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Belize Just Waived Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

 It’s easier than ever to visit Belize.  The Caribbean destination has officially waived testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  For those who cannot show proof of vaccination or are unvaccinated, Belize still requires proof of a negative PCR test taken …

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Dominican Republic Eyes 7 Million Tourists in 2022 

 The Dominican Republic is aiming to welcome more than 7 million tourists in 2022, according to the country’s Tourism Minister, David Collado. That would be an all-time record for the country, and easily the largest total in the wider Caribbean …

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Dominican Republic Tourism Just Had Its Best December Ever

 Even amid the pandemic, the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry just posted its best-ever December.  The news was revealed by Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado in an end-of-year briefing.  A total of 728,335 visitors came to the Dominican Republic last …

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anguilla day trippers

 Anguilla has announced new protocols as the island reopens its borders to day-trippers and passengers on one-day cruise excursions to the island.   The new protocols do not require these visitors to make an application for entry permission into Anguilla on …

caribbean tourism rebound winter

 The Caribbean tourism industry is primed to “flourish” with a “strong winter rebound,” according to Nicola Madden-Greig, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  The pronouncement comes as the Caribbean continues to recover faster than any other …

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 St Maarten’s newest travel rules have officially taken effect — meaning fully vaccinated travelers from the United States don’t need a test to enter the island.  The island is now waiving its pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors, making St …

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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 tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat is now open to fully vaccinated visitors, albeit with a strict five-day quarantine requirement.  The island set southwest of Antigua officially reopened its borders at the beginning of this month.  So what do travelers …

dominican republic tourism record

 The Dominican Republic just set an all-time tourism record, Caribbean Journal has learned. Last month was the best September for tourist arrivals in the history fo the country — with more visitors than in high-powered years like 2018 and 2019.  …

saint lucia american visitors

 Saint Lucia just set a new record for American visitors in July, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Eastern Caribbean island welcomed 22,028 arrivals in July, an all-time record for visitor arrivals from the United States in July.  That represented a …

costa rica travel requirements

 Costa Rica is updating its travel requirements beginning Aug. 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On that date, vaccinated travelers will be able to enter Costa Rica without purchasing travel insurance.  That will also apply to minors under the age of …

dominican republic tourism record

 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 …

curacao tourism recovery

 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 …

anguilla 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 …

belize vaccinated travelers

 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 …