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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. 

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Caribbean Countries Reopening For Tourism

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua-and-Barbuda-Reopening-To-International-Tourists-on-June-4th

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

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 7 days from depature.
  • 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

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 -OR- pre-paying for a PCR test upon arrival and quarantining for up to 24 hours waiting for results.
  • Purchase Aruba Covid Coverage insurance for duration of trip (premiums average about $15 per day)
  • Agree to health screening and temperature checks upon arrival
  • To wear a mask during the flight and at the airport

There are also new restrictions in place for American tourists. 

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

Bahamas

Bahamas Coast line

The Bahamas reopened for tourism on July 1st, 2020.

Effective as of July 22, 2020, The Bahamas will BAN all international flights with the exception of flights from Canada, the United Kingdom and EU nations. 

Entry Requirements include: 

  • All incoming visitors must present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test upon arrival. Results must be no more than ten (10) days old.

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

Barbados

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 where the travelers are coming from.

Entry Requirements include: 

All tourists visiting Barbados, whether from a high-risk or low-risk country is required to bring with them a negative-PCR test.

    • High-risk countries must obtain the test within 72-hours of departure
    • Low-risk countries will have 1-week to obtain the test for departure

See which countries are considered low or high risk and all health protocols for traveling to the Barbados

Belize

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 book flights and hotel
  • Hotel will inform traveler that the Belize Health app must be downloaded
  • Complete all required information on health app
  • Travelers are encouraged to take a COVID PCR test within 72 hours of travel for fast track at airport
  • Passengers who do not bring a negative test will be tested at the airport at a cost to the traveler
  • 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

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. 

Entry Requirements include: 

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

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.

Entry Requirements include: 

  • 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. 

Curaçao

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. 

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 72 hours prior to departure at an accredited laboratory.

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:

  • Visitors must have proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or nasal swab test result recorded within five days of their arrival.
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • Health declaration

Grenada

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:

Travelers will fall into three different risk categories that will determine what entry requirements tourists will need to follow before traveling to Grenada.

Guadeloupe

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.

Visitors from the United States remain banned until further notice.

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.

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

haiti reopening tourism

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

Entry Requirements:

  • A 14-day quarantine has been rumoured by some sources, with others saying it has not yet been put into place. 

Upon arrival the tourist will undergo a temperature check.

  • A health form declaration card will also need to be filled out (handed out by the airline)

Flights have already resumed from USA and Canada, and major hotels have reopened. 

Jamaica

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.

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.

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:

Depending on the date you are arriving to St Vincent and the Grenadines, entry requirements will differ.

SVG Reopening Phase 1:
July 1 – July 31

  • Entry: All countries welcome
  • Screening: All countries must fill out the ‘VICNY’ covid questionnaire form
  • Testing: All countries tested upon arrival

SVG Reopening Phase 2:
August 1st onward

  • Entry: All countries welcome
  • Screening: All countries must fill out the ‘VICNY’ covid questionnaire form
  • Testing: High risk countries will be tested, low risk countries  and CARICOM countries will not be tested. Full list of countries to be made closer to the August 1st date.

St. Barths

st.barths reopening tourism

St.Barths began officially reopening its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and allowing 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 an incoming tourist cannot get tested before they come, they can be tested (at cost) at the airport upon arrival and wait in quarantine for 24 hours for test results
  • 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.
  • 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.

Entry Requirements:

All travelers arriving in St. Kitts and Nevis will need 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

St. Maarten

st.barths reopening tourism

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

All American tourists are banned until August 1st, 2020 at the earliest. 

Entry Requirements:

  • Inbound passengers to SXM 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 

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.

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 a health screening questionnaire.
 

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:

  • Visitors coming from a state that has higher than a 10% infection rate MUST bring a negative PCR test no older than 5 days from departure. 
  • Visitors coming from a state with an infection rate of between 7.5% and 10% are recommended to bring a negative PCR test. 
  • ALL visitors will have their temperature taken on arrival, as we as a health screening. Any symptomatic travelers will be tested and/or quarantined.  
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