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Vaccines, Health Protocols Key to Caribbean Tourism Recovery

 The Caribbean’s COVID-19 Tourism Task Force is urging the region to continue to be diligent in its health and safety protocols and to drive local vaccinations.  Those two objectives are the key to a regional tourism recovery, the task force …

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Puerto Rico to Fine Travelers Who Arrive Without a Test

 Puerto Rico will soon fine travelers who arrive without a negative PCR test, Discover Puerto Rico announced this week.  Beginning April 28, Puerto Rico will impose a $300 fine on all travelers who arrive without a negative PCR test; they’ll …

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JetBlue, Aruba Partner on Digital Health Pass

 JetBlue and the government of Aruba have partnered on a new digital health pass that will help travelers enter the Dutch Caribbean island more easily.  The carrier launched the partnership this week on service from Boston to Aruba.  So how …

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 American Airlines is launching a new “health passport” covering inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations. The VeriFLY app will be a “mobile passport” that helps travelers “understand and verify their travel requirements,” the company said. The …

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 The Caribbean will see a rapid return of tourism to the region, according to Pablo Torres, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  The region will see tourism come back “faster than many parts of the world,” …

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 Playa Hotels and Resort’s Hilton La Romana resort complex has officially reopened for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.  The complex, which includes the “Hilton La Romana An All-Inclusive Resort” and the Hilton La Romana An All-Inclusive …

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 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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 Another top Antigua resort is opening its doors next month.  The luxe Carlisle Bay resort in Antigua will welcome back guests on Oct. 10, the property confirmed.  The beach resort set on the southern coast of Antigua joins a number …

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 The Bahamas has updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for visitors to the destination.  Travelers must now present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival.  The proof of negative result is part of the required Bahamas Health …

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 On June 15, The Bahamas officially reopened its borders to boaters and private aviation — but on July 1, the destination will officially welcome back tourists from around the world.  That means all of The Bahamas, from Grand Bahama to …

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 The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the Caribbean to upgrade its tourism product, according to Frank Comito, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Speaking on a recent Foreign Press Association webinar, Comito explained how the Caribbean hospitality …

 What’s the future for medical tourism in Jamaica? For Jamaica Industry Minister Anthony Hilton, it’s a bright one, if the country gets the support it needs. The government already has worked out a draft medical tourism policy paper, Hylton said, …

 A focus on health By Kenny MoiseOp-Ed Contributor Across the globe, the number of migrants has risen in the recent years. This phenomenon is exacerbated by the growing poverty in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and wars in others like Syria. …

 A new program to target vulnerable hospitals By the Caribbean Journal staff A new project by the Pan American Health Organization is promoting “safe, green and smart” hospitals in the Caribbean. Nearly seven out of every 10 hospitals in Latin …

 Above: Bahamas Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has big plans for stem cell medicine. The country’ has officially launched its “stem cell industry,” Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez announced at a ceremony last …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer …