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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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Virgin Atlantic to Restart Tobago Flights

 Virgin Atlantic is relaunching its service to the island of Tobago, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The UK carrier will be operating twice-weekly flights from London Heathrow starting Jan. 29.  Flights will run on Tuesdays and Sundays, including a one hour …

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What to Know About Traveling to Curaçao Right Now

 Curaçao recently updated its travel protocols for American and other “high-risk country” visitors, headlined by the requirement fo a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before flying to the island (the island requires a printed or digital copy …

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aruba antigen testing travelers

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has announced another update of its entry rules for travelers, now effective in January 2022. The new rules, which apply to American and Canadian visitors, mean travelers will have two pre-testing options for visiting …

st barth testing

 St Barth has relaxed its testing requirements for travelers, making them slightly easier to comply with.  Effective this week, St Barth will now accept either PCR or antigen tests taken within 48 hours before the departure flight to St Barth.  …

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bonaire testing protocols

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has announced an update to its entry travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new rules, which just went into effect on Jan. 16, mean fully vaccinated visitors can travel to Bonaire with either …

curacao tourism rebound

 Curaçao’s tourism sector continues to recover, buoyed by a tourism surge in December.  The Dutch Caribbean island welcomed a total of 265,000 stay over visitor arrivals in 2021, according to new data from the Curacao Tourist Board.  That represented 57 …

st john villas

 The 20-square island in the US Virgin Islands, nearly two thirds of which is covered by National Park, is a place meant for exploration, tailor made for independent travelers, for those who know how to seek out the richness of …

bahamas margaritaville cruises

 The new Margaritaville at Sea cruise line is planning to launch in April, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The cruise line, the product of Margaritaville’s acquisition of the former Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, will launch its first sailings to Grand Bahama …

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aruba

 In a major change to its testing rules, Aruba has implemented a two-day requirement for visitors from the US and Canada.  The new rules mean all visitors need to complete a PCR or RT-PCR test — antigen tests are not accepted. …

caribbean hotels 2022

 They may not be the biggest, or have the most amenities. They may be brand new, they may be centuries old. But the coolest hotels in the Caribbean are the ones that have that indescribable x-factor; where, no matter how …

puerto rico testing rules

 Puerto Rico has put in new entry rules for travelers, headlined by a 48-hour entry testing window.  That means travelers have to take and receive a negative test result within 48 hours before arriving in Puerto Rico.  The test can …

caribbean islands best 2022

 Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. They’re …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Waverly Barnes, who sent in this lovely shot of Ffryes Beach on the island of Antigua. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

antigua weatherills

 One of Antigua’s oldest properties is set to become the island’s newest hotel early next year.  It’s called the Weatherills Hotel, and the family-owned boutique hotel is set in an historic, restored 17th-century colonial mansion.  The property, tucked amid 40 …

anguilla tradewind

 Fresh off the launch of its first-ever nonstop flights to Anguilla, American Airlines has announced plans to add even more flights to the island.  Beginning April 2, American will operate daily nonstop flights from Miami to Anguilla.  American is currently …