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Eastern Caribbean COVID-19 Status 

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, 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.

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Anguilla 

Anguilla is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Anguilla has reported 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The use of masks is required on vessels to Anguilla and in other spaces where persons cannot maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter/3 feet from others.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Anguilla? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in Anguilla, please contact the Ministry of Health at 264-497-3930 to schedule an appointment. The cost of testing is $100 USD.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Anguilla approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Permission from the Government of Anguilla is required prior to traveling.
    • Visitors can apply for entry into Anguilla at the Visitor Application Form An electronic travel authorization will be issued to your email address if your application was successful.
    • Borders are open to approved visitors from certain countries, but all are subject to prior approval, PCR tests upon arrival/return, and a quarantine of at least 10 days.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All persons traveling to Anguilla are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 3-5 days prior to arrival date.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • Persons are free to depart Anguilla without special permission from the government.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All persons arriving in Anguilla from countries with a high prevalence of COVID-19 (which includes the United States) require a mandatory quarantine of 14 days in a government approved facility.
    • All persons must remain quarantined at their approved location for at least 10 days, undergo regular health monitoring, and will need to obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test to be released from quarantine.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Blowing Point Ferry Terminal is open for charters to Dutch St. Maarten.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who fail to provide complete and accurate information on the Visitor Application Form may be subject to a fine of up to $38,400 ECD or an imprisonment of 6 months, or both.

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Antigua & Barbuda 

Antigua & Barbuda is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Antigua & Barbuda has recorded 486 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • State of Emergency has been extended until March 31, 2021.
  • Until March 15, 2021 all restaurants are take-out only and all bars are closed.
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all public places.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Antigua & Barbuda? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • A COVID-19 test can be obtained at the Mount St. John Medical Centre. To schedule an appointment please call 268-484-2788 or 268-484-2713. The cost of PCR testing is $200 USD and Antigen testing is $260 XCD. Full name, travel itinerary and proof of payment may be required.
  • Antigen testing is also available at some resorts. Check with your resort for availability and costs.
  • Test results will be delivered via email

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Antigua & Barbuda approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • 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.
    • Children below the age of 12 years, entering Antigua, do not require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
      • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health authorities upon arrival.
      • Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by Health Authorities.
      • Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.
      • Passengers arriving by sea (private yachts/Ferry Services) are subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health.
      • All travelers arriving by sea are also subject to assessment by Port Health Authorities for signs and symptoms through a series of checks and the completion of a health declaration form on arrival. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority using VHF Channel 16 at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier, English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
      • Please note there have been recent incidents where passengers that have tested positive for COVID-19 have NOT been allowed to travel.
  • 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.
  • Transiting passengers/Crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government-designated facility to await

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • A curfew is in effect in Antigua and Barbuda until March 15, 2021. During this period, movement is allowed between the hours of 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. During the curfew hours of 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., only essential services will be allowed to operate within public spaces.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • If you are a visitor to Antigua, travel to Barbuda is allowed as an excursion.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Persons travelling from countries within the CARICOM Travel Bubble will be exempt from quarantine. However, all other arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to fourteen (14) days in accordance with the directions of the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines.
    • The CARICOM regional travel bubble includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Lucia. St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
    • 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.
    • The recommended quarantine period for COVID-19 is 14 days. However, if you test negative for COVID-19 using a test approved by the MOHWE, you may be released from quarantine.
    • Arriving passengers in quarantine may be required to wear a tracking bracelet.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Commercial passenger transport vehicles are permitted to carry only 50% of the vehicle seating capacity.
    • All commercial vehicles used for passenger transport must be kept clean, must be sanitized after each trip, and must be equipped with hand sanitizer.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority commits an offence and can be fined EC$10,000 or imprisonment for 6 months in prison, or both. Details of the Quarantine Act can be viewed
  • Passengers who knowingly make false declarations on their COVID-19 certificates will be fined and/or confined.

Consular Operations:

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Antigua and Barbuda should contact our U.S. Consular Agent in Antigua. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.
  • Visa services for Antigua and Barbuda are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/

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Barbados 

Barbados is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Barbados has recorded 2,457 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Travelers to Barbados must adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.
  • A 24-hour hotline has been established by the Ministry of Tourism to address delays being experienced by tourists/visitors in quarantine at hotels and other accommodations in receiving their second COVID-19 test results.  The call center local number is 628-4150 and +1(246)628-4150 from outside Barbados.
  • Barbados has established a COVID-19 information hotline that can be reached at +1 246-536-4500.  For more information on travel protocols see the links below.
  • Beaches and parks may only be utilized for swimming or exercise from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. until February 28, 2021.
  • No gatherings are allowed until February 17, 2021. Funerals and weddings may occur with a limited number of participants.
  • From February 3-28, 2021, Barbados will be under stay-at-home restrictions. Restaurants, bars, shops, and gyms will be closed during this period.  Supermarkets, gas stations, minimarts, and pharmacies will remain open but operate under reduced hours.
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory in all public spaces.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Barbados? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • Only Rapid Antigen Test results are available within 72 hours. PCR tests are currently backlogged and will take longer than 72 hours to receive results.
  • There are multiple options to obtain a COVID-19 test in Barbados to include onsite and offsite testing.
  • Rapid antigen tests are available at Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey from 9:30-4:00 daily. Rapid antigen tests for outbound travelers cost $100 BDS and payment must be made with a credit or debit card. Testing and receiving results may take up to 2 hours.
  • PCR tests are available at government facilities for no charge by calling 246-536-4000. Alternatively private testing is available. Visit UrgentCareBarbados.com to schedule an appointment or contact the Sandy Crest Medical Center at 246-419-4911. The cost of testing ranges from $400-600 BDS. Full name, DOB, passport number, date of departure and address while in Barbados may be required.
  • Test results will be delivered via email.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Barbados approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The Astra Zeneca vaccine arrived in Barbados in February 2021 and is currently being distributed based on priority groups.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • It is mandatory for all travelers to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited or certified facility / laboratory within 3 days prior to arrival to enter Barbados.
    • Travelers who haven’t submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result may be denied entry to the country.
    • After February 3, 2021 all travelers will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival.
    • Persons with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms. Beginning January 6, all persons in quarantine will be required to wear an electronic tracking bracelet. Tampering with the electronic monitoring bracelet will send an alarm to Barbados authorities.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Persons will be monitored for a period of 7 days. Travelers must take a second COVID-19 PCR test 5 days (120 hours) after arrival to Barbados. If the traveler obtains a negative result, that person will likely be released.
  • Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.
  • 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. Specific travelers include: Diplomats; Persons with a medical condition warranting special consideration (to be certified by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)); Persons with a disability or travelling with persons with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Persons who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are requested to bring their documentation with them. While this will not change their entry requirements, it will ensure that any signs of COVID-19 in their PCR or rapid antigen test results are better understood by health officials.
  • Persons who have been previously infected with COVID-19 are asked to provide documentation of previous infection (antibodies) to help health officials assess their test results.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • From February 3-28, 2021, Curfew is from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am.
    • There will be a weekend curfew for the period from Friday, February 19 at 7:00 pm to Monday, February 22 at 6:00 am. During this period beaches and parks will be closed. Only persons going to or from medical facilities, or participating in COVID-19 tracing, testing, and vaccination efforts are allowed on the roads during this period.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • Bus crawls have been banned indefinitely.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Persons with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms. These persons will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test 5 days after arrival and no less than 120 hours after arrival in Barbados. Persons will typically be released once the test result is negative. Visit barbadostravelprotocols.com for list of designated holding hotels. 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.
    • Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be quarantined at approved facilities.
    • Due to limited capacity, the government quarantine facilities which are provided free of cost and used for accommodation prior to 2nd tests will be reserved for Barbadians and permanent residents arriving in Barbados.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required for public transportation and taxis.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who have been ordered to quarantine but fail to do so are guilty of an offence under the Health Services (Communicable and Notifiable Diseases) Regulations. Failure to comply may result in the offender being placed in mandatory quarantine at a health facility.
  • Disobeying COVID-19 directives can also result in a maximum fine of $50,000.00, or imprisonment of up to 12 months or both.

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British Virgin Islands 

The British Virgin Islands is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • The British Virgin Islands has reported 153 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The Territory’s air borders opened to visitors on December 1. For more information email reopening@bvitourism.com or contact +1-284-496-6129 via WhatsApp. Maritime restrictions are still in place and require prior approval by the Governor.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in the British Virgin Island? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in the BVI, please call 1-284-852-7650 or email covidrrt@bvihsa.vg. The testing location will be assigned when the appointment is scheduled. Legal name & DOB as it appears on a government issued ID along with and valid & accessible email address is required. The cost of testing is $70 USD.
  • Test results will be delivered via email

