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Caribbean: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

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Anguilla

September 21, 2020

Restriction expiration: October 31, 2020

​​​​​​General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • Can US Pax operate: Yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Leisure / Tourism
  • Test or forms required for entry: Proof of a negative COVID test, Health form and a Special invitation letter (Proof of entry which was provided by the Anguilla Government)
  • Quarantine Details: Mandatory 14-day Quarantine – at government-mandated facility or hotel.
  • Exemptions to Quarantine: No.
  • Country website resources:
General Restrictions for others: 
  • Persons wishing to visit Anguilla can register their interest by accessing the website www.beatcovid19.ai   Prospective visitors should note that approval to enter Anguilla will be at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Business Travel Allowed: Only highly-regulated pre-approved entry is permitted.
  • COVID-19 Test Required: Yes, less than 5 days old (reduced to 3 days in some cases) . On arrival, testing will be mandatory after 10 days
  • Health /Entry Form Required: Crew and passengers should bring standard health declaration, register at beatcovid19.ai, and proof of insurance.
  • Quarantine Required: Yes, Pax will have to remain in approved villas and will be tested again after 10 days, before being free to move around. A financial contribution will also be required to help the government fund the new procedures, and it’s not cheap. The least you will pay is $1000USD, and it increases with the length of your stay and how many you are travelling with. Until then only citizens, residents and work permit holders are allowed.

Crew Restrictions: Extended ground time and overnight stays are not permitted for crew. Expect quick turnarounds.


Antigua & Barbuda

September 12, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:
  • US PAX are allowed for Business, Leisure/Tourism, and Tech Stops
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test taken within 7 days of arrival
  • Health declaration form required
  • Quarantine is not required
  • Please contact your Universal Team for additional details required for travel.

General Information: International and Regional air traffic have resumed June 1st. Approvals are still needed from the Airport Authority 24 hours prior to the operation. The FBO terminal at this time will not be utilized. All traffic will be operated at the main terminal. The V.C. Bird International airports /TAPA is open for international and regional travel.

Implemented Protocols:
  • All arriving passengers are required to provide documented proof of a Negative Test for COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) taken within seven (7) days of their flight. This includes transiting passengers.
  • All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 in accordance with guidelines of the Quarantine Authority. Passengers failing test upon arrival will be quarantined.
  • Transiting passengers/Crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government designated facility to await departure.-Crew quarantine is required only if they have failed temperature checks and other testing currently being done upon arrival.

According to the country tourism authority, there are at least five hotels currently open.

Arriving passengers will be subject to enhanced health screenings and must test negative for COVID-19 no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.  All pax must have mask upon disembarkation.

All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities, upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.

All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to 14 days in accordance with the directions of the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines. Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.

Crew Restrictions: Overnight stay allowed. Hotels are currently available. Catering is available. Crew quarantine is required only if they have failed temperature checks and other testing currently being done upon arrival.


Aruba

September 19, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • US PAX are allowed for business, tourism and tech stops
    • See state restrictions in “general restrictions” section below
  • Proof of a negative PCR COVID test done within 72 hours before departure
  • Health form required
  • Negative COVID PCR test can be uploaded to ED card www.edcardaruba.aw. If not available, inbound passengers will undergo COVID 19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Quarantine for 24 hours pending test results.
  • Country website resources:

All private and unscheduled passenger flights require prior approval by the department of civil aviation Aruba. There are no travel restrictions in place for pax departing from Aruba and there are no travel restrictions in place for duty airline crew.

Aruba will start accepting flights from United States starting July 10. Stricter requirements are being enforced for travelers from US states with a high incidence of COVID-19 cases. Travelers from these states have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to traveling to Aruba via the Digital Embarkation-Disembarkation Card (ED card); they will not be able to use testing facilities at the airport upon arrival. These states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Travelers from the remaining US states and approved countries are not required to submit proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival; however, any persons arriving without such documentation will be tested at the airport at their own expense, followed by a mandatory 24-hour quarantine in their accommodations while awaiting test results. Passengers who decline to take the test and those who test positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined at an approved location.​  There is a nightly curfew of 0001 – 0500 UFN.​  Travelers from Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Central America, and South America remain banned.

All visitors will be required to comply with arrival, screening and health procedures as mandated by the Aruba Airport Authority and the Government of Aruba.

The mandatory requirements will include:

  • Complete the ED card online (also for residents) at www.edcardaruba.aw 72 hours before the trip to Aruba
  • Online ED card includes a health questionnaire
  • The negative COVID PCR test can be loaded onto the ED card
  • Health insurance is required for all NON residents www.arubavisitorsinsurance.aw
  • Pax must download the health application at www.edcardaruba.aw
  • The health declaration (GenDec) must be presented by Pilot in Command
  • Health exams (for people who have sent the results of their COVID PCR test before traveling to Aruba) consisting of a temperature check and a brief interview
  • COVID 19 PCR test if the above results have not been submitted
  • Quarantine for 24 hours pending test results
  • The crew will only undergo health exams upon arrival
  • All travelers wear a mask while in-flight to Aruba
  • While masks will not be required in Aruba, we strongly encourage visitors to have their mask handy for situations where social distancing proves difficult.

