Holiday Vacationing in the Caribbean Opens for US Travelers
US travelers have been restricted from many countries, including the Caribbean islands, due to COVID-19 and the Delta variant. But now, more islands are opening to vacationers, making holiday travel possible for 2021 and beyond.
When planning your holiday in the Caribbean, be sure to check the local requirements for each island you will be visiting, as they each have their specific protocol.
Listed are the Caribbean Islands open to US travelers as of October 2021:
- Anguilla – Open November 1 for the fully vaccinated.
- Antigua and Barbuda – Open for those with a negative PCR test and one vaccine dose.
- Aruba – Requires a negative PCR and embarkation/disembarkation card.
- The Bahamas – Bahamas Travel Health Visa and a negative PCR or antigen test are needed.
- Barbados – Need a completed Immigration and Customs form with a negative PCR test.
- Bermuda – Requires an online authorization and a negative PCR test.
- Bonaire – Proof of negative test and other requirements needed.
- British Virgin Islands – Different requirements for the fully vaccinated and unvaccinated.
- Cuba - Health Declaration, negative PCR test, and a Cuba Tourist Card required.
- Curacao – Several requirements are outlined for a visit to Curacao.
- Dominica – A health questionnaire and negative PCR test begins the process. More upon arrival.
- Dominican Republic – Traveler’s Health Affidavit and other forms needed as outlined at Go Dominican.
- Grenada – Fully vaccinated welcome with a 48-hour quarantine upon arrival and a negative test to follow.
- Guadeloupe – Fully vaccinated welcome with a negative PCR test.
- Jamaica – Consult curfew hours and more on the site Visit Jamaica.
- Martinique - Fully vaccinated welcome with a negative PCR test.
- Monserrat - Fully vaccinated welcome with a negative PCR test and a complete Access Declaration Form.
- Puerto Rico – Travelers fill out an online Travel Declaration Form to obtain an Airport Exit Confirmation Number and a QR code. Additional requirements are enforced based on vaccination status. Check Discover Puerto Rico for details.
- Saba and St. Eustatius – Vaccination and health application needed.
- St. Kitts and Nevis - Fully vaccinated welcome with a travel form.
- St. Lucia - Fully vaccinated welcome with a pre-arrival authorization form.
- St. Maarten - Fully vaccinated welcome with a health pre-authorization form.
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Pre-arrival form, negative test, and arrival test needed.
- Turks and Caicos- Must be fully vaccinated.
- Trinidad and Tobago - Fully vaccinated welcome with a negative PCR test and a Travel Pass application.
- US Virgin Islands – Apply through the USVI travel portal and obtain a negative PCR test for all guests.
Reentry into America for US Travelers
As with most places these days, reentry into the US requires a negative COVID test with one exception. A test is not needed if you are entering a US territory like Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands.
The Caribbean Islands are happy to be returning to normal travel with caution and anticipation.
CITED: Travelweekly.com, CNN.com