The Caribbean – Where to Travel Now
The Caribbean currently offers the most travel opportunities for quarantine weary U.S. travelers.
Below is a list of countries/islands that are currently open for travel from the U.S. This information was current as of the end of August but the situation is very fluid and can (and likely will) change quickly. Please check the websites of the tourist boards for current information.
Antigua & Barbuda: Open to visitors from the U.S. with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within seven days of their flight. Visitors may be required to undergo further testing for Covid-19 on arrival or during their stay. www.visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory
Aruba: Open to visitors from the U.S. Covid-19 tests are required for entry. Visitors from high-risk states must take a test between 72 and four hours prior to arrival. Visitors from other U.S. states may be asked to take a test upon arrival. Quarantine will only be one day while waiting for test results, and as long as tests are negative. www.visitaruba.com/traveling-to-aruba/entry-requirements-and-visas/aruba-travel-restrictions-covid-19/
Bahamas: Open to visitors who show a negative Covid-19 test result within five days of arrival. A mandatory 14 day quarantine is required for all visitors. www.bahamas.com/tags/covid-19
Barbados: Open to visitors with a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or a test will be given at the airport. No quarantine is mandated as long as the test reults are negative. www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020
Bermuda: Open to U.S. visitors who, within 48 hours of departure, complete the Bermuda travel authorization process online. A $75 fee per traveler is required, which includes the cost of all Covid-19 testing in Bermuda. Ideally within 72 hours, but no more than seven days before departure, visitors must take a PCR Covid-19 test and obtain a negative result. Covid-19 tests are also administered on Day 4, Day 8 and Day 14 at easily accessible pop-up testing centers, and visitors must have health insurance that covers Covid-19 related costs. www.gotobermuda.com/bta/press-release/bermuda-tourism-authority-update
Dominica: Open to visitors with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 24 to 72 hours prior to arrival and who have filled out an online questionaire. No quarantine is required. Must stay at a Covid-19 certified property. www.discoverdominica.com/travel-advisory-for-dominica
Dominican Republic: Open to visitors who show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result no older than five days prior to their arrival date. If no proof of testing is available, a quick test will be performed in the airport at no additional cost to the passenger. No quarantine required unless a traveler shows symptoms. www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus
Grenada: Open for visitors submitting a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than seven days before departure. All passengers upon arrival will be given a rapid test and another PCR test within 48 hours. Visitors could be held for 14 days in a state-approved quarantine facility at the visitor’s expense until deemed medically cleared by two negative PCR test within 48 hours. www.puregrenada.com/travel-advisory
Jamaica: Open to visitors with a negative COVID-19 test within 10 days of travel. An additional test will be given at the airport and visitors are required to quarantine for 14 days. Limited excursions may be available.
Puerto Rico: Open to visitors with negative Covid-19 tests within 72 hours of arrival. All others must quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test can be verified. www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-advisory
St. Barthélemy: Open to visitors with a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of boarding. A test can be taken at the airport, but the visitor must then quarantine until the results prove negative. Those staying for more than seven days must be tested again. www.stbarth.com/covid-19
St. Lucia: Open to visitors who must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test no more than seven days before travel. Visitors must stay in a government approved resort and are required to remain on the resort premises. www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19
St. Maarten/St. Martin: Open on the Dutch side to visitors with a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of arriving; no quarantine requirements. The French side remains closed to U.S. travelers. www.st-maarten.com
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Open to visitors with a negative Covid-19 test within seven days. An additional test will be performed on arrival and a 14 day quarantine is mandated. www.tourism.gov.vc/tourism/index.php/administration
Turks & Caicos: Open to visitors with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within five days of travel. Pre-registration at the TCI Assured Portal is required. No quarantine requirements.www.visittci.com/travel-info/turks-and-caicos-coronavirus-covid-19