Passenger Restrictions: All passengers (including residents of Aruba) are required to provide a certified negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been taken within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed into Aruba. They are required to upload this test at www.edcardaruba.aw 12 hours prior to departure. In the case that a passenger is unable to undergo a COVID-test prior to departure, he/she will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. He/she shall apply a one-day quarantine while awaiting result. Passenger with a positive result shall be isolated according to local protocol.

Crew Restrictions: Crew are exempt.

o Can crew rest?  // Yes they can.

o Can crew rest at a hotel at or near the airport?  // yes, however hotel should be arrange before arrival.

o Can crew rest on the aircraft? // No

The Hyatt Place hotel is open.

Crew members who are entering Aruba are:

  • Exempted from testing (pre-departure and upon arrival), COVID-19 health insurance and the online health assessment.
  • Are required to undergo health screening upon arrival. Screening will consist of a temperature reading and a short interview by the Point of Entry Healthcare Worker (PHW). If a crew member fails to pass the screening, he/she shall be tested (COVID-19 PCR) and apply a one-day quarantine while awaiting result. A crew member with a positive result shall be isolated according to the local protocol, and the Operator shall be liable for these expenses (testing, isolation accommodations, medical cost, etc.).
  • Are required to complete the Crew COVID-19 Status Card and submit it to the (PHW) when undergoing the above-mentioned health screening upon arrival at Aruba.
  • Are required to wear a face mask from the moment of boarding the aircraft until the moment of leaving the AUA airport’s premises. This will also be the case when departing from the AUA airport (from entering the airport until boarding the aircraft). Crew members departing from Aruba will not undergo the health screening unless he/she is visible sick and detected/reported by an airport user. If the crew member fails the health screening, he/she shall be tested and apply a one-day quarantine while awaiting result. A person with a positive result shall be isolated according to local protocol and the Operator shall be liable for these expenses (testing, isolation accommodations, medical cost, etc.).

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Bahamas

September 21, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • Can US Pax operate: yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Leisure / Tourism, and Tech Stops
  • Test or  forms required for entry: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken up to 05 days before travel), Health Form – Bahamas Travel Health Visa and Hubbcat app
  • Quarantine Details: Quarantine for length of stay, up to 14 days. – Quarantine is for the duration of stay, for stays beyond the 14 days, then a day or two prior to the expiration of that quarantine, passengers will need to make arrangements to take another COVID test to prove they are healthy before being given approval to move about freely and able to remove the app from their phone.
  • Quarantine Exemptions: none
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions for all others: Travelers must complete an Electronic Health Visa and receive approval prior to arrival to be granted entry.  Part 91 flights must receive permission to enter the Bahamas. This is done by sending copies of the COVID-19  test  results and Travel Health Visas (please see link under Country Websites) to Bahamas CAA at covid19info@bcaabahamas.com and Covid19intltravel@bahamas.gov.bs  This process may take up to 48 hours. This is NOT a landing permit.  Kindly refer to the Ministry of Tourism & Office of the Prime Minister websites below for The Bahamas Covid-19 restrictions, protocols and updates.

Crew Restrictions: Private pilots arriving and will be in country for less than 24 hours even if overnighting are requested to complete the Bahamas Travel Health Visa https://travel.gov.bs/ and upload their pilot Identification.  Private pilots, who do not deplane, are not required to take the test.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Barbados

September 17, 2020

​​​​General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • Can US Pax operate: Yes.
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops.
  • Test or forms required for entry: Proof of a negative COVID test, a copy of the barcode from the completed online pre-arrival health form.
  • Quarantine Details: All persons arriving from the USA will be quarantined for at least 7 days.
  • Exemptions to Quarantine: The Chief Medical Officer would have to give permission.
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions: The website for the required pre-arrival health form is http://www.travelform.gov.bb.  It is recommended that the form be completed at least 24 hours prior to arrival.

Barbados is now to international arrivals at Grantley Adams International Airport (TBPB).

Persons traveling from CARICOM and Caribbean countries designated as low risk and who have not visited a high-risk country within 21 days prior to arrival are exempt from the pre-testing requirement. This travel bubble includes Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.

Risk Categories of Selected Countries as of 14th July 2020 Determination of risk is achieved by using World Health Organization 7-day totals

High risk: Includes Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Dominican Republic, France, Guyana, Haiti, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela.

Moderate risk: Includes Bermuda, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Martinique, Norway, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates.

Low Risk: Low-Risk: Includes Australia, Cuba, Egypt, Sri Lanka.

Very Low Risk: Includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, China, Dominica, Finland, Greenland, Grenada, Montserrat, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines.

