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Dominican Republic Hits Another Tourism High

 June was the Dominican Republic’s best tourism showing since the onset of the pandemic, officials said this week.  A total of 468,367 travelers visited the Dominican Republic in June, a 20 percent jump from the 390,554 visitors that came to …

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Curaçao Adds On-Island Test Requirement for Visitors

 All visitors to Curaçao from “high-risk” countries will now have to take an antigen test on the island on the third day of their stay, Caribbean Journal has learned. That’s along with the mandatory PCR test for travelers required to …

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Anguilla Is Updating Its Entry Protocols for Vaccinated Travelers

 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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 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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 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 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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 Jamaica says it is expanding its testing capacity across the island to help visitors comply with the new CDC requirements for returning travelers.  A number of hotels and resorts are already providing on-site testing for guests, and the country’s Ministry …

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 St Kitts and Nevis reopened for tourism at the end of October, and the destination has unveiled its new Travel Authorization form for travelers.  All incoming passengers need to complete the form (which can be found here) prior to arrival.  …

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 The “Spice Island” of Grenada reopened its borders to international visitors on Oct. 1, and to date more than 50 hotels, resorts, guest houses, villas, and apartment properties have been certified as “Pure Safe Travel Accommodations” and allowed to host …

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 Nov. 1 marked the next phase of Anguilla’s tourism reopening, one that began in August.  Crucially, the new phase includes the introduction of what the island’s tourism official are calling a “Vacation Bubble,” designed to allow hotels and resorts on …

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 More and more Caribbean destinations are launching extended stay programs for those able to work remotely — in other words, offering the chance to live on an island for a year. But the newest remote work program in the region has …

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 One of Anguilla’s top boutique resorts is set to relaunch next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular Frangipani Beach Resort is set to reopen Nov. 1, the property confirmed.  “We are looking forward to reopening our resort for our …

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 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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 Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has “cautious optimism” for what a potential “major upturn” in visitor arrivals this upcoming winter tourist season, he said this week.  At the end of February 2020, Jamaica had reported a 5.5 percent increase in …

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 Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has relaunched flights to another Caribbean destination, this time to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  Spirit has relaunched its route from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Cartagena.  With its return, Spirit is the first …

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 Almost three months after reopening its borders for international tourism, Jamaica continues to see an increase in travel demand, according to new data from Expedia. Searches for Jamaica’s travel hub of Montego Bay on Expedia Group’s digital platforms rose 15 …

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 The Anguilla Tourist Board has a new chairman.  Tourism entrepreneur Kenroy Herbert has been appointed to lead the seven-member board in overseeing its global operations.  Herbert, the president and founder of Leviticus Lifestyle & Travel, a lifestyle management company.  “I …

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 The Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica is reopening to all foreign visitors on Aug. 7.  The country, known as the “Nature Island” for its abundant natural beauty, has announced a streamlined process for all travelers.  What it means is that …