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Anguilla

November 20, 2020

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

General Restrictions for others: 
  • Persons wishing to visit Anguilla can register their interest by accessing the website www.beatcovid19.ai or https://ivisitanguilla.com/escape/apply. An electronic travel authorization certificate will be sent to your email address if your application is approved.  Prospective visitors should note that approval to enter Anguilla will be at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer.  Citizens from USA, Canada, certain European Countries, Mexico, certain Latin American countries, certain Asia Pacific countries, certain Middle East and African countries may apply.
  • 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 passengers will have to provide a hardcopy of negative COVID-19 PCR test results taken no less than three days and no more than five days prior to arrival to port health official. Travelers from low risk countries will be subject to a 10 day mandatory quarantine at a government approved location, while travelers from high risk countries must quarantine for 14 days. There are no quarantine requirements for short term business travelers.
    On arrival, testing will be mandatory and again after the quarantine period or at any state during the quarantine period.
  • Health /Entry Form Required:
    Crew and passengers should bring original COVID-19 test result with them, standard health declaration, register at beatcovid19.ai, and proof of insurance.  All passengers/crew will undergo mandatory COVID-19 PCR test and health screening on arrival. All passengers will undergo regular health monitoring during quarantine.
    Quarantine Required:
    Yes, Pax will have to remain in approved villas and will be tested again after 10 days, and obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test to be released from quarantine, 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.

Antigua & Barbuda

November 20, 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.

  • The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has provided parameters for the establishment of a regional Travel Bubble among the OECS countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, Anguilla and British Virgin Islands, together with Barbados. Persons traveling to Antigua and Barbuda from countries within the established Travel Bubble must have resided there for no less than fourteen (14) consecutive days prior to travel. They are required to have a negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test result taken within seven (7) days of their flight. They will undergo mandatory health screening upon arrival but will not be subject to quarantine. All other arriving passengers are subject to quarantine as determined by the Quarantine Authority.​
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 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 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.


Aruba

November 20, 2020

General Restrictions – All Nationalities 
Effective Dec. 1, 2020, Aruba’s borders will be open to all travelers.
The current list of restricted countries can be viewed at https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements.
  • Business Travel Allowed:  Yes
  • COVID-19 Test Required:  Yes, 
  • Health /Entry Form Required:  Yes
  • Needed for arrival:
  • 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 which 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
  • Certified 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
  • Country website resources:

Bahamas

November 11, 2020

General Restrictions for  all passengers including US Pax:

Effective 1 November 2020, The Bahamas will require all travelers to:

1. Obtain a COVID-19 RT PCR test five (5) days prior to arrival.

2. Apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs

3. For the duration of the visit, complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes.

4. Take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Day 5 of the visit (unless departing on day 5).

5. Always wear a mask and always social distance in public places.

In addition, beginning 14 November 2020, all visitors will be required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. The insurance will cover travellers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas.

Country website resources:


Barbados

November 20, 2020

​​​​General Restrictions for all Pax:


Belize

Nov. 16, 2020

General restrictions for all pax:

  • Business travelers must stay at an approved Gold Standard Hotel or provide proof of owned property and must adhere to an approved itinerary. Leisure Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on entry, taken within 72 hours before boarding. Leisure travelers will be transported to an approved Gold Standard hotel using approved transport and will only be permitted to participate in approved Gold Standard tourism activities. Travelers must complete Belize Health App within 72 hours of flight to Belize. Read requirements online. It’s recommended that GA flights arrive outside of 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to avoid congestion from the two daily scheduled commercial flights.
  • Download and complete the Belize Travel Health App and save the unique ID or QR code and Trip Number to show Health Officer / Immigration upon arrival.
  • If using Android phone, obtain Belize Travel Health App at https://belizetourismboard.org/news-and-gallery/belize-covid-19-update/  or  if using iOS find this App in the App Store.
Health Screenings:  Yes
  • ​Persons planning to enter Belize by air must register your intention at https://prescreentravel.covid19.bz/Home/Landing
    • ​Belizean nationals and permanent residents need not register to enter via PGIA but must complete the Belize Travel Health App.

Bermuda

Nov. 20, 2020

​General Restrictions for all pax including US passengers:

  • Business Travel Allowed:  Yes
  • All passengers that intend to entering Bermuda will need to provide a negative test result for COVID-19 with  RT-PCR COVID-19 Test (nasal swab test) 120 hours (up to a maximum of 5 days) before arrival into Bermuda.  Prior to travelling.
  • Travelers arriving without proof of having tested negative will be tested upon arrival, ordered into quarantine, and retested 72 hours later. ALL travelers are tested on arrival into the island and then retested on days 3, 7 and 14 after arrival – will be as directed by Bermudan Health Ministry officials on arrival. Children ages 10 to 17 can opt for a saliva test.  Children 9 and under are exempt from ALL testing.
  • Health /Entry Form Required:  Health Form, Locator Form required by all flight crew s, medical crews patients and passengers, no less than 48 hours prior to arrival.
    These forms 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.
  • Quarantine Required:  Not required with negative test
  • Country website resources:

Bonaire

Nov. 20, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. passengers:

  • Can US Pax operate: Yes after Oct 26 with restrictions
  • 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:

On October 26th, Bonaire will move into phase 3. As per Bonaire’s Lt Governor Edison Rijna https://www.infobonaire.com/bonaire-begins-a-staged-re-opening/ 

  • Travelers from Curacao can travel to Bonaire by plane or by boat.
  • Forms Required:
  • A negative PCR test no later than 72 hours before the flight.
  • A health statement from the Public Health Department of Bonaire. www.publichealth@bonairegov.com
  • Upon arrival you must be able to show the form (printed or digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee.
  • Passengers from Bonaire can travel to Curacao. When returning to Bonaire, they must take the PCR test in Curacao no later than 72 hours before their flight. When they return to Bonaire, they will not have to quarantine.
  • Passengers from Sine Eustatius and Saba traveling to our island do not need to take a PCR test. Sind Eustatius and Saba together with Bonaire create a so-called bubble.
  • Passengers from Aruba, Sint Maarten, Canada and the United states can come to Bonaire via Curacao
  • Forms Required:
  • A negative PCR test no later than 72 hours before the flight.
  • A health statement from the Public Health Department of Bonaire. www.publichealth@bonairegov.com
  • Upon arrival you must be able to show the form (printed or digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee.
  • The flight ban for direct flights from the United States will be extended by two weeks.

British Virgin Islands

Nov. 20, 2020

General Restrictions for all passengers:
  • TUPJ T.B. Lettsome International will reopen December 1, 2020 for International visitors. More information coming soon.
  • Procedures to follow upon opening are below:
    • All Arriving Passengers will be required to have obtained prior approval to enter the Territory.
    • Approval will be in the form of a BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate obtained on the BVI Gateway (projected to go live in 2020).
    • Travelers will be required to register and upload their documents to this portal http://bvigateway.bviaa.com/
    • Applications must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the intended flight.
    • Negative PCR Covid-19 test taken 3-5 days prior to arrival depending on low/medium or high-risk Countries
    • Visitors coming to the BVI to go on a yacht can fulfill the mandatory Four (4) days isolation on the boat.
    • Medical Travel Insurance that includes COVID-19 Coverage
    • Visitors will be banded (Trace-Bracelet) to track movements on territory. Download the App to sync with the bracelet. Bracelet to be returned upon departure.
    • A PCR test will be required that is less than 5 days old for low risk countries, and 3 days old for everywhere else.
      Another test will be conducted on arrival and provided it’s negative quarantine will not be required but movement will be restricted to approved property or vessel (yacht).
      On day 4, another test is required before being released.
      Anyone who tests positive will need to isolate for two weeks.
      Crew currently have a special exemption and can enter for up to five days.
  • Country website resources:

Cayman Islands

Nov. 20, 2020

​​General Restrictions for all nationalities:

  • All persons wishing to enter the Cayman Islands will be required to apply to TravelTime for pre-approval to travel to the Cayman Islands from this TravelTime form.
  • When applying for pre-travel approval, travelers must:
    • Either request to participate in the Quarantine at Residence Programme and wear a geo-fencing monitoring device, OR agree to isolate on arrival in a government center for a minimum of 16 days. The preferred option must be declared as part of the application through TravelTime.
  • Non-resident travelers must provide proof of health insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage.
  • All passengers must present their travel authorization certificate issued by TravelTime along with any other standard documents required for travel at flight check-in
  • Persons who do not participate in the Quarantine at Residence Programme will be required to isolate in a government facility for a minimum period of 16 days, comprising of 14 days quarantine with a PCR test on day 15. A negative test result is required to leave the facility.
  • Two hotels are being used for the purpose of isolating for people who have returned from abroad. These are operating as isolation facilities rather than hotels.
  • Caymanians and permanent residents do not pay for isolation at these two hotels.
  • Work permit holders are required to pay for isolation. Two paid facilities are currently available: Palm Heights (starting at CI$5,250) and the Ritz-Carlton (starting at CI$9,000). These are operated on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability. Other facilities may become available over the coming weeks.

Country website resources:


Cuba

Nov. 16, 2020

General restrictions for U.S. pax:

  • US Pax are allowed under certain conditions. Must process business essential waiver through sponsor in Cuba
  • Allowed flights are for leisure/tourism, business flights and Tech Stops only
  • PCR COVID test – No need to bring any test result, but one will be administered upon arrival. Returning residents and travelers staying in local communities must take a second PCR test on day five. This does not apply to tourists staying in hotels. ​
  • Health form is required
  • Quarantine: Yes, if positive COVID-19 test result

​​​​General Restrictions: Cuba lifted curfew in Havana. International commercial passenger flights to/from Cuba has resumed. MUHA is allowing flights as of Nov 16.​ Tourists are 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. Individuals are required to wear a facemask in all enclosed public spaces and must continue to adhere to sanitization and physical distancing requirements.​​


Curacao

Nov. 18, 2020

​​General Restrictions for US Pax:

General restrictions: Officials in Curacao will further ease the entry requirements and quarantine protocols for international travelers from 19 Oct 20. Travelers from several countries and territories in the Caribbean and Europe, as well as the US states of Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and Canada, French Guiana, Guyana, Uruguay, China, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Morocco, are permitted to enter Curacao without quarantine.


Dominica

Nov. 20, 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 result is negative and traveler is from high risk country, the traveler will have to quarantine for 5 days.  Should a test result come back positive, the traveler will need to self-quarantine for 14-days in a government facility or certified hotel.  ​For preapproval, contact 1-767-235-4009.  Restriction does not apply to outgoing flights, cargo flights, commercial courier flights, emergency flights, or flight carrying any Diplomat.

Entry requirements, and disembarkation and quarantine protocols vary depending on the country of origin risk level.  Country risk categorization will be reviewed and published on a weekly basis: 


Dominican Republic

Nov. 16, 2020

General Restrictions for all travelers: 
  • 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, no test required
  • Quarantine Details: not required
  • Quarantine Exemptions: n/a
  • Country website resources:

Grenada

Nov. 20, 2020

General Restrictions for all travelers:

  • Authorities are using a RED/YELLOW/GREEN (HIGH/MED/LOW RISK) scale to determine entry requirements. U.S. is in the RED and highly restricted, but entry can still be gained with prior permission. Negative COVID-19 test required within 7 days of travel. Expect to quarantine for 4-14 days. More information online.
  • Health /Entry Form Required: Yes, plus Locator Form.  All passengers must complete a health declaration online and register for a contract tracing app found at https://covid19.gov.gd/   Submit an application to the Chief Medical Officer (cmo@health.gov.gd) for permission.

Guadeloupe

Nov. 20, 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:​​ Yes, a negative result for COVID-19 test less than 72 hours old
  • Health /Entry Form Required: Yes, a Passenger Locator Form is required
  • Quarantine Required: 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. Effective at least until 02 Nov 20 air travel to and from Martinique and Saint Martin is banned, except for compelling health, family, or professional reasons. There is no ban on travel to and from Metropolitan France or Saint Barthelemy, as well as for travelers from French Guiana. However, travel from Guadeloupe to French Guiana is prohibited, except for health, family, or professional reasons. All passengers allowed to enter Guadeloupe must present proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken no more than three days prior to arrival.​

Haiti

Nov. 4, 2020

​General Restrictions for US Pax:
  • Types of flights allowed include Business, Tourism, and Tech Stops.
  • Proof of a Negative COVID Test is NOT required for entry, except if coming from high transmission country.
  • Quarantine is NOT required.  Travelers showing symptoms no COVID-19 may be asked to self-quarantine for 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.​


Jamaica

Nov. 17, 2020

General Restrictions – All Nationalities:

  • All foreign crew and passengers must obtain travel authorization (apply online) prior to arrival.​
  • International travelers should apply at – https://www.visitjamaica.com
  • Business Travel Allowed: 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). Business travelers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, and must self-quarantine for 14 days, or until a negative test result is confirmed, if the stay is shorter than 14 days.
  • COVID-19 Test Required: Yes, taken within 10 days of travel.  An additional test will be taken in Jamaica and everyone must quarantine for 14 days, or length of stay (whichever is shorter).
  • Health /Entry Forms: Form 1A is to be submitted along with landing request.
  • Quarantine Details: 14 days quarantine. Persons who are required to quarantine shall be monitored by an electronic device.​

Martinique

Nov. 13, 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:

General restrictions for all others: As of June 26th, the airport is scheduled to open 7 days a week, making landing authorizations easier to get and possible during the weekends.

Martinique closes its borders to Foreign Nationals who lack a Residence Permit in of the Schengen Member and Associated States, EU, or UK, unless they are arriving on a flight from those areas. U.S. and Canadian flights not allowed, nor from other Caribbean locations except TFFR. Only flights from Europe are allowed and French Caribbean. Passengers must have a negative COVID 19 test to board, and will have to respect 7 days quarantine at home. If they have no test they will have 14 days quarantine. Travel between Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, and Martinique is only permitted for travelers having urgent personal, family, or professional reasons, or a health emergency.​

Effective until at least 02 Nov 20 air and maritime travel from Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthelemy is banned, except for compelling health, family, or professional reasons. Those allowed to travel must present proof of the purpose of their trip, as well as a declaration stating they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Travelers from Metropolitan France are allowed to enter Martinique, as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to the trip.​


Puerto Rico

Nov. 20, 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.


St. Barts

Nov. 20, 2020

General Restrictions for all passengers: 
  • All arriving passengers will be subject to temperature screening on arrival.
  • If passengers are staying more than 7 days they must go to the following link and complete the schedule for their COVID Test while in Saint Barthelemy.
  • lf it is impossible for you to get tested prior to your departure and provide such documentation, you will be required to be tested for COVID 19 within 24 hours of your arrival. Until your test results are known you will be required to observe strict quarantine in your villa or hotel room during which time interaction is limited to only those traveling in your party. Test results will take less than 24 hours to be released.
  • Children below age 10 are not subjected to testing.
    • COVID-19 Test Required: PCR COVID-19 test result must be presented prior to boarding
    • Health /Entry Form Required:  All arriving passengers to Saint Barthelemy must complete an arrival registration form.  All details must be completed, including proof of negative PCR test, and indicate the place of residence they will be accommodated and the duration of stay.
    • Quarantine Required: not required
    • PPE Requirements:  wear masks while deplaning

St. Kitts

Nov. 20, 2020

General Restrictions for US Pax:

  •  Can U.S. Passengers operate –  Yes
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 test and a online Health Form and contact app. Additional COVID-19 test may be required pending duration of stay.
  • Country website resources:

General Restrictions:

  • Travelers must complete a Travel Authorization Form prior to arrival and present proof of negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result recorded 72 hours prior to travel.
  • On arrival at the airport in St. Kitts and Nevis the traveler will have a health screening with a temperature check and health questionnaire.
  • Travelers should download and use the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile application (full details yet to be released) for first 14 days.
  • International travelers during the first seven days of travel must remain at their hotel or pre-approved accommodations. Travelers staying 8 to 14 days must take another PCR test on day seven; if the result is negative then the traveler may select excursions and access select destination sites.  Travelers visiting longer than 14 days must take another PCR test on day 14; if negative result is achieved then they may move freely on the islands. Travelers staying less than 14 days will be asked to take a PCR-test prior to departing.
  • Travelers arriving at TKPK/Robert L Bradshaw International airport in St. Kitts. are required to wear masks at all times and present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, undergo a health screening and remain in the airport after clearing customs pending results of the PCR test.

Saint Lucia

Nov. 20, 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 passengers 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.

St. Maarten

Nov. 17, 2020

General Restrictions for all pax, including, U.S.:

  • Business Travel Allowed: Yes, plus tourism with government approval
  • COVID-19 Test Required: Yes, no older than 120 hours
  • Medical Insurance: Health insurance is required for travelers with destination of Sint Maarten.  Medical travel insurance is highly suggested to cover the cost of COVID-19 related expenses.  Transit passengers are exempt from the insurance requirement.

    Health /Entry Form Required: Crew and passengers online form at stmaartenentry.com

  • Quarantine Required: With negative COVID-19 test result not required
  • Arrival Process/Details:
    • Needed for arrival: PCR test completed no more than 120 hours prior to arrival. Completed questionnaire and health declaration must be provided to the handler in advance.
Countries allowed / allowed with exceptions / not allowed:

Flight operations have resumed between Sint Maarten and several regional island nations and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, British Virgin Islands Caribbean French Overseas Territories, Caribbean Netherlands, Curacao, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia.  Nationals and visitors from Saba, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire, Anguilla, St Barthelemy, Martinique and Guadeloupe who did not travel 21 days prior to the date of departure will be accepted.  Passengers from Europe, USA and Canada will be allowed entry.  Travelers from Latin America are prohibited. Travel between Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, and Martinique is only permitted for travelers having urgent personal, family, or professional reasons, or a health emergency.​

Country website resources:


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Nov. 21, 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 28 Oct through 10 Nov St. Vincent and the Grenadines will impart the following regulations to prepare for the General Elections and to reduce the risk of the importation and subsequent transmission of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Expect additional changes after or just before the General Elections.
    All flights from USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe are deemed high risk during this period.
    Travelers should visit  www.health.gov.vc  and  https://stv.servicedx.com/travelform and copy SVG Air with all this info

Trinidad and Tobago

Nov. 12, 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: ​As decreed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, airports will remain closed to the arrival or departure of aircraft until 22 Nov 20. All air and sea ports or any place where an aircraft or ship or vessel can land shall, except in relation to air and sea cargo, remain closed to the arrival or departure of aircraft or ships or other vessels carrying passengers unless permitted by the Minister with responsibility for national security. These regulations shall have effect from  12th October, 2020 to 25th October, 2020.​ The only exception is for cargo flights. No carrying of passengers for arrival or departure unless permitted by the Minister with responsibility for national security. A person who contravenes to this regulation commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of Fifty thousand Dollars and imprisonment for a term of six months. Handling Request is required and to meet the Minister of National Security’s approval. As our health authorities monitor the pandemic in the Americas and beyond, the Prime Minister will update the citizens and the diaspora regarding any decision on the reopening of our borders at a date to be determined.


Turks and Caicos Islands

Nov. 17, 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


U.S. Virgin Islands

Nov. 21, 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: Every traveler aged five and over entering the USVI is required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to five days prior to arrival or be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. All travelers will be subject to mandatory temperature testing upon arrival. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has ordered the Territory to return to “Safer at Home” status, or the yellow level, which means the re-opening of non-essential businesses. Starting on Saturday, September 12th, hotels and accommodation providers, including charter vessels, may begin accepting new leisure travel reservations. 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.


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