Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, with protocols in place to protect visitors and residents from Covid-19.
The document is intended to give overview about the situation in countries of the Caribbean that are open or closed. We recommend always double check updated information in your local embassy as entry requirements may depends on country of departure, citizenship and may vary on a daily basis.
A country with an open status can be with restrictions (travel bubble from the Caricom, negative PCR tests, quarantine required etc.).
I can be tempting to head towards an open country and anchor, however we recommend contacting the authorities before as they try to adjust and adapt regulation to sea borders laters than land and flight regulation.Make sure you always have written approval from the authorities from your departure country and return in case of mechanical failure.
From May 1st, fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from the Covid-19 PCR test for entry and all inter-island travel. They must upload proof of vaccination confirming they have passed the two-week immunity period.
Unvaccinated travelers must upload a negative PCR test result taken within five days of arrival. All visitors must complete and upload a Bahamas Travel Visa and are required to opt into the mandatory health insurance plan when applying for the health visa.
All arriving passengers must submit :
A health declaration,
Produce a Cuba Tourist Card (available from the airlines),
Produce a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and take another PCR test upon arrival, with results available within 24 hours.
From the Government’s release: ‘Effective 15th May 2021, fully vaccinated persons traveling from overseas would require a PCR test within 5 days of travel, provide satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated, and will be subject to PCR test upon arrival (day 0)…if the test administered on arrival returns a negative result, the fully vaccinated traveler will be immediately released…’
All travelers are required to register on the BVI Gateway portal at least 48 hours prior to departure to obtain the Traveller Authorization Certificate and submit proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days of departure and medical insurance that includes coverage for Covid-19.
Every traveler aged five or older who enters the USVI by air or sea including anyone in-transit to another destination, is required to use the USVI travel screening portal AND to submit a COVID19 test result prior to travel. (A negative RT PCR or negative COVID19 antigen test).
Antigua is open to international yachts.
Travelers must submit proof of a negative PCR test taken seven days before boarding and complete the Traveler Accommodation form upon arrival in Antigua.
Sint Marteen & Saint Barth :
All persons arriving by plane must have a negative RT-PCR test taken within 120 hours of last leg of trip. An online form must be filled out per passenger.
All Visitors of Saint Barth are required to show a 72h negative Covid-19 PCR test regardless of vaccination status. (Antigen tests are not accepted).
Vaccinated travelers who have had the final dose of vaccine administered at least 21 days before arrival must submit a negative Covid-19 test result three to five days before travel, then they be tested upon arrival and quarantine for seven days.
Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 14 days and take a second test on day 14.
Families or groups with a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 10 days.
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Montserrat :
Borders have not reopened.
Saint Vincent :
COVID-19 coronavirus: New procedures are in place for arriving yachts – see Biosecurity for details.
La Soufrière volanco on the northern end of St. Vincent erupted on Friday April 9, 2021. Population had to be evacuated and falling ash was felt on all neighbouring islands. Therefore, a buffer zone around northern part of the islands should be observed by vessels staying at least 3 miles offshore.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadine Islands are a popular yachting destinations with the famous Tobago Cays Marine Park, unspoiled Bequia and the exclusive Mustique.
Entry requirement of Saint Vincent depends upon your country of origin and vary on a regular basis. You can check documentation in the official government website.
All travellers to Grenada will be required to negative PCR test from a certified laboratory within 72 hours of travel, to enter the country.
Vaccinated travelers after May 1st only have to quarantine for 48 hours, pending a negative PCR test upon arrival. They must book approved accommodations for a minimum of two nights, apply for a travel authorization and provide proof of a negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to travel.
Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant virus hotspot, including the UK, Brazil, and South Africa. Travelers from neighboring countries may also be restricted.