The latest on travel to the Caribbean: Requirements for U.S. travelers

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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. But many islands have adopted different restrictions and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers; some have begun easing travel restrictions.

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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 kids.

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.

A negative Covid test, taken within one day of travel, is required for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, to enter the U.S., with the exception of U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Updated May 2.

Anguilla: open to vaccinated travelers

Updated April 1

Vaccinated travelers:

Fully vaccinated travelers who are 18 and over no longer need to apply for permission to enter the country. Must present proof of vaccination status, a negative PCR test result taken within three days of travel or a rapid antigen test done within two days of travel. No testing on arrival for those fully vaxxed within the last six months and for those who have had a booster shot.  Travelers who have been vaxxed 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 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated travelers.

Antigua and Barbuda: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated March 15

Vaccinated travelers:

Travelers 18 and over must present proof of vaccination and present results of a RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test taken within four days of travel. Home tests, self-administered test and saliva samples are not accepted. Must complete Health Declaration form on arrival. Some vaxxed passengers with rapid antigen test result may be required to take a RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and await results. 

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted entry.

Children:

Children ages 5 to 18 must submit proof of negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test taken within four days of travel. 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: March 6

Vaccinated travelers:

Show proof of vaccination and either a negative rapid antigen or RT-PCR test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Travelers ages 12 and over must present proof of RT-PCR test taken within three days of arrival. Must complete daily health questionnaire while in Bahamas.

Children:

Those ages 2 to 11 must show proof of either a rapid antigen or RT-PCR test taken within three days of arrival; children under 2 years are exempt from test requirements. Must complete daily health questionnaire while in Bahamas.

More information:

Travelers ages 18 and over must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa; pay insurance (cost is included in visa fee and is dependent upon length of stay and vaccination status); 17 and under can have their profile added within the account of their parent or guardian. 

Barbados: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Feb. 28

Vaccinated travelers:

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within one day of arrival from accredited medical facility or a PCR test result taken within three days of arrival. Download BMISafe app and complete travel form via the app with test result within 24 hours prior to arrival and vaccination proof. 

Unvaccinated travelers:

Same as above, plus a three-day quarantine with test on day 4 to exit quarantine.

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 March 9

Vaccinated travelers:

12 and over must be vaccinated, effective March 7. 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, which includes return testing for U.S.-bound travelers. 

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted entry.

Children: 

Visitors age 2 and over need to provide a test as stated above. Those age 11 and under do not need vaccination as long as they are accompanied by vaccinated family members.

Bonaire: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated: April 27. 

All travelers:

No Covid tests are required, proof of vaccination or quarantine is required. Travelers must fill out a health declaration form 12 to 24 hours before departure, print the form and keep in hand luggage in case a public health officer asks to see it.

Children:

Parents must complete a health form for every child.

British Virgin Islands: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated: April 19

Vaccinated travelers:

Must produce proof of vaccination and a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken no later than 48 hours prior to arrival. Not required to register on the entry portal or test upon arrival. (If the test result is older than 48 hours, whether due to delays or overnight layovers, fully vaccinated travelers are required to register on the portal and take a rapid antigen test on the day of arrival). 

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers:

Must show proof of a PCR negative test result taken within five days of arrival and take rapid antigen test upon arrival. 

Children:

17 and under do not have to register on the entry portal if traveling with parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated; must produce negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within five days of arrival and test on arrival.

More information:

All travelers must produce proof of travel insurance covering Covid medical and quarantine accommodations costs.

Cayman Islands: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated: Feb. 18

Vaccinated travelers:

Proof of negative rapid antigen result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival for travelers 5 and up; vaccination proof for those 12 and up; medial insurance. Upload information to Travel Portal. No quarantine or on-island testing is required.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Quarantine for 7 days. Can be released if consecutive lateral flow tests during their stay are negative.

Children:

11 years and under can travel with vaccinated adults. Proof of negative rapid antigen result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival for travelers 5 and up.  

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 pre-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, including pre-entry test, health declaration form, test or health screening upon arrival.

Guadeloupe: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated: Feb. 21

Vaccinated travelers:

12 and over must present proof of vaccination and negative RT-PCR test result taken within 24 hours of arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers:

12 and over must justify the visit for compelling reason, e.g. a emergency health reason or to render professional services; a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 24 hours of arrival must be provided.

Children:

11 and under when accompanied by vaccinated adult do not need vaccination.

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, pre-entry Covid test, quarantine or proof of vaccination is required to enter.

Martinique: Open to vaccinated travelers

Updated: April 13

Vaccinated travelers: 

Must present proof of full vaccination and a PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding or an antigen test taken within 48 hours of boarding.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted entry except for an "overriding" personal or professional reason; documentation of reason, a PCR test and quarantine on arrival are all required.

Children: 

Children 11 years and under are exempt from vaccination requirements if they are traveling with a vaccinated adult.

Montserrat: open to vaccinated travelers

Updated April 13

Vaccinated travelers:

All visitors must be fully vaccinated, show proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days prior to entry, answer health questions and test upon arrival ($56). If positive, quarantine for 10 days and test on Day 8.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted entry.

Children:

Children 5 and over must also submit a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result and follow the same instructions as above. Children under 5 are exempt from pre-entry test requirements.  

Puerto Rico: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 13

All travelers:

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

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

Updated: April 13

Vaccinated travelers:

All travelers 11 years and up must fill out Electronic Health Authorization System form 24 hours before arrival and submit proof of vaccine, travel insurance and a negative antigen result taken within 24 hours or PCR result taken within 48 hours of arrival. Antigen test required for all travelers on day 5 (day of travel  is day 0).

No test required for vaccinated travelers who have received a booster shot.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Same as above.

Childrean:

No pre-entry test is required for those 10 and under.

St. Barts: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated: March 16

Vaccinated travelers:

Proof of vaccination required for age 18 and over or children between 12 and 17 who are traveling alone, No pre-arrival test required. 

Unvaccinated or non fully vaccinated travelers:

Present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result done within 48 hours of flight departure.

Children:

Unvaccinated children 5 and over must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result done within 48 hours of flight departure

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).

St. Kitts and Nevis: open to vaccinated travelers

Updated: April 13

Vaccinated travelers:

Must complete a  travel authorization form and include proof of vaccination and a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of travel. The form must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to travel. Must book at travel-approved accommodations on St. Kitts and Nevis.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Entry not permitted for unvaccinated travelers 17 and older.

Children:

Children 17 and under traveling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians must have a negative RT-PCR test. 

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 negative 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. 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

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: March 24

Vaccinated travelers:

Provide proof  of vaccination and test results from negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. Apply via travel form within 72 prior to departure.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted to enter.

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: March 16

Vaccinated travelers: 

Provide proof of vaccination. No entry test required.

Unvaccinated travelers:

5 and up must continue to submit a negative antigen or PCR test result taken within five days of arrival.

More information:

Travelers must also receive pre-travel clearance from the USVI Travel Portal. Passports are not required for U.S. citizens to enter US territories such as the USVI or Puerto Rico. The USVI's status as a U.S. territory excludes it from the CDC requirement for a negative Covid test before entering or returning to the U.S.

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