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Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

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This is a developing story. We will continue to update as the world changes. For the latest information on traveling during the coronavirus outbreak, visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization

The European Union has barred U.S. travelers, and Canada and Mexico have closed their land borders until at least January 21: It’s understandable, then, that with all of the rules and restrictions about which countries allow what, one of the biggest questions on American travelers’ minds is where can I go, if anywhere

On August 6, the U.S. lifted its global coronavirus travel advisory, which had been in place since March and recommended U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global coronavirus pandemic. In a press release about the decision, the U.S. State Department said it would be “returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions.” The decision to lift the sweeping travel advisory was made with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the most up-to-date country-specific advisories are listed on the State Department website.

As AFAR’s Michelle Baran reports, State Department travel advisories are recommendations, and “travelers are not required to abide by them.” Still, they’re worth paying attention to, as this government-backed advice can affect everything from travel insurance policies to destinations travel companies will decide to tour.

While the following countries are open to U.S. travelers, it’s worth doing your homework and reading up on the advisories and rules before booking, and asking the following questions:

  • Are the activities and services I’m interested in available?
  • Do the hotels have any new cleaning protocols?
  • Is there a country-wide curfew that will prevent me from experiencing what I want to?
  • Is there any political instability that could disrupt my trip?
  • Will I be tested for COVID-19 at the airport or have to quarantine when I arrive?
  • How has this country handled COVID-19 spikes in the past?
  • Do I have travel insurance that will cover me if I cancel or get sick while on vacation?
  • Has the travel advisory changed recently?

What countries can Americans travel to right now?

Although many destinations require travelers to quarantine, test, or follow COVID-friendly protocol, as of January 12, the following countries are currently allowing American travelers to visit:

  • Albania
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • French Polynesia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • St. Bart’s
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Marten/Sint Maarten
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia

a boat floating along a river next to a body of water: Ksamil, Albania, is part of Butrint National Park. © Photo by Florian Muharremi/Shutterstock Ksamil, Albania, is part of Butrint National Park.

More details on specific rules and restrictions for each of these countries below:

Albania

  • State Department Level: 3: Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: No COVID tests required; quarantine measures in place
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Albania

On June 15, Albania opened its land borders and commercial airports to international travel. Although travelers do not have to show a negative COVID test upon arrival, they should expect heightened screening and quarantine measures, per the U.S. Embassy in Albania.

Anguilla

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: COVID tests and preapproval from government
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Anguilla

As of August 21, travelers can preregister to visit Anguilla via the Anguilla Tourist Board’s website. To be eligible for travel, among other things, visitors will be asked to fill out their home address and proposed travel dates, and submit negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results taken within three to five days prior to arrival. Though those from low-risk countries will be given preference, travelers from high-risk countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Antigua and Barbuda

“Antigua resumed flights from the United States on June 4, and now travelers from all countries are welcome to Antigua and Barbuda,” reports AFAR’s Lyndsey Matthews. “To be allowed into the country, travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test taken within seven days of their flight upon arrival at the airport. They will also need to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Traveler Accommodation Form (to assist with contact tracing if necessary). Other health screenings including temperature checks will also take place upon arrival at the airport.”

Armenia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Quarantine or negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Armenia

Travelers entering Armenia must quarantine for 14 days or agree to take a COVID-19 test at one of the approved testing labs.

Aruba

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Aruba

As of July 10, travelers from the United States can visit Aruba. Travelers are required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departing and upload their negative results as part of an online Embarkation/Disembarkation process at least 12 hours before their flight to Aruba. 

Bahamas

All travelers must receive a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than five days prior to the date of arrival. With a negative result, travelers can then apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa, which takes 48 hours to process.

Barbados

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Submit a travel form, wear face masks, and undergo a health screening
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Barbados

Barbados reopened its international airport to commercial flights on July 12, and as of August 5, has been enforcing new travel protocols for all arriving visitors: All travelers must submit an Embarkation/Disembarkation form at travelform.gov.bb at least 24 hours prior to departure, upload a negative COVID-19 test result, wear face masks at the airport, and undergo a health screening upon arrival.

Belarus

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Proof of negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Belarus

U.S. citizens are permitted to travel to Belarus, but according to the U.S. Embassy in Belarus, there are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry.

Belize

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Belize

On October 1, Belize officially reopened to international visitors for leisure travel for the first time since late March. All inbound travelers must provide proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test results within 72 hours of arrival and have reservations at hotels that have been approved by Belize’s new Safe Corridor program.

Bermuda

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Two negative COVID-19 tests
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Bermuda

As of July 1, Bermuda has been open to international travelers. Visitors will need to be tested at least twice for COVID-19: once no more than five days before departing for the country and another upon arrival. All visitors must complete a Bermuda Travel Authorization.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Travelers wishing to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina must present a negative COVID-19 test not older than 48 hours from the moment of entry, according to the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Botswana

U.S. citizens traveling to Botswana must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before departure. When travelers leave Botswana, they will also be required to present another negative COVID-19 test.

Cambodia

  • State Department Level: 2, Exercise Increased Caution
  • Travel requirements: $2,000 deposit and COVID-19 testing
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Cambodia

U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Cambodia, but the rules are myriad: In addition to presenting a valid visa, travelers must pay a $2,000 deposit upon arrival for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment. They must also show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours upon landing and undergo another test at arrival, which they pay for themselves. Finally, they must quarantine for 14 days 14 days at a hotel designated by the Government of Cambodia.

Chile

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test results and a 10-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Chile

As of December 31, travelers to Chile must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight to Chile. Upon arrival, a 10-day quarantine is required. Travelers may take a test on or after the seventh day in quarantine, and will be able to leave quarantine with a negative result.

Colombia

Travelers to Colombia must show a negative results from a COVID-19 test, which can be administered no later than 96 hours before departure. 

Costa Rica

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Provide state ID and negative COVID-19 test results
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Costa Rica

On September 1, Costa Rica began allowing travelers from the United States to fly into the country. Before flying to Costa Rica, visitors will need to fill out an epidemiological ​health​ form online. Upon arrival, they will need to show proof of insurance.

Curaçao

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test before departure and upon arrival
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Curaçao

As of January 1, Americans from any state are allowed to visit Curaçao. Travelers over the age of 11 must show negative results from a test taken within 72 hours of departure. Travelers will also be tested at the airport upon arrival, and should pay for the test before they begin their travel. 

Dominica

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Health questionnaire; proof of negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Dominica

As of August 7, Dominica is open to all international travelers—with stipulations in place: Before departing, all travelers must submit a health questionnaire online at domcovid.19.dominica.gov.dm at least 24 hours before arrival along with negative PCR test results recorded 24–72 hours prior to arrival. Once in Dominica, travelers will also need to undergo a health assessment, including a temperature check and a rapid test screening. 

Dominican Republic

Passengers arriving in the Dominican Republic may be given a breath test and have their temperature taken as they disembark the plane. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.6 degrees Fahrenheit will be given a COVID test. Passengers must also fill out a Traveler’s Health Affadavit.

Ecuador

To avoid quarantine, U.S. travelers to Ecuador must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 10 days before entering the country. To visit the Galápagos, travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 96 hours of entry into the province. 

Egypt

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and proof of health insurance
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Egypt

In July, Egypt reopened major tourist sites, and as of August 15, travelers are allowed in the country with proof of a negative COVID test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival. Arriving travelers must also show proof of health insurance, according to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. 

Ethiopia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Ethiopia 

Upon arrival in Ethiopia, U.S. citizens must present a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 120 hours (five days). They must also quarantine for seven days. 

French Polynesia

Comprising 118 islands, including Tahiti and Bora Bora, French Polynesia is a popular destination in the South Pacific. As of July 15, French Polynesia has reopened to travelers from all countries. Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before their flight. They must also register with the country’s Electronic Travel Information System and take another test four days after their arrival.

a tree in a forest with Kakum National Park in the background: The canopy walkway in Kakum National Park, Ghana. © Photo by Shutterstock/Linda Hughes Photography The canopy walkway in Kakum National Park, Ghana.

