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Eastern Caribbean COVID-19 Status as of 7 August 2020

The Eastern Caribbean is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Caribbean, many countries have strengthened measures to combat the further spread of the virus. We urge American Citizens to adhere to the country’s laws, and regulations and health protocols in effect.

Many countries in the Eastern Caribbean have also put into place travel restrictions and other health-related measures to include mandatory health screening. Some require advance COVID testing with valid negative test results prior to arrival, testing upon arrival and retesting after a certain number of days. Arriving travelers may also be subject to mandatory quarantine and/or monitoring which may be restricted to a government designated facility or an officially approved accommodation only

See country-specific information below which includes British territories and French island collectives.

Please note that in some instances current information may not be available for some countries in the list below. For example, in cases where dates have expired government sources have not provided an update.

Country-Specific Information:

  • Anguilla has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. All persons have recovered from the virus. Resulting in no active cases of COVID-19.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • The government of Anguilla has extended border closures for passenger movements until at least October 31, 2020. There are exceptions for medical emergencies and evacuations approved by the Chief Medical Officer and persons wishing to leave Anguilla on flights/boats to an approved destinations.
  • Persons are free to depart Anguilla without special permission from the government.
  • All persons arriving in Anguilla under the repatriation process is bound by the Quarantine (COVID) rules, signed by the Ministry of Health of June 5, 2020. These regulations require mandatory 14-days quarantine for all.  Anyone failing to comply with these regulations commits and offense pursuant to section 7(2) of the Quarantine Act.
  • All persons arriving in Anguilla who have travelled outside of the Caribbean Region within the last 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days on their arrival. A judgement will be made on arrival by health professionals if this can be self-quarantine or in a government run health facility.

Useful links:  

 

Antigua & Barbuda

Country-Specific Information:

  • Antigua & Barbuda has recorded 92 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • State of Emergency has been extended until October 31, 2020

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens are urged to check current entry and exit requirements on the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority website at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/ for the latest. Please note there have been recent incidents where passengers that have tested positive for COVID-19 have been allowed to travel.
  • All arriving passengers by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) taken within seven (7) days of their flight. (this includes transiting passengers).
  • Passengers arriving by sea (private yachts/Ferry Services) are subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health.
  • All arriving passengers must wear a face mask on disembarkation and in all public areas. Additionally, the wearing of face mask in public spaces is mandatory throughout Antigua and Barbuda and social/physical distancing protocols must be adhered to.
  • The regulations published on June 10, 2020 states that “All visitors to Antigua and Barbuda shall be tested for COVID-19 and shall pay a charge of One Hundred Dollars (US$100.00) United States Currency or its equivalent in Eastern Caribbean Dollars as a charge for the test.
  • Arriving passengers are asked to register with the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment by providing information at http://arcg.is/1TvL8a or by calling 1-268-462-2675.
  • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health authorities upon arrival.
  • All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to 14 days in accordance with guidelines of the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines. Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.
  • If tested positive, visitors may be subject to quarantine. Additional lodging may be at the visitors expense. U.S citizens are urged to contact the hotel for details.
  • Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.
  • Transiting passengers/Crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a government designated hotel or government-designated facility to await departure.

Useful links:

Country-Specific Information:

  • Barbados has recorded 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders and one confirmed case aboard a cruise ship in Barbadian waters.
  • Social distancing measures is 1 meter (approx. 3 feet).
  • Resumptions of commercial flights are scheduled to begin as stated below.
    • July 12 – Air Canada (Thursdays and Sundays)
    • July 18 – British Airways
    • July 25 – JetBlue(Saturdays)
    • August 1 – Virgin Atlantic
    • September 9 – American Airlines
  • Barbados has established a COVID-19 information hotline that can be reached at 246-536-4500.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

RISK CATEGORIES OF SELECTED COUNTRIES (AS AT AUG 3, 2020)

A traveler’s risk category will be determined by the highest risk level associated with any country that they have traveled to or transited through within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados.

