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The Caribbean Island of Montserrat Is Now Open to Vaccinated Travelers

 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 …

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Dominican Republic Tourism Just Set an All-Time 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.  …

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Saint Lucia Just Set a New Record for 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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

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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 …

caribbean demand travel rise

 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 …

jamaica tourism optimism

 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 …