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Traveling solo to the Caribbean: rules and restrictions

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This summer, the Caribbean is not closed to travelers, and a number of destinations are receiving travel advisories from the USA Municipal Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certifying that they are not dangerous to visit during COVID-19.

Antigua and Barbuda

Travelers from the United States aged 12 years and older to the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda are required to have a negative COVID-19 (real-time polymerase chain reaction) OT-PCR test seven days after their flight. Fully vaccinated guests will have more options in terms of accommodation and quarantine restrictions, but vaccination is not considered a prerequisite to visit. Antigua and Barbuda reported only three cases of COVID-19 in a two-week period from June 29 to July 12, which prompted the Municipal Department to issue a travel advisory of 1st importance (observe normal precautions) and the CDC to issue a travel health alert of 1st importance, indicating a low level of coronavirus on the islands. 

Aruba

The Municipal Department is advising Yanks to reconsider travel to Aruba because of criteria related to COVID this summer, indicating proper that the CDC has issued a state of well-being notice on the 3rd value peninsula, indicating an elevated degree of COVID-19. At the very least, Aruba expressed only 37 cases of the disease during the two-week phase from June 29 to July 12. Visiting Aruba will quickly be easier for many because some U.S. residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have all chances to be exempted from claiming the COVID-19 test starting Wednesday, July 14. Travelers will still need to complete an online boarding/disembarkation procedure (ED card), which includes the purchase of inherent COVID-19 medical insurance prior to travel.

Barbados

The peninsula of Barbados in the eastern Caribbean has received low travel advisories from the Municipal Department and the CDC, reporting fewer than 4,200 cases since the first pandemic announcement. Visitors are required to fill out an online immigration/customs form and mail it 24 hours before travel and also give evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of departure, independent of vaccination status. 

The English Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands continues to be one of the lowest-risk foreign destinations this summer, with the Municipal Department advising travelers to exercise ordinary caution (Tier 1) and the CDC indicating low COVID-19 on the islands. Visitors are required to register for travel through the BVI Gateway app 48 hours prior to travel and undergo a negative OT-PCR test or an approved rapid Rhesus Factor test taken 5 days after arrival. Travelers still need to load contract tracking software on their own cell phones.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic remains open to international travelers without proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination against the microbe. Authorities continue to conduct rapid tests on casually selected arrivals, as well as temperature testing. As of June 16, the State Department is advising Yankees to reconsider travel to the DR because of COVID-19, with the CDC issuing a level 3 health alert for the destination, indicating an elevated level of coronavirus in the country.

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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe not long ago reopened to all-vaccinated Yankees, and flights from the USA resumed July 13. Vaccinated guests have every chance of avoiding quarantine with confirmation of accepted vaccination opposite COVID-19, covering Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to a negative PCR or Rh factor test that was taken within 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (antigen) from the arrival stage. Guests USA will still provide an affidavit stating that they do not have signs of COVID-19 and have had no recent contact with an infected person. As of July 12, the Municipal Department is urging people to reconsider travel to the French West Indies because of health and safety measures and criteria related to COVID, while the CDC is warning of the highest levels of COVID-19 in the Guadeloupe Islands.

Jamaica

South American travelers are advised to reconsider their intentions to visit Jamaica because of COVID-19 and to show excessive discretion on the peninsula because of crime. In real-time, the CDC has listed the country at Level 2 on its own travel health notification scale, indicating a small degree of COVID-19. Yankees visiting Jamaica this summer will need an approved pre-boarding travel authorization configuration and all travelers 12 years of age and older must show proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR, NAA, RNA) or antigen is taken within 3 days of travel.

Virgin Islands USA

Like Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands give Yanks the chance to visit without requiring a passport or a negative test for COVID-19 before they return home to the continent. However, CDC still cautions against high rates of COVID-19 on the islands, and travelers 5 years of age and older must submit the negative test for coronavirus five days after travel to the USA or show proof of a cure for the microbe with antibody COVID-19 sticks or blood test taken with a positive result within 4 months after travel.

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