Entry Requirement in The Caribbean During COVID-19 – January 2022

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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.

Bahamas

All travellers have to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa on the BAHAMAS TRAVEL HEALTH SITE.

For vaccinated traveller : they must show a rapid Antigen test must be completed within 72 hours prior to arrival. Required to apply for health visa. Vaccinated persons can travel between Bahamian Islands without PCR test.

For unvaccinated traveller : Covid 19 rt PCR test required 5 days prior to arrival for everyone over the age of 10. Yachts arriving with rt PCR test after the 5 day window can enter if the captain issues a letter stating vessel did not make any stops from Port where PCR test was done until the first Bahamian Port.

No quarantine required but retesting required after 5 days in the Bahamas

Persons arriving by Yacht can clear in with Customs/Immigration as normal.

Cuba

Arriving passengers must submit :

  • A “Declaracion de Sanidad del Viajero” and present a QR code obtained here.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72h before departure.
  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Traveler could be subject to quarantine for 8 days.

BVI

Must apply for entry through entry portal via https://bvigateway.bviaa.com.

For persons unvaccinated have to show a negative PCR test issued at most 5 days before arrival.

For the fully vaccinated travelers, they have to show the COVID-19 vaccination certificate and they are subject to an antigen test upon arrival.

USVI :

Open to US traveler.

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.

All travelers have to show the COVID-19 vaccination certificate and have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 1 day before departure.

Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from being tested.

Antigua & Barbuda

You will have to fill an eSeaClear declaration, and you will have to register each stop port. You will find all the information here.

Travelers must show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a negative COVID-19 antigenic test taken at most 4 days upon arrival.

Passenger could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days at their own expense.

Sint Marteen & Saint Barth :

The Ports of St Martin recommend that every vessel coming to St Martin uses an Agent and official written permission to come to St Martin must be requested to the Port and the Prefecture prior to arrival.

All travelers have to show : a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48h before arrival and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

They also have to complete a Health declaration form at least 12 hours before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented at time of check in and upon arrival.

Anguilla :

Only fully vaccinated visitors (the last dose of a two-dose vaccine and the single dose of a one-dose vaccine administered 3 weeks/21 days prior to arrival on the island) will be allowed to enter Anguilla.

Anguilla is OPEN for yachting; applications are being dealt with on a case by case basis.
All yachts must be represented by a local, licensed agent and are prohibited from entering Anguillan waters without pre
approval by the Health Department (Entry Portal), Chief of Police and the Agent

Pre-arrival form to be completed available here: https://escape.ivisitanguilla.com

Martinique & Guadeloupe :

All travelers have to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigenic test.

Thay have to complete the sworn statement here.

Montserrat :

Open to U.S traveler.

All visitors must be fully vaccinated, provide vaccination card and proof of a 72h negative PCR.

All foreign visitors must complete an Access Declaration Form to present during Montserrat’s border control.

Saint Vincent & Grenada :

COVID-19 coronavirus: New procedures are in place for arriving yachts – see Biosecurity for details.

Travelers have to complete the Pre arrival form.

They must have a negative COVID-19 test PCR taken at most 72h before arrival.

They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English.

Use our tool below to help you gather information, but remember to always check with your local embassy updates on requirement for specific countries.

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.

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