Countries around the world have begun to reduce restrictions during the Covid 19 pandemic. Each country has instituted a series of preventive measures in the process of reopening countries for tourists. The measures aim not only to protect tourists, but also the country’s inhabitants.
This is also the case in the Caribbean. Here, the number of infections remained quite low. And to maintain this level, the government has taken a number of measures for those who want to visit the Caribbean. Here’s what you need to know if you want to have a dream vacation in the Caribbean during the pandemic:
Anguilla – it is open to tourists from August 21 and currently the region is not affected by Covid 19. Thus, the reopening takes place in a prudent way to protect the health of residents and tourists. The required protocols include completing a registration form, submitting a negative Covid 19 test performed within 3 to 5 days prior to arrival on the island, and health insurance that will cover any treatment related to Covid 19.
All visitors will be tested on arrival with an additional test, 10 days later. If the second test is negative, visitors are free to move around the island.
Antigua and Barbuda – here, all arriving passengers must present a negative Covid 19 test performed within 7 days of the flight, as well as fill in a health declaration form. The trips will also be monitored by health ministry officials for up to 14 days. Facial masks are needed in areas with commons and social distancing is encouraged.
Aruba – its protocols adhere to the highest standards of health, sanitation and social distance. Travelers in areas at high risk of infection with Covid 19 will need additional testing.
Bahamas – officially the borders have been open since July 1, but on July 22, visits to the United States were stopped. However, the ban was lifted a week later, and visitors must be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. Also, a negative Covid 19 test is presented at the entrance, performed no later than 10 days before arrival. All travelers will complete an electronic health record before departure. At airports and seaports, medical staff will perform temperature checks for all incoming visitors. Travelers will be required to wear a mask in any situation where it is necessary to apply physical distance measures.
In general, on any island in the Caribbean, all travelers must prove negative and follow social distance protocols and wear a face mask at the airport.