As of June 30, the following flights are permitted: Cargo, Medevac, Tech stops for fuel and special authorized flights such as Humanitarian Aid.

Passenger Restrictions: Ministry of Health is working on below new protocols prior to allowing visitor flights.

-All arriving passengers within 72 hours prior to departure for Barbados must take a Covid-19 PCR ANTIGEN TEST, which must be certified by an accredited lab. The certificate stating a negative result must be presented on arrival. Test results will not be validated unless they bear the name of the traveler. Test results must be presented in English to facilitate validation.

-If the test is not done prior to arrival it will be administered on arrival at the airport. Persons will then be quarantined at one of the four hotels sanctioned by government whilst awaiting the results at their own expense. Results are provided within 48 hours.

-If found to be positive, they will then be quarantined for the 14 day period at a government facility.

The new protocols further identify the requirements based on the location’s risk level in which the traveler has originated from.

• Persons who are from a high risk countries who do not have a negative PCR test result from a sample taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Barbados will be tested at the airport and will stay there until the results are available.

• Persons from a medium risk countries will be require a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival in Barbados. Persons from medium risk countries are not required to wait for their results at the airport and can proceed to their intended addresses. They should remain in quarantine until the test results come back (usually 24 hours).

• Persons travelling from the Low Risk countries who have not visited a High Risk Country within 21 days prior to arrival should present valid results of test done within one week prior to travel to Barbados.

Persons arriving in Barbados from a Medium or Low risk countries without a valid test they can be tested at the airport free of charge or at approved satellite sites/hotel for a fee of USD $150.00 plus the cost of the hotel stay.

-All passengers must wear face masks and have temperature checks on arrival.

-The curfew has been lifted.

-All international Flights may resume- This includes GA flights.

-Social Distancing practices are  required during the stay at Barbados.

Crew Restrictions: Crew can stay at local hotels. No quarantine requirements for Crews.

Tech Stop Details: Passengers must remain onboard; Crew can leave the aircraft. All services are available.


Belize

September 4, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. pax:

  • U.S. passengers cannot enter Belize.

General Restrictions: Only citizens and residents are allowed into the country at this time and will be placed in mandatory quarantine in the approved quarantine facility for a minimum of 14 days at the individual’s expense.

Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter the country.

Passenger Restrictions: The latest regulation prohibits the entry of ALL nationalities into the country; exceptions to the rule will only be made for medical emergencies.

Crew Restrictions: Crews may airline in and then operate as Outbound Crew on a business aircraft

Tech Stop: Possible (no passengers disembark possible) No crew rest options are possible at this time.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Bermuda

September 12, 2020

​General Restrictions for US passengers:

General Restrictions for all others: L.F. Wade International Airport is open and operational for all returning residents, visitors, MEDEVAC Flights, Fuel Stops, and Cargo Flights.

All flights require Prior Permission Required (PPR) for Bermuda via the Airport Authority link: https://bda.vortexcms.com/ppr link at least 48 hours in advance of the flight.

**Most Bermuda PPRs are being issued 0300z on the Zulu day of operations (9pm Bermuda local time), but can occur anytime after going through the approval process.

Part 135 Charter operators must have a Operators Permit to be obtained via Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority at flightpermits@bcaa.bm.

Travel Authorization Health Forms are required to be completed by all flight crew, medical crew, patients and passengers remaining in Bermuda.  They are available at the Government Website: https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers. These health forms should be sent to althomas@gov.bm; ado@skyport.bm and fbo@cedaraviation.com.

Health Declarations Forms are required to be completed by all Flight Crews and Medical Crews who intend to leave on the same day. These are embedded in the vortex application link https://cedar.vortexcms.com/ppr

As of 11 July 2020, visitors without a negative pre-departure test result will not be able to obtain Travel Authorization. As of Aug. 4, officials require all individuals entering Bermuda to seek government authorization by filling a form not less than 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival in the country.

COVID-19 TESTING

  1. All passengers should seek to be tested using a RT-PCR COVID-19 Test (nasal swab test) 72 hours (or a maximum of 7 days) before arrival into Bermuda. NOTE: Children 9 and under are exempt from ALL testing.  Children ages 10 to 17 can opt for a saliva test.
  2. Passengers will also be tested upon arrival using a RT-PCR-COVID-19 Test and must self quarantine at their designated accommodation until their results are known.  If both tests are negative, they can move about Bermuda under the same terms as other residents.
  3. Travelers will then be required to undergo additional RT-PCR tests on days four, eight, and 14 of their stays in Bermuda. The date of arrival is counted as day 0.

Passenger Restrictions: Bermuda Residents Only: An initial RT-PCR COVID-19 Test can be avoided if they prepared to self-quarantine for a 14 day period and be tested on day 14. A full 28 day period self-quarantine might avoid all testing if no symptoms are observed during the 28 day period.

You may take any passengers outbound. Passengers go through the normal process for departure.

Crew Restrictions: Health forms are required to be completed by all flight crew. There is no current requirement for the crew to be tested prior to arrival and are not subject to testing protocols if they are departing after the passenger disembarks (or departing within 24 hours of arrival).

Tech Stop Details: Crew and Passengers can leave the aircraft. All normal services are available.

Ferry flights in to pick up outbound passengers are allowed.

Special Considerations:  Aircraft should be disinfected.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Bonaire

September 14, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. passengers:

  • Can US Pax operate: No
  • Types of flights allowed include: Tech Stops, Humanitarian, Ferry
  • Test or  forms required for entry: Proof of a Negative COVID test results plus Health form are required for entry.
  • Quarantine Details: up to 14 days required.
  • Quarantine Exemptions: none
  • Country website resources:

General restrictions: Authorities have extended the ban on passenger flights to the Caribbean Netherlands islands through at least Oct 1, as part of the territories’ efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while reopening the islands’ economy. Flights to and from Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten, as well as the EU countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, are not part of the ban, and cargo flights are operating normally.

Civil passenger flights originating from all EU countries, United Kingdom, All North-American, Central-American, South-American countries, the Caribbean excluding all Dutch Caribbean Territory islands (TNCA, TNCB, TNCC, TNCE, TNCM, TNCS as well as Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium) are prohibited to land at Bonaire.  Exempted are flights without passengers – like cargo and repatriation, Dutch repatriation flights, and the transport of medical staff and patients in the interest of public health on Bonaire.

Passenger Restrictions: All passengers will be required to complete a health certificate and will be place under mandatory quarantine at a central location. All passengers travelling to and from Bonaire, a health declaration (normal COVID-19 test with negative results) from a medical department, is required before boarding.

All passengers must ware mask, gloves and practice social distancing

(TNCS): Returning residents must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Crew restrictions:  No overnight crew rest is available.

Tech Stops: Tech stops are allowed but all crew and passengers must stay on board.

British Virgin Islands

September 15, 2020

Restriction expiration: September 30, 2020

General Restrictions for US passengers:

General Restrictions: Nonresident foreign nationals are still banned for leisure travel. As of Sep 01, work permit and exemption holders, medical students, dependents of citizens, residents and permit holders, and persons conducting business in the territory are permitted to enter.

Crew Restrictions: Must remain in the immediate environs of their ACFT.

Tech stops: Not allowed.

Impacted Services: Fuel is available. No GPU, No Lavatory Service, No Potable Water, no catering.

Special Considerations: Freight, cargo, or courier transport.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.​


Cayman Islands

September 14, 2020

​​General Restrictions for US Pax:

General Restrictions: Borders remain closed to international travel until at least Oct. 1, 2020.  International travel restrictions are still in place. All international commercial passenger flights remain suspended at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) and restricted to only domestic, international repatriation, cargo, courier, and emergency medical evacuation flights.

The Cayman Islands Ministry of International Trade & Maritime Affairs has launched an entirely new single point of registration to streamline travel until the borders are reopened to normal commercial travel that will also coordinate travel as well as manage the Government Isolation facilities for persons returning to the Cayman Islands.

All potential visitors wishing to travel to, from and within the Cayman Islands, whether by air or sea, are asked to reconfirm their intentions and desire to travel at www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.  Travel time will consider the application and provide a decision as to whether the potential visitor is given permission to arrive.

The public is reminded of the Government policy that requires all persons returning to the Cayman Islands to isolate (quarantine) for 14 days in a Government isolation facility.

Persons who have applied under the original emergency travel process, and awaiting confirmation of a travel date and flight, are asked to reconfirm their intentions and desire to travel at www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.

Any passengers arriving into Grand Cayman are to complete the travel time document and have completed a COVID test at least 3 days prior to arrival.

All flight requests need to be approved by our Government and a landing permit completed and submitted to CIAA before arrival.

A general declaration with all crew and passenger information is required for the approval.

Crew: No Crew Rest at this time.  Crew can rest of aircraft ONLY for quick turn Flights. Crew need to quarantine for 14 days in a Government Facility. Crew not allowed in the GA terminal.

Special Considerations: Inbound passengers maybe allow for Caymanian or residence but have to have special permission. The Government is allowing outboard passenger to depart but have to have approval from the Cayman Islands Government. Cargo flights, couriers, and air ambulance services, continue to operate. Previously obtained blanket permits and verification letters may not operate unless approval has been given for the proposed flight. No service or flights on Saturday / Sunday.  Slots and Date of Service vary by airport.

Passengers must wear facemasks and practice social distancing.

Tech Stop Specifics: Possible with Pax onboard, but no one can leave aircraft.  Catering is limited.


