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  all travelers, but a handful of islands continue to enforce testing and varying 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 Sept. 23.

Anguilla: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 25

Vaccinated travelers:

Must present proof of vaccination status; pre-arrival testing requirements have been eliminated.

Unvaccinated adults:

Must present a negative PCR test taken within three days of travel.

Children:

Unvaccinated minors under 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated travelers.

Antigua and Barbuda: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Sept. 3.

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

Aruba: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 1

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 or antigen 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 Sept. 23

All travelers:

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

Bermuda: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 25

Vaccinated travelers:

Visitors 2 and older must provide proof of vaccination, uploaded to the traveler authorization form 24 to 48 hours before arrival, and provide a negative test result, either an antigen test taken within two days of travel or a PCR test taken within four days of travel.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Unvaccinated visitors must take a supervised Covid test no more than two days before arrival and then test again on Day 4.

All travelers:

Must have valid travel health insurance and must upload proof of it to their Travel Authorization form for approval. 

Children: 

Bonaire: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 9 

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 Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine is required. 

Cayman Islands: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 25

All travelers:

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

Cuba: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated April 14

All travelers:

No Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine is 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.

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 Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine 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 Aug. 25

All travelers: 

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

Dominican Republic: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Feb. 23

All travelers:

No vaccination proof, negative test result or quarantine required. 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: 

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

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 Covid test, proof of vaccination or quarantine is required. 

Martinique: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Aug. 25

All 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:

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

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). 

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

Updated Aug. 17

All travelers:

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

More information:

Guests must complete an online customs and immigration ED card for ease of transit through the St. Kitts and Nevis border management agency. 

St. Lucia: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Sept. 2

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

More information:

Visitors must still fill out a health screening form prior to arrival. 

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 Sept. 23

Vaccinated travelers:

Complete the pre-arrival form, show proof of vaccination. No test or quarantine is required.

Unvaccinated travelers: 

Must show proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival or negative antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival, and may be restested on arrival.

Children: 

Travelers under 18 may follow the protocol of their parent or guardian.

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 18 and older who are not vaccinated will not be permitted entry.

Children:

Trinidad and Tobago: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated Sept. 23

All travelers:

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

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

Updated Aug. 9

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

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