Ghana

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test upon departure and arrival
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Ghana

Passengers arriving in Ghana must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 72 hours before departure. Upon arrival, travelers must also take a second COVID-19 test; those who test negative will be able to enter the country with no quarantine requirement. 

Grenada

  • State Department Level: 2, Exercise Increased Caution
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and proof of reservation
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Grenada

U.S. travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three days of travel. They must also have medical insurance that covers COVID-19, a minimum seven-day reservation at an approved Pure Safe accommodation, and take a test four days after arrival. They must also download a contact tracing app. 

Guatemala

To be allowed entry into Guatemala, all travelers over the age of 10 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 96 hours before arrival in the country. There are special restrictions for those who have traveled to the United Kingdom and South Africa in the past two weeks. 

Haiti

All passengers arriving in Haiti must quarantine for 14 days; the Ministry of Public Health will check in with passengers three times after arrival. 

Honduras

Those traveling to Honduras must show a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entry into the country. Anyone with symptoms may be required to quarantine. 

Ireland

All visitors to Ireland are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Though there are no restrictions on flights from the United States to Ireland, the Irish government advises against “all non-essential foreign travel” and that “travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.” 

Jamaica

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test and a travel authorization
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Jamaica

To be allowed to travel to Jamaica, U.S. citizens must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 10 days prior to their departing flight. Travelers must also have a completed Travel Authorization Form. 

Kenya

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test 
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Kenya

American travelers are allowed into Kenya, but they must produce a negative COVID test taken no later than 96 hours before arrival. They must also not have a temperature above 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit or have a persistent cough or difficulty breathing.

Maldives

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test and confirmation of stay at registered destination
  • Read more: Rules for visiting the Maldives

As of July 15, this island country in the Indian Ocean has been open to international tourism. There are no testing or quarantine requirements, but guests are only allowed on “resort” islands and must have a stay confirmed with one. Travelers must also submit a Health Declaration 24 hours prior to their departure to the Maldives.

Mexico

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Varies by Mexican state
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Mexico

Land borders between Mexico and the U.S. are technically closed until October 21, but American travelers have been allowed to arrive by plane. Mexican states have different timelines for reopening, so be sure to check which ones are open to nonessential—that is, leisure—travel. (The state of Quintana Roo and Los Cabos are on that list.) 

Montenegro

U.S. citizens are able to enter Montenegro with proof of a negative COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours. Anyone without a test must quarantine for 14 days, but can be released from self-isolation if they obtain a negative test result on the sixth day of their stay. 

Namibia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test before departure and upon arrival
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Namibia

Those entering Namibia as tourists must present a negative COVID-19 test result that is not older than seven days. Non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than one week will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost, according to the U.S. Embassy in Namibia.

Nigeria

Those wishing to travel to Nigeria must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 96 hours before departure. Children under the age of 10 are exempt.

Panama

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Panama

U.S. citizens are allowed to travel to Panama, provided they can show negative results from a COVID-19 test administered no more than 48 hours before departure. If the test was done later than 48 hours before departure or the traveler does not have a test, they will have to take a $50 test at the airport upon arrival, at their expense. 

Peru

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test result and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Peru

Passengers to Peru must show a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before the departing flight. Peru also requires all travelers to quarantine for 14 days. 

Rwanda

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Rwanda

As of August 1, Rwanda has been open to American travelers. Anyone arriving in the country must present a negative COVID-19 test “taken within 120 hours of departure,” and must undergo a second COVID test upon arrival, with “results delivered after 24 hours during which time they [travelers] will remain in designated hotels at their own cost.”

Serbia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Serbia

As of December 22, Serbia requires passengers whose travel originates in the United States to provide a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 48 hours prior to arrival, or a negative antigen test. 

South Africa

Visitors to South Africa are required to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 72 hours before departure. If they do not have a test, they will be required to quarantine at their own cost. Travelers will also be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

South Korea

  • State Department Level: 2, Exercise Increased Caution
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting South Korea

As of January 8, U.S. visitors to South Korea must show a negative COVID-19 test, issued within 72 hours of their departure. All visitors to Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a government-designated facility at their own expense. Visit Korea, the country’s tourism board, has a flowchart for travelers arriving into the country—and what they can expect.

St. Bart’s

Visitors have been welcome in St. Bart’s since June 22. Travelers are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test, obtained at least 72 hours before arrival.

If you aren’t able to get tested prior to departure, you’ll have to agree to be tested upon arrival and quarantine at your hotel or vacation rental until the test results are received (typically within 24 hours). If test results come back negative, travelers will not have to quarantine any longer. 

Those who plan on staying in St. Bart’s for longer than seven nights will need to be retested on the seventh day of their trip. If at any point positive test results are received, travelers will be asked to quarantine for 14 nights or until they test negative. Children under the age of 10 won’t need to be tested.

St. Kitts and Nevis

The dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis has been open to international travelers since October. Visitors must submit a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel, but they can only stay at an approved hotel and must remain there for the first seven days of their vacation until they are tested again. 

St. Lucia

As of early July, St. Lucia reopened to American travelers. Visitors are required to show a negative COVID-19 test and should expect to undergo temperature checks.

St. Maarten/St. Martin

Visitors arriving from the United States must complete a self health declaration form online. All travelers arriving from outside the Caribbean will also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within five days of arrival, except for children ages ten and under.

Tanzania

Travelers to Tanzania are required to fill out a Health Surveillance Form to submit to Port Authority officials. All visitors can expect “intensive” screening, according to the government. 

Turkey

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Turkey 

Turkey has been welcoming international travelers since June 12. As of December 30, 2020, “all international passengers age 6 years and older traveling to Turkey are required to have taken a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight,” according to the embassy.

Turks and Caicos

Since July 22, Turks and Caicos has been open to international visitors. To be allowed to enter the country, all international travelers (visitors and residents) must have preauthorization through the Turks and Caicos “TCI Assured Portal.” The following information must be submitted: a negative COVID-19 test, taken within five days of arrival in Turks and Caicos; medical insurance that covers the cost of quarantine or local care; a completed online health screening.

United Arab Emirates

Travelers must take a COVID-19 test within 96 hours of their flight and show their airline a negative result, or they will be tested on arrival and required to isolate while awaiting the results. 

United Kingdom

Anyone arriving from the United States must quarantine for 14 days. Those who fail to do so can be fined up to £1,000 (or approximately US$1,270). Both international visitors and British nationals returning home from abroad will have to provide U.K. border control with their contact details, including their phone number, and the address of their U.K. accommodation where they will self-isolate for two weeks. If you do not provide accurate contact details, you can be fined up to £3,200 (about $4,070).

As of December 15, passengers who arrive to England from destinations not on the government’s travel corridors list can reduce their 14-day quarantine period by more than half if they test negative for the coronavirus. As part of the government’s new Test to Release strategy, travelers from nonexempt countries can opt to take a COVID-19 PCR test after 5 full days of self-isolation, and if the test comes back negative they’ll be allowed to skip the remainder of the 14-day quarantine. 

Zambia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Zambia

All travelers entering Zambia must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 14 days of arrival in the country. Symptomatic individuals will also be tested at airports. U.S. citizens must also quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. 

This article was originally published in August. It has been updated with new information. 

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Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on December 26. The US State Department advises that travelers consult country-specific travel advisories via their website or consult the CDC’s latest guidance. Before you make any international travel plans, check these sites first and again before you depart.(CNN) — Once one of the world’s most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled during the Covid-19 pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases topping the 19 million mark, many nations continue to view America with trepidation.

The European Union has omitted the United States from its list of countries whose tourists may visit. Americans still can’t vacation in their neighbor to the north, Canada, nor head to many Asian favorites.

While most US travelers are staying close to home, some still want to go abroad. For those people, there are still popular vacation options such as Mexico.

Whether travel to open international destinations is responsible or advisable is up to you. Nations might change rules dramatically at any time. You may have to adhere to curfews and mask mandates. Rules’ violations might involve stiff fines or even jail time. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US State Department provide Covid-19 risk assessments by country.

