The Caribbean has remained a wonderful vacation spot for Americans through the COVID-19 pandemic. Short flights, attractive seashores, and sunny climate make for an unimaginable trip.
Still, COVID-19 restrictions have—albeit typically strictly—stayed in place.
Many Caribbean nations at the moment are easing entry necessities now. Some international locations, reminiscent of Aruba and Curaçao have eased all COVID-19 restrictions.
However, these nations have diminished COVID-19 restrictions not too long ago:
1. The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic—as a result of its attractive climate and seashores—is a brilliant inhabitants for American guests. Americans might be delighted to listen to the Caribbean nation has eased COVID-19 restrictions this week.
In a press launch on Monday, the Dominican Republic authorities introduced it’ll permit actions and companies to renew regular operations. In addition, residents will not want to face six ft aside as social distancing measures have ended.
Although the nation hasn’t absolutely eliminated its masks mandate. The authorities said: “The removal of the mask mandate will depend on an increase in vaccination numbers and a further reduction in COVID-19 cases so we are all urged to continue following the protocols.”
Other modifications embrace:
- No restrictions on spiritual gatherings
- Public transport is again to full capability
- All bars are again to regular
- Restrictions have ended at sporting occasions
2. St. Kitts & Nevis
Starting April 1, all worldwide vacationers getting into St. Kitts & Nevis by air could present proof of a damaging RT-PCR take a look at or a damaging antigen take a look at to enter the nation. Previously, solely RT-PCR assessments have been out there.
However, solely absolutely vaccinated vacationers can enter the nation.
St. Kitts & Nevis does have an exemption for these below 18—who can enter the nation with out proof of vaccination. Travelers should additionally full a passenger locator kind and different supporting documentation. Although it’s solely a partial easing of restrictions, it’s nonetheless excellent news for vacationers.
Anguilla has begun easing its travel restrictions; nevertheless, the restrictions stay barely sophisticated. From April 1, vacationers not want to use for permission to enter the nation. However, vacationers nonetheless must current proof of vaccination and a damaging PCR take a look at.
The take a look at can both be a PCR take a look at three days earlier than journey or an antigen take a look at two days earlier than journey.
Anguilla’s on arrival testing:
- Anyone who has obtained their booster shot—or obtained their full vaccination shot within the final six months—doesn’t must take a take a look at on arrival
- Anyone who has been absolutely vaccinated but obtained their remaining vaccination dose over 6 months in the past, must take a take a look at on arrival costing $50.
- Unvaccinated vacationers below 18 can solely enter with vaccinated adults
Bonaire isn’t the preferred of Caribbean locations—but it’s filled with sheer magnificence. The Dutch Caribbean island eased entry requirements for travelers this week.
Fully vaccinated vacationers, who had their second vaccine dose taken throughout the final 270 days, not must take a take a look at to journey to the nation. Unvaccinated vacationers, nevertheless, should take an antigen take a look at inside 24 hours of departure. They can even go for a PCR take a look at 48 hours earlier than departure.
Travelers should fill out the well being declaration kind, no matter their vaccination standing.
Puerto Rico Drops Mask Mandate
Puerto Rico has scrapped its masks mandate for all vacationers, no matter their vaccination standing. On March 15, the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi (NPP, D) mentioned residents won’t need to wear masks in most indoor and outside locations.
The transfer comes because the U.S. terrority has absolutely vaccinated a formidable 95% of its inhabitants. It turns into one of the crucial restriction-free locations for U.S. vacationers.
Puerto Rico joins a rising checklist of locations which have ended their mask mandate.
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