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Antigua and Barbuda to Require Travelers to be Fully Vaccinated

 Antigua and Barbuda has announced several new rules for incoming travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective Dec. 8, fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative PCR test within three days before arrival to Antigua and Barbuda — rapid antigen test …

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Grenada Removes Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers

 Grenada has waived the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Eastern Caribbean island has removed what was a 48-hour mandated quarantine for all fully vaccinated visitors.  Now, the fully vaccinated simply need to show proof …

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St Maarten to Waive Testing Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

 St Maarten will soon begin waiving pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Nov. 1, fully vaccinated visitors will no longer require a test, antigen or PCR, to enter St Maarten.  It’s a major change for …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has expanded its tourism opening with local vaccination rates continuing to rise.  The twin-island country has eased on-island restrictions, meaning “visitors can look forward to enjoying some newly re-opened tourism experiences,” according to a statement from the …

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 The US Virgin Islands continues to set the Caribbean standard for live, in-person events in the age of the pandemic.  The latest event in the territory is a “vaccination jam” called “Soca on the Pier,” an outdoor concert in St …

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 Antigua and Barbuda is updating its travel protocols beginning Oct. 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Most notably, all arriving passengers are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine in order to enter the …

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 Jamaica has vaccinated more than 2,000 tourism workers in its latest vaccination drive.  The total came after just three days, using one of three vaccines made available as part of the newly-established Tourism Vaccination Task Force.  That included 1,200 workers …

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 Turks and Caicos will be requiring all visitors 16 and over to show proof of full vaccination in order to be granted entry to the destination, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The rule will apply to all visitors who are 16 …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has undertaken a strong vaccination push in the tourism sector, with more than 60 percent of all tourism employees in the country now vaccinated. Second dose vaccinations are now underway for more than 3,500 employees in the …

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 It’s now one of the most vaccinated countries in the world: the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Turks and Caicos has received an Alert Level 1 rating from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the wake of the …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is officially open again for tourism, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The island near St Maarten began welcoming back tourists on May 1.  Most notably, Saba has lifted its quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated visitors, …

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 Southwest Airlines is set to continue its Caribbean relaunch this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned. The relaunch is headlined by a major increase in its Cancun service beginning June 12 that will include the return of Saturday-only service from Pittsburgh …

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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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 Anguilla has approved a series of revised entry protocols for vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Some of the new protocols have already taken effect, while others will be introduced in a multi-phase approach over the next several months.  The …

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 Barbados is launching a new set of travel protocols in May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes a series of changes applying to fully vaccinated travelers, set to take effect May 8.  The country has approved the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer …

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 Jamaica is planning a major push to vaccinate workers in the tourism industry, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  As part of a broader national vaccination drive, Jamaica is targeting the vaccination of 30,000 tourism workers by the end of …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be launching a major push to vaccinate citizens against cholera. The programme will target 200,000 people in three departments, starting …

 Above: cholera treatment in Haiti (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Achieving just 46 percent vaccination coverage in Haiti could contain transmission of cholera in the country, according to a new report from University of Florida researchers. Cholera, …