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Caribbean Destinations With No Restrictions This Fall & Winter

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With colder weather shortly setting in, travelers are eagerly planning their Caribbean escapes for this coming fall and winter. In order to make planning easier, Travel Off Path has gone through each Caribbean destination to see which are 100% restriction free for travelers. In short, this means travelers will not need to take tests, show proof of vaccine, or quarantine on arrival. All the countries listed below are open and operating like before the pandemic, making for the ultimate stress-free vacation.

Caribbean island beach with people enjoying vacation

Travelers should also be aware of the requirements of their own countries and any countries they may need to transit between. Unless otherwise stated, each country listed is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens. Travelers from other countries are likely free to travel as well but should verify on official sites. For convenience, links have been provided to each country’s site for current travel regulations.

Overhead shot of beach in aruba in the caribbean

Caribbean Countries That Are 100% Restriction Free

British Virgin Islands in Caribbean
Runaway bay in jamaica in the caribbean
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Saba
    • Protocol Site
    • Restrictions Lifted May 1st, 2022
    • Travelers transiting through St. Maarten are required to fill out the country’s Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS), regardless of vaccination status.
  • St. Eustatius
    • Protocol Site
    • Restrictions Lifted May 11th, 2022
    • Travelers transiting through St. Maarten are required to fill out the country’s Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS), regardless of vaccination status.
woman beach saint st lucia
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Barthélemy
    • Protocol Site
    • Restrictions Lifted August 1st, 2022
    • Travelers transiting through St. Maarten are required to fill out the country’s Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS), regardless of vaccination status.
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USVI OPEN
Sailboat In The Caribbean, US Virgin Islands

Caribbean Countries That Are Almost Restriction Free

  • Puerto Rico
    • Only entirely open to American citizens. International travelers will have to show proof of vaccination.
    • Restrictions Lifted June 12th, 2022
  • Dominican Republic
    • The only measure still in place is potential random testing upon landing.
    • Restrictions Lifted April 23rd, 2022

Where Are Travelers Headed?

Montego Bay, Jamaica

People enjoy Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay Jamaica on a sunny day.

Jamaica was recently named the leading destination in the Caribbean and is also considered one of the best vacation spots for this fall and winter. Additionally, one of Jamaica’s tourist hotspots, Montego Bay, is regarded as the trendiest destination for 2022, and its airport is considered the best airport to fly into the Caribbean. Its vast selection of all-inclusive resorts also makes it a great destination to call home for a week or two this winter.

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun hotel zone with paraglider in the foreground

Cancun is another favorite for Americans traveling this fall and winter. Consequently, a recent report stated that Cancun ranks #1 for U.S. travelers this fall. In response, Cancun has added 38% (9.2 million total) more available airline seats than there were in 2019 in order to accommodate the surge in interest. Mexico was also one of the first destinations to remove all Covid requirements, and it seems to be paying off this year as travelers begin to get out there again after two years of restrictions.

Aerial view looking north of the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera) and the beautiful beaches of Cancún, Mexico

A Word Of Caution

The worst days of the pandemic seem to be behind us, but that doesn’t mean these countries couldn’t change their policies. In fact, Germany recently announced that they would be reinstating their mask mandate for the winter. Always check travel requirements before heading off to your destination. Covid protocols, visa requirements, and other travel rules could all affect your trip, so it’s essential to double-check before heading to the airport.

Finally, after ensuring everything is in order, jet off to one of these beautiful Caribbean destinations this fall and winter for a vacation you won’t forget!

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