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The Caribbean Is Opening. Here’s When We Can Travel To Each Island

by SharonKurheg

Travel to foreign countries is still pretty difficult for Americans. European nations are making travel agreements with each other but not with us. The border with Canada is still closed. This country is allowing everyone in with no conditions but I wouldn’t if I were you.

So what if you want to get away for a while and don’t want to stay in the United States? Well, how about the Caribbean?

Most Americans get to the Caribbean via cruise ships but those aren’t happening for a while yet. But you can still fly to several places in the Caribbean, as a bunch of them are starting to open up:

Anguilla

They’re tentatively planning on reopening their borders on June 30th, although it could be later.

Antigua and Barbuda

It opened earlier this month. American Airlines is scheduling flights and more airlines should become available in July. From June to at least September, mandatory temperature checks will be required at the airport and visitors must take a COVID-19 test no more than 48 hours before flying there, and show documentation of their negative results (if they can’t they have to pay for a test there or quarantine at a hotel for 14 days). Face coverings will be required in all public places.

Aruba

Aruba is tentatively planning to reopen sometime between June 15 and July 1. They plan to make a formal announcement soon.

Bahamas

The Bahamas is opening to international travelers via international and domestic airlines on July 1. Temperature screenings will be mandatory upon arrival and visitors will be required to social distance and use face coverings in specific public places. If there’s a spike in COVID-19 cases, they will make changes accordingly.

Barbados

Barbados is requiring all passengers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

The airport will remain closed through at least June 15.

British Virgin Islands

No word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

Cayman Island

The Cayman Islands were looking at a September 1st reopening but, “Given what I and everybody else is seeing in the United States, the September 1 reopening date is not looking good,” their Premier recently said.

Cuba

Cuba plans to reopen its airports by July 1, but even that date is iffy and will depend on how their numbers of cases are doing. American and Southwest currently have plans to fly between Miami and Havana effective July 7.

Curaçao

No word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

Dominica

Dominica currently has an overnight curfew from 8p to 5a Mon through Fri and 6p to 5a on the weekend. They are considering opening their borders to “regional travel” in July.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is tentatively looking at a July 1 reopening.

Grenada

Grenada is hoping to open its borders on June 30th.

Guadeloupe

No word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

Haiti

No word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

Jamaica

Jamaica has not yet announced when it will reopen its borders to visitors.

Martinique

No word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

Montserrat

Montserrat has not yet announced when they will reopen their borders to visitors.

Puerto Rico

Flights can only land into San Juan and all visitors are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

St. Barts

No word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

St. Kitts and Nevis

As per the Prime Minister, the border of Saint Kitts and Nevis is currently closed to international travel.

Saint Lucia

St. Lucia reopened its borders on June 4. From the country’s minister of tourism: “Our people, our beaches and our mountains await you in all of their splendor. Now, the way we used to vibe will change just a little bit [with] responsible tourism [and] heightened protocols. There’s still going to be plenty of fun in the sun.”

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten has not yet announced when they will reopen their borders to visitors.

St. Martin

Like St. Maartin, no word yet on when their borders will reopen to visitors.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Still no word on when they’ll open their borders. All visitors are currently required to do a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Trinidad and Tobago

Their borders remain closed to international travel. International travel would be considered at Phase 6; they’re currently at Phase 3.

Turks and Caicos Island

The Turks and Caicos Islands currently plan to reopen to visitors on July 22. New safety protocols will be announced in the next few weeks.

U.S. Virgin Islands

They opened to tourists on June 1. Protocols are in place for safety.

Small islands mean small populations, which means small hospitals. Islands that have so far managed to only have cases in the single or double digits would be, of course, more hesitant to open their borders to visitors to requirements for quarantines or COVID-19 tests make sense for those who are willing to open their borders.

As time goes open, hopefully worldwide numbers will go down and more borders can open. Check out the Department of Tourism for the most up-to-date info for your country/countries of choice.

#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands

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2 comments

Conrado Asenjo June 7, 2020 - 1:24 pm

In PR incoming passengers can have a free voluntary COVID rapid test if not your temperature is taken. Only passengers with fever or positive rapid test are asked to self quarantine until the molecular test rest comes back negative in 48-72 hrs (can be also done at the airport free of charge).

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SharonKurheg June 7, 2020 - 2:05 pm

Thank-you for that update. I appreciate it! 🙂

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