July 7, 2022:
Negative COVID Tests No Longer Required for U.S. Re-Entry.
As of June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires travelers to submit a negative COVID test to re-enter the U.S. Visit the CDC website for more information.
Due to the pandemic, destinations continue to adjust their entry requirements and protocols, I am providing a list of the most up-to-date information including updates on new policies that destinations are implementing for your next vacation.
Check back often or contact me directly for additional details or updates.
Effective April 16, 2022, arriving travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination. Travelers who do show proof of being fully vaccinated [booster shot not required] are not required to present a negative test on arrival. If a traveler is not fully vaccinated they will need to submit a negative PCR test completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative rapid antigen test completed no more than 24 hours prior to arrival. Children under the age of 5 are not required to submit a negative. Travelers are still required to download and complete a new Health Declaration form found here. The form will be shared with Health Authorities on your arrival at the V.C Bird International Airport. Click here for more information.
Effective March 19, 2022, all travelers are no longer required to present a negative test result or proof of vaccination to enter Aruba. For more information click here. Effective July 5th, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance. All travelers will still be required to complete Aruba’s Embarkation/Disembarkation Card before arrival, which is the country’s digitized customs and immigration process.
When traveling to The Bahamas, travelers are required to submit a valid, negative COVID-19 test completed no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Vaccinated travelers, as well as children aged 2-11 years old, can present a rapid antigen test or PCR test result while unvaccinated travelers are required to present a Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test result. As of June 19, 2022, travelers are no longer required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa or purchase COVID-19 health insurance. Click here for more information.
Effective May 25, 2022, vaccinated travelers will not required to present a negative test to enter. Unvaccinated travelers are still required to submit a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within 1 day prior to arrival OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival. Travelers are also required to submit an online Immigration and Customs Form within 72 hours of arrival. Click here for more information.
Effective June 3, 2022:
Travel Requirements for Visitors Arriving by Cruise Ship:
Cruise Ship Passengers may begin the Travel Authorization Application 1 month prior to embarkation date, and you are encouraged to apply as soon as your embarkation date is available.
1. All passengers MUST have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before arriving at the embarkation terminal.
2. All passengers MUST be vaccinated, and are required to upload their vaccine card at time of application. (For those traveling with children, complete your TA application first, then attend to your children.)
3. All passengers over the age of 2 years – MUST submit an application and pay the $40.00 fee by Mastercard or Visa.
4. Travel Authorization are reviewed and prioritized by embarkation date.
5. All passengers MUST have a negative COVID-19 test result to show at the embarkation terminal, along with their APPROVED Travel Authorization (see below for Accepted Test types).”
Effective Apr 1, 2022, the health pass and travel and medical insurance will not be required for visitors to Costa Rica. Click here for more information.
Effective March 10, 2022, visitors will no longer be required to submit a negative COVID test to enter Curacao or on day 3 of their stay. Effective June 5, 2022, the Passenger Locator Card is no longer required for inbound passengers entering Curacao. Travelers still must visit dicardcuracao.com to complete the digital immigration card. Click here for more information.
In the Dominican Republic, travelers entering will not be required to submit a negative PCR test. All arriving passengers will pass through a heat/temperature sensor upon arrival. If a passenger shows an elevated body temperature they are pulled for further investigation and may incur a rapid test. Travelers will no longer be granted a complimentary, temporary travel assistance plan that was available for travel through June 12, 2021.
As of January 1, 2021, all travelers arriving to and departing from the Dominican Republic are required to fill out the mandatory digital entry and exit forms found at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do. Physical forms will no longer be accepted. Once completed, 2 QR codes will be generated to present at the airport on arrival and departure. It is recommended travelers complete these forms 72hrs prior to departure and keep a printed or screenshot version on hand while traveling. The digital forms can be completed prior to traveling or at the airport, but travelers will need to have the QR code available when passing through Customs in the DR. Please note, there have been technical difficulties when completing the forms using Safari on Apple devices, so it is recommended to try different web browsers or devices. For more information please visit https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do.
Effective April 4, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to be vaccinated, present a negative test, complete the Health Declaration Form or quarantine on arrival. Click here for more information. Click here for information on Grenada's new travel hotline.
Effective April 16, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to present a negative test to enter. Please note, travelers are no longer required to upload their negative test prior to arrival or complete the Travel Authorization. We urge you to visit VisitJamaica.com for more information.
Click here for more information on protocols if a visitor tests positive while in destination.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated [2 doses] with or without their booster shot more than 14 days prior are not required to present a negative test. Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are also not required to submit a negative test. Travelers who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to submit a valid, negative PCR test completed 48 hours prior to travel. Travelers ages 5 years and younger are not required to present a negative test. Travelers are also required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival at www.stmaartenentry.com and travel with a copy. All arriving travelers are also required to purchase the St. Maarten Visitors Protection Plan for $15 per person. Click here for more information and here to purchase via the mandatory health form. Please visit the destination websites for St. Maarten or St. Martin for more information.
Effective April 2, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers do not have to submit a negative test or quarantine on arrival. Unvaccinated travelers aged 5 years and older are required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 5 days prior to travel. All travelers aged 18 years and older must submit a Travel Registration Form to their hotel once their flight reservations are confirmed. This must be completed at least 5 business days prior to travel. PCR test results are not required to complete this. Click here for more information.
Effective March 7, 2022, arriving domestic travelers [includes US mainland] who are fully vaccinated more than 14 days prior to travel do not have to submit a negative COVID test to enter USVI. Domestic travelers who are not fully vaccinated still have to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or Antigen test completed no more than 5 days prior to travel. All travelers must complete the online Travel Screening Portal within five days of travel. Click here for more information.
Turks & Caicos
Effective May 1, 2022, travelers will no longer be required to submit a negative test, obtain travel insurance or complete the online health questionnaire. Click here for details on new travel requirements.