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It won't be long before the sunny days of summer fade and winter begins to set in across America. This year more than ever, cabin fever is going to be a reality as Americans deal with social distancing and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Planning a winter trip could keep your spirits high so here at Travel Off Path we have compiled all the Caribbean countries that are open for Americans tourists this winter! 

Stunning aerial view of the coastline of popular vacation location Grand Cayman with it's clear aqua water and beautiful sand beaches.

Countries in the Caribbean Open For Americans 

Antigua and Barbuda

antigua and barbuda beach

Antigua and Barbuda officially reopened to American tourists on June 4th.

Entry Requirements For American Visitors include:

  • A negative PCR covid test is required for Americans to enter Antigua and Barbuda. The test needs to be taken no longer than 7 days from departure.
  • Testing will be done upon arrival to all incoming passengers. The test will take 15 minutes to administer and could take 24-96 hours for results.  Travelers must limit movement while they await test results. 

Read all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

aruba beach with palm trees

The Government of Aruba has announced the country has officially reopened its borders for American Tourists.

Entry Requirements for Americans include:

Read all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to Aruba

Bahamas

Bahamas Open For American Tourists

The Bahamas is now open for American tourists but has strict entry requirements. 

Entry Requirements for Americans include:

1– Travel Health Certificate: All passengers must apply for a Travel Health Certificate before traveling. 

2– PCR Test: All travelers must take a PCR test and upload the negative results within 5 days prior of arrival. 

The PCR test for Americans must be taken ONLY at an accredited lab from the CDC. 

3- 14-day Quarantine:

All visitors and returning residents are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival into The Bahamas. Quarantine can occur in one of the following:

  • A private residence or rented accommodation (like AirBnB) 
  • A hotel or private club where the person can quarantine in an unoccupied bedroom with its own connected bathroom. 
  • A private boat. 

See the all of the details on the Bahamas Reopening and entry requirements

Barbados

Barbados officially reopened for American tourists as of July 12020.

All travellers are required to complete the online Immigration and Customs Form at least 72 hours prior to your arrival in Barbados.

Tourists coming from the United States must:

  • Bring a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure
  • If the test is not validated or the health screening brings doubt, another test will be given upon arrival. The passenger must await results at the airport or a government facility. 
  • After leaving the airport, the passenger will be quarantined for 14 days at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense (or government facility for free) and will be monitored daily for symptoms. 
  • On day 5-7 of the 14 day quarantine, the passenger can take another PCR test and will be released from quarantine if negative. 

See the complete details on Barbados Reopening and all entry requirements.

Belize

hotel in Belize

Belize will officially begin reopening its borders for American tourists on October 1st, 2020.

American travelers will need to follow the below entry requirements:

  1. Travelers must book flights and hotel
  2. Hotel will inform traveler that the Belize Health app must be downloaded
  3. Complete all required information on health app
  4. Travelers are encouraged to take a COVID PCR test within 72 hours of travel for fast track at airport
  5. Passengers who do not bring a negative test will be tested at the airport at the travelers own cost
  6. Passengers who test positive will face a 14 day quarantine
  7. Passengers who are negative will be allowed instant access to Belize as long as they are not showing symptoms of Covid-19

See all of the information on Belize Reopening for American tourists

Bermuda

bermuda reopens borders

While Bermuda is technically in the Atlantic Ocean, many American travelers associate it with the Caribbean, so we are going to include it anyway. 

Bermuda reopened for American visitors on July 1st, 2020. 

American travelers will need to follow the below entry requirements:

  • Obtain a certified negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure 
  • Ensure they have appropriate health insurance

Read all entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to Bermuda

Cayman Islands

cayman islands beach with chairs

The Cayman Islands will open for Americans looking to book winter vacations starting October 1st, 2020. 

American travelers will need to follow the below entry requirements:

  • All travelers must present a negative coronavirus test completed within 72 hours before entering the country.
  • Once travelers depart their planes, they will be required to self-quarantine for five days and present a second negative test before being permitted to freely roam the tropical paradise
  • All travelers will wear a health monitoring device for continuous screening while in the Cayman Islands. 

Read all entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to the Cayman Islands

Dominican Republic

Drone view of beautiful beach on Saona island, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic will be one of the easiest countries for Americans to visit this winter! 

The only requirement for American travelers is to follow health protocols on the island that include the use of masks and mandatory curfews starting at 10:00 pm daily. 

Read More Information On Traveling to the Dominican Republic during COVID-19

Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica is open for American tourists at of August 20th, 2020.

  • All travelers must get travel authorization that will be required to check in for your flight to Jamaica. 
  • All residents of the United States who are 12 years of age or over will be required to obtain a COVID PCR test. The test should be conducted within 10 days of the intended travel date at  a laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

See the complete list of entry requirements and everything you need to know about traveling to Jamaica. 

St.Barths

st.barths reopening tourism

St. Barths is welcoming American tourists for the upcoming winter season. 

The government is requiring all incoming American passengers to bring a negative covid PCR test, performed within 72 hours of departure.

If passengers successfully bring this test they will not be tested again upon arrival and no quarantine period is required.

See all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to St. Barths

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. kitts and nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis announced it will be reopening its borders for American tourists in October.

All U.S. travelers arriving in St. Kitts and Nevis must abide by the following health protocols upon arrival: 

  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Quarantine for 14 days
  • Take a second PCR test when the 14 days is complete
  • Be released from quarantine upon a negative test result after the 14 days

See all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

saint lucia resort

St. Lucia has reopened its borders for American tourists.

All U.S. travelers arriving in St. Lucia must abide by the following health protocols upon arrival: 

  • All persons entering Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival Registration Form before arrival
  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 7 days of arrival
  • Quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at a confirmed COVID-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay

See all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to St. Lucia

St. Maarten

st. maarten

According to the U.S. State Department, St. Maarten is open for American Tourists. 

Entry and Exit Requirements:

    • Flights to and from the United States resumed on August 1, 2020 
    • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival is required for entry
      • Travelers are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results to their online ED card.

See all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to St. Maarten

Turks and Caicos

turks and caicos resort

Turks and Caicos is already welcoming American tourists and requires the following before traveling to the islands:

All travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be required to visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal in order to obtain a travel authorization for arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

Here is what is needed to get the TCI Sticker:

  1. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 5 days of travel.
  2. Medical/ Travel insurance that covers medevac, any costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care at the local hospital.
  3. Completed a health screening questionnaire.

See all the entry requirements and health protocols for traveling to Turks and Caicos

Caribbean Countries Open For American Tourists:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • St. Barths
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • Turks and Caicos

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Disclaimer: The Caribbean travel and COVID-19 entry requirements news can change without notice and is being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.



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