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Aruba, JetBlue Partner on Pre-Testing Program

 Aruba has become the first Caribbean destination to partner with JetBlue on a pre-testing program. Aruba will begin accepting a PCR test facilitated by a company called Vault. Aruba has required a PCR test for all visitors since reopening for …

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More Airlines Relaunch Flights to Saint Lucia

 Saint Lucia has gotten a major boost with the relaunch of four international flight routes to the island, Caribbean Journal has learned. That includes the return of United Airlines’ flights from Newark; JetBlue from Boston; a second American Airlines flight …

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American Airlines Expanding Pre-Testing to Belize, Grenada, Saint Lucia

 American Airlines is expanding its pre-flight testing program to three new destinations in the Caribbean, including Belize, Saint Lucia and Grenada.  Beginning Nov. 16, preflight testing will be available for “all” American flights to the three Caribbean destinations. “Our initial …

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 American Airlines is set to undertake a major increase in flights to the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline will significantly ramp up service to both St Thomas and St Croix beginning in November, according …

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 American Airlines is adding Costa Rica to its newly-announced pre-flight testing program, the company said this week.  The plan will begin on Oct. 15 at Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport.  In the next few weeks, American Airlines will be launching a …

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 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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 Grenada is now officially open and welcoming tourists from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe, among other source markets.  It’s a major broadening of the island’s tourism relaunch, which began with allowances for travel from select source markets …

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 Delta Air Lines will continue blocking middle seats through at least January 2021 as a health and safety precaution, the carrier said this week.  Delta continues to be the leader among U.S. airlines in this particular safety protocol; others airlines …

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 Luxury brand Mandarin Oriental has reopened its only resort in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, set on the island of Canouan in St Vincent and the Grenadines, reopened its doors this month.  The ultra-luxe boutique …

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 American Airlines has relaunched more routes to the Caribbean, part of a broader restart of service to the region.  The world’s largest airline officially resumed nonstop flights to Aruba from both Miami and Charlotte this weekend.  Both of those routes …

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 Barbados officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 12. Those who come to the island in the first weeks after the reopening will find some familiar hotels with open doors and several of the island’s top attractions open for …

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 American Airlines has returned to Saint Lucia.  The airline relaunched its flights from Miami to Saint Lucia on July 9, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline is operating the once-daily service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Saint Lucia first …

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 American Airlines kicked off a major relaunch of service to the Caribbean on Tuesday, resuming flights to a host of reopened destinations across the region.  American resumed eight routes from Miami on July 7, including service to Santo Domingo, Santiago, …

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 The Bahamas is open for tourism, and major air carriers have officially returned to the destination.  Southwest Airlines kicked off the return with the resumption of daily flights from Baltimore to Nassau on July 1.  On July 2, New York …

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 Mexico’s hip destination of Puerto Vallarta has officially reopened for tourism.  This week, Puerto Vallarta welcomed its first visitors since the beginning of the pandemic.  More than 45 hotels in the area have reopened to visitors, all with occupancy capped …

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 The Bahamas is officially open for tourism.  The 700-island destination reopened its borders for international tourism on July 1, part of a phased reopening that began with a reopening for boaters and private aviation on June 15.  Most crucially, incoming …

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 St Maarten is officially reopening for tourism on July 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Dutch Caribbean destination will begin receiving travelers from Europe and North America on that date, according to St Maarten Tourism Minister Ludmila de Weever.  On …

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 Some of Jamaica’s most prominent resorts reopened today as the country reopened its borders for international travel, and more hotel reopenings are on the near horizon along with steady increases in flights from the U.S. to Jamaica. Crucially, Jamaica will …