Every Caribbean Island's COVID-19 Travel Policies — and What You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

Almost every Caribbean destination is open to travelers regardless of vaccination status.

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When COVID-19 struck the United States in late winter 2020 relaxing on a warm beach with a subtle island breeze was all anyone could want. Now, almost two years since, most Caribbean islands have fully reopened to travelers.

Below is an island-by-island guide for U.S. travelers with everything you need to know before planning a trip to the Caribbean.

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As of Oct. 1, there are no entry requirements to Anguilla, according to the U.S. Embassy

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda have removed all preexisting COVID-19 entry requirements, according to the government. However, any passenger displaying symptoms may be isolated by the government.


Aruba has waived all preexisting COVID-19 entry level requirements, however, travel insurance is highly recommended, according to the country's tourism site.


Non-U.S. citizens must show proof of vaccination, and there are no entry requirements for U.S. citizens according to the U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas.

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Barbados has discontinued all COVID-19 entry requirements the tourism board announced in September.

Barbados is also welcoming visitors to move to the island for a year for the ultimate remote work experience.


Fully vaccinated travelers by air or by cruise to Bermuda will be required to show proof of vaccination, and must upload proof prior to travel. Unvaccinated travelers must upload proof of valid travel insurance to enter, according to the government.

All travelers aged 2 and up must have Travel Authorization and will be required to pay $40 for the application.

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

There are no COVID-19 entry requirements for the Caribbean Netherlands according to the UK Government.

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The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands have discontinued all COVID-19 entry requirements, according to the BVI government.

Cayman Islands

The Cayman islands have removed all COVID-19 entry restrictions, according to Cayman Islands tourism board.

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There are no COVID-19 entry restrictions to visit, according to the Curaçao tourism board.


Dominica has removed all pre-arrival testing along with testing on arrival for symptomatic passengers, according to the tourism board.

Dominican Republic

The Dominical Republic has removed all COVID-19 entry requirements, however, when required random testing may occur and passengers may present proof of vaccination to be exempt, according to GoDominicanRepublic.com


There are no covid entry requirements for tourists visiting Grenada, according to PureGrenada.com

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The Guadeloupe Islands have dropped all COVID-19 entry requirements for visitors, the archipelago announced in August.


All passengers 12 and older are required to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR taken at most 72 hours before departure. Passengers aged 5-11 are required to present a negative PCR test, and passengers under 5 are exempt, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

For additional precautions, please see the U.S. State Department's Advisory.

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Jamaica has ended all COVID-19 entry requirements, according to the U.S. Embassy.


Martinique has lifted all COVID-19 entry requirements as of August, according to the tourism board.


Since October the government of Montserrat has ended all COVID-19 requirements for entry.

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Puerto Rico

All travelers will be able to enter Puerto Rico without any proof of covid vaccination or any other requirement, according to Discover Puerto Rico

St. Barts

All COVID-19 entry restrictions have been lifted, according to the U.S. Embassy.

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St. Kitts and Nevis

All visitors regardless of vaccination are permitted to enter St. Kitts and Nevis, according to the Tourism Authority.

Sint Maarten

Travelers to Sint Maarten are no longer required to provide travel insurance or test upon arrival if unvaccinated, the electronic health authorization requirement has also been removed.

St. Martin

St. Martin has removed all preexisting COVID-19 travel requirements for U.S. Citizens, according to the U.S. Embassy.

Pigeon Beach, Saint Lucia

St. Lucia

All COVID-19 restrictions have been removed, according to the St. Lucia tourism authority.

Coastline view of the port and city of Kingstown, capital of Caribbean island Saint Vincent. Sailing ship in the foreground.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

All COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, according to the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Environment.

Trinidad and Tobago

According to the U.S. Embassy there are no COVID-19 entry requirements for Trinidad and Tobago.

Turks and Caicos Islands

There are no COVID-19 entry requirements for Turks and Caicos, according to the government.

United States Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands have removed all preexisting COVID-19 entry requirements, according to the government. The territory removed all restrictions for American travelers in May.

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