The latest Caribbean travel restrictions and islands open to U.S. travelers


Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, and many islands have adopted different restrictions and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country.


Please double-check requirements with the countries' official websites, as protocols change quickly. For more information, see our global travel map, powered by Sherpa.


A negative Covid test is required for re-entry to the U.S., with the exception of U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Anguilla

Open to U.S. travelers. Effective Nov. 1, all visitors 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated to enter Anguilla; pregnant women are exempt. Travelers must apply at www.ivisitanguilla.com no later than noon on the day before the day of arrival. The application for entry includes an arrival testing fee of $50 per person. All travelers must present proof vaccination plus a negative Covid-19 test result taken between two and five days prior to arrival. The laboratory that processes the pre-arrival test must be accredited.; self-administered and antibody tests will not be accepted. Travelers are tested on arrival and are required to stay in place at their hotel, licensed villa or other rental accommodations while the test is processed, usually within 24 hours. If the test result is negative, there is no quarantine requirement and guests are free to explore the island on their own. Guests staying on island for more than eight days are tested on day four of their visit at no additional cost. More information: www.ivisitanguilla.com. Updated Oct. 26.


Antigua and Barbuda

Open to U.S. visitors. All visitors arriving by air are required to show proof of having received at least one dose of an approved vaccine (children under 18 are exempt) and a negative PCR test done within four days of travel (children under five are exempt). All passengers must complete a health declaration form and submit to a temperature check upon arrival. Visitors who complete a successful screening are not required to quarantine once booked at a certified accommodation (at least 435 hotels and villas are certified). More information: www.visitantiguabarbuda.com. Updated Oct. 21.


Aruba

Open to U.S. visitors. All travelers are required to fill out an embarkation/disembarkation card between 72 and four hours prior to travel. All visitors 15 and over must upload a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Children 14 and under are exempt from the test. Those not producing a negative test result prior to arrival must take a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine until test result received but those 14 and under are exempt from the test. All visitors must purchase and pay for the Aruba travel insurance within 72 hours prior to departure; they can use their existing medical insurance to supplement the Aruba policy, but it cannot replace the Aruba travel insurance, which is $15 for travelers age 15 and over; no charge for children 14 and younger, More information: Aruba.com. Updated Aug. 17.


Bahamas

Open to U.S. visitors. All travelers over the age of 2 must upload a negative PCR or antigen test result within five days of arrival and apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa within 14 days of travel. Vaccinated travelers must submit proof of vaccination. All travelers must opt in to the mandatory health insurance plan when applying for the visa. The fee is paid in advance and the price depends upon length of stay. Unvaccinated travelers must take a rapid antigen test on day 5 and submit a daily health questionnaire each day of their stay. More information: bahamas.com. Updated Sept. 24.


Barbados

Open to U.S. visitors. All visitors must complete the Immigration and Customs from form 24 hours prior to arrival and must include the negative PCR test result taken no more than 3 days before arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers with a valid negative PCR result no longer are required to take a second PCR test upon arrival in Barbados or observe a quarantine period. Health officials at the Grantley Adams airport may select fully vaccinated travelers at random for a rapid antigen arrival test on entry (free of charge); no quarantine time is required due to short turnaround time for results. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for five days at a preapproved accommodation, take a PCR test on day five at one of the approved labs or testing hotels across the island at a cost to the traveler and continue to quarantine until test results are received. Unvaccinated travelers under the age of 18 are allowed to enter if accompanied by vaccinated parents/guardians; travelers under 5 are not subject to testing requirements. More information: visitbarbados.org. Updated Oct. 25.


Bermuda

Open to U.S. visitors. All travelers must complete the online Bermuda travel authorization process within one to three days of arrival (cost is $75 and covers all on-island tests) and present proof of a negative PCR test taken within four days of arrival (this also applies to children 2 years and older). Vaccinated travelers must present proof of vaccination, be tested upon arrival and on days 4 and 10 of their stay. Unvaccinated children traveling with parents are subject to the same rules. Unvaccinated travelers must be tested upon arrival, must quarantine at their own expense for 14 days at one of seven approved hotels and be retested at the end of their quarantine. More information: GoToBermuda.com. Updated Aug. 9.