High-Risk: Includes USA, Brazil, India, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, and Russia.

Medium-Risk: Includes Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, China, Japan, Sri Lanka. Suriname, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

Low-Risk: Includes Uruguay, Cuba, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Guyana, and CARICOM States except those indicated in the Medium-Risk category and countries within the “Bubble”.

Countries within the “Bubble”:
Include Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Dominica and St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

*For review within 2 weeks

  • Requirements for Entry into Barbados
    • Complete Online Immigration/Customs form at travelform.gov.bb and submit 24 hours prior to travel.
    • To be considered for process fast-tracking upon arrival, persons are advised to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited facility 72 hours prior to travel. Persons from countries with the “Bubble” are not required to take a test prior to, or on arrival in Barbados.
    • Be sure to submit your results online at travelform.gov.bb and travel with a copy of your test results.
    • Travelers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to take a test upon arrival.
    • Specific travelers who have non-standard circumstances that need to be addressed, are advised to contact The Ministry of Health and Wellness via cmo@health.gov.bb at least 72 hours prior to travel to Barbados to have their requests investigated and facilitated.
    • Remember to wear a mask on your flight.
  1.  If you are travelling from a Low-Risk country and have not visited a High-Risk country within 21 days of your arrival to Barbados, you may present a valid test result for your test taken within one week prior to travel to Barbados.
  2. The type of public health measures taken upon your arrival and during your stay will be dependent on the risk category of the country you are travelling from
  3. Specific travelers include:
    i. Diplomats
    ii. Persons with a medical condition warranting special consideration (to be certified by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO))
    iii. Persons with a disability or travelling with persons with disabilities

Upon Arrival High- Risk Countries

  • Before disembarking, have your COVID-19 PCR test result visible (if applicable). These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados.
  • Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.
  • All travelers must undergo a health screen
  • If you haven’t submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or the test is not validated, you will be required to take a test and remain at the airport or a government facility until the results are available.
  • Persons from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms. These persons will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test within 7 days after the last test accepted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Persons will typically be released once the test result is negative.
  • If your test is positive, you will be transported to an alternative accommodation for isolation, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or you may return home
  • Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be quarantined at approved facilities.

High-risk countries: Includes USA, Brazil, India, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia.

A visitor who does not present a valid negative result and declines testing upon arrival will be denied entry into Barbados. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and persons with permanent status who do not present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result and who decline testing on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveler to the island regardless of documentation presented, or any other requirement, obligation or condition associated with their assigned risk category.

Upon Arrival Moderate-Risk Countries

  • Before disembarking, have your COVID-19 PCR test result (in English) visible, if applicable. These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados.
  • Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.
  • All travelers must undergo a health screen
  • Persons travelling from Moderate-Risk countries who arrive with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials.
  • Those persons travelling from Medium-Risk countries will be monitored for a period of 14 days. If this traveler takes a second COVID-19 PCR test between 5 to 7 days after arrival in Barbados, and obtains a negative result, that person will not be subject to further monitoring.
  • If you haven’t submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or the test is not validated, you will be required to take a test1
  • If your test is positive, you will be transported to an alternative accommodation for isolation, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or you may return home
  • Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be quarantined at approved facility

Moderate risk countries: Includes Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, China, Japan, Sri Lanka. Suriname, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

A visitor who does not present a valid negative result and declines testing upon arrival will be denied entry into Barbados. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and persons with permanent status who do not present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result and who decline testing on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveler to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition associated with their assigned risk category.

Upon Arrival Low-Risk Countries

Before disembarking, have your COVID-19 PCR test result (in English) visible, if applicable. These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados.

  • Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.
  • All travelers must undergo a health screen
  • Persons travelling from Low-Risk countries who arrive with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials.
  • If you haven’t submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or the test is not validated, you will be required to take a test
  • If your test is positive, you will be transported to an alternative accommodation for isolation, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or you may return home.
  • Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be quarantined at approved facilities.

