Thursday, July 29, 2021

Vacation Destinations Where Quarantine Is Not Required

Caribbean Destinations Where Quarantine Is Not Required

Escape to the Caribbean

As increasing numbers of Caribbean Vacation countries have opened their borders for tourism. Questions have arisen as to the different policies regarding their COVID-19 protocols. In addition, these Vacation Destinations do not require quarantine but a negative COVID test before arrival. Here is a list of 10 Caribbean destinations where quarantine is not required.


Druif beach at sunset on Aruba island in the Caribbean sea.

Aruba

Set below the hurricane belt, Aruba’s dry climate translates into daily temperatures of 80 degrees. In addition to the abundance of sunshine, the destination is considered the wreck diving capital of the world, is an excellent option for travelers. Mostly those interested in such watersports as windsurfing.

RequirementsAruba also requires travelers to be tested 12 to 72 prior to flight departure to Aruba. All travelers need to take a Molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab before entering Aruba. Children under age 14 are exempt.

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coastline at anguilla

Anguilla

Upscale and low-key, Anguilla attracts travelers in quest of deluxe accommodations, pristine, bleached white beaches. There are 33 in all – and a happening culinary scene.

Requirements: Visitors must pre-register on the Anguilla Tourist Board website and submit negative PCR tests. They should provide proof of health/travel insurance policies within three days of arrival. Testing of the travelers is upon arrival and again 10 days later.

A beach in Placencia, Belize.

Belize

Cradled between Mexico and Guatemala, unspoiled Belize has gained a solid reputation as a snorkeling and dive destination, with the longest barrier in the Northern Hemisphere.

Requirements: Travelers must consequently submit an online health questionnaire at least 24 prior to arrival. Also, a negative PCR results from tests taken 24 to 72 hours prior to arrival.

PHOTO: Friends surfing in Bathsheba, Barbados. (photo via Barbados Tourism Marketing)

Barbados

Barbados offers visitors a slice of British culture – think cricket, polo and high tea – in a setting that provides a distinctly Caribbean vibe and a host of cultural sights to explore.

Requirements: A COVID-19 PCR test is necessary for U.S. travelers 72 hours prior to arrival. A complete online immigration/customs form is necessary for entry into the country. This must be submitted 24 hours prior to travel.

A cabana at the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana pool in the Dominican Republic (photo by Eric Bowman)

Dominican Republic

With the Atlantic Ocean to its north and the Caribbean Sea to its south, the Dominican Republic features 1,000 of pristine beach and gin-clear waters – along and vibrant Latin culture.

Requirements: Travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Rather, “airports and other ports of entry will administer a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3 percent and 10 percent of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival,” according to the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism website.

PHOTO: Rocky beach in Negril, Jamaica.

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Jamaica

Jamaica boasts a diverse landscape, which includes gorgeous beaches, lush rainforests and verdant mountains – along with distinctive and delicious cuisine, reggae music and myriad activity options.

Requirements: U.S. residents need to obtain and upload COVID-19 PCR test results and a travel authorization application at least 10 days prior to departure.

PHOTO: Aerial view of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico features 272 miles of spectacular coastline and hundreds of beaches. Its capital, San Juan, is known for its colorful colonial buildings. Like 16th-century landmarks as El Morro and La Fortaleza.

Requirements: Travelers must complete an online declarations form and arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular-based test.

PHOTO: Pitons and flowers in Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia

As a volcanic island, Saint Lucia has more mountains than any other Caribbean destination – its two famous being the two majestic Pitons.

The island also boasts tropical rainforests and beautiful volcanic beaches.

Requirements: Travelers 5 years and older must have a negative PCR result taken no more than seven days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia.

Travelers 18 and older must submit a travel registration form no less than days prior to travel to Saint Lucia.

Philisburg, Sint Maarten

Saint Maarten

Set on a 37-mile island that it shares with French St. Martin, which remains closed to U.S. travelers, Dutch Saint Maarten offers travelers an eclectic collection of resorts, restaurants and bars, and casinos.

Requirements: Travelers must complete an online health authorization application prior to departure. In addition to this, take a PCR test obtained from a nasopharyngeal swab only 120 hours prior to departure.

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