Caribbean travel: Covid entry rules, island by island

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All Caribbean islands have opened to tourism from the U.S., but travel rules are different for each country. Updated regularly with new information.
All Caribbean islands have opened to tourism from the U.S., but travel rules are different for each country. Updated regularly with new information. Credit: Jennifer Martins

Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism. Most islands have dropped pre-arrival Covid testing for vaccinated travelers, but regulations are still particularly varied when it comes to entry protocols for unvaccinated travelers.

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Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country. To make this information easier to understand, we are segmenting each entry into entry-requirement information for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers and specific rules for children.

Protocols can be nuanced and can change quickly; please double-check requirements on this page with the countries' official websites; Travel Weekly is not responsible for errors or omissions in this guide. For more information on travel, see the global travel map, powered by Sherpa.

Updated Aug. 17. 

A negative Covid test is no longer required for all travelers to enter the U.S.

Anguilla: open to vaccinated travelers

Updated July 18

Vaccinated travelers:

Must present proof of vaccination status and a negative PCR test result taken within three days of travel or a rapid antigen test done within two days of travel. Travelers who have been vaccinated for more than six months prior to travel but have not had booster dose are subject to testing upon arrival at their own expense ($50).

Unvaccinated adults:

Not allowed to enter.

Children:

Unvaccinated minors under 5 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated travelers.

More information:

As of Aug. 8, Anguilla plans to drop pre-arrival testing requirements for vaccinated travelers. Unvaccinated travelers will be able to enter as of Aug. 8, but they must present a negative PCR test taken within three days of arrival.

Antigua and Barbuda: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated July 29

Vaccinated travelers:

All travelers 18 and over must be fully vaccinated. No pre-entry Covid test required. Must complete a health declaration form upon arrival. 

Unvaccinated adults:

Not permitted entry.

Children:

Unvaccinated minors (5-18) must present a negative PCR test result done within four days of arrival. Children under 5 do not require any test.

Aruba: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 1

All travelers:

Travelers no longer need to present a negative Covid test or proof of vaccination. Visitors must fill out Aruba's Embarkation/Debarkation Card and answer questions about their recent health. Aruba requires the purchase of visitor insurance as part of the arrival form. 

Bahamas: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated June 16

Vaccinated travelers:

Show proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Travelers ages 2 and over must present proof of RT-PCR test taken within three days of arrival. 

Children:

Children under 2 years are exempt from test requirements. 

Barbados: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated June 3

Vaccinated travelers:

No Covid test needed for entry. Must download BMISafe app and complete travel form with vaccination proof within 24 hours of arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Must produce a negative PCR or antigen test done within three days of arrival and download the BMI Safe app. Must be tested on arrival. If positive, the traveler must quarantine until a negative result is obtained.

Children:

Unvaccinated travelers under the age of 18 are allowed to enter if accompanied by vaccinated parents/guardians; travelers under 5 are not subject to testing requirements. 

Bermuda: open to vaccinated travelers

Updated July 29

Vaccinated travelers:

Visitors 2 and older must provide proof of vaccination, negative antigen result taken within two days of arrival or PCR result within four days of arrival. This information must be uploaded to traveler authorization form 24 to 48 hours before arrival; the fee is $40. 

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted entry.

Children: 

Visitors age 2 and over need to provide a test as stated above. 

Bonaire: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 9 

All travelers:

No Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine is required. 

British Virgin Islands: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated July 15

All travelers:

No test, vaccination or quarantine required.

Cayman Islands: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated June 30

Vaccinated travelers:

Upload information to Travel Portal

Unvaccinated travelers:

Unvaccinated travelers 12 and over are not permitted to enter except those who have close ties to Cayman residents. No entry tests are required, but they must quarantine for seven days.

Children:

11 years and under can travel with vaccinated adults. 

Cuba: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 14

All travelers:

Proof of vaccination and pre-entry Covid test no longer required. Travelers are subject to random testing upon arrival and, if positive, must quarantine in a government facility or hospital for 14 days at own expense.

Children: 

12 and under are exempt from vaccination and PCR test.

More information:

American visitors are barred from strictly tourist vacations to the all-inclusive resorts on the north coast but can travel to Cuba under 12 specific categories, the most popular of which is Support for the Cuban People. 

Curacao: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated March 9

All travelers:

No quarantine or pre-entry Covid test is required. Must complete the digital immigration card online prior to departure and fill out the passenger locator card within 48 hours of departure. Once the passenger locator card is received via email, travelers should bring digital or printed copy with them. 

Dominica: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 13

Vaccinated travelers:

Show proof of vaccination prior to boarding flight to Dominica and on arrival. No pre-arrival form or testing required.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Produce PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival or rapid antigen test from certified facility within 48 hours of arrival. 

Children:

Visitors 12 and under will assume the status of parents or guardian.

Dominican Republic: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Feb. 23

All travelers:

No vaccination proof, negative test result or quarantine required. Travelers ages 18 and over must fill out the Electoral Ticket portal required for entry and exit within 72 hours of arrival. Information for up to six family members can be included on one application.Two QR codes will be generated, one for entry, one for exit. There is a brief health screening upon arrival on passengers selected at random.

Grenada: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 13

All travelers: 

All Covid entry regulations are eliminated.

Guadeloupe: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 5

All travelers:

No Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine required.

Haiti: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Feb. 4

All travelers:

2 years and up must provide a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken within one day before departure to Haiti, regardless of vaccination status. No quarantine on arrival.

Jamaica: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 22

All travelers:

No travel authorization, Covid test, quarantine or proof of vaccination is required.

Martinique: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 5

Vaccinated travelers: 

No Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine required.

Montserrat: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 5

All travelers:

No pre-travel Covid test is required; however, all visitors, regardless of vaccination status will be tested upon arrival. Arriving people who test positive must quarantine for 10 days.

Puerto Rico: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated May 16

All travelers:

Proof of vaccination or negative test is not required for U.S. travelers.

Saba and St. Eustatius (Statia): Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 13

All travelers:

Saba and Statia have eliminated all travel requirements for entry for all travelers.

For travelers entering through St. Maarten, the St. Maarten EHAS entry rules still apply and an EHAS form is mandatory when in transit. 

St. Barts: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 17

All travelers:

No Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine required.. 

More information:

If connecting through St. Maarten, complete pre-arrival Electronic Health Authorization System form within 72 hours of arrival in St. Maarten (required in both directions). Vaccinated travelers filling out the EHAS form receive immediate pre-approval once the form is filled out in its entirety. Unvaccinated travelers must fill out the form within 72 hours of arrival in St. Maarten.

St. Kitts and Nevis: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 17

All travelers:

All travelers are welcome and are not required to present a negative Covid test, show proof of vaccination or quarantine upon arrival. Guests must complete an online customs and immigration ED card for ease of transit through the St. Kitts and Nevis border management agency. They will not receive an approval for entry in response to completing the form as this is no longer required.

St. Lucia: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 13

Vaccinated travelers:

Bring proof of vaccination to check-in, boarding and entry to St. Lucia. No pre-entry Covid test or online pre-registration required.

Unvaccinated travelers: 

All those 5 and older who are not vaccinated must submit results of a negative PCR test within five days of travel. Must stay in Covid-certified accommodations for duration of their visit.

Children:

Unvaccinated children ages 5 to 17 traveling with vaccinated family members must be tested on arrival and remain in quarantine until negative test result is received. 

St. Maarten/St. Martin: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Feb. 28

Vaccinated travelers:

No test result required for entry for those vaccinated and those who have recovered from Covid in the past nine months.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Provide results of a negative PCR test result taken 48 hours prior to arrival or an antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival.

Children:

Children 5 and over who are not fully vaccinated must show results of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

More information:

The health authorization form (Electronic Health Authorization System-EHAS) is required for all travelers and must be submitted within 72 hours of arrival. Effective Aug. 1, vaccinated travelers filling out the EHAS form receive immediate pre-approval once the form is filled out in its entirety. The St. Maarten SXM Protection Plan is mandatory for all travelers. Plan rate varies depending on the traveler's age and covers hospital costs, ICU costs, doctor consultation, Covid tests and medical evacuation, if necessary.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated March 24

Vaccinated travelers:

Complete the pre-arrival form, show proof of vaccination and results of rapid antigen test result taken within 24 hours of arrival or PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. No test or quarantine on arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers: 

Must show proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival, may be retested upon arrival and must quarantine in a Tourism Approved/Ministry of Health approved accommodation at their own expense and may be retested during quarantine.

Children: 

Travelers under 18 may follow the protocol of vaccinated adult or family member.

Turks and Caicos: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated April 27

Vaccinated travelers:

An entry test, proof of insurance or information for the TCI Assured portal are no longer required. Travelers are required to show proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Visitors 16 and older who are not vaccinated will not be permitted entry.

Children:

Unvaccinated children under 16 accompanied by vaccinated family members are allowed to enter.

Trinidad and Tobago: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated June 3

Vaccinated travelers:

Must show proof of vaccination on arrival. The TTravel Pass requirement has been discontinued.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Must produce a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

Children:

16 and over follow protocols of vaccinated travelers; 15 and under traveling with vaccinated adults are exempt from pre-arrival testing.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 9

All travelers: 

No Covid documents or tests required. No pre-travel forms required. 

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