Low-Risk countries: Includes Uruguay, Cuba, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Guyana and CARICOM States except those indicated in the Moderate-Risk category and countries within the “Bubble”.

A visitor who does not present a valid negative result and declines testing upon arrival will be denied entry into Barbados. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and persons with permanent status who do not present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result and who decline testing on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility.

If you are travelling from a Low-Risk country and have not visited a High-Risk country within 21 days of your arrival to Barbados, you may present a valid test result for your test taken within five days one week prior to travel to Barbados.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveler to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition associated with their assigned risk category.

UPON ARRIVAL COUNTRIES WITHIN THE “BUBBLE”

  • Persons travelling from countries within the “Bubble”, who have not travelled to or transited through any country designated as High, Medium or Low-Risk within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados, will not be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to or on arrival.
  • Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.
  • All travelers must undergo a health screen.
  • Persons travelling from countries within the “Bubble”, may advance to Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs and will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials.
  • Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be quarantined at approved facilities.

IN-TRANSIT PASSENGERS

  • Travelers must observe all public health protocols and masks must be worn at all times while at the airport in Barbados
  • All in-transit passengers must undergo a health assessment which may include a temperature check and a brief interview by Port Health Officials.
  • All in-transit passengers from High, Medium and Low-Risk countries must have proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result prior to arrival in Barbados.
  • In-transit passengers from High, Medium and Low-Risk countries without evidence of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test may be denied entry into Barbados.

Testing Options

Option 1

You can have your test completed at the airport and await results at a government accommodation (including airport) at no additional cost to you.

Test: No Charge

Accommodation: No Charge

Option 2

You can have your test completed at the airport and await results at a designated holding hotel/villa at your own expense.

Test: No Charge

Accommodation: Fees vary based on selected hotel/villa

Option 3

You can have your test completed at a designated satellite testing hotel and await results at chosen hotel at your own expense.

Test: $150 USD

Accommodation: Fees vary based on selected hotel

A villa is defined as a stand-alone, entirely self-contained property with a physical separation from any adjoining properties. There must be no common areas or shared areas accessible by the occupants and any shared services must be facilitated through designated personnel from a property manager or external agency. Any villa to be used for the purpose for quarantine must first be approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Request for villa approval must be submitted to the Ministry of Health and Wellness at least 72 hours prior to travel.

Visit barbadostravelprotocols.com for list of designated holding hotels.

During Stay in Barbados

  • For your safety and those around you, you must abide by all health protocols established in Barbados related to COVID-19; including physical distancing, hygiene practices, wearing of face masks and all other relevant measures.
  • Report any COVID-19 symptoms to public health officials or relevant hotel/accommodation management

Departure from Barbados

All departing persons must wear a mask while in the airport and comply with instructions given by public health officials.

  • Persons requiring a COVID-19 PCR test prior to travel from Barbados must submit the request at least 72 hours prior to travel via pcrtest@visitbarbados.org.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Travelers under 5 years of age will not be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test unless they are symptomatic or any member of the travel party has a positive test result.
  • Unaccompanied minors will be required to have a valid negative COIVID-19 test result to enter Barbados.
  • Travelers who have non-standard circumstances that need to be addressed, are advised to contact The Ministry of Health and Wellness via cmo@health.gov.bb at least 72 hours prior to travel to Barbados.
  • The Chief Medical Officer reserves the right to alter or vary the application of these protocols as circumstances warrant.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • The British Virgin Islands has reported nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The daily midnight to 5 am curfew has been extended until Thursday, August 13, 2020.
  • All approved beaches are allowed to open from 5:01 until 11:59 pm daily.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Borders are reopened to Nationals and Permanent Residents
  • Private vessels are allowed to operate within territorial waters between 5 am and 7 pm.
  • Ferries are allowed to operate within territorial waters between 5 am and midnight.
  • Visitors seeking to depart via air, should contact the airlines to confirm travel from TB Lettsome International Airport.
  • All passengers will be subjected to mandatory quarantine for at least 14 days.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Dominica has recorded eighteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The physical distance measure is 3 ft.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Borders are scheduled to reopen on July 15, 2020 for nationals. Visitors will be allowed beginning August 7, 2020.
  • Compulsory requirements for all arriving passengers to Dominica
  •       All travelers must:
    • Submit a health questionnaire online at least 24 hours prior to arrival at http://domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/
    • Show the notification of clearance to travel
    • Submit a negative PCR test result recorded with 24-72 hours prior to arrival