Bonaire

Open to U.S. travelers. Fully vaccinated visitors must produce proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. Unvaccinated visitors also must produce result of a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival as well as the negative PCR test. Bonaire has added the availability of rapid antigen testing at its Flamingo Airport to help travelers adhere to the current testing protocol. All travelers must complete a health questionnaire. All businesses, including hotels, car rentals, tour operators, watersports operators, taxis and restaurants, will carry a Bonaire Friendly Safety Seal certifying that they have been inspected and approved regarding health and safety standards. Updated July 27.


British Virgin Islands

Open to U.S. travelers. New entry protocols take effect Oct. 1. Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers must provide results of a negative PCR test or antigen rapid test done within five days and show proof of vaccination. No quarantine is required. Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers must apply to the BVI Gateway portal no later than 48 hours before arrival, must complete it within 24 hours of departure, show proof of Covid-19 travel insurance and a negative result from a PCR test done within five days, be tested on arrival, quarantine for four days, take a PCR test on day four and await results. The fee of $175 covers Covid arrival test and test on day four and a monitoring bracelet. These rules apply to those 5 years old and over. More information: bvitourism.com Updated Sept. 30.


Cayman Islands

Not open to U.S. visitors. The Cayman Islands' plan to reopen the border to tourists is on hold due to a recent rise in community transmissions of Covid-19. The territory had planned to start allowing a limited number of verified vaccinated travelers starting in October, but that plan has been put off for the rest of 2021. Updated Sept. 15.


Cuba

Open to U.S. visitors. All arriving passengers must submit a health declaration, produce a Cuba Tourist Card (available from the airlines) and produce a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and take another PCR test upon arrival, with results available within 24 hours. The test upon arrival is free. All incoming travelers must have travel insurance that covers Covid-19 during their stay. Visitors must quarantine in accommodations until results arrive and be PCR tested at their own expense on Day 5. American visitors are barred from strictly tourist vacations to the all-inclusive resorts on the north coast but can travel to Cuba under 12 specific categories, the most popular of which is Support for the Cuban People. All regulations are detailed at https://cu.embassy.gov/covid-19-information.


Curacao

Open to U.S. visitors. All visitors from very high-risk countries (including the U.S.) must complete the digital immigration card online prior to departure, fill out the passenger locator card within 48 hours of departure, show proof and upload a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure, show proof of medical insurance and take an antigen test at a local laboratory on the third day of the stay. The appointment must be made and paid for in advance. Children 12 and under who don't show Covid-19 symptoms and whose parents/caretakers can show proof of a negative PCR test are not required to undergo a PCR test prior to arrival or the antigen test on day 3. More information: Curacao.com. Updated: Sept. 17.


Dominica

Open to U.S. visitors. All travelers must submit a health questionnaire at least 24 hours prior to travel and upload a negative PCR test taken between 24 and 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated visitors must upload a vaccination certificate, pay online for a rapid antigen test ($100; test is given on arrival) and present notification of health clearance to travel to Dominica and receipt for antigen test.


If the antigen result is negative, there is no mandatory quarantine for fully vaxxed travelers who have been medically cleared. They must record temperature daily and report any symptoms, and must stay in Safe in Nature certified properties.


Unvaccinated travelers will be transported to a mandatory quarantine at a government-operated facility or a Safe in Nature-certified property for five days, take a PCR test on day 5 and await results for up to 48 hours.


Unvaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaxxed family must follow same protocols as their fully vaxxed family members. Kids five and above will be tested on day 2; those five and under do not need a PCR test. More information: GoDominica.com. Updated Aug. 16.


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