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of the British Virgin Island approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • BVI received its first shipment of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • S. citizens need a BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate which can be obtained via an online portal, called BVI Gateway at http://bvigateway.bviaa.com/. Applications must be completed 48 hours prior to traveling. Each traveler including children must complete an application. On completion of the application you will be prompted to pay $175 for your COVID-19 entry fee.
    • Travelers will be required to download contract tracing software to their mobile phone.
    • Please visit https://bvi.gov.vg/travel-protocols for the current travel protocols.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • A negative PCR test result should be obtained five days prior to arrival.
    • All travelers will be required to test on arrival and quarantine for 4 days.
    • On the fourth day after arrival, travelers will be required to take another PCR test, and once this test also returns negative, travelers will be able to move within the Territory, without limitation.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • A curfew is in effect until February 25, 2021 from 2:00 am to 5:00 am.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Persons operating vessels within Territorial waters must do so between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. except for ferry operators who may travel between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Quarantine Information:

 Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes

  • All passengers are subject to mandatory quarantine for at least 4 days in pre-approved accommodation until they test negative for COVID-19. Should a person test positive at any point after arrival, they will be isolated, and care provided as needed for a minimum of 10 days.

If you are staying at an Approved Travel Accommodation, you must enter proof of payment for the required minimum 5-day accommodation.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Passenger seating should be staggered (only one passenger per row). Passengers should not occupy the front sear adjacent to the driver.
  • Any person who operates a private or commercial vessel is prohibited from operating the said vessel within the territorial waters, except where such person is approved by the Governor, in consultation with the Minister responsible for fisheries and agriculture, to operate:
    • A fishing vessel
    • An intra-island ferry, provisioning barge, or any other vessel in exceptional circumstances

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Persons who are found to be breaking curfew or failing to wear a face mask or social distance could be issued a fine on the spot – $100 for individuals and $1000 for businesses. Businesses can risk being shut down if they fail to enforce social distancing measures or open without authorization. Individuals will also be able to report non-compliance or any concerns to the Police by calling 311.
  • Persons who deliberately tamper and damage the tracking bracelet face a fine of $2000.
  • Persons who engage in unauthorized visits with a person in quarantine face a fine of $5,000.

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Dominica 

Dominica is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel, due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Dominica has recorded 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The physical distance measure is 3 ft.
  • 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.
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory in all public spaces.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Dominica? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in Dominica, please contact the lab at 767-611-3905 a week in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointment times are 8-11am. The cost of testing is $100 EC / approx. $40 USD.
  • Test results may be delivered via email, Whatsapp message or a physical copy from the lab.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Dominica approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Current travel advisory information available at: https://discoverdominica.com/travel-advisory-for-dominica
    • All travelers must:
    • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
      • Travelers from High, Medium, and Low-Risk countries are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 24-72 hours prior to arrival.
      • All travelers will be required to undertake a Rapid Diagnostic Test upon arrival. If negative, travelers will be conveyed to immigration and customs for processing.
      • If a traveler exhibits 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.
      • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
        • 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 and provide confirmation of the health questionnaire and negative PCR test results.
        • All travelers must submit to scheduled and unscheduled checks by medical professionals, which may be in person or via telephone.
      • Traveler will be required to wear a face mask at all times during the arrival process up to and including departure from the airport.
      • 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.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Travelers that have been present in a High-Risk country within the last 21 days are required to quarantine. The U.S. is currently designated as a High-Risk country.
    • All travelers from High-Risk countries are only allowed to book and stay at COVID certified accommodation or a Government operated quarantine facility. On the 5th day of stay in Dominica, a PCR test will be administered. If negative, travelers will be released from quarantine and may leave their accommodation. If test result is positive, visitors will be in isolation until they test negative. Hospital fees apply to visitors in isolation.
    • Travelers from Medium-Risk Countries will be monitored at their place of residence for 14 days. Alternatively, they can take a PCR test on their 5th day and if negative, be released from monitoring.
    • Travelers from Low-Risk Countries will be monitored for 7 days at their place of residence.
    • Arriving passengers who are required to undergo quarantine will be issued color-coded wristbands at the port of entry.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Passengers and driver must wear a mask inside the vehicle at all times.
    • The number of passengers will be limited to 70% capacity to allow for physical distancing.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Dominican nationals and non-nationals who fail to adhere to a mandatory quarantine order are subject to a penalty of EC $5,000 or six months imprisonment. All arrivals to Dominica who provide false information on the health questionnaire are subject to a penalty of EC $1,000 or three months imprisonment.
  • Persons who fail to wear a mask in a public setting will face a fine of $75.