     

    • General protocols and guidelines upon arrival
      • Travelers are required to wear face masks at all times during the arrival process up to and including departure from the airport.
      • Travelers must observe physical distancing guidelines
      • Travelers must practice good respiratory and personal sanitization
      • Travelers must follow all instructions of health care staff and officials

     

    • Disembarkation and testing:

    (Children under 5 years are exempt from testing fees)

    Travelers will:

    • be required to sanitize their hands at sanitization stations as directed
    • be required to undergo a health assessment to include a temperature check
    • provide confirmation of the health questionnaire and negative PCR test results
    • be required to undertake rapid test screening and subject to a negative test result the following will apply:
    • Travelers will be conveyed to immigration for processing and to customs for screening.
    • Luggage to be sanitized upon arrival at airport when taken off conveyor belt

     

    • High temperature, high risk alert from questionnaire or positive rapid test
      • Travelers will proceed to secondary screening area
      • A PCR test will be administered to the traveler
      • Travelers will be conveyed to mandatory quarantine at a government approved facility or a government certified hotel at the traveler’s expense awaiting results
      • If the test result is positive, traveler may be quarantined until released by an authorized health professional.

     

    • Departure from Dominica
      • Vehicles will only be permitted to enter the air and seaport with the driver and persons due to travel
      • Travelers must wear face masks at all times during the departure process until departure from the airport
      • Travelers must observe physical distancing
      • Travelers should practice good respiratory and personal sanitization
      • Follow instructions of health care staff and officials.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

Country-Specific Information:

  • Guadeloupe has recorded 272 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
  • Effective July 20, 2020 wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine of 135 euros.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.
  • Arriving passengers must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly
  • Those with a negative test can perform 7 days of quarantine, followed by a new PCR test after 7 days.
  • If the passenger has not carried out a boarding test, he must carry out a strict fortnight upon arrival in the territory
  • Travelers from mainland France must also present a sworn statement that they have no symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the 14 days preceding the flight

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Martinique has recorded 269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Curfew is held from 9 pm to 4 am.
  • Effective July 20, 2020 wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine of 135 euros.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Passengers over 11 years old must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • The passenger must also present a sworn statement that he does not show symptoms and that he is not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days preceding the flight.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly
  • Those with a negative test can perform 7 days of quarantine, followed by a new PCR test after 7 days.
  • If the passenger has not carried out a boarding test, he must carry out a strict fortnight upon arrival in the territory
  • Arriving passengers not tested for COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Martinique,

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Montserrat has recorded thirteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The maximum numbers of persons allowed to gather is 50.
  • Persons are required to wear face coverings in business places.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Persons allowed to travel to Montserrat are: Montserratians, permanent residents (spouse, child or other dependent of a Montserratian or permanent resident), member of the crew of an aircraft or ship, non-resident technician and persons who owns a habitable house or home in Montserrat
  • The “Access Declaration Form” must be completed and submitted at least 72 hours/ 3 days prior to the expected date of arrival.
  • All persons must wear a mask or face covering on the aircraft and while being processed at the airport.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted.
  • All persons arriving in Montserrat must self-quarantine for 14 days commencing on the date of arrival.
  • Persons arriving on Montserrat may be subjected to medical examinations. Medical Officers are authorized to conduct clinical examination and isolate any person who is considered to be high risk of being infected with COVID-19.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Barthelemy has recorded ten confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in closed public places for persons age 11 +.  Click here for more information.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.
  • Travelers are required to wear a face mask when entering the airport
  • Arriving passengers must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly
  • Those with a negative test can perform 7 days of quarantine, followed by a new PCR test after 7 days.
  • If the passenger has not carried out a boarding test, he must carry out a strict fortnight upon arrival in the territory
  • For details of the new modalities of entry to St. Barthelemy click here.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has reported seventeen confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The government has mandated wearing face masks in public places.
  • The Government of St Kitts and Nevis announced on April 28 that borders will remain closed to commercial traffic until further notice.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • All non-national travelers arriving from any other international destination will go through advanced screening process at point of entry, subjected to a mandatory quarantine period of not less than 14 days at a government designated quarantine site, and may be refused entry.
  • All incoming passengers will be subjected to the 14-day quarantine.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information

  • Saint Lucia has recorded twenty-five confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Effective June 15, 2020 the curfew is imposed from midnight to 5 am daily.
  • American Airline, Delta and JetBlue have resumed flights.
  • Local regulations required that masks are worn during on-island transportation and in public areas.
  • Persons found in breach of home quarantine will be immediately taken into government quarantine for completion of time. Under the Quarantine Act, Police Officers have the duty to enforce compliance.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • All arriving passengers will be quarantined for 14 days.
  • All arriving passengers including travelers from within the Designated Travel Bubble must have a negative result from a PCR test within 7 days of travel
  • All persons entering Saint Lucia (including persons arriving from within the “Travel Bubble”) must complete a Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form to ensure efficient and expedited processing on arrival. Please print and travel with a copy of your registration form. The form can be accessed at stlucia.org/covid-19

Protocols for Testing on Arrival

  • Passengers coming in to St Lucia must adhere to all protocols relevant to airport
  • All arriving passengers to be screened, including temperature checks
  • All arriving passengers must have a negative result from a PCR test done within 7 days of travel
  • All symptomatic passengers to be isolated and tested.
  • All passengers who test positive for COVID-19 to be transferred to Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
  • Other passengers to be transferred by certified taxi to approved COVID-19 accommodation/ government quarantine site/home quarantine
  • Hotel guests travelling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to participate in water-based excursions arranged by the hotel.

Flight Crew Members 

  • Flight crew will be screened on arrival.
  • Crew members will be exempt from testing except if symptomatic.
  • All symptomatic passengers to be isolated and tested.

 All arrivals must either

  • Have confirmed reservations at a COVID-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay or
  • Have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility.
  • For more information about Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response, all protocols and details of requirements prior to entry, please visit  www.stlucia.org/covid-19
  • Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, all travelers must continue the use of face masks and physical distancing.
  • St. Lucia is closed to all non-cargo sailing vessels.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • French Saint Martin has recorded fifty-three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in closed public places for persons age 11 +.  Click here for more information.
  • Beginning noon on Friday, July 31, travel restrictions between Saint Martin and Sint Maarten will be implemented. Persons with medical or professional reasons will be allowed to cross the borders. Authorized travelers will be allowed to pass with plane ticket, negative PCR test within 72 hours and sworn statement.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Please visit U.S. Consulate Curacao’s COVID-19 Information Page for latest guidance on the Sint Maarten Airport, https://cw.usconsulate.gov/news-events/covid-19-information/.
  • Arriving passengers must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly
  • Those with a negative test can perform 7 days of quarantine, followed by a new PCR test after 7 days.
  • If the passenger has not carried out a boarding test, he must carry out a strict fortnight upon arrival in the territory
  • For details of the new modalities of entry to St. Martin click here.

Useful links: 

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded fifty-six confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

ESTABLISH RISK OF ARRIVING TRAVELLER

  • The arriving traveler will:
  1. Complete the Pre-Arrival Form available at health.gov.vc or
  2. Complete Pre-Arrival form (hard copy) prior to arrival.
  • And the Port Health Officer will: 1. Complete of Port Health form for each arriving passenger

PHASED PROCESS OF ENTRY OF TRAVELLERS TO ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

TESTING & QUARANTINE:

  1. PHASE #1 – The period of July 1-31 will be used to determine the incidence of COVID-19 in passengers arriving from different countries. During this phase in passengers arriving from:All countries excluding the United States of America:
    • ALL travelers entering St Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result done within five (5) days of arrival or will have a PCR COVID-19 test done on arrival.
    • ALL travelers who have a PCR COVID-19 test done on arrival will be quarantined for at least 24 hours to await their PCR test results.
    • ALL travelers who arrive by air will be quarantined for at least 24 hours to await the PCR test results of all passengers from the same flight.
    • During this phase the CARICOM Bubble will not apply.The United States of America:
    • All passengers arriving on the AA 945 flight from Miami and those transiting to SVG, having travelled on any commercial flight out of the USA:
      • a. Must arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result
      • b. Must arrive with proof of a reservation in a Tourism Authority/ Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (TA/MOHWE) approved hotel for five (5) nights.
      • c. Will be quarantined in a TA/MOHWE approved hotel for five (5) days.
      • d. Will be tested for COVID-19 before release from the quarantined approved hotel.
      • e. Will continue quarantine in an approved home/facility for a period of nine (9) to sixteen (16) days for a total of fourteen (14) to (21) days at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
  1. PHASE #2 – Commencing August 1, 2020, based on the data gained during Phase #1 and the current epidemiology of the COVID-19 Pandemic, arriving travelers will be subject to PCR COVID-19 testing, depending on their country of residence and the origin of travel:
    • The CARICOM Bubble applies to intraregional travel only and consists of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, BVI, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos and Trinidad and    Tobago. (subject to change)
    • For the purposes of the CARICOM Bubble, the country of residence will be the last country that the traveler was present in for at least 14 days.
    • Travelers whose country of residence is in the CARICOM Bubble will not require a PCR COVID-19 test on entry or a negative test result to enter St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
    • Travelers whose country of residence or origin of travel is not in the CARICOM Bubble must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result done within five (5) days of arrival or will have a PCR COVID-19 test done on arrival.
    • ALL travelers who arrive by air may be quarantined for at least 24 hours to await the PCR test results of all passengers from the same flight
  1. BUBBLE SITES – Travelers to SVG Island Resorts /Hotels considered Bubble Sites (the entire island or hotel facility is considered a COVID-19 free space) with negative IgM antibody tests results (a test done within 5 days) or negative rapid COVID-19 antigen test or negative PCR result (a test done within 5 days) will not be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test done on arrival and will not be required to quarantine.

ARRIVAL ASSESSMENT:

  1. Review of Pre-Arrival Form online or
  2. Review of Pre-Arrival Form hard copy.

ESTABLISH SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 STATUS:

  1. Approval of SARS-CoV-2 test result by Port Health Team or
  2. Collection of a nasal swab specimen for a COVID-19 PCR test from all qualifying disembarking travelers.
  3. Travelers by air:
    • All travelers will then immediately proceed to an approved place of accommodation for a 24 hour quarantine period to await the result of the COVID-19 PCR test.
    • All travelers will be assessed by the Port Health Officers to determine their final level of risk and the length of mandatory quarantine required.
  1. Travelers by sea: 1. All travelers with approved documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 3-5 days will not need to quarantine.
  2. All travelers will be required to monitor their temperatures for the next 14 days and report any elevations to the local health authority.
  3. All travelers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result will be isolated in an approved accommodation/facility for the next 14 days at the cost of the traveler.

REQUIREMENTS OF DISCHARGE FROM QUARANTINE

  1. Objective measures:
    • Negative PCR Test
    • Not a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
  2. Subjective measures:
    • Absence of signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  3. Not determined to be at high risk for being exposed to COVID-19.

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