What follows is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation:

Albania

UPDATE: Set on the gorgeous Adriatic Sea, Albania remains open. However, key airlines have canceled or curtailed flights because of the coronavirus variant outbreak in the UK and other nations. The US Embassy website states that while there’s no Covid-19 test requirements or quarantine, you can expect a health screening. Mask requirements and new curfews are in place.

Anguilla

This British territory in the Caribbean is accepting international visitors. You must be pre-approved; click here to start the process and read up on extensive Covid-19 testing requirements, including the specific type of test required. The United States is considered a high-risk nation by most places, so Americans might be far down the list.

Antigua and Barbuda

Turners Beach is found on Antigua's southwest coast.

Turners Beach is found on Antigua’s southwest coast.

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US travelers 12 and older to Antigua and Barbuda “arriving by air must present a negative Covid-19-RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, taken within seven days of their flight,” according to the country’s tourism website.

Visitors are subject to monitoring by health officials for 14 days and another Covid-19 test may be required, which could mean quarantining while waiting for the result. Masks are required in public spaces.

Aruba

Scroll down to the “Dutch Caribbean” entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.

The Bahamas

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Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States — just 50 miles off the Florida coast.

Getty Images/Marie-Ange Ostré

UPDATE: Visitors 11 and older to these sun-kissed islands must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result no more than seven days old before arrival. Once you have the negative result, you can apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa here, where you must opt in for Covid-19 health insurance. Get updates on the islands’ travel website.

Bangladesh

US citizens may travel to this culturally rich South Asian nation. The US Embassy in Bangladesh says you must have a medical certificate with English translation stating you’re negative for Covid-19, with the test taken within 72 hours of travel. You must also “home quarantine” for 14 days even with a negative test.

Barbados

US citizens must complete an online form and submit it 24 hours before travel, the US Embassy reports. You must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival. As the US is designated a high-risk country, you must still quarantine at an approved hotel or resort until you get a second test and negative result. Find out more at the Visit Barbados website.

Belize

Belize, known for its jungle wildlife and diving, is allowing international visitors, including US citizens. To enter, you must download the Belize Health App and have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within three days of arrival. Or you can be tested upon arrival at a cost of $50.

Bermuda

UPDATE: Bermuda requires each inbound passenger 10 and older to apply for travel authorization at the cost of $75 per adult and $30 for flight crew and children 9 and younger. Upon arrival, passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than five days before departure. More tests are required on days 4, 8 and 14 of your visit. Read Bermuda’s extensive requirements here, including a new traveler’s wristband rule.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Old Bridge in Mostar is one of the most iconic places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Old Bridge in Mostar is one of the most iconic places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The US Embassy in Bosnia says US citizens may enter with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s less than 48 hours old.

Botswana

NEW: US citizens can enter this safari favorite in southern Africa with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If you fail to provide test results or show coronavirus symptoms, you will be forced to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. Another test will be given on the 10th day. Visitors should expect some restrictions on interstate travel between the country’s different zones. For details, check here.

Brazil

UPDATE: Starting December 30, Brazil will ban entry by land and sea (with a few exceptions) and put stricter measures on visitors by air, who must fill out a health declaration and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken with 72 hours of boarding the flight. Read the embassy website for more details. The US State Department maintains a “Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to Covid-19″ on Brazil.

Cambodia

UPDATE: If you want to go to Cambodia, the rules are quite stringent. You’ll have to pay a $2,000 deposit and you must possess a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. You must also take two more Covid-19 tests — on arrival and on day 13 of a 14-day mandatory quarantine. You must also buy a $90 local health insurance package.

Chile

NEW: This South American country full of amazing mountains and lakes recently opened to US citizens. You must fill out an “affidavit of travelers” form 48 hours or less before boarding, present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure and have proof of Covid-19 health insurance with $30,000 minimum coverage. Click here for more details.

Colombia

All arriving passengers to Colombia should have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departing. No quarantine required. Find out additional details here.

Costa Rica

UPDATE: Costa Rica is allowing residents from all US states access. Visitors must complete a “health pass” form but are no longer required to take a Covid-19 PCR test. You must have proof of travel medical insurance, which you can get in Costa Rica. Get more details here.

Dominica

This eastern Caribbean island reopened to international tourism in early August. All travelers to Dominica must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, recorded between 24 and 72 hours before arrival, and complete an electronic Immigration and Customs form via Dominica’s online portal 24 hours before traveling. US travelers should expect further testing and screening as it’s deemed a high-risk country.

Dominican Republic

People traveling to the Dominican Republic no longer have to show a negative PCR Covid-19 test result on arrival. DR authorities will give breath tests to no more than 10% of random passengers plus anyone showing symptoms. You must also fill out a health affidavit.

Dubai

UPDATE: Visitors to Dubai must have medical travel insurance to cover any Covid-19 treatment and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival printed in English or Arabic.. You must complete a “health declaration form” before departing to confirm you don’t have coronavirus symptoms. “Tourists are required to register all their details in the Covid-19 DXB app on arrival,” according to the Visit Dubai website.

Dutch Caribbean islands

Find out the important details on these various Dutch islands in the Caribbean by clicking on the links:

— UPDATE – Aruba: All US visitors 15 and older must fill out a health assessment and have a negative Covid-19 test result. Aruba has eliminated its list of US states that require extra testing. JetBlue passengers can take an at-home, saliva-based test. Check the Aruba tourism site for all the specific health requirements.– Bonaire: It’s possible for US citizens to visit here. You must transit through Curaçao (see below) and comply with a host of testing and quarantine protocols. Find out the details on Bonaire’s tourism website.– Curaçao: Theisland of Curaçao is reopening to US citizens, but only if you’re a resident of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey or New York. Other US citizens must get additional approval. All visitors must present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of traveling. You must fill out a digital immigration card at dicardcuracao.com. — Saba: This unspoiled island has extensive entry requirements for US citizens, including getting government permission, a negative Covid-19 PCR test result and two weeks of quarantine. Check the details here.

Ecuador

Photographers get to film the wildlife of the Galapagos within inches of their cameras.

Ecuador requires US travelers to present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival to avoid quarantine. Testing is available for those who don’t arrive with a negative result. You must quarantine at an approved facility while waiting for results.

The Galapagos Islands require visitors to take another Covid-19 PCR test and present negative results within 96 hours of arrival in Ecuador.

Egypt

UPDATE: US travelers to Egypt need to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 98 hours before arrival. Travelers must present paper copies; digital copies aren’t accepted. Children 5 and younger are exempt. You may be required to show proof of health insurance. Luxor and Aswan governorates are open to international visitors, including temples, archaeological sites and museums.

Ethiopia

Known for its surreal landscapes and ancient culture, Ethiopia requires arriving US citizens to have a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 RT PCR test before boarding their flight that’s no more than 120 hours old. In addition, Ethiopia requires a 14-day quarantine.

French Polynesia

UPDATE: US travelers are welcome to the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora. French Polynesia requires a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of departure, to be presented before boarding. You will also be provided with a self-test kit to take on your fourth day. You must fill out an online ETIS form before you go.

Ghana

A West African cultural jewel, Ghana is open to US travelers. You must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s 72 hours old or less. Arriving passengers then must take a second test that costs $150. There’s also a temperature screening.

Grenada

This Caribbean island is welcoming US visitors, but they must do the following: Present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within seven days of travel; have a minimum four-day reservation at an approved hotel for quarantine; and take a second test to be allowed to move about or remain at the hotel for the rest of the vacation. Read more about Grenada’s requirements here.

Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Antigua, Guatemala, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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UPDATE: All people 10 and older entering Guatemala by air and land must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less upon arrival. No quarantine. However, you should check on damage from Hurricane Iota in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and elsewhere in Central America.

Honduras

UPDATE: Travel to Honduras is permitted with a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or rapid test. You must also fill out an online precheck form.

Ireland

UPDATE: US travelers are still allowed to visit Ireland, but recent restrictions on movement could make it a very limited vacation. You must finish a 14-day quarantine upon arrival and fill out a “passenger locator form.” Note that Ireland is banning flights from Great Britain through at least December 31.

Jamaica

Jamaica requires completion of an online “travel authorization” and the possibility of being tested upon arrival. All passengers arriving from the US 12 or olderare required to upload negative Covid-19 test results to receive travel authorization. The test date must be within less than 10 days of arrival. Read the website’s requirements carefully as it has explicit instructions about taking tests and where you can go.

Kenya

Three giraffes graze with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Kenya is open to US travelers who have proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

Three giraffes graze with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Kenya is open to US travelers who have proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

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Loved for safaris, Kenya is open to US travelers with a negative Covid-19 test result taken 96 hours or less upon arrival and who pass a strict health screening. No quarantine.

The Maldives

UPDATE: The Maldives has reopened to all international tourists. All arriving tourists age 1 or older must have a negative result for a PCR Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. There is no mandatory quarantine. See the Maldives’ official tourism website for details.

Malta

Travelers wishing to sidestep the EU travel ban and who are willing to quarantine can visit Malta. Passengers who transit via a “safe corridor country” that allows US visitors may enter Malta after they’ve been in that country for 14 days. For example, US travelers can stay 14 days in Turkey and then be eligible to enter Malta. All passengers must fill out Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator forms before departure.

Mexico

San Ildefonso Cathedral in Mérida, Mexico, is one of the oldest churches in Latin America

San Ildefonso Cathedral in Mérida, Mexico, is one of the oldest churches in Latin America

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UPDATE: Though the land border between the United States and Mexico remains closed through at least January 21, US travelers can still fly to Mexico. No testing requirements are in place, but the State Department lists numerous states to avoid because of crime. You can expect temperature checks and other screenings upon arrival.

Montenegro

Montenegro welcomes Americans with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result or a positive coronavirus antibody test result, neither older than 72 hours. Travelers 5 and younger do not have to show test results. No quarantine with a negative result, according to the US Embassy in Montenegro.

Morocco

This North Africa favorite is open to specific US travelers only. You must have reservations with a Moroccan hotel or travel agency or be invited by a Moroccan company, the US Embassy in Morocco says. A printed, negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours and a serological test (can be outside 48 hours) are required. Expect a health screening, though no mandatory quarantines are in place. Limited flights available.

Namibia

UPDATE: US citizens can visit the desert nation of Namibia, which requires a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s not older than seven days. If the test is older than seven days, you’ll be tested and placed in quarantine at your own expense as you await the results.

Nicaragua

UPDATE: Home to volcanoes and beaches, Nicaragua is open. You must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or serology test. No time frame is provided for how recent it must be. Before you go, you’ll want to check about damage from Hurricane Iota.

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Panama

Visitors will soon be able to visit Panama City along with the country's wildlife areas.

Visitors will soon be able to visit Panama City along with the country’s wildlife areas.

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A Covid-19 PCR or antigen test with a negative result, taken 48 hours or less before arrival time, is required to visit Panama. If the test results are older than 48 hours, you must take a rapid Covid-19 test at the airport. Read the government’s detailed requirements here.

Peru

Travelers from the United States may enter Peru for tourism with a negative Covid-19 test result less than 72 hours old. Note that the country has a “Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to Covid-19” from the US State Department. Peru reopened Machu Picchu on November 1.

Rwanda

All international visitors to Rwanda must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 120 hours of departure to Rwanda. They also must take a second test upon arrival, shelter in a hotel and receive their results within a day. The national parks are open, including primate tracking. To enter a park, you must have a negative test result less than 72 hours old.

Senegal

Senegal is known for it music, but beaches such as Saly are a draw as well.

Senegal is known for it music, but beaches such as Saly are a draw as well.

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Senegal, known for its beaches and music, is allowing US tourists to visit. To enter, all people 2 and older must present an original Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a negative result that was taken five days or less before arrival. There’s no quarantine.

Serbia

UPDATE: Serbia had been one of the easiest countries to visit with no testing requirements, but that’s changed. Starting December 21, US citizens need to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within the previous 48 hours or a negative antigen test.

South Africa

NEW: One of the most popular destinations in Africa has reopened to US citizens. South Africa requires a negative Covid-19 PCR and/or serology test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Keep in mind a Covid-19 variant has been discovered in South Africa — check reports closely before you make plans.

South Korea

UPDATE: US travelers can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Generally, US citizens traveling there on the 90-day visa-waiver program do not need a Covid-19 test before arrival but will be tested after they arrive. You must also submit to health screenings.

St. Barts

UPDATE: The island of St. Barts is open. Visitors are required to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival or a negative antigen test taken within two days of arrival. Those staying longer than a week will need to pay about $150 for an additional test on their eighth day. Find out more here.

St. Kitts and Nevis

This Caribbean island federation reopened on October 31. You must fill out a Travel Authorization Form before arrival and upload a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less before you start your trip. Travelers staying seven nights or less must have a second PCR test 72 hours before leaving on hotel property.

St. Lucia

Pigeon Beach in Saint Lucia as seen from Fort Rodney

Pigeon Beach in St. Lucia awaits if you meet the requirements.

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US citizens traveling to St. Lucia must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within seven days of arrival. Visitors must also complete a travel registration form and arrive with a printed copy. You must have confirmed reservations at a Covid-certified property for the duration of the trip.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten has reopened to US travelers,who must present a negative result from a PCR test for Covid-19. It must be 120 hours old or less. Be sure to read the website for very detailed instructions on what type of testing is allowed.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

UPDATE: US travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less before arrival. You’ll be retested upon arrival. As the United States is considered a high-risk country, expect a lengthy quarantine up to 16 days and additional testing.

Tanzania

A favorite for safaris, Tanzania is open to tourists. Incoming passengers are required to fill out a health surveillance form and have a health screening. You might also have to take a Covid-19 test.

Turkey

There are no restrictions for US citizens traveling to Turkey, although passengers must complete an information form and prepare to be checked for coronavirus symptoms. You will be asked to take a Covid-19 test if you show symptoms.

Turks and Caicos

Visitors to the Turks and Caicos must fill out a travel authorization form and provide a negative Covid-19 test result taken within five days of arrival. Children 9 and younger are exempt. Travelers must complete an online health questionnaire and carry travel medical insurance to cover any Covid-19-related costs.

United Kingdom

UPDATE: Technically, US travelers may still travel to the United Kingdom with a mandatory, 10-day quarantine. But travel to the United Kingdom for leisure is being highly discouraged because of the new coronavirus variant. You should closely follow news reports and watch for updates on the US Embassy link here before making any plans.

Zambia

Known for Victoria Falls and wildlife, Zambia is allowing all international travelers to enter. You’ll need a negative Covid-19 test result taken at least 14 days before arrival. There’s also a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Recently removed from the list

The following countries had been allowing US citizens to enter but are closed again or removed by CNN Travel for other reasons: Croatia (no Americans allowed to enter until at least January 15) | Belarus (because of mass protests) | Haiti (CNN has been unable to confirm important details on quarantining).

Omitted countries

CNN Travel has omitted certain open countries if they had very limited numbers of US travelers before the pandemic; have ongoing armed conflicts, terrorism or rampant crime and unrest; or have entry requirements so extensive and complicated that they put the country out of reach of almost all US citizens. However, you can click here to check for the status and entry requirements, if any, of any country in the world.

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Air Travel – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Airline Contacts Grenadine Air Alliance

Until Argyle International Airport (ARG) becomes fully operational (expected in mid-2016), there are no nonstop flights between the United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Instead, travelers from North America arrive at E.T. Joshua International Airport (SVD) in St. Vincent or the airports in Bequia (BQU), Canouan (CIW), Mustique (MQS), or Union Island (UNI) via regional airlines that connect with major carriers serving Barbados, Grenada, or St. Lucia.

Airline Contacts

Grenadine Air Alliance. Operating a shared-charter service via SVG Air and Mustique Airways, Grenadine Air Alliance links Barbados with St. Vincent and the four airports in the Grenadines. 246/418–1650; 784/458–4380; 784/457–4124; www.grenadine-air.com.

LIAT. LIAT flies between St. Vincent and Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Lucia, with connecting service to other islands. 268/480–5601; 888/844–5428; www.liat.com.

