Preparing for Safe Travel
With ever-changing pandemic protocol comes the need to be prepared! Before you travel, make sure you have familiarized yourself with the destination's entry requirements. This regularly updated chart will keep you informed on what expectations are for both vaccinated and un-vaccinated travelers.
Please note that select hotels require their guests to provide proof of vaccination. Any hotels with a vaccination requirement will be noted in the hotel section below.
Destinations Entry Requirements
|Antigua||In Antigua, starting December 15, 2021 all arriving travelers aged 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated. Effective December 8, 2021, all travelers are required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 4 days prior to arrival. If a traveler arrives in destination with the incorrect test results, they will incur a $100 charge, retest and wait approx. 48hrs for their new results. Rapid antigen tests and at-home tests will not be accepted upon entry. Travelers are also required to download and complete a new Health Declaration form found here. The form will be shared with Health Authorities on your arrival at the V.C Bird International Airport. Click here for more information.|
|Aruba||Effective December 27, 2021, all U.S. travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will need to complete a PCR test 48 hours prior to departure and will not have the option to test upon arrival. For more information click here. All travelers must also purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance within 72 hours of departure via the ED Card form at www.edcardaruba.aw.|
|Bahamas||When traveling to The Bahamas, travelers are required to submit a valid, negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Vaccinated travelers, as well as children aged 2-11 years old, can present a Rapid Antigen Test result while unvaccinated travelers are required to present a Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test result. Effective Jan 7, 2022, all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, staying in The Bahamas longer than 48hrs are required to take an additional Rapid Antigen test. All travelers must also apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs, complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes and opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. Click here for more information.|
|Barbados||Effective Jan 7, all travelers aged 6 years and older regardless of vaccination status, are required to submit a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within 1 day prior to arrival OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are also required to remain on property at preapproved accommodations until they have a second negative test 5 days after their first test. Once travelers have acquired their second negative test they are free to travel off property. Travelers are also required to submit an online Immigration and Customs Form within 72 hours of arrival. Click here for more information.|
Some Costa Rican hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, shops, adventure tourism and etc. may require visitors aged 12 years and older to be vaccinated. Effective until Feb 7, 2022, commercial establishments must display on their exterior if they are requiring proof of vaccination to enter. Click here for more information.
As of August 1, 2021, all fully vaccinated travelers will not have to purchase travel insurance. Vaccinated travelers will still have to complete the form linked below and include proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers will have to follow all of these requirements:
|Curacao||In Curacao, all arriving travelers from the U.S. aged 12 years and older are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 48 hours prior to travel. Travelers must visit dicardcuracao.com to complete the digital immigration card, fill out the digital Passenger Locator Card [PLC] and submit their negative results. Travelers are also required to travel with printed documentation of their negative test results and completed PLC. Effective April 20, travelers from high-risk countries are required to take an additional Antigen test on day 3 of their stay. Travelers can register for their test while completing their PLC. Effective August 13, a curfew is in effect on the island. Click here for more information.|
|Dominican Republic||In the Dominican Republic, travelers entering will not be required to submit a negative PCR test. All arriving passengers will pass through a heat/temperature sensor upon arrival. If a passenger shows an elevated body temperature they are pulled for further investigation and may incur a rapid test. Travelers will no longer be granted a complimentary, temporary travel assistance plan that was available for travel through June 12, 2021.
As of January 1, 2021, all travelers arriving to and departing from the Dominican Republic are required to fill out the mandatory digital entry and exit forms found at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do. Physical forms will no longer be accepted. Once completed, 2 QR codes will be generated to present at the airport on arrival and departure. It is recommended travelers complete these forms 72hrs prior to departure and keep a printed or screenshot version on hand while traveling. The digital forms can be completed prior to traveling or at the airport, but travelers will need to have the QR code available when passing through Customs in the DR. Please note, there have been technical difficulties when completing the forms using Safari on Apple devices, so it is recommended to try different web browsers or devices. For more information please visit https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do.
|Grenada||In Grenada, all arriving visitors must be fully vaccinated and show original proof of vaccination upon entry. All travelers from the U.S. are still required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 72 hours prior to travel. As of November 23, 2021, vaccinated travelers are no longer required to take a second PCR test on arrival to the airport [unless deemed necessary] or quarantine for 48 hours on property. Travelers must have travel insurance covering COVID-19 and any related illness or declare that they will bear the cost of treatment and isolation if they test positive for COVID-19 on arrival. All travelers, regardless of risk assessment, must submit a Health Declaration Form and register on Grenada's Contract App. Click here for more information. Click here for information on Grenada's new travel hotline.|
|Jamaica||The curfews in Jamaica have limited implications for tourists visiting the island, and only a small fraction of tours that operate on Sundays may be affected. Transfers, in-hotel testing, most tours and hotel beach access are not impacted. Travelers arriving to Jamaica from the U.S. will be required to present either a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] OR Antigen test taken no more than 3 days prior on arrival to the airport. Children aged 11 years or younger will not be required to present a negative test. Please note, travelers are no longer required to upload their negative test prior to arrival. Travelers are still required complete the mandatory Travel Authorization form AND receive government approval before departing. Approval will be sent to you immediately after completing your Travel Authorization, and you must present this approved form upon departure from the U.S. We urge you to visit VisitJamaica.com for more information.|
|Los Cabos||No requirements|
|Panama||In Panama, all arriving travelers will be required to present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival time. If their test was taken more than 48 hours prior to arrival, then the traveler will be required to take a rapid test at the airport at their own expense. Click here for more information.|
|Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit||No requirements. Click here for more information on safety and sanitation protocols.|
|Riviera Maya||No requirements|
|Sint Maarten/Saint Martin||In St. Maarten and St. Martin, all arriving travelers ages 5 years and older from the U.S. are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed 72 hours prior to travel OR a negative antigen test within 48 hours of travel. Travelers are also required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival at www.stmaartenentry.com and travel with a copy. As of November 1, 2021, vaccinated travelers will not have to present a negative COVID test to enter St. Maarten. As of January 1, 2021, all arriving travelers to St. Maarten are required to purchase the St. Maarten Visitors Protection Plan for $30 per person. Click here for more information and here to purchase via the mandatory health form. Please visit the destination websites for St. Maarten or St. Martin for more information.|
|Saint Lucia||In Saint Lucia, travelers aged 5 years and older are required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 5 days prior to travel. Travelers aged 18 years and older must submit a Travel Registration Form to their hotel once their flight reservations are confirmed. This must be completed at least 5 business days prior to travel. PCR test results are not required to complete this. Click here for more information.|
|St. Thomas||Effective Jan 3, 2022, all arriving travelers aged 5 years and older are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or Antigen test completed no more than 3 days prior to travel. Travelers must complete the online Travel Screening Portal within five days of travel. Click here for details on new travel requirements.|
|Turks & Caicos||Effective September 1, 2021, all arriving travelers aged 16 years and older are required to be fully vaccinated. All arriving travelers aged 10 years and older are still required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or Antigen test completed no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to travel, regardless of vaccination status. Travel medical insurance will be required, and travelers must complete an online health questionnaire. Click here for details on new travel requirements.|
Hotel Vaccine Requirements
|HOTEL||EFFECTIVE DATE||MORE DETAILS|
|Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort||12/23/21|
|Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua||9/1/21|
|Hammock Cove Antigua||9/1/21|
|Ocean Point Resort & Spa||12/1/21|
|Pineapple Beach Club||9/1/21|
|St. James's Club Antigua||9/1/21|
|St. James's Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia||9/1/21|
|The Club Barbados Resort and Spa||9/1/21|
|The Verandah Resort & Spa||9/1/21|