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Barbados Just Waived Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

In a significant step, the island of Barbados has removed all testing requirements for vaccinated travelers.  The move comes as more than 70 percent of the eligible population in Barbados is fully vaccinated, according to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley.  […]

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The US Virgin Islands Just Waived Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

Fully vaccinated US travelers no longer need to take a test to travel to the United States Virgin Islands.  The destination’s Department of Tourism announced the move this week, which means travelers can simply submit proof of vaccination in lieu […]


Belize Just Waived Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

It’s easier than ever to visit Belize.  The Caribbean destination has officially waived testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  For those who cannot show proof of vaccination or are unvaccinated, Belize still requires proof of a negative PCR test taken […]

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Cayman Islands Waives Pre-Testing for Visitors

The Cayman Islands has waived testing for visitors.  “Pre-arrival Covid-19 testing is no longer required to enter the Cayman Islands,” the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism announced in a statement.  In a major change to the destination’s travel protocols, the […]

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St Vincent and the Grenadines Waives Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

Another Caribbean destination has removed testing requirements for vaccinated travelers.  St Vincent and the Grenadines has officially waived its testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.  The new rules, which took effect this week, mean fully vaccinated travelers no longer have […]

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Grenada Just Removed All Testing Requirements for Travelers 

Another Caribbean island has completely removed its testing requirements: the Eastern Caribbean paradise of Grenada.  Grenada’s government has lifted all restrictions for entry into the island, regardless of vaccination status, meaning neither vaccinated nor unvaccinated travelers have any restrictions.  That […]

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Curacao Tourism Keeps Up Growth

Curacao’s efforts to recoup its pre-pandemic tourism production are headed in the “right direction,” according to the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Last month, the Dutch Caribbean destination reported 35,451 stay over visitors, about 69 percent of which came from […]

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St Maarten to Waive Testing for All Vaccinated Travelers 

St Maarten is updating its travel protocols on March 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The centerpiece of the update will see testing waived for all fully vaccinated travelers.  St Maarten will also waive pre-testing for anyone who has recovered from […]


Statia Further Eases Health Restrictions 

The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has further eased its health restrictions, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island is now allowing a maximum of 50 people inside restaurants and bars, or 50 percent of full capacity.  The island has also […]

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St Maarten Waives Testing for Boosted Travelers

St Maarten has announced a major update to its travel protocols: the destination will waive testing for fully vaccinated travelers who have had their “booster” shot.  More than 14 days must have passed since the booster shot for testing to […]

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Grenada Removes Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers

Grenada has waived the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Eastern Caribbean island has removed what was a 48-hour mandated quarantine for all fully vaccinated visitors.  Now, the fully vaccinated simply need to show proof […]

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The Bahamas Has New Rules for Vaccinated Travelers

The Bahamas has announced new rules for fully vaccinated travelers, set to take effect Aug. 6. Notably, all fully vaccinated travelers will now have to obtain a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 5 days prior to […]

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Aruba Waives Testing for Certain Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

Aruba has updated its entry protocols, with new rules that waive pre-testing requirements for certain fully vaccinated American travelers.  But it’s not quite that simple. Crucially, the island is only waiving testing for U.S. residents who have been fully vaccinated […]

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The Bahamas’ Baha Mar Waives Check-In Testing for Vaccinated Travelers

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar resort has announced it is waiving its check-in testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.  The property had been requiring all travelers to take a rapid antigen test immediately following check-in.  Now, that doesn’t apply to the […]

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Vaccinated Travelers Won’t Need a Test to Visit The Bahamas

In a major move for the wider Caribbean tourism industry, The Bahamas has announced plans to become the region’s first island destination to waive testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  Simply put, if you are fully vaccinated, you won’t have […]

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Grenada Is Easing Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers

In another boost for Caribbean travel, Grenada is launching a new set of entry requirements on May 1 that will apply to vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning May 1, travelers who are fully vaccinated will only be required […]

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Tropic Ocean Airways Launches Pre-Testing for Charter Flights

Tropic Ocean Airways is launching a new program that offers free PCR testing for charter flights to The Bahamas.  From now through Jan. 15, 2021, the company is working with local labs in South Florida to cover the cost of […]

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How to Travel to The Bahamas Right Now

The Bahamas has entered a new phase of its tourism reopening — and the country’s mandatory vacation-in-place requirement has been waived. The Bahama’s new travel protocols officially took effect this weekend: all travelers need to obtain a negative PCR test five […]

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Hyatt Expands Remote Work Program in the Caribbean

Hyatt has expanded its “Work From Hyatt” program to a number of new hotels in the Caribbean, the company said this week.  The program encourages longer-term visits for remote work or extended vacations.  The portfolio of “Work from Hyatt” properties […]

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American Airlines Planning Pre-Flight Testing for Jamaica, The Bahamas

American Airlines is planning to launch pre-flight COVID-19 testing on certain flights in the Caribbean region. The plan will begin with preflight COVID-19 testing for customers traveling to Jamaica and The Bahamas. Jamaica will be the first destination, with American […]

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How (And Why) to Buy Turks and Caicos Real Estate Right Now

The pandemic has put a new emphasis on where we actually live — on the home itself and its physical location. And, if and when this happens, again — where we would be willing to spend months stuck inside our homes. […]

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How Turks and Caicos Is Boosting Real Estate Amid Coronavirus

The government of Turks and Caicos has approved a stimulus package amid the coronavirus pandemic, of which several provisions will cover real estate.  Chief among them will be a 50 percent reduction in Stamp Duty for three months, along with […]

Bahamasair Returns to Normal Operations

By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has returned to normal operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The carrier has resumed normal scheduled service to all of its destinations. That includes its flights to the […]

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How to Escape to Cayman Right Now

One of the Caribbean’s best hotels and best beaches. What else do you need? The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is offering a new experience aimed at an easy, luxurious getaway for travel right now. It’s called Escape to Cayman, and it […]

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How to Buy a Caribbean Passport

By Nuri Katz As globalization continues, increasing numbers of global high net worth individuals (HNWI) have sought out citizenship by investment opportunities, according to a recent report by the New World Health Organization. Citizenship-by-investment provides HNWI and their families the […]

Haiti: New Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation From UN For Cholera

Above: the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal court in Brooklyn seeks compensation from the United Nations for its alleged role in bringing cholera to […]

United States Government: UN “Absolutely Immune” in Haiti Cholera Suit

Above: United Nations headquarters in New York (Photo: UN) By Alexander Britell All of the defendants in the Haiti cholera lawsuit are “immune from legal process and suit,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara wrote […]

Grenada Succeeds in Protecting Cash in US and Vacating Restraining Notices

By L Andrew S Riccio CJ Legal Contributor Grenada is an island nation better known for its beaches and diving than for petroleum production. But in 2004, RSM Production Corp., a US company, applied for a petroleum exploration license from […]


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