Thursday, July 9, 2020

COVID Travel Update: Caribbean Islands and All Inclusive Resorts

All Inclusive Resorts COVID

In general
·       Swim up bars are closed.
·       Occupancy is 25% - 30% so restaurants have not all be open.
·       Buffets are closed or adapted with staff to serve.
·       Excursions may not be available.
·       Masks are required on flights and in airports.
·       If you or a travel companion test positive upon arrival – you may be required to finish a 14 day quarantine in country.

·       Border reopened Jun 1st
·       All passengers arriving by air MUST have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, taken within seven (7) days of their flight.
·       Guests are required to wear a face covering when traversing the property where they are likely to be in close proximity to staff and other guests.
·       All arriving passengers will need to complete a health declaration form to be shared with Port Health Authorities on arrival.
·       A Traveller Accommodation form should also be completed. This form is available here:
·       All travellers will also be required to sign the Quarantine Directions Form

·       Open to Americans July 10th
·       Must get an embarkation declaration PRIOR to arrival
·       Self-health declaration
·       Documentation of health insurance
·       Documentation of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival for most US residents.  

7/20/20 Update - The Bahamas will only accept commercial flights from Canada, United Kingdom, and European Union. 
·       The Bahamas opened its airports to commercial international flights on July 1st.  
·       Pre-COVID 19 PCR Swab Test with a Negative results taken within the last 10 days  to be presented upon arrival.
·       All travellers visiting The Bahamas after July 1 will be required to complete an electronic Health Visa prior to departure at

Dominican Republic
·       Reopened July 1st.
·       Thermal scanning upon arrival
·       As part of immigration and customs forms provided by the airline or by Dominican authorities, passengers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit.

·       Reopened June 15th
·       You must get pre-approval to travel to Jamaica. Your window to get pre-approval opens 72 hours prior to arrival.
·       COVID PCR test required. If you test positive, you will quarantined in a public health facility for 14 days. Anyone traveling with you will be put in isolation in your hotel and have to meet daily with a public health official.

Mexico – Cancun
·       Hotels are reopening at about 30% occupancy.
·       Beaches are re-opening for hotel guests.  
Mexico - Los Cabos
·       Phased reopening beginning June 15th
·       Thermal imaging upon arrival. 99F or higher will be subject to additional screening
·       Risk factor questionnaire required

Mexico – Puerto Vallarta
·       As of Monday, June 15, beaches located immediately in front of hotels will be open for guests, and hotels are permitted to operate at 25 percent capacity. Hotel gyms and spa will remain closed.

St Lucia
·       Visitors must be tested for Covid-19 up to a maximum of 7 days before their flight to Saint Lucia. They must be certified Covid free to be able to travel.
·       All travellers must wear a face mask during the flight and in the airport in Saint Lucia.
·       All travelers must continue the use of face masks on arrival in Saint Lucia.
·       All travellers will be subject to screening and temperature checks by port health authorities in Saint Lucia.
·       You may be quarantined if contact tracing indicates you were in contact with someone at the resort who tests positive.

All requirements are subject to change so please review the current requirements via the websites listed. 

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