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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is currently under a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Guadeloupe has recorded 9,455 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Please visit here for the latest COVID-19 regulations in Guadeloupe.
  • Beaches are closed from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am.
  • The sale of alcohol and consumption of alcohol in public places is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 am. Nightclubs are bars are closed.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Guadeloupe? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • Online reservations for passengers returning home in need of a test: fr. Visitors will receive results within 24-48 hours via text or email. PCR tests for foreigners are free of charge.
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in Guadeloupe, please visit synergibio.fr. The cost of testing is $80 Euros.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Guadeloupe approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • If arriving from outside of the French West Indies passengers must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure.
    • Passengers arriving from Saint Martin must also have a negative PCR test.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Travelers 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.
    • As of July 18, airlines will be required to deny boarding to international passengers who do not present the 72 hour negative PCR test and the sworn statement.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Travelers will undergo a temperature check and health assessment upon arrival.
    • The wearing of face masks on the flight, in the airport, and recommended for 7 days upon arrival.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • As of February 2, 2021, travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
    • Travelers must present to the maritime carrier or the airline, before boarding, one or more supporting documents as well as a sworn statement of the reason for travel available here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Travelers from the U.S. are not permitted at this time.
    • For passengers arriving from approved countries (not including Guyana) a mandatory quarantine is NOT required as long as they show no symptoms and have their negative PCR test. It is advised to do a seven-day quarantine and have a PCR test done on the seventh day after arrival.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.
    • Air traffic from mainland France resumed early June, air traffic from the EU and other countries (except from the U.S.) to Guadeloupe (PTP) resumed on July 1st, 2020.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Mandatory use of masks for driver and passengers.
    • No passengers are allowed next to the driver’s seat.
    • Taxis can take several passengers only if a partition is installed between the driver and his clients, and if all passengers are part of the same household.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine of 135 euros.

Consular Operations:

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Guadeloupe should contact the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados or our U.S. Consular Agent in Martinique. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.
  • Visa services for Guadeloupe are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/

Local Resources: 

Martinique 

Martinique is currently under a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Martinique has recorded 6,593 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Public gatherings of more than 6 people are prohibited.
  • Beaches are closed from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am every day.
  • Nightclubs and bars are closed.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Martinique? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • There are multiple options to obtain a COVID-19 test in Martinique to include visiting a drive thru testing site. Please contact 596 30 44 70, 596 54 80 81 or 596 71 36 37 to schedule an appointment.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Martinique approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
    • U.S. travel ban to Martinique will be reviewed every two weeks.
    • As of February 2, 2021, travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • International Passengers over 11 years old must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to departure.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Travelers 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.
    • To enter the French West Indies, you will need to complete a travel certificate. There are different certificates for travel from mainland France to French overseas territories or international travel from abroad to French overseas territories.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

 Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • Travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
    • Travelers must present to the maritime carrier or the airline, before boarding, one or more supporting documents as well as a sworn statement of the reason for travel available here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • Travelers from the U.S. are not permitted at this time.
    • All travelers arriving in Martinique (except for passengers arriving from Guadeloupe) will be required to quarantine for 7 days and be tested again. Passenger must have a PCR test done on the seventh day after arrival.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Mandatory use of masks for driver and passengers.
    • No passengers are allowed next to the driver’s seat.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Failure to wear a mask or comply with curfew regulations may result in a fine of 135 euros.

Consular Operations:

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Martinique should contact our U.S. Consular Agent in Martinique. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.
  • Visa services for Martinique are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/

 Local Resources: 

Montserrat 

Montserrat is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last reviewed: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Montserrat has recorded 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders with zero active cases.
  • The maximum numbers of persons allowed to gather is 50.
  • Persons are required to wear face coverings in business places.
  • Shops, restaurants, and bars can open as normal, but must put in place and enforce a strict social distancing policy (six feet) and have approval from the Ministry of Health. Hairdressers, spas etc. can only operate on an appointment basis. From February 6-13, 2021, all businesses must close by 6:30 pm.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Montserrat? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in Montserrat, please appear at the St. John Clinic (Mon & Wed 1-3pm). The cost of testing is $300 EC.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Montserrat approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • The only 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: gov.ms/register-to-travel-to-montserrat/
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • A negative PCR COVD-19 test result within 7 days prior to entry is required. Technicians will be required to take a COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) after entry into Montserrat.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Persons arriving in Montserrat may be subjected to medical examinations. Medical Officers are authorized to conduct clinical examination and isolate any person considered to be high risk of being infected with COVID-19.
    • All persons must wear a mask or face covering on the aircraft and while being processed at the airport.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • From February 11-21, 2021, there is a 24-hour curfew. Allowed activities during the curfew period can be found here: https://www.gov.ms/2021/02/11/24-hour-curfew-on-montserrat-until-sunday-february-21-2021/
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All persons arriving in Montserrat must either self-quarantine in their residence for 14 days commencing on the date of arrival or quarantine for 6 days at a designated quarantine facility.
    • After five days in the designated quarantine facility, individuals must pay the prescribed fee for the PCR COVID-19 test and undergo a PCR COVID-19 Test. Team members from the Ministry of Health will visit the quarantine location and collect the sample for testing.  The results will be communicated the following day. Once the PCR Test indicates that the individual is not infected with COVID-19, he or she will be allowed to leave the facility.
    • The Government of Montserrat has certified 5 properties as quarantine facilities. Individuals who intend to quarantine in a designated quarantine facility must make arrangements with the owner of the designated quarantine facility. These arrangements must be made prior to entering Montserrat. Additionally, individuals who are staying at the quarantine facility will be responsible for paying the cost to the owner of that facility.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Commercial flights to and from Montserrat remain very limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Social distancing requirements have reduced the capacity on buses and taxis.

Consular Operations:

Local Resources: 

S

Saint Barthélemy is currently under a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/19/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Barthélemy has recorded 512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in closed public places for persons age 11+.  Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Saint Barthelemy? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • Only Rapid Antigen Test results are available within 72 hours. Currently PCR tests will take longer than 72 hours to receive results.
  • To obtain a COVID-19 test in St. Barthelemy, please visit biopoleantilles.fr. Testing is available Mon – Fri 12 –1pm and Sat 9 –10am. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted. A mask and ID are required.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Saint Barthelemy approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
    • As of February 2, 2021, travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • Arriving passengers (age 11+) must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Travelers 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.
    • As of July 18, airlines will be required to deny boarding to passengers who do not present the 72 hour negative PCR test and the sworn statement.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Travelers are required to wear a face mask when entering the airport.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
  • With the exception of travel to St. Martin, travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
  • Travelers must present to the maritime carrier or the airline, before boarding, one or more supporting documents as well as a sworn statement of the reason for travel available here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • A seven (7) day quarantine is required on arrival. A repeat PCR test must be taken at the end of the 7 day quarantine.

 

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in all public transport and taxis.
    • Ferries are operating between St. Barthelemy and St. Martin.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • 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.

Consular Operations:

 

Local Resources: 

CDC page on COVID-19  aint Barthélemy

Saint Kitts and Nevis 

Saint Kitts and Nevis is currently under a Level 2 Travel Advisory: Exercise Increased Caution due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has reported 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Saint Kitts & Nevis? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • There are multiple options to obtain a COVID-19 test in St. Kitts. Please visit nextgenmedlab.com or www.qualitydiagnosticlab.com or contact Avalon Lab at 869-466-5558 to schedule an appointment. In Nevis, please email the COVID-19 taskforce at covid19taskforce@niagov.com. The cost of testing is $150 USD.
  • Test results will be delivered via email or a physical copy collected from the lab.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Passengers are required to submit an entry form and other travel details to the Government of St. Kitts Form is available at: https://www.knatravelform.kn/
    • All arrivals will be required to download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All incoming passengers must submit a negative RT-PCR Test taken 48-72 hours before arrival
    • The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is currently not accepting RT-PCR tests for International Travelers, Nationals/Residents and Non-Nationals/Non-Residents conducted by LabCorp.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All travelers will go through advanced screening process at point of entry which includes a temperature check and health questionnaire.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arrivals will be required to quarantine. Travelers may quarantine at an approved hotel based on the following guidelines:
    • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
    • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative on day 8, they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (list to be announced later).
    • 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
    • If the visitors stay is less than 14 days, they will be asked to take a PCR-test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) before departing St. Kitts & Nevis. The test must be negative.
    • International travelers who would like to stay at private rental home or condo must stay at a property that has been pre-approved as a quarantine housing at their own cost, including security to monitor compliance with quarantine rules. Please submit request to info@stkittstourism.kn.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks must be worn at all times.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • The government has mandated wearing face masks in public places. A ticket with a minimum fine of 500 dollars will be given to persons in breