Caribbean: COVID Travel Restrictions

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Caribbean COVID Restrictions Aviation

Caribbean COVID Restrictions

Jan. 13, 2022

Summary info only. Detailed intelligence available – Pre-arrival testing requirements, health forms, quarantine details, local curfews, and scenario-specific info have been omitted from this overview. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.
Travelers from outbreak & variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited an outbreak and/or variant virus hotspot, including Brazil, India, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.

⚠️Omicron Update: We are not annotating every country that is banning travelers who have visited any of the eight African hotspot countries. We are annotating countries that are banning travel from countries outside of Africa that have reported Omicron infections or that have closed their borders completely. We are not including COVID pre-arrival testing requirements for most countries since it is a common requirement. Check with us for specifics.

    • Anguilla – Passengers AND CREW must be fully-vaccinated. Must apply at https://www.ivisitanguilla.com to receive an approval certificate from the Chief Medical Officer. Pre- and on-arrival testing required. Quarantine 24 hours until result is known. If negative, you are free to move about island. Travelers may be required to test on day 4 if staying more than 8 days.
    • Antigua and Barbuda – Fully vaccinated travelers, do not have to quarantine. However, both they AND crew are required to have proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID test taken within 3 days prior to arrival and proof of full vaccination. See official website for details.
    • Aruba – Aruba is accepting flights from all U.S. states. Aruba’s Digital Embarkation-Disembarkation Card (ED card) and health insurance are required. Full details on entry requirements can be found here.
    • Bahamas – Open. Rapid antigen test required within 5 days after arrival in the Bahamas by all travelers. No quarantine required. Health insurance is required. More info at the Office of the Prime Minister and Reopen Bahamas.
    • Barbados – Open. Fully-vaccinated travelers will only need to quarantine 1 day. Post-arrival testing required, unless coming from a designated “travel bubble” Caribbean island. Quarantine 24 hours until test result is known, after which you are free to move about the island. See details online.
    • Bermuda – Open. Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to enter and proof of full vaccination uploaded to Travel Authorization Prior to departure. Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to enter. They will also be tested on arrival and must quarantine until results are known (about 24 hours). Then they will be released from quarantine and free to move around.
    • Bonaire – Open to U.S travelers. Even with vaccine, a negative COVD test is still required for entry. Mandatory antigen testing on day 5 after arrival. Must complete a Health Declaration Form at www.bonairepublichealth.org. Quarantine is required unless traveling from “low-risk countries.”.
    • British Virgin Islands (BVI) – Open. All visitors 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated. Rapid antigen test on arrival. See latest entry requirements.
    • Cayman Islands – Travelers from Canada, EU and the U.S. with securely verifiable vaccination records are allowed entry with no quarantine. NOTE: Paper CDC cards not considered verifiable, so quarantine still required. See website for more details.
    • Cuba – Certain parts of country are open for tourism. Travelers must be fully vaccinated to enter. May be subject to post-arrival testing at random. U.S. sanctions still apply.
    • Curacao – Vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and these other countries are permitted to enter Curacao. Add’l post-arrival testing required.
    • Dominica – Open; however, entry requirements, disembarkation, and quarantine protocols vary depending on the country-of-origin’s risk level (CARICOM Travel Bubble, Low Risk, Medium Risk, High Risk) and whether or not travelers are vaccinated. U.S. sits on high risk, but vaccinated travelers who test negative during the post-arrival can proceed quarantine free. COVID test on arrival required for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status. Full details online.
    • Dominican Republic – Open to international passengers. Passengers who present a vaccination card and/or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Dominican Republic will be exempted from the random test. Universal Aviation DR is open and supporting missions.
    • Grenada – Open for fully-vaccinated travelers. Apply for approval online. Complete details here.
    • Guadeloupe – French territory. Open for vaccinated U.S. travelers.
    • Haiti – Open. No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers.
    • Jamaica – Open. All foreign crew and passengers must obtain travel authorization online prior to arrival. Process must start 7 days prior to departure date. COVID-19 PCR or antigen test on arrival for travelers from high-risk countries, like the U.S., at cost of $150 USD. Quarantine required for length of stay or 14 days, in either a residence or tourist zone (“Resilient Corridor”). Fully vaccinated travelers have the option to shorten their mandatory 8-day quarantine by taking an additional (RT-PCR) for COVID-19 on arrival and with a negative result will be released from quarantine. See full details online.
    • Martinique – French territory – Open to vaccinated U.S. travelers for leisure. No quarantine.
    • Montserrat – Open to fully vaccinated travelers, including business travelers and tourists. Government pre-approval required.
    • St. Barts – French territory – Open for vaccinated travelers.
    • St. Lucia – Open. Fully-vaccinated travelers exempt from quarantine. Travel registration and health screening questionnaire to be completed in advance and printed before arrival. Random medical screenings may apply. More info online.
    • St. Kitts & Nevis – Open. Must be fully vaccinated. All travelers who are fully vaccinated must remain in quarantine for at least 24 hours and take a COVID-19 PCR test on the fourth day to exit quarantine. Health app required. Details online.
    • Sint Maarten (Dutch side) – The island is split between France and the Netherlands. However, TNCM falls on the Netherlands side. As of Jan 5, Sint Maarten has updated their testing requirements and moved from a risk-based system to a vaccination status system. Passengers are not required to test prior to travel if they are aged 18 or over and have received a booster shot, or if they are aged 5-18 and fully vaccinated.
    • St. Martin (French side) – The island is split between France and the Netherlands. Vaccinated travelers from Canada and USA will be allowed entry as tourists at St. Martin (French Side). No quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers.
    • St. Vincent & Grenadines – Fully-vaccinated travelers from high-risk countries (including Canada and U.S.) may be required to take a COVID test upon arrival, and if this takes place, the passengers will need to self-isolate until the results are known. Aircraft disinfection required. See full details and pre-authorization forms online.
    • Trinidad and Tobago – Only fully-vaccinated travelers can enter. Apply online in advance.
    • Turks and Caicos – Open to vaccinated travelers. All travelers, including crew staying more than 24 hours, are required to obtain a TCI Assure Travel Authorization at least 24 hours prior to boarding, have travel insurance, and take a pre-arrival test.
    • USVI and Puerto Rico – See U.S. section above.
    • Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest.

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