The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba has removed all of its testing rules for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.
Effective May 1, the island will no longer require travelers to have a pre-travel test or complete an online health registration form.
Post-arrival testing for incoming travelers has also been removed, while masks will no longer be mandatory for day trippers.
“The Saba Tourist Bureau looks forward to welcoming visitors to explore its stunning natural beauty,” the island’s tourism board said in a statement. “The entire island is exceptionally unspoiled and beautifully maintained, reflective of the locals’ deep sense of pride in their home, villages, and history. Its relative remoteness in the open sea also creates a unique ecosystem and a monument to nature’s best.
Often dubbed the Caribbean’s “Unspoiled Queen,” the island is a short flight and ferry ride from nearby St Maarten.
Saba, with a population of just over 1,800, rises 5,000 feet from the sea floor, from which 3,000 feet are visible.
It’s long been a haven for adventurers, with a focus on diving and hiking, in an idyllic, charming setting across four distinct villages.
It should be noted that if you’re flying through St Maarten, you still have to follow all of St Maarten’s travel health protocols. (You can find more here).
For more, visit Saba Tourism.