List of Caribbean Countries Opened to Vaccinated Travelers

List of Caribbean Countries Opened to Vaccinated Travelers

As the COVID-19 vaccination continues worldwide, many travels are beginning to sort out destinations to visit.

Official research by HomeToGo showed 54% of U.S. travelers plan on taking a trip within the first two months of getting vaccinated. However, the ascent of COVID-19 variants is muddling matters.

The U.S. Communities for Disease Control and Prevention advises against traveling to all but 31 destinations in the world. The 31 places are under the CDC’s Level 1 travel advisory, which indicates the risk for Covid is low there.

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Here are the Caribbean islands that have made the list:

  • Bahamas

Visitors who upload a vaccination record before they arrive are exempt from a pre-arrival polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and a post-arrival rapid test. They don’t need to answer daily health questionnaires during their stay either. Only vaccines made by PfizerBioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca are accepted.

Travel Level: 4

  • Barbados

Starting May 8, Barbados is reducing quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers to zero to two days. Children under 18 years old traveling with vaccinated parents are also allowed to enter. Vaccinated travelers traveling with unvaccinated companions must quarantine for a week or more if they choose to stay together.

Travel Level: 4

  • Belize

Travelers can enter Belize if they test negative before or after arriving; vaccinated visitors needn’t test though.

Travel Level: 2

  • Bermuda

While all travelers aged 10 and older must take Covid tests before and after arriving in Bermuda, immunized travelers who test negative can avoid a four-day quarantine once there. Vaccinated travelers also needn’t wear wristbands or report their temperatures twice daily, and accompanying children aged 17 and under are not subject to quarantines.

They must, however, take Covid tests on day 4, 8 and 14 of their vacations.

Unvaccinated travelers take note: From June 6, travelers who are not immunized are subject to supervised quarantine for up to 14 days in a designated facility at their own expense.

Travel Level: 4

  • British Virgin Islands

Starting May 15, travelers can avoid quarantine in the British Virgin Islands for four days if they test negative before and after arriving (results are estimated to take 24 hours), according to a press release. They must also provide evidence of an “approved” vaccine — such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, it said.

Travel Level: 1

The British Virgin Islands are one of few CDC Level 1 Covid destinations that are welcoming vaccinated travelers.
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  • Grenada

From May 1, vaccinated travelers will still need to test negative before and after arriving in Grenada and its dependent territories of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Quarantine periods will be reduced from a week to no more than 48 hours if they are vaccinated.

Travel Level: 1

  • St. Kitts and Nevis

This dual-island nation is cautiously recognizing vaccinated travelers. From May 1, travelers immunized with U.S.- and European-made vaccines must “vacation in place” for nine days, rather than 14. They can move within their approved hotel and interact with other guests, then upon passing a Covid-19 test administered on the ninth day, freely travel around the islands. Vaccinated travelers must also test negative to enter.

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