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Jamaica Tops 200,000 Arrivals Since Reopening

 Jamaica has reported more than 211,000 tourism arrivals since reopening its tourism sector in June, the country’s tourism officials said this week.  That amounted to tourism earnings of $231.9 million, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  Hotel occupancy rates …

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St Kitts and Nevis Updates Travel Protocols

 St Kitts and Nevis has announced a few slight changes to its current travel protocols.  The update includes a price of $150 USD for PCR tests for international travelers.  The country has also unveiled its Travel Authorization Form website; all …

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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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 The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization has launched a new campaign looking to help maintain the region’s prominence as a “place of solace” amid the pandemic.  “This theme compliments the region’s success in generally containing the spread of COVID-19 which has …

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 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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 Travel demand is surging for the United States Virgin Islands, according to a new report from travel insurance company Squaremouth.  Based on all travel insurance policies booked on the site through Oct. 19 for all future travel, the USVI saw …

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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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 The French side of St Martin has quietly reopened its border, meaning all travelers (yes, including from the United States) can now return to one of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels — the Grand Case Beach Club.  The beach resort …

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 St Kitts and Nevis is set to reopen its borders on Oct. 31, and the twin-island federation has now revealed its entry protocols for travelers.  Crucially, travelers from the US, UK, Canada and Europe, among others, will have to submit …

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 The Caribbean’s “Nature Island” is launching a new program aimed at ensuring safety for travelers.  Dominica has launched its new “Safe in Nature” program, which will “ensure a managed experience throughout the first 5-7 days of visitors arriving in Dominica,” …

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 Belize has officially reopened its borders for international tourism.  The sought-after destination on the Caribbean coast of Central America has begun welcoming back travelers to its Philip Goldson International Airport as part of the third phase of the country’s five-phase …

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 As part of its program to help the region’s tourism sector rise to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Caribbean Tourism Organization is teaming up with the world’s leading international tourism agency and other regional and international organizations for a …

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 The Bahamas is set to launch a new set of travel and testing protocols that would remove the country’s existing mandatory quarantine for visitors.  Beginning Nov. 1, The Bahamas will remove the mandatory “vacation in place” requirements for all visitors, …

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 Aruba reopened for tourism earlier this summer. Now, after several months back open, more and more travelers are making their way back to the Dutch Caribbean island. But in the age of COVID-19, that means more and more travelers also …

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 The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is continuing to urge compliance with the protocols and guidelines that have been established to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. The statement comes after the first week of the …

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 After a little over a month of closure, the United States Virgin Islands is reopening for tourism once again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte confirmed to Caribbean Journal that the destination would be reopening …

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 Visitors to Turks and Caicos have to jump through a number of COVID-19 related hoops before being allowed to travel to the islands. Those who make the cut, however, will find more than two dozen hotels and resorts ready to …

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 Despite the stalling of international travel amid the pandemic, more and more travelers are looking to plan trips in 2021, according to new data from travel insurance aggregator Squaremouth.  About 65 percent of all trips booked this year for 2021 …