Cuba

September 12, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. pax:

  • US Pax are allowed under certain conditions – Arrival possible at airports Cayo Largo Del Sur (MUCL), Santa Clara (MUSC) and Jardines Del Rey (MUCC) which will restart international tourism operations in the hotels of the north and southern Cuba Cays, for which the interested operator should send their requests to the IACC
  • Allowed flights are for Leisure / Tourism flights and Tech Stops only
  • Proof of a negative  PCR COVID test done within 72 hours before departure (just for passengers)
  • Health form is required
  • Quarantine is not required for foreign nationals, just for Cuban citizens and residents

​​​​General Restrictions: Aircraft operations only in the interest of medical collaboration, humanitarian aid and cargo transfer are allowed. The ban on other international flights to/from Cuba has been extended through 01-August. As of July 1, tourists will be able to travel to Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa Maria, and Cayo Largo del Sur. Only charter flights are permitted, and all passengers will be subject to enhanced health screenings and mandatory testing. Transient aircraft with ground times of under 3 hours only. Crews exceeding 3 hours may be subject to quarantine measures in response to COVID-19.

Crew: Crews are required to remain within the airfield compound and avoid community interaction.

Tech Stop Specifics: Crew and Pax must remain on aircraft.


Curacao

September 14, 2020

​​General Restrictions for US Pax:

General restrictions: Officials in Curacao are continuing to lift coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions for international travelers. As of July 24, travelers from several countries and territories in the Caribbean and Europe, as well as Canada, Guyana, China, and Hong Kong, may enter Curacao. Prior to travel, visitors from these countries will be required to:

• Complete the digital immigration card.

• Complete the digital Passenger Locator Card (PLC) 48 hours prior to departure and carry the printed document.

• Present a negative COVID-19 test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure at an accredited laboratory.

Through the website www.dicardcuracao.com you can also check if the country of origin before Curacao is allowed to enter.

Passenger Restrictions: If permission is received to enter the country, there will be 14 days mandatory quarantine.

Crew: Crew members disembarking shall undergo mandatory quarantine during rest period or in unforeseen circumstances up to a period of max 14 days.

Tech Stop Details: Crew may leave aircraft to supervise fueling and do walk around only. Crew can stay at off site hotels for rest.


Dominica

September 12, 2020

General Restrictions for US passengers:
  • U S passengers are allowed entry to Dominica.
  • Types of flights allowed include Tech Stops, Humanitarian, Ferry
  • Proof of a Negative COVID test results (taken within 24-72 hrs) plus Health Form are required for entry.
  • Quarantine is required only if arrival Covid-19 Rapid Test is positive.
  • No exemption to Quarantine is available.
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions for others: Arriving travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result recorded within 24-72 hours of arriving in Dominica. Additionally, travelers must complete an online health questionnaire by Dominican authorities 24-hours before entering the island. Upon arrival, travelers will undergo health checks, including COVID-19 Rapid Test. If the results are negative, the traveler may move freely within the island. Should a test result come back positive, the traveler will need to self-quarantine for 14-days in a government facility or certified hotel.

The passenger must have a negative PCR result 24-72 hours before travel for five (5) years old and above​. The passenger must have an approved notice from the online questionnaire (http://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/). If the passenger does not have the two mandatory requests they should not be allowed to travel, except a waiver is authorized by the Minister of National Security.

14-Day mandatory quarantine measures are in effect at a government facility or hotel.

Crew: ​Must not disembark the aircraft. Crew only tech-stops allowed.  Crew can rest on the aircraft if needed.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.

Dominican Republic

September 16, 2020

General Restrictions for US passengers: 
  • Can US Pax operate: yes
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Leisure, Tourism, Tech Stops, Humanitarian, Ferry
  • Test or forms required for entry: Health Form, Negative COVID 19 test
  • Quarantine Details: not required
  • Quarantine Exemptions: n/a
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions: PCR COVID-19 test is NOT required.  Passengers will be selected randomly for rapid COVID-19 test at the airport. Persons who show symptoms on arrival will be tested. Persons testing positive will be required to enter quarantine.  No quarantine is required.  They will still have a number of measures in place (health check upon arrival) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Passports for US citizens with 6 month validity are still required for entry.


Grenada

September 12, 2020

General Restrictions for US passengers:

  • U S passengers will NOT be allowed entry to Grenada
  • Types of flights allowed include – Business, Tech Stops
  • Proof of a Negative COVID test results within 7 days of arrival plus Health Form and Locator Form are required for entry.  Rapid test on arrival.
  • Submit an application to the Chief Medical Officer (cmo@health.gov.gd) for permission.
  • Quarantine is restricted to only government approved facilities/hotels and required for length of stay up to 14 days.
  • No exemption to Quarantine are available.
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions: As of August 1, no foreign travelers (except U.S. and Brazil nationals) will be banned from entering the country for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related reasons.

Apply to Chief Medical Officer and Foreign Affairs for special permission cmo@health.gov.gd

All incoming passengers must present Covid-19 PCR test with negative result taken within 7 days before arrival.

Citizens from USA and Brazil prohibited.

All passengers will undergo a rapid test on arrival.

Passenger Restrictions: No foreign nationals may enter the country.

Crew Restrictions: Crew may rest on aircraft. Anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days at Govt Mandated facility or Hotel and bear the cost.​

Tech Stop Specifics: Allowed but Crew/Pax may not leave the aircraft.  Catering is the only service that is unavailable.


Guadeloupe

September 14, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

General Restrictions – All Nationalities: ALL flights coming from a foreign country must be approved by a government official (EMMANUEL.SADOUX@GUADELOUPE.PREF.GOUV.FR)

  • COVID-19 Test Required: (Y/N) – Yes, a negative result for COVID-19 test less than 72 hours old
  • Health /Entry Form Required: (Y/N) Yes, a Passenger Locator Form is required
  • Quarantine Required: (Y/N) – Yes, strict 14-day quarantine is required unless Pax connecting to another flight the same day.
  • Countries allowed / allowed with exceptions / not allowed: Pax from Schengen area are allowed
  • Crew Restrictions: Crew rest is available. Crew can rest at hotel or on aircraft. Quarantine required for the duration of stay if less than 7 days and must have negative result for COVID test less than 72 hours.
  • Tech Stop Details: Who can leave the aircraft: Crew and Pax are allowed to leave the aircraft.

Haiti

September 12, 2020

​General Restrictions for US Pax:
  • US Pax can operate into Haiti.
  • Types of flights allowed include Business, Tourism, and Tech Stops.
  • Proof of a Negative COVID Test is required for entry.
  • Quarantine is required for length of stay up to 14 days.
  • No exemptions to Quarantine are available.

General restrictions: Authorities reopened the country’s borders and allowed the resumption of commercial passenger flights at airports in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien June 30. ​  Flight options are likely to remain limited and passengers will be subject to advanced health screenings. More information for GA to follow.

Passenger Restrictions: Pax from the United States are allowed. All Passenger flights are restricted with approval from the Foreign Affairs office and the Prime Minister to operate particular flights. A 14-day quarantine at a government mandated facility or hotel is required. A 0001-0400 curfew is in effect until further notice.​

Crew Restrictions: Crew can rest at either an airport or an off-airport hotel. There is a mandatory 14-day Quarantine at a government mandated facility or hotel.

Tech Stop Details: Crew / Pax may not leave the aircraft.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Jamaica

September 12, 2020

​Restriction expiration: September 30, 2020

General Restrictions: All foreign crew and passengers MUST obtain travel authorization prior to arrival and provide a COVID-19 PCR test no older than ten days prior to entry.

Effective August 20, 2020, all non-residents 12 years and older (including business travelers) visiting Jamaica from locations designated to be high-risk by the Jamaican health authorities, namely the United States of America, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Mexico are now required to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test result from a College of American Pathologists ( CAP) accredited medical laboratory. The test sample collection date must be within 10 days of arrival date in order to obtain a travel Authorization.

Even if the COVID-19 PCR test result is negative, an additional test is taken in Jamaica and everyone must quarantine for 14 days, or length of stay (whichever is shorter).

Quarantine Order for Business Travelers – Under this measure, short-stay business travelers are required to remain at their intended address, whether a hotel or private home, and allowed to leave only to conduct their business meeting(s). They are required to wear a mask in a public place, comply with the physical distancing rule and are not allowed to meet with persons aged 65 and over. These persons must NOT take public transportation or attend any meeting, event or gathering of more than 20 persons.

Passenger Restrictions: Must register with www.visitjamaica.com if a non-national of Jamaica and www.jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm if a Jamaican National

​Crew Restrictions: If overnighting, must register with www.visitjamaica.com if a non-national of Jamaica and www.jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm if a Jamaican National. The Authorization Code must be submitted with the request for Landing with the Medical Documents. If just doing a tech stop, no requirements


Martinique

September 12, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:
  • U.S. Passengers are allowed under certain conditions.
  • Business, Leisure/Tourism and Tech Stops are possible for US Passengers.
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 test done 72 hours before departure (max) for presentation on arrival.
  • No Quarantine is required with negative COVID Test. If no test then a mandatory 14 day  quarantine is required.
  • Country website resources:

Passenger Restrictions: Subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival except Passengers connecting to another flight within 24hrs. Passengers must have a written commitment stating precise reason for travel and commitment to 14-day quarantine at their place of residence on arrival.

Crew: Crew and minimum support staff that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions. No quarantine requirements. Crew can rest at off airport hotels.

Tech Stop Information: Possible with PAX onboard; Crew and Passengers may leave the aircraft.  All normal services are available.


Puerto Rico

September 17, 2020

General Restrictions: Flights from China, Iran,  and European Schengen Areas (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City), United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) Republic of Ireland and Brazil are not currently allowed.-Per CBP.

Passenger Restrictions: All passengers will be required to complete a Travel Declaration Form which will be digitally filled out and submitted at www.travelsafe.pr.gov or www.viajaseguro.pr.gov.

All passengers should bring negative COVID-19 test result.  National Guard will review each Travel Safe Form and interview each passenger and they will decide regarding 14 day curfew, which might be not likely.  U S Customs have approved ferry flight coming directly from Brazil but must check with U S Customs on each flight as they will decide.

Crew Restrictions: Crew are exempt from the quarantine requirements.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed from all countries.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


St. Barts

August 28, 2020

General Restrictions for US passengers: 
  • U S passengers will be allowed entry to St. Bart
  • Types of flights allowed include Tech Stops, Humanitarian, Ferry, Leisure, Tourism
  • Proof of a Negative COVID test results are required for entry.
  • Quarantine is not required.
  • www.biopoleantilles.fr 

General Restrictions:

To enjoy your stay in Saint-Barthélemy, you will be asked to provide a Covid-negative RT-PCR test performed within 3 days prior your departure.

lf you are staying on the island for a period that exceeds 7 days, a second RT-PCR test will be required on Day 7 following your arrival.


St. Kitts

September 12, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

  •  Can U.S. Passengers operate –  No
  • Only Air Ambulance and Tech stop flights allowed with U.S. passengers.​
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 test and a Health Form.​
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions: As of Aug 30, all airports are closed through at least Sept 26. The new regulations mandate that all airports and sea ports must remain closed except for cargo shipments, emergency medical flights, and the departure of aircraft and vessels from the country.

Crew: No Overnight and no leaving the environs of the aircraft

Tech Stops: Crew and passengers will not be allowed to leave the aircraft. Crew can not rest at hotel. Crew rest onboard aircraft is allowed.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Saint Lucia

September 15, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:
  • U.S. Passengers are allowed under certain conditions.
  • Business, Leisure/Tourism and Tech Stops are possible for U.S. Passengers.
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 test, Health Form, Proof of reservation at approved hotel.​
  • Quarantine is not required with a copy of a negative PCR test and approved hotel for duration of visit.
  • Country website resources:
General Restrictions – All Nationalities:
COVID 19 Test Required: Yes
•All arriving pasengers must provide proof  of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-
•COVID 19 obtained within 7 days/168 hours prior to arrival.
•A determination can be made upon arrival and based on assessment by the relevant health authorities that another PCR test of the passenger is required.
•The arriving passenger will be so tested and will be required to pay for the PCR test in the amount of 270.00 XCD in accordance with the provision of statutory instrument number 118 of 2020.

Crew Restrictions:  Crews are exempt from the 48 hour testing requirement for entry. Quarantine required for length of stay, up to 14 days for crew.

Tech Stop Specifics: Allowed with Passengers onboard.  Crew and Passengers may leave aircraft unless they show signs and symptoms, then they will be subject to screening and testing.

If crew will RON they need to complete the online registration form and present a negative PCR test on arrival.


St. Maarten

September 16, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • US Passengers are allowed to operate to Sint Maarten.
  • Allowed for Business, Leisure/Tourism, Tech Stops, Medevac, Cargo
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test not older than 72hrs of arrival for crew and passengers
  • Health Entry form required for crew and passengers; online form at stmaartenentry.com
  • With negative COVID-19​PCR test, quarantine is not required.​
  • Up to 24hrs quarantine required for crew in absence of COVID-19 PCR test
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions: It is expected to begin allowing passenger to travel to TNCM for business, charter, and leisure of any type, not specific to the drop off for yacht use only.

PASSENGERS FROM EUROPE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA ARE ALLOWED ENTRY. No quarantine period applies.

AND ALSO PROVIDE THEIR PCR TEST RESULTS NO OLDER THAN 72HRS (EVEN IF THEY ARE IN TRANSIT TO ANOTHER DESTINATION)

Passenger Information: Passengers can now travel to TNCM (not just being dropped off at a yacht)

•    Any persons looking to enter the country (crew/passengers) must complete the following:

•    PCR test completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival

•    Complete a questionnaire

•    Must be provided to the handler in advance

•    Complete a health declaration

•    Must be provided to the handler in advance

•    Crew can now enter the country. If they provide the above information (PCR test, questionnaire, health declaration), they can stay at a hotel of their choosing (no longer the need to stay at the government approved apartments close to the airport)

Crew: Crew can rest at an off-airport hotel. If Crew can provide the above information (PCR test, questionnaire, health declaration), they can stay at a hotel of their choosing (no longer the need to stay at the government approved apartments close to the airport). Crew once they provide their CPC results along with the entry form available at stmaartenentry.com.

Crew is allowed to move around freely once they have provided their PCR test results and entry form at stmaartenentry.com. Up to 24hrs quarantine required for crew in absence of COVID-19 PCR test.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops can have passengers at this time, and crew and passengers may use the facilities at the handler if needed.

If crew is only dropping off and not leaving the aircraft then they do not have to present a PCR test.

Both crew and passenger have to wear masks at all times when on the airport.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

September 16, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. passengers:

  •  Can US Pax operate: Yes – only under certain conditions
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops
  • Test or forms required for entry: Proof of a negative COVID test, retest on arrival.
  • Quarantine Details: Quarantine 24 hours on arrival while awaiting test results
  • Exemptions to Quarantine: 21 day travel history, Negative pcr retest upon arrival

General restrictions for all others: As of Sept. 15, the following measures are in effect:

-All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and placed under a mandatory self-quarantine in a government-approved facility for at least 24 hours.

-Persons arriving with negative results from a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test done in the last five days and who test negative in an additional test taken on arrival, do not need to further quarantine unless arriving from the US.

-Persons arriving from the US, including those transiting through another country, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the last seven days and test negative again on arrival.

-All passengers arriving from the US and other “high-risk” countries, including Guyana, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago, will be required to quarantine at an approved hotel for at least five days.

-Proof of the pre-paid hotel reservation must be provided upon arrival. Persons arriving from the CARICOM bubble, which includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia, must present a negative antibody test taken in the last five days and test negative again upon arrival. Persons who test positive upon arrival, regardless of approved documentation, will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.​

Crew Restrictions: Overnight rest for crew may be granted based on their travelling distance. It is a case by case situation which would be determined by the MOH. Once they disembark at TVSA they must be self-quarantined at their expense also.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops with passengers are allowed with no disembarkation. Catering is unavailable.


Trinidad and Tobago

September 13, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • Can US Pax operate: No
  • Types of flights allowed include: Tech Stops (with permission), Humanitarian,
  • Test or forms required for entry
  • Quarantine Details: Quarantine is required for length of stay up to 14 days.
  • Quarantine exemptions: none
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions: ​All borders (land and sea) will remain closed to the arrival or departure of aircraft indefinitely. The only exception is  for cargo flights.

Crew Restrictions: No crew rest options are available. A 14-Day quarantine will be required at a Govt mandated facility or hotel.

Tech Stop Specifications: Tech Stops with Passengers onboard allowed, Passengers not allowed to leave aircraft. All normal services are available at TTPP. Crew only may be escorted to restroom if necessary, but will have to be screened and escorted back to aircraft.

Special considerations: Cargo flights

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Turks and Caicos Islands

September 14, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. passengers:

  • US Pax status of entry: Yes, the US may enter the country.
  • Types of Flights allowed: Business, Leisure / Tourism, Tech Stops, Cargo and MEDEVAC Flights
  • Test or forms required: Negative PCR COVIS test, proof of COVID MEDEVAC Insurance, and a travel authorization printed and presented to the Ministry of Health Representative upon arrival.
  • Business Travel Allowed: (Y/N) – If so, what restrictions
  • COVID-19 Test : (Y/N) – YES
  • Quarantine Details: No, quarantine is not required
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions – All Nationalities

Border is open.

Once the TCI Assured portal is available, visitors will be able to upload documents within 5 days in advance of their arrival to Turks and Caicos to ensure a sticker can be issued.

Once uploaded, the documents will be verified and a TCI Assured sticker will be issued to the traveler usually within 30mins. Upon arrival at the airport, visitors can expect to present their valid passport and TCI Assured stickers to local authorities.

THIS MUST be done in advance of flight.  A copy of the authorization should also be brought on board the aircraft. Operator must ensure that no traveler (or crew member who will be staying in the TCI longer than 24 hours) is boarded without their TCI Assure Travel Authorization in hand.

Please also make sure that the local handler receives copies of these authorizations before arrival.

Additionally, the handler’s new reduced-contact protocol will allow guests to move directly from their plane to their ground transport without needing to come into the FBO.  Guests will be picked up planeside, so we kindly request that you obtain and send us two critical pieces of information:

a) Name of hotel, villa or yacht where the guests will stay

Crew: Crew do not require the TCI Assure Travel Authorization if they are staying in the Turks & Caicos less than 24 hours.  If they are staying more than 24 hours, they must have a TCI Assure Travel Authorization.


U.S. Virgin Islands

September 17, 2020

​General Restrictions for US Pax:

  • Can US Pax operate: Yes restricted
  • Types of flights allowed include: Business, Tourism Tech Stops
  • Test or forms required for entry: COVID-19 Health form
  • Quarantine Details: length of stay or up to 14 days
  • Quarantine Exemptions: Yes with a negative COVID-19 test
  • Country website resources:

Passenger Restrictions: As of Saturday, September 19th, hotels and accommodation providers, including charter vessels, may accept new guests.

The new restriction does not apply to business travelers, emergency personnel, flight crews or government guests with written authorization from the government agency they are visiting.  National Guard will review Passenger Locator Form on arrival.  Travelers from countries, territories, and other regions assessed to be high-risk, including some states in the US, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of arrival or be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. All travelers will be subject to mandatory temperature testing upon arrival.

Crew Restrictions: Crew are not required to present negative COVID-19 test on arrival, nor quarantine.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed with PAX on board. Disembarkation is dependent on location the flight is coming from.


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