Mustique Airways. This regional airline operates scheduled shared-charter service between Barbados and Mustique (with meet-and-greet service at the Barbados airport for in-transit passengers), as well as inter-Grenadine scheduled service and private charter flights to points around the Caribbean. 784/458–4380; www.mustique.com.

SVG Air. SVG Air operates twice-daily flights between Barbados and St. Vincent, Bequia, Canouan, and Union Island (through Grenadine Air Alliance), as well as frequent service between St. Vincent and the four airports in the Grenadines. The airline also operates scheduled flights between Grenada and Union Island, sometimes including Carriacou. 784/457–5124; 246/247–3712; 473/444–3549; www.svgair.com.

Airport Contacts

Grantley Adams International Airport. An official tourist information desk for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in the connecting-travelers area of the Barbados airport. Christ Church. 246/428–0961; www.gaia.bb.

Airports

Argyle International Airport. Expected to be fully operational by mid-2016, Argyle International Airport (ARG) will replace E.T. Joshua Airport. Seven years of construction involved removing three mountains, filling two valleys, and spanning one river. The new 9,000-foot (3-km) runway, which parallels one of the island’s most beautiful seascapes, accommodates commercial jet flights from overseas—which were unable to land at E.T. Joshua. The three-story passenger terminal has 375,000 square feet of space (vs. 25,000 at the old airport) and includes a food court with outdoor patio, business suites, duty-free shopping, and other amenities, along with the usual arrival and departure areas. The apron accommodates up to 40 aircraft. Ground transportation is available to Kingstown and elsewhere on St. Vincent. Argyle, St. Vincent. 784/458–0333; www.svgiadc.com.

Canouan Jetport. Commercial jets and private aircraft are able to use Canouan Jetport, which has a 5,900-foot runway. Canouan. 784/482–0095; www.canouanaviation.com.

E. T. Joshua Airport. This small, busy airport on St. Vincent, which accommodates only turboprop passenger aircraft or small private jets, will be replaced by Argyle International Airport, scheduled for completion in mid-2016. Arnos Vale, St. Vincent, VC0280. 784/458–4011.

Bequia (BQU), Mustique (MQS), Canouan (CIW), and Union Island (UNI) have an airstrip with frequent regional service.

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COVID-19 Information | U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS

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Eastern Caribbean COVID-19 Status 

Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Caribbean, many countries have strengthened measures to combat the further spread of the virus. We urge American Citizens to adhere to the country’s laws, regulations and health protocols in effect.

Many countries in the Eastern Caribbean have also put into place travel restrictions and other health-related measures to include mandatory health screening. Some require advance COVID testing with valid negative test results prior to arrival, testing upon arrival and retesting after a certain number of days. Arriving travelers may also be subject to mandatory quarantine and/or monitoring which may be restricted to a government designated facility or an officially approved accommodation only.

See country-specific information below which includes British territories and French island collectives.

Please note that in some instances current information may not be available for some countries in the list below. For example, in cases where dates have expired government sources have not provided an update.

Anguilla

Anguilla is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Anguilla has reported 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There is currently six active case of COVID-19.
  • The use of masks is required on vessels to Anguilla and in other spaces where persons cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter/3 feet from others.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Permission from the Government of Anguilla is required prior to traveling.
    • Visitors can apply for entry into Anguilla at the Visitor Application Form An electronic travel authorization will be issued to your email address if your application was successful.
    • Borders are open to approved visitors from certain countries, but all are subject to prior approval, PCR tests upon arrival/return, and a quarantine of at least 10 days.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All persons traveling to Anguilla are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 3-5 days prior to arrival date.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • The government of Anguilla has extended border closures for routine passenger movements until January 23, 2021.   For more information visit: https://beatcovid19.ai/new-ministry-of-health-covid-19-regulations/
  • Persons are free to depart Anguilla without special permission from the

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
  • Regulation of boat use – on December 3rd, Executive Council extended the regulations governing the movement of vessels in Anguilla’s waters until January 23, 2021. The current exemptions relating to cargo, emergency services for the transportation of emergency personnel or equipment remain in place. In addition, the revised Regulation allows for:
  1. fishing to the north of the island, including at night, with the prior approval of the Commissioner of Police; and
  2. owners or boat captains to provide scheduled ferry services between Anguilla and Dutch Sint Maarten following approval of Commissioner of Police.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All persons arriving in Anguilla from countries with a high prevalence of COVID-19 (which includes the United States) require a mandatory quarantine of 14 days in a government approved facility.
    • All persons must remain quarantined at their approved location for at least 10 days, undergo regular health monitoring, and will need to obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test to be released from quarantine.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • All travelers will be required to be tested on arrival and, depending on the country they arrived from, will be retested on day ten or fourteen of their visit.
  • For those needing to leave Anguilla for essential reasons, the Ministry of Health offers COVID-19 PCR testing by appointment only. Persons are advised to contact the Ministry of Health at least 72 hours before their intended travel date. The test administration fee is $100US to be paid at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The payment receipt must be presented at the time of the appointment.
  • Questions about COVID-19 testing or concerns can be directed to the Ministry of Health’s hotlines at +1 (264) 476-SOAP or +1 (264) 584-HAND.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? No
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Blowing Point Ferry Terminal is open for charters to Dutch St. Maarten.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who fail to provide complete and accurate information on the Visitor Application Form may be subject to a fine of up to $38,400 ECD or an imprisonment of 6 months, or both.

Consular Operations:

Local Resources: 

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Antigua & Barbuda has recorded 148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • State of Emergency has been extended until December 31, 2020.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All arriving passengers by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) taken within seven (7) days of their flight. This includes transiting passengers.
    • Children below the age of 12 years, entering Antigua, do not require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health authorities upon arrival.
    • Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.
    • Passengers arriving by sea (private yachts/Ferry Services) are subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health.
    • All travelers arriving by sea are also subject to assessment by Port Health Authorities for signs and symptoms through a series of checks and the completion of a health declaration form on arrival. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority using VHF Channel 16 at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier, English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
  • Please note there have been recent incidents where passengers that have tested positive for COVID-19 have NOT been allowed to travel.All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority using VHF Channel 16 at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier, English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
  • All arriving passengers must wear a face mask on disembarkation and in all public areas. Additionally, the wearing of face mask in public spaces is  mandatory throughout Antigua and Barbuda and social/physical distancing       protocols must be adhered to.
  • Arriving passengers are asked to register with the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment by providing information here or by calling 1-268-462-2675.
  • Transiting passengers/Crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government-designated facility to await departure

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • A curfew is in effect in Antigua and Barbuda until December 31, 2020. During this period, movement is allowed between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. During the curfew hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., only essential services will be allowed to operate within public spaces.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • If you are a visitor to Antigua, travel to Barbuda is allowed as an excursion.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Persons travelling from countries within the CARICOM Travel Bubble will be exempt from quarantine. However, all other arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to fourteen (14) days in accordance with the directions of the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines.
    • The CARICOM regional travel bubble includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Lucia. St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
    • Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.
    • If tested positive, visitors may be subject to isolation. Additional lodging may be at the visitor’s expense. U.S citizens are urged to contact the hotel for details.
    • The recommended quarantine period for COVID-19 is 14 days. However, if you test negative for COVID-19 using a test approved by the MOHWE, you may be released from quarantine.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • If you are tested on arrival and are awaiting results you need to adhere to the instructions of the Quarantine Authority. There is a cost of US$100 for the test. The cost is payable to the Quarantine Authority.
  • Should you feel as if you are showing signs of COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at +1 (268) 462-6843 immediately, where a member of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s medical team will take your call. Please follow their instructions after the call.  If you are at a hotel, please inform a member of your hotel team, who will advise you on your next steps.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Commercial passenger transport vehicles are permitted to carry only 50% of the vehicle seating capacity.
    • All commercial vehicles used for passenger transport must be kept clean, must be sanitized after each trip, and must be equipped with hand sanitizer.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority commits an offence and can be fined EC$10,000 or imprisonment for 6 months in prison, or both. Details of the Quarantine Act can be viewed

Consular Operations:

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Antigua and Barbuda should contact our U.S. Consular Agent in Antigua. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.
  • Visa services for Antigua and Barbuda are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/

 Local Resources: 

Barbados

Barbados is currently under a Level 2 Travel Advisory: Exercise Increased Caution due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Barbados has recorded 297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Since May 12, all of Barbados’s reported COVID-19 cases have originated with arriving visitors who were screened by Barbados health authorities.
  • Travelers to Barbados must adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.
  • Social distancing measures is 6 feet.
  • Barbados has established a COVID-19 information hotline that can be reached at +1 246-536-4500.  For more information on travel protocols see the links below.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • For information on travel protocols visit: https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020
    • All travelers must complete the Online Immigration/Customs form at travelform.gov.bb and submit 24 hours prior to travel.
    • A traveler’s risk category will be determined by the highest risk level associated with any country that they have traveled to or transited through within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados. The United States is currently considered a high-risk country.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • It is mandatory for travelers from high and medium-risk countries to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited or certified facility / laboratory within 72 hours prior to arrival to enter Barbados.
    • Travelers from high and medium-risk countries who haven’t submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result may be denied entry to the country.
    • Persons from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms.
    • Persons travelling from Medium-Risk countries who arrive with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials. They will then be subject to a second COVID-19 PCR Test taken 4-5 days after the last negative test.
    • Persons from low-risk countries, in order to expedite processing through the airport, are strongly advised to take, and will be allowed to present results of, tests taken up to five days prior to arrival. Persons from Low-Risk countries who arrive with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials. If you arrive without a negative COVID-19 PCR test, you will be required to take one upon arrival.
    • Persons travelling from countries within the Very Low Risk category, who have not travelled to or transited through any country designated as High, Medium or Low-Risk within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados, will not be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to or on arrival. These travelers will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • The type of public health measures taken upon your arrival and during your stay will be dependent on the risk category of the country you are travelling from.
    • Before disembarking, have your COVID-19 PCR test result visible (if applicable). These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados.
    • Persons travelling from High and Medium-Risk countries will be monitored for a period of 7 days. Travelers must take a second COVID-19 PCR test between 4-5 days after the last negative test accepted by the Barbados Ministry of Health. If the traveler obtains a negative result, that person will likely be released.
  • Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.
  • Specific travelers who have non-standard circumstances that need to be addressed, are advised to contact The Ministry of Health and Wellness via [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to travel to Barbados to have their requests investigated and facilitated. Specific travelers include: Diplomats; Persons with a medical condition warranting special consideration (to be certified by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)); Persons with a disability or travelling with persons with disabilities.
  • Travelers under 5 years of age will not be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test unless they are symptomatic, or any member of the travel party has a positive test result.
  • Unaccompanied minors will be required to have a valid negative COIVID-19 test result to enter Barbados.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Persons from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms. These persons will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test between 4-5 days after the last negative test accepted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Persons will typically be released once the test result is negative.
    • Visit com for list of designated holding hotels. Any villa to be used for the purpose for quarantine must first be approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Request for villa approval must be submitted to the Ministry of Health and Wellness at least 72 hours prior to travel.
    • Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be quarantined at approved facilities.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • All travelers from High and Medium-Risk countries must arrive with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR Test or will possibly be denied entry into Barbados.
  • Travelers from Low-risk countries are encouraged to arrive with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 5 days of arrival but can be tested upon arrival.
  • Effective October 1st, persons from High and Medium-Risk countries will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test 4-5 days after the last test accepted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  • Persons requiring a COVID-19 PCR test prior to travel from Barbados must submit the request at least 72 hours prior to travel via [email protected].
  • Report any COVID-19 symptoms to public health officials by calling the COVID-19 hotline or contacting relevant hotel/accommodation management.
  • If your test is positive, you may request the option to self-isolate at a designated villa or hotel under strict stipulations that must be signed and accepted and proven to be in place. Alternatively, you will be transported to a government facility for isolation, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or return home.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required for public transportation and taxis.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who have been ordered to self-quarantine in their homes but fail to do so are guilty of an offence under the Health Services (Communicable and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations. Failure to comply may result in the offender being placed in mandatory quarantine at a health facility. Disobeying COVID-19 directives can also result in a maximum fine of $50,000.00, or imprisonment of up to 12 months or both.

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British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • The British Virgin Islands has reported 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The Territory’s air borders opened to visitors on December 1. For more information email [email protected] or contact +1-284-496-6129 via WhatsApp. Maritime restrictions are still in place and require prior approval by the Governor.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • S. citizens need a BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate which can be obtained via an online portal, called BVI Gateway at http://bvigateway.bviaa.com/. Applications must be completed 48 hours prior to traveling. Each traveler including children must complete an application. On completion of the application you will be prompted to pay $175 for your COVID-19 entry fee.
    • Travelers will be required to download contract tracing software to their mobile phone.
    • Please visit https://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols for the current travel protocols.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • A negative PCR test result should be obtained five days prior to arrival.
    • All travelers will be required to test on arrival. Once the result is negative, they will be allowed free movement within the territory.
    • On the fourth day after arrival, travelers will be required to take another PCR test, and once this test also returns negative, travelers will be able to move within the Territory, without limitation.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Persons operating vessels within Territorial waters must do so between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. except for ferry operators who may travel between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All passengers are subject to mandatory quarantine for at least 4 days in pre-approved accommodation until they test negative for COVID-19. Should a person test positive at any point after arrival, they will be isolated, and care provided as needed for a minimum of 10 days.

If you are staying at an Approved Travel Accommodation, you must enter proof of payment for the required minimum 5-day accommodation.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, contact the Medical Hotline at +1 284 852-7650 to schedule an appointment for testing. There is a fee for the test.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Passenger seating should be staggered (only one passenger per row). Passengers should not occupy the front sear adjacent to the driver.
  • Any person who operates a private or commercial vessel is prohibited from operating the said vessel within the territorial waters, except where such person is approved by the Governor, in consultation with the Minister responsible for fisheries and agriculture, to operate:
    • A fishing vessel
    • An intra-island ferry, provisioning barge, or any other vessel in exceptional circumstances

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who are found to be breaking curfew or failing to wear a face mask or social distance could be issued a fine on the spot – $100 for individuals and $1000 for businesses. Businesses can risk being shut down if they fail to enforce social distancing measures or open without authorization. Individuals will also be able to report non-compliance or any concerns to the Police by calling 311.

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Dominica

Dominica is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel, due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Dominica has recorded 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The physical distance measure is 3 ft.
  • Travelers must observe physical distancing guidelines
  • Travelers must practice good respiratory and personal sanitization.
  • Travelers must follow all instructions of health care staff and officials.
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory in all public spaces.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Current travel advisory information available at: https://discoverdominica.com/travel-advisory-for-dominica
    • All travelers must:
    • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
      • Travelers from High, Medium, and Low-Risk countries are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 24-72 hours prior to arrival.
      • All travelers will be required to undertake a Rapid Diagnostic Test upon arrival, including travelers from the CARICOM “Bubble,” which currently is only Barbados. If negative, travelers will be conveyed to immigration and customs for processing.
      • If a traveler exhibits high temperature, high risk alert from questionnaire or positive rapid test:
        • Travelers will proceed to secondary screening area
        • A PCR test will be administered to the traveler
        • Travelers will be conveyed to mandatory quarantine at a government approved facility or a government certified hotel at the traveler’s expense awaiting results
        • If the test result is positive, traveler may be quarantined until released by an authorized health professional.
      • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
        • Travelers will be required to sanitize their hands at sanitization stations as directed, be required to undergo a health assessment to include a temperature check and provide confirmation of the health questionnaire and negative PCR test results.
        • All travelers must submit to scheduled and unscheduled checks by medical professionals, which may be in person or via telephone.
      • Traveler will be required to wear a face mask at all times during the arrival process up to and including departure from the airport.
      • Departure from Dominica
        • Vehicles will only be permitted to enter the air and seaport with the driver and persons due to travel.
        • Travelers must wear face masks at all times during the departure process until departure from the airport.
        • Travelers must observe physical distancing.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Travelers that have been present in a High-Risk country within the last 21 days are required to quarantine. The U.S. is currently designated as a High-Risk country.
    • All travelers from High-Risk countries are only allowed to book and stay at COVID certified accommodation or a Government operated quarantine facility. On the 5th day of stay in Dominica, a PCR test will be administered. If negative, travelers will be released from quarantine and may leave their accommodation. If test result is positive, visitors will be in isolation until they test negative. Hospital fees apply to visitors in isolation.
    • Travelers from Medium-Risk Countries will be monitored at their place of residence for 14 days. Alternatively, they can take a PCR test on their 5th day and if negative, be released from monitoring.
    • Travelers from Low-Risk Countries will be monitored for 7 days at their place of residence.
    • Travelers from the CARICOM Bubble (Barbados) will not be required to quarantine if rapid test is negative upon arrival.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Airport testing on arrival: Rapid tests are free of charge. Travelers from High-Risk countries will be required to take a PCR test 5 days after arrival. The PCR test costs US$40.00 or EXCD$100.00. Rapid test results will be provided within 30 minutes and PCR test results take about 24-48 hours.
  • If you need COVID-19 testing while in Dominica, follow these procedures:
    • Call +1(767) 611 3905 to make an appointment.
    • Get a requisition from the District Medical Officer at the Roseau Health Center in the Botanical Gardens on Valley Road in Roseau.
    • Pay for the test at the accounts department at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital (the former Princess Margaret Hospital) located on Upper Charles Avenue in Goodwill.
    • Present your receipt to the secretary at the office of the Primary Health Care Services at the Roseau Health Center.
    • Have your test done at the Roseau Health Center.
    • Anticipate at least 48 hours before test results are available.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Passengers and driver must wear a mask inside the vehicle at all times.
    • The number of passengers will be limited to 70% capacity to allow for physical distancing.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Dominican nationals and non-nationals who fail to adhere to a mandatory quarantine order are subject to a penalty of EC $5,000 or six months imprisonment. All arrivals to Dominica who provide false information on the health questionnaire are subject to a penalty of EC $1,000 or three months imprisonment.
  • Persons who fail to wear a mask in a public setting will face a fine of $75.

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Grenada

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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Guadeloupe has recorded 8,498 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Please visit here for the latest COVID-19 regulations in Guadeloupe.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • If arriving from outside of the French West Indies passengers must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure.
    • Passengers arriving from Saint Martin must also have a negative PCR test.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Travelers must also present a sworn statement that they have no symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days preceding the flight.
    • As of July 18, airlines will be required to deny boarding to international passengers who do not present the 72 hour negative PCR test and the sworn statement.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Travelers will undergo a temperature check and health assessment upon arrival.
    • The wearing of face masks on the flight, in the airport, and recommended for 7 days upon arrival.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • As of 1 October, travel is prohibited between islands of the French West Indies (except St. Barthelemy) unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
    • These new conditions do not apply to passengers in transit to and from Paris.
    • Travelers must present to the maritime carrier or the airline, before boarding, one or more supporting documents as well as a sworn statement of the reason for travel available here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Travelers from the U.S. are not permitted at this time.
    • For passengers arriving from approved countries (not including Guyana) a mandatory quarantine is NOT required as long as they show no symptoms and have their negative PCR test. It is advised to do a seven-day quarantine and have a PCR test done on the seventh day after arrival.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • In case visitors require a test 48-72 hours before they return to their home country, they will have the opportunity to do so at the airport.
  • Visitors will receive results within 24-48 hours via text or email
  • Cost: 84 Euros for foreign visitors (all cards accepted including American Express)
  • Online reservation only (for passengers returning home in need of a test): fr

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.
    • Air traffic from mainland France resumed early June, air traffic from the EU and other countries (except from the U.S.) to Guadeloupe (PTP) resumed on July 1st, 2020.
    • Flights from the U.S. are tentatively scheduled to resume in December 2020.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Mandatory use of masks for driver and passengers.
    • No passengers are allowed next to the driver’s seat.
    • Taxis can take several passengers only if a partition is installed between the driver and his clients, and if all passengers are part of the same household.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine of 135 euros.

Consular Operations:

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Guadeloupe should contact the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados or our U.S. Consular Agent in Martinique. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.
  • Visa services for Guadeloupe are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/

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Martinique

Martinique is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Martinique has recorded 5,601 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Public gatherings of more than 6 people are prohibited.
  • Until January 6, 2021, beaches will close at 7:00 pm every day.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
    • S. travel ban to Martinique will be reviewed every two weeks.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • A curfew is in place from 9:00pm to 4:00am until January 6, 2021. Travel during the curfew requires advanced approval.    
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Travelers from the U.S. are not permitted at this time.
    • For passengers arriving from approved countries (not including Guyana) a mandatory quarantine is NOT required as long as you show no symptoms and have a negative PCR test. Passenger must have a PCR test done on the seventh day after arrival.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • A COVID-19 test is recommended 7-9 days after arrival in Martinique.
  • Anyone who has traveled from St. Martin within the last 15 days is encouraged to test as soon as possible.
  • If you have any questions, call 0800 130 000 or email [email protected]

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Mandatory use of masks for driver and passengers.
    • No passengers are allowed next to the driver’s seat.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Failure to wear a mask or comply with curfew regulations may result in a fine of 135 euros.

Consular Operations:

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Martinique should contact our U.S. Consular Agent in Martinique. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.
  • Visa services for Martinique are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/

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Montserrat

Montserrat is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last reviewed: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Montserrat has recorded 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders with zero active cases.
  • The maximum numbers of persons allowed to gather is 50.
  • Persons are required to wear face coverings in business places.
  • Shops, restaurants, and bars can open as normal, but must put in place and enforce a strict social distancing policy (six feet) and have approval from the Ministry of Health. Hairdressers, spas etc. can only operate on an appointment basis.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • The only persons allowed to travel to Montserrat are: Montserratians, permanent residents (spouse, child or other dependent of a Montserratian or permanent resident), member of the crew of an aircraft or ship, non-resident technician and persons who owns a habitable house or home in Montserrat.
    • The “Access Declaration Form” must be completed and submitted at least 72 hours/ 3 days prior to the expected date of arrival: gov.ms/register-to-travel-to-montserrat/
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • A negative PCR COVD-19 test result within 7 days prior to entry is required. Technicians will be required to take a COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) after entry into Montserrat.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Persons arriving in Montserrat may be subjected to medical examinations. Medical Officers are authorized to conduct clinical examination and isolate any person considered to be high risk of being infected with COVID-19.
    • All persons must wear a mask or face covering on the aircraft and while being processed at the airport.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All persons arriving in Montserrat must either self-quarantine in their residence for 14 days commencing on the date of arrival or quarantine for 6 days at a designated quarantine facility.
    • After five days in the designated quarantine facility, individuals must pay the prescribed fee for the PCR COVID-19 test and undergo a PCR COVID-19 Test. Team members from the Ministry of Health will visit the quarantine location and collect the sample for testing.  The results will be communicated the following day. Once the PCR Test indicates that the individual is not infected with COVID-19, he or she will be allowed to leave the facility.
    • The Government of Montserrat has certified 5 properties as quarantine facilities. Individuals who intend to quarantine in a designated quarantine facility must make arrangements with the owner of the designated quarantine facility. These arrangements must be made prior to entering Montserrat. Additionally, individuals who are staying at the quarantine facility will be responsible for paying the cost to the owner of that facility.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms such as cough fever or difficulty breathing contact St. Peter’s Clinic. Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9:00am–5:00pm); Telephone Number: +1 664 491-5436 or +1 664 496-9724; After hours & Weekends contact Casualty Department: +1 664 491-2802/2836/2552.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Commercial flights to and from Montserrat remain very limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Social distancing requirements have reduced the capacity on buses and taxis.

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Saint Barthelemy

Saint Barthélemy is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Barthélemy has recorded 172 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in closed public places for persons age 11+.  Click here for more information.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • Arriving passengers (age 11+) must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Travelers must also present a sworn statement that they have no symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days preceding the flight.
    • As of July 18, airlines will be required to deny boarding to passengers who do not present the 72 hour negative PCR test and the sworn statement.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Travelers are required to wear a face mask when entering the airport.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Travelers staying on the island for more than 7 days will be required to take a second COVID-19 test on their 8th day following their arrival. The cost is 135 euros. The COVID PCR test center is located on Rue Pitea in Gustavia. Contact the testing facility or make an appointment via your villa rental agency or hotel.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in all public transport and taxis.
    • Ferries are operating between St. Barthelemy and St. Martin.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Effective July 20, 2020 wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine of 135 euros.

Consular Operations:

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis is currently under a Level 2 Travel Advisory: Exercise Increased Caution due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has reported 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Passengers are required to submit an entry form and other travel details to the Government of St. Kitts Form is available at: https://www.knatravelform.kn/
    • All arrivals will be required to download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All incoming passengers must submit a negative RT-PCR Test 72 hours before arrival
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All travelers will go through advanced screening process at point of entry which includes a temperature check and health questionnaire.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arrivals will be required to quarantine. Travelers may quarantine at an approved hotel based on the following guidelines:
    • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
    • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative on day 8, they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (list to be announced later).
    • 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
    • If the visitors stay is less than 14 days, they will be asked to take a PCR-test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) before departing St. Kitts & Nevis. The test must be negative.
    • International travelers who would like to stay at private rental home or condo must stay at a property that has been pre-approved as a quarantine housing at their own cost, including security to monitor compliance with quarantine rules. Please submit request to [email protected].

COVID-19 Testing:

  • If a visitor tests positive during their stay, they will be placed in isolation at their chosen property or at a medical facility depending on the assessment by the Ministry of Health.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks must be worn at all times.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • The government has mandated wearing face masks in public places. A ticket with a minimum fine of 500 dollars will be given to persons in breach of the public safety regulation. Those who refuse the ticket or do not pay the penalty within 10 days of receiving it will be summoned to court and will be liable to a fine of up to EC $5,000 or a term of up to 6 months’ imprisonment.

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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Lucia has recorded 278 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Local regulations required that masks are worn during on-island transportation and in public areas.
  • From October 30, events are limited to 25 people.
  • Bars must close by 4:00 p.m. and restaurants must close by 9:00 p.m.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • For information about Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response, all protocols and details of requirements prior to entry, please visit stlucia.org/covid-19
    • All persons entering Saint Lucia (including persons arriving from within the “Travel Bubble”) must complete a Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form to ensure efficient and expedited processing on arrival. Please print and travel with a copy of your registration form. The form can be accessed at stlucia.org/covid-19
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All arriving passengers 5 years and older (including travelers from within the Designated Travel Bubble) must have a negative result from a PCR test no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All arriving passengers to be screened, including temperature checks
    • All symptomatic passengers to be isolated and tested. If test result is positive for COVID-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
    • Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, all travelers must continue the use of face masks and physical distancing.
    • Arriving by Sea: Travelers arriving by sea from within the Bubble Countries with a travel history from these areas in the last 21 days will be exempt from quarantine; however, they are required to obtain a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Negative test result no more than seven (7) days prior to date of travel, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival. Vessels arriving from countries outside of the Caribbean Bubble MUST present a negative COVID-19 test and complete the required 14-day quarantine.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • The Government of St. Lucia encourages staying at home between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., but no mandatory curfew is currently in place.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Hotel guests travelling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to participate in water-based excursions arranged by the hotel.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arrivals from outside the CARICOM travel bubble must either:
    • Have confirmed reservations at a COVID-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay OR
    • Have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility. Effective October 15, 2020 Government operated quarantine will incur a charge.
    • Hotel guests traveling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to transfer to another COVID-19 certified property to continue their stay, or participate in excursions arranged by the hotel. Guests may not leave the property by vehicle or on foot during their stay. After 14 days, visitors may leave the resort.
    • Persons found in breach of quarantine will be immediately taken into government quarantine for completion of time.
    • Under the Quarantine Act, Police Officers have the duty to enforce compliance.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • For more information on COVID-19 please contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness via +1 (758) 468-5342 / 468-5347 / 468-5349.
  • All persons who test positive for COVID-19 to be transferred to Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required for drivers and passengers.
    • Passengers may not sit next to the driver’s seat.
    • There is a limit to the number of passengers allowed in a taxi relative to the capacity of the vehicle.

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Saint Martin

Saint Martin is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • French Saint Martin has recorded 899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in closed public places for persons age 11+.  Click here for more information.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • If traveler is arriving at Princess Juliana Airport (SXM), a negative rt-PCR test performed within 120 hours prior to departure to Sint Maarten (last leg in case of connecting flights) is required for all travelers originating from a country that is categorized as high or moderate risk.
    • Passengers arriving at Grand Case L’Esperance Airport must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure.  Travelers must also present a sworn statement that they have no symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days preceding the flight. As of July 18, airlines will be required to deny boarding to passengers who do not present the 72 hour negative PCR test and the sworn statement.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • As of 1 October, travel is prohibited between the French West Indies islands of Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, and Martinique (except St. Barthelemy) unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
    • These new conditions do not apply to passengers in transit to and from Paris.
    • Travelers must present to the maritime carrier or the airline, before boarding, one or more supporting documents as well as a sworn statement of the reason for travel available here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Mandatory quarantine is not required, but it is mandatory to monitor temperatures and symptoms for 14 consecutive days.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • COVID-19 RT-PCR testing is available at Centre Hospitalier Louis Constant Fleming on Rue du Soleil Levant Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tel: 05 90 52 25 67).

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in public transit and taxis.
    • Ferries are available to Saint Barthélemy. Travel between Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin (and vice versa) is not subject to any compelling reason.
    • Ferries to Anguilla are suspended.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Effective July 20, 2020 wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine of 135 euros.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is currently under a Level 2 Travel Advisory: Exercise Increased Caution, due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 12/16/2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Travel protocols (as of November 11, 2020) are available here. The arriving traveler must complete the Pre-Arrival Form available at http://health.gov.vc/health/index.php/covid-19-protocols-documents.
    • All passengers from High-Risk countries:
      • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 test done no more than five (5) days before arrival.
      • Will be retested for COVID-19 on arrival.
      • Must complete mandatory quarantine for five (5) days in a Tourism Authority/Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (TA/ MOHWE) approved transition/quarantine hotel for five (5) nights at their cost. Must arrive with a fully paid reservation.
      • Must be re-tested for COVID-19 between day four (4) and day five (5) of quarantine.
      • Must continue nine (9) to sixteen (16) days of quarantine in an approved home/hotel at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
    • All passengers from Medium-Risk countries:
      • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 test done no more than 72 hours before arrival.
      • Will be retested for COVID-19 on arrival.
      • MUST Mandatory quarantine for twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours at home to await clearance.
      • May continue Nine (9) to sixteen (16) monitored days in an approved home/hotel/vessel at the discretion of the Port Health Officer
    • All passengers from Low-Risk countries:
      • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 (RTPCR) test done no more than 72 hours before arrival.
      • May be tested on arrival in SVG at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
      • No quarantine if no evidence of onboard vessel exposure and not in a high-risk occupation.
    • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
      • All travelers will be required to monitor their temperatures for the next 14 days and report any elevations to the local health authority.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arrivals:
      • Will be quarantined in a TA/MOHWE approved hotel for five (5) days.
      • Will be tested between day 4 and 5 for COVID-19 before release from quarantine in the approved hotel.
      • Will continue quarantine in an approved home/facility for a period of nine (9) to sixteen (16) days for a total of fourteen (14) to (21) days at the discretion of the Port Health Officer according their assessed risk.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Emergency Medical Service is asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 784) 534 4325 or e-mail [email protected] if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to it, or any other matters relating to the virus. Antibody and PCR testing can be carried out on island by qualified medical practitioners.
  • All travelers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result will be isolated in an approved accommodation/facility for the next 14 days at the cost of the traveler.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • There is a limit to the number of passengers allowed in vehicles relative to the capacity of the vehicle.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • On Tuesday April 7, 2020, the Parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed the Public Health (Amendment) Act (2020) which imposes a fine of $2000 each time the offence is committed or six (6) months in prison for breaching a quarantine order.

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