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Barbados Partners on Pre-Testing Option for Travelers

 Barbados has partnered with StageZero Life Sciences on a new plan aimed at making pre-testing easier for travelers from North America.  The partnership will allow travelers from the United States and Canada to have their PCR tests expedited through a …

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St Kitts and Nevis Updates Travel Protocols With Pre-Departure Test

 St Kitts and Nevis has unveiled a new update to its travel protocols, adding a new PCR test for all international travelers 72 hours prior to departure from the island.  The test applies to all travelers staying seven nights or …

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Paradise Beach Resort Reopens in Nevis

 The luxe Paradise Beach villa resort has reopened its doors in Nevis, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The boutique resort reopened following the reopening of St Kitts and Nevis’ borders on Oct. 31 to international travelers.  The resort is comprised of …

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curacao visitor arrivals

 Curaçao has expanded its reopening to United States travelers, adding a fourth state to its list of approved source markets: Florida.  Florida joins a trio of Northeastern states that had been approved for travel to the Dutch Caribbean island: New …

us virgin islands travel demand

 Travel demand for the US Virgin Islands continues on an “upward trend,” officials say, buoyed by state-of-the-art technology that’s helping to ensure the safety of the territory and its visitors. USVI Department of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte says much fo …

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 Belize, which reopened for tourism earlier this month, has announced a new set of protocols headlined by a relaxation of the restrictions on movement for visitors.  Belize has expanded its “Safe Corridor” for tourists to include all of its “Gold …

british virgin island villa vacation

 The British Virgin Islands is reopening for tourism on Dec. 1, and in the age of social-distancing, a luxe villa vacation is the perfect way to experience the destination. And Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals, which has a portfolio of 20 …

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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 …

barbados coconut court open

 Another hotel in Barbados has reopened its doors, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Coconut Court Beach Hotel, set in Hastings on the southwestern corner of the island, officially relaunched on Sept. 5, the property confirmed.  The 112-room, family-owned property has …

saint lucia tourism reopening covid

 The question of how and whether to reopen for tourism remains an existential question for Caribbean destinations — and it’s not an easy one to answer. But those who do can look to Saint Lucia as an exemplar for tourism reopenings …

jamaica arrivals

 Jamaica is now requiring proof of negative COVID-19 tests for all visitors coming from the United States.  The move applies to all non-residents 12 years of age and older.  The tests must be taken within 10 days prior to the …

air canada martinique

 Air Canada has resumed its flight service from Montreal to the island of Martinique.  The carrier is operating one weekly flight to Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport on Sundays, the Martinique Tourism Committee confirmed.  Air Canada will be gradually increasing …

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 St Vincent and the Grenadines, which reopened for tourism last month, has implemented a series of changes to its travel protocols including the addition of a quarantine period for U.S. travelers on commercial flights.  St Vincent and the Grenadines had …

st maarten airport screening

 St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport has installed new state-of-the-art “mass fever screening equipment,” officials said.  The new technology works with artificial intelligence and algorithms which “measure a high accuracy rate on temperature recognition.” The airport has already completed a …

bahamas ferries florida

 Balearia Caribbean has relaunched its ferry service from Fort Lauderdale to The Bahamas.  The South Florida-based company runs ferry services from Port Everglades to Bahamian destinations including Bimini and Freeport.  The company will be offering three sailing services a week, …

aruba reopens

 Aruba has reopened its borders for tourists from Canada, Europe and the rest of the Caribbean (with the exception of the Dominican Republic and Haiti). The Dutch Caribbean island had already reopened to travel from nearby Bonaire and Curacao.  On …

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 The island of Anguilla has officially been declared “COVID-19” free.  The World Health Organization has categorized the Caribbean island as having “no cases,” an improvement from a previous designation of “sporadic cases” by the global body. Anguilla’s borders remain closed …

bahamas hotel incentives

 As travelers begin to return to the region, the Caribbean’s leading destinations are devising new ways to attract them. Right at the forefront is The Bahamas, which has been taking its sales and promotion efforts “virtual” amid the new realities …