Caribbean Islands Slash COVID Travel Restrictions

Caribbean News…
15 May 2022 6:25am

COVID travel restrictions in the Caribbean have made it difficult for people all over the world to enjoy their tropical vacations as usual in the past few years. 

However, as things begin to change regarding the pandemic, many island destinations are reducing restrictions in an effort to encourage more visitors and boost tourism revenue. 

In Aruba, for example, you no longer need to present a negative COVID test to be allowed entry. However, there are still isolation protocols in place and you may have to wear a mask if a specific establishment or location requires it. Of course, it is in your best interest to wear a mask and follow all other safety protocols for everyone’s benefit. 

The Bahamas has fewer COVID travel restrictions in the Caribbean. But, they still require what they call a health visa to travel there. You do need proof of health if you are not vaccinated as well. 

The Dominican Republic and Jamaica have similar rules. Most of the countries in the Caribbean who do allow unvaccinated adults and children to come for a visit do require testing. Either before entry or during your stay. 

The number of countries requiring a full COVID vaccination series to travel there increases over time. They currently include Guadalupe, Bermuda, Antigua, Anguilla, Martinique, Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos. 

Take the time to look at the CDC’s rates of infection before planning your vacation. Of course, things can change considerably between the time you book your cruise or buy a plane ticket and the actual date. 

Source: South Florida Caribbean News

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