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Jamaica Lifts United Kingdom Travel Ban

 Jamaica has officially ended its ban on travel from the United Kingdom. The island had banned flights from the United Kingdom at the end of 2020 amid concerns over a new strain of COVID-19. “This will enable the critical gateways …

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St Kitts and Nevis Shortens “Vacation in Place” for Vaccinated Travelers

 Another Caribbean destination has begun easing its travel requirements for vaccinated visitors.  Effective May 1, fully vaccinated air travelers to St Kitts and Nevis will have their “vacation in place” period reduced from 14 days to nine days.  Fully vaccinated …

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The British Virgin Islands Is Easing Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers

 Another Caribbean destination has announced eased restrictions for vaccinated travelers: the British Virgin Islands.  Beginning May 15, the British Virgin Islands will be reducing its quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers.  Fully vaccinated travelers will have to take a test …

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 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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 For almost half a century, it’s been one of the Caribbean’s greatest travel experiences: The People to People program in The Bahamas.  Whether it was shopping at the outdoor market, attending a local school or joining Bahamians in their homes …

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 The Martinique Tourism Authority is planning a virtual travel show next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Martinique Travel Show, which will be held May 18 to 20, will be the first ever virtual international trade show in Martinique for …

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 One of the Caribbean’s top travel industry conferences is set for May.  The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference will be held virtually from May 11-14.  “Regional stakeholders should avail themselves of this special opportunity to improve …

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 Grenada has been open for tourism since last summer, and now the island’s making a new push to draw travelers — with a focus on authenticity.  It’s called Grenada Rocks, and the new campaign looks to highlight the island’s rich …

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 As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched a new program the region adapt.  It’s called Forward Together, and it’s an initiative …

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 The Caribbean Tourism Organization is projecting a 20 percent increase in tourism arrivals in 2021, the Barbados-based agency said this week.  That comes after the Caribbean saw a 65 percent reduction in arrivals in 2020 due to the pandemic.  That …

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 Belize has become the first Caribbean destination to allow vaccinated travelers to enter without having to present a negative test, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Instead, vaccinated travelers need to president a Vaccination Record Card dated no less than two weeks …

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 Turks and Caicos and the United States Virgin Islands are seeing a surge in travel demand, according to a new report from insurance aggregator Squaremouth.  According to the company’s latest research, Turks and Caicos has seen more year over year …

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 Jamaica has updated its travel protocols, narrowing the testing window for incoming travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned. Travelers to Jamaica now need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result within three days before arriving in Jamaica. That’s a …

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 The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis officially reopened its borders for International tourism on Oct. 31, and in the last three months has helped set an example to the rest of the region on how to undertake a …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is the latest Caribbean destination to launch a long-term stay option, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Curacao has debuted the @HOME in Curacao program, which allows approved applicants to stay for a maximum period of …

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 The Caribbean island of Dominica has received a “Safe Travels Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  The stamp is a global safety and hygiene stamp for travel and tourism, aiming to reassure travelers that the destination’s protocols meet …

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 American travelers are eyeing Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean for spring getaways, according to a new report from travel giant Expedia.  The Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun and Isla Mujeres were the most-searched-for destinations on the company’s platforms …