI is a U.S. territory, Americans returning from the islands do not have to produce proof of a Covid test as per the new CDC guidelines.
These are the current travel entry rules and protocols as of May 18th. The information was taken from the island's tourism board's website. Skyline Destinations sells all destinations worldwide and stays informed of all current entry requirements.
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