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Caribbean Countries Reopening For Tourism: Entry Requirements You Need To Know

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Countries in the Caribbean are slowly reopening their borders for tourism while taking a cautious approach to protect their own people from covid-19.

Most of the Caribbean's economy is dependent on tourism and countries are looking to start the economic recovery by reopening for travelers. 

Below is the list of all Caribbean countries reopening their borders for tourism and everything you need to know about reopening dates and entry requirements. 

sailboat in the bahamas

Caribbean Countries Reopening For Tourism

Antigua and Barbuda


Antigua and Barbuda officially reopened to international visitors on June 4th. 

As of November 2021, unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda. Partially-vaccinated and fully-vaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test before departure. 

Entry Requirements include:

  • A negative PCR covid test is required in order to enter Antigua and Barbuda. The test needs to be taken no longer than 4 days from departure.
  • Random COVID testing will be done at the airport.
  • Mandatory quarantine for partially-vaccinated tourists. 

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


aruba beach with palm trees

Aruba officially began reopening its borders for tourism on July 1st, 2020.

Entry requirements include:

  • Completing and obtaining approval through the Embarkation/Disembarkation Form online before arrival
  • Taking a PCR test within 72 hours of departure
  • Purchase Aruba Covid Coverage insurance for duration of trip ($15 for stays not exceeding 180 days)
  • Agree to health screening and temperature checks upon arrival
  • To wear a mask during the flight, at the airport, and in public spaces.


Bahamas Coast line

The Bahamas reopened for tourism on July 1st, 2020, partially closed again throughout the summer, and did another reopening in October.

Entry Requirements include: 

  • All incoming visitors must present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test upon arrival. Results must be no more than five (5) days old. Another rapid test on-island is required for stays longer than 5 days.
  • Travelers are required to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health visa, inclusive of a COVID-19 health insurance. The cost is dependent on the length of stay and vaccination status.

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


Barbados Reopens For Tourism

Barbados began reopening for tourism on July 1st, 2020, allowing tourists from all countries and nations to visit.

While all nations are welcome to visit the island nation of Barbados starting in July, there are different entry requirements depending on the traveler's vaccination status.

Passengers that have been fully vaccinated will have to present a negative PCR test to enter, but they do not need to undergo quarantine.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers need to present a negative PCR test to enter, and they have to undergo a 5-day quarantine at a government-approved accommodation. They also need to take a 2nd PCR test within the quarantine period.


Belize ocean island

Belize will be officially reopening for tourism on August 15th, 2020, the Prime Minister, Dean Barrow has announced.

Entry Requirements include: 

  • Travelers must take a COVID PCR test within 96 hours of travel
  • Passengers who do not bring a negative test will be tested at the airport at a cost of $50
  • Passengers who test positive will face a 14 day quarantine
  • Passengers who are negative will be allowed instant access to Belize as long as they are not showing symptoms of Covid-19


Bermuda is Reopening To ALL Tourists on July 1

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

Bermuda reopened for tourism on July 1st and is accepting tourists arriving by air from all countries. 

Depending on how long you stay, you could be required to take up to FOUR tests, one prior to arriving, one upon arriving, and up to two more on-island. This is for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors alike. In addition, the latter must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

All travelers must also apply for and complete the Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorization Form 1 to 3 days prior to arrival. Failure to do so will amount to a fee of $1,000.


is bonaire open for tourism

Bonaire reopened for tourism in October and is allowing all nations to visit – However, they must only fly through either Canada, The Netherlands, or Curacao.

The requirements depend on whether Bonaire classifies your nation as very low risk, low risk, high risk, and very high risk.


General Entry Requirements include: 

  •  All travelers must complete a Public Health Department health declaration form online between 72 hours and 48 hours before departure.
  • At check-in, boarding and arrival, travelers must present the printed health declaration, the result of a coronavirus test and/or a vaccination certificate.
  •  Travelers from very high risk countries must take an additional PCR test on day 5.

Cayman Islands

cayman island colorful street

The Cayman Islands will be reopening borders for international tourism starting on September 1st with strict protocols in place.

As of November 2021, the Cayman Islands is open to vaccinated tourists from all nations.

Entry Requirements include: 

  • All travelers must apply to the Travel Cayman portal for an official Certificate to Travel by requesting a Travel Declaration.
  • Present a negative coronavirus test completed within 72 hours before entering the country.
  • Travelers are required to take antigen tests on days 2, 5, and 10 after their arrival. 


beaches are reopen in curacao

Curaçao lifted entry bans and started reopening for tourists on June 12, 2020, adding more countries to the list July 1. Only certain countries are allowed to visit the country at this time. 

As of November 2021, all nations can visit Curaçao.

Entry Requirements include:

  • Complete the Digital Immigration Card before departure.
  • Fill out the Passenger Locator Card before departure. Both online (and then re-upload the finished copy) plus printed/filled out copy to have on your person for customs upon arrival.
  • All travelers entering Curaçao will need to show a negative result from a certified COVID-19 PCR-test and carry a printed document of proof with them. The PCR test needs to be taken at maximum 48 hours prior to departure at an accredited laboratory.
  • Unvaccinated travelers need to take an additional PCR test on the third day after arrival.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic beach with national flag

The Dominican Republic began reopening for tourists from all countries starting on July 1st, 2020. 

Entry Requirements include:

  • Random COVID-19 Breathalyzer tests upon arrival 
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • Health declaration


Grenada is Reopening for Tourism July 15

The beautiful Caribbean nation of Grenada officially reopened their borders for tourism on July 15th, 2020.

Entry Requirements:

As of November 2021, only vaccinated travelers are allowed entry. They must have a negative 72-hour PCR test before arrival, and they may be required additional testing upon arrival.


The French overseas region of Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean, has officially reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing select nations to now visit..

All nations are permitted to enter Guadeloupe for tourism with the exception ofUSA, Brazil, India, Israel, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Those 6 nations remain banned until further notice.

Update: As of November 2021, vaccinated travelers from all nations are allowed entry. 

Entry Requirements:

  • All passengers require a negative PCR test taken with results present within 72 hours of departure (children under 11 are exempt)
  • Passengers will have to present a sworn statement that they do not show symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days preceding the flight


haiti reopening tourism

Haiti officially began reopening its borders to ALL international tourists on July 1, 2020.  

Passengers going into Haiti will require proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Proof of recovery for entry is also possible. Two documents are needed: a previous positive test aged more than 14 days, plus a doctor's certificate stating recovery. 


jamaica reopening

Jamaica officially began reopening its borders to ALL international tourists on June 15th, 2020.  

Entry Requirements:

  • Beginning June 15, all arriving passengers to Jamaica will be required to have a Travel Authorization prior to check-in for a flight to Jamaica.
  • Starting March 11, 2021, passengers arriving to Jamaica will need to show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3 days before the flight.

Upon arrival the tourist will undergo a health screening.

A- Tourists with no symptoms and traveling from low-risk areas will not require a mandatory test at the airport. They will then freely be allowed to travel to their hotel and enjoy their trip. No quarantine, but note that you will be required to stay in a designated area for the entirety of your stay, regardless if you are vaccinated or not.

B- Tourists with symptoms or traveling from a high-risk area or deemed high-risk will be tested at the airport. They will have to await the test results under quarantine at a hotel. (up to 48 hours)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Reopening

St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing tourists from all countries to visit.

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry: All countries welcome
  • Screening: All countries must fill out the ‘VICNY’ covid questionnaire form
  • Testing: All travelers, including those fully vaccinated, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival.
Vaccinated travelers do not need additional tests or quarantine. Meanwhile, the protocols for unvaccinated travelers will depend on which country they are from.

St. Barths

st.barths reopening tourism

St.Barths began officially reopening its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and allowing vaccinated visitors from all countries to enter.

Entry Requirements:

  • The government is requiring all incoming passengers bring with them 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.
  • If any tourists is staying longer than 7 days on the island, they will need to be tested again on the 7th day of their stay.
  • Travelers must present a sworn statement that they have no symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days preceding the flight.

  • Children below 10 do not need testing

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. kitts and nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis announced it will be reopening its borders for international tourism in October stated Prime Minister Timothy Harris.

As of June 2021, only fully-vaccinated travelers are allowed entry to St. Kitts & Nevis.

Entry Requirements:

  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • All travelers must book a Travel Approved accommodation before arrival and take a PCR test ($100) upon arrival at the hotel
  • Quarantine for 24 hours

St. Maarten

st.barths reopening tourism

St. Maarten officially reopened for international tourism on July 1st, following the reopening of Princess Juliana Airport (SXM).

Entry Requirements:

  • Unvaccinated passengers who have been in the United States or Canada for the past 14 days are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to boarding and bring the negative test results with them.
  • The ministry of tourism also states that incoming travelers MAY also be randomly tested upon arrival.
  • Complete the self health declaration 
  • Have a health insurance

Turks and Caicos 

turks and caicos resort

The Turks and Caicos Islands will be reopening for tourism on July 22nd with new safety protocols in place. As of November 2021, only fully vaccinated tourists are allowed entry.

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. 

Entry Requirements:

Here is what is needed to get the TCI Sticker:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours of travel.
  • Medical/ Travel insurance that covers medevac, any costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care at the local hospital.
  • Completed health screening questionnaire and travel authorization form.

U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Have Reopened For International Tourism

The U.S. Virgin Islands have officially reopened their borders for tourism on June 1st, allowing both American visitors and international tourists to enter, but you can only fly from the United States.

Entry Requirements:

  • Use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and get cleared to travel.
  • A negative PCR test no older than 3 days from departure. 
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Originally published July 21, 2020 with updates