The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is set to broadly reopen its tourism sector on May 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.
That move will be headlined by the elimination of quarantine requirements for all fully vaccinated travelers.
Non-vaccinated travelers will still have to quarantine for five days.
And all travelers will still have to show a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours upon arrival if they’re coming from countries like the United States and Europe. Non vaccinated travelers will also have to do a rapid antigen test on day 5.
The move comes as Saba has implemented a broad vaccination drive locally; the island now has one of the world’s most-vaccinated populations at more than 85 percent.
More flights will soon be available on Winair to Saba, while the Edge ferry service will also be established from St Maarten.
Winair’s expansion will see eight flights each week, with two flights per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Edge will be operating service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with twice-monthly service on Mondays.
Saba is also reopening to day-trippers, however only fully-vaccinated day trippers can enter, and they must show a negative test result and secure approval.
If you’re looking to visit Saba, you’ll have to apply for approval on a new automated approval system; applications will need to be made within 72 hours of arrival, with a response within 24 hours.
Officials said the island would also be adding a new testing site for travelers who need testing before departure or at the end of their five-day quarantine.
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