Caribbean Covid Requirements
If there is one thing that everyone is craving for right now, it’s to get away. Sandy shores and clear water isn’t so far away now with the increased number of COVID-19 vaccines that have helped ease entry requirements for Caribbean travel. Some hotels and resorts provide on-site testing so that visitors can comply with the CDC’s requirements. All visitors should test negative before going back to their home country. Here is a breakdown of some of the Caribbean islands you can visit if you are coming from the US, Canada, or the UK. Read more about Caribbean covid requirements below.
1. Anguilla – Covid Requirements
If you are planning to travel to Anguilla, then ensure to get your vaccine three weeks before traveling to the island. It is required that all visitors submit a negative PCR test three to five days before departure and upon their return. All international travelers apply online to enter the island. If eligible, travelers who stay at a resort, licensed villa, or hotel are exempted from quarantine once they receive their on-arrival test results. All visitors are tested again on the fourth day, which could cost about $200. Find out more about visiting Anguilla.
2. Antigua and Barbuda – Covid Requirments
If you are fully vaccinated, you’re able to travel to Antigua and Barbuda without taking any further tests. Partially or unvaccinated travelers must show a negative PCR result taken no more than three days or a Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. Upon arrival, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers must take a PCR test at their own expense. Children below the age of five are exempted from testing and all fully vaccinated travelers should stay in certified accommodation. Home PCR tests are not accepted. Read further information here.
3. The Bahamas – Covid Requirements
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors are allowed in the Bahamas. According to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, fully vaccinated visitors must be prepared to show proof of vaccination before boarding the flight to the Bahamas. If you are traveling as an unvaccinated visitor (ages 2 or older) to the Bahamas, you will have to show a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test result taken within three days of arrival. Children younger than 2 years are exempt from testing requirements. Keep up to date with Bahamas entry requirements.
4. Barbados – Covid Requirements
As of May 25, vaccinated travelers no longer have to take a COVID-19 test to enter Barbados. Unvaccinated travelers must show a negative COVID-19 test result from a PCR, Rapid PCR, or Antigen test taken within 3 days of arrival to Barbados. Upon arrival, unvaccinated travelers will be asked to take a Rapid Antigen test and upon a negative test result, they will be able to enjoy everything Barbados has to offer. Read the latest Barbados covid requirements here
5. Bermuda – Covid Requirments
Before being allowed to stay in Bermuda, travelers will have to show proof of their current vaccination status and negative COVID-19 results. Both PCR and antigen tests are allowed. This should be done two days after arrival. As a traveler, the above information should be filled in an authorization form within 48 hours. You should note that an up-to-date vaccination status means you received your second dose within six months or you have received three doses of the vaccine. There are no further tests required, but if your country of origin requires a negative test on your return, then Bermuda will automatically schedule that for you. Read the latest Bermuda covid requirements here.
6. The Cayman Islands – Covid Requirments
The Cayman Islands are open to all vaccinated travelers and their children who are 11 or older. Unvaccinated visitors who do not have ties to the islands are not permitted (those who own businesses or properties, or who have family on the islands). For more details, visit the Cayman Island official page.
7. The Dominican Republic – Covid Requirments
Travelers to the Dominican Republic do not have to show a vaccination record, PCR, or antigen test result to enter the island. All travelers should fill out a traveler’s health affidavit before arriving. Keep up to date with the Dominican Republic Covid requirements.
8. Grenada – Covid Requirments
Travelers to Grenada don’t have to show proof of vaccination or any Covid-19 test results to enter the country. Read more information about Grenada tourism.
9. Guadeloupe – Covid Requirements
Guadeloupe has opened all its doors to tourists who are 12 and older, who are fully vaccinated, meaning two shots plus a booster. Unvaccinated travelers will have to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival or roof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours. Children under 12 do not have to undergo any testing. Read more about the Covid requirements here.
10. Jamaica – Covid Requirments
Travelers to Jamaica are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test result. All travelers need is a valid passport and to fill in the Customs & Immigration form ahead of arrival.
11. St. Vincent and The Grenadines – Covid Requirements
Fully vaccinated travelers are welcome to St. Vincent and The Grenadines as long as they’ve received the second dose of the vaccine 2 weeks prior to traveling. They will not have to complete any forms prior to arrival nor complete a Covid-19 test.
Unvaccinated travelers must arrive on the islands with a negative Covid-19 test result, either a Rapid Antigen test conducted within 24 hours prior to travel or a PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. There will also be a mandatory quarantine for 5 days in an approved quarantine hotel at the cost of the traveler. Travelers should also restest themselves between day three and day four to get discharged from Quarantine. Read more about travel guidelines to St. Vincent and The Grenadines. If you’re looking for guidance as you plan your getaway, contact us today.