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.
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.
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.
For persons who are fully vaccinated : Rt PCR or Antigen test required no older than 5 days. Must take antigen test upon
arrival No quarantine required if results are negative.
For the unvaccinated travellers : Pre approval is required. Must apply for entry through entry portal via https://bvigateway.bviaa.com. Rt PCR test must be taken within 5 days prior to arrival. PCR test required upon arrival. 7 day quarantine. Retest on day 7, free from quarantine once negative results are received.
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, to submit a COVID19 test result prior to travel. (A negative RT PCR or negative COVID19 antigen test) and PCR test upon arrival, a seven day quarantine period with a covid19 negative test on day 7.
Vaccinated travelers are not exempt from being tested.
Antigua & Barbuda
Before arriving in the port, you must notify your arrival and prepare your negative PCR test dated between 5 and 7 days maximum before your arrival.
You will then have to fill an eSeaClear declaration, and you will have to register each stop port. You will find all the information here.
previous shore stops). Arriving vessels should contact Antigua Port Authority at least 6 hours prior to
arrival and instruction will be given to guide vessels to either Nevis Street Pier or English/Falmouth Harbors or other holdi ng
Sint Marteen & Saint Barth :
Open to US visitors.
St Maarten is open to arriving Vessels. The vessel must have agent to enter St Maarten.
International airport currently open for international flights arriving from all destinations
All visitors must complete the health pre-authorization application. Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to upload valid proof of vaccination.
Unvaccinated travellers will be required to upload their 72h negative COVID-19 PCR test results.
For Saint Barth : The island is open to travelers arriving from orange and green zones only.
Medical coverage is mandatory for all visitors.
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 :
Entry to the territory is done either with a proof of vaccination or RT-PCR test less than 72 hours old.
Entry rules depend on vaccination status and from where arriving. To find the list of the status of a country, see diplomatie.gouv.fr/ fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs
On these islands a curfew is applied from 22 hours.
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 :
COVID-19 coronavirus: New procedures are in place for arriving yachts – see Biosecurity for details.
Open to U.S traveler.
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.
Unvaccinated visitors must complete the Pre-Arrival Form available at www.health.gov.vc , and must arrive with a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors must show proof of vaccination. More info here.
All arriving yachts must request permission for entry in advance, by e mail to SVG Arrivals via [email protected], and must
submit a Request for Entry Form and copies of vaccine certificates.
Negative rt PCR test required 72 hours prior to departure with direct travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Vessels must contact [email protected] 5 days prior to arrival to request onboard quarantine.
ALL visitors must agree to take a PCR test, paid for in advance, when they arrive.
Yachts considered “approved accommodation” to quarantine for guests and crew but permission from the Ministry of Health must be requested by Vessel’s Agent and determined on a case by case basis.
Must register with Sail Clear; https://sailclear.com at least 24 hours in advance and complete maritime health declaration
Travelers must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test result taken 72 hours prior to departure.
Only fully-vaccinated customers are permitted to dine at restaurants and spectators are banned from attending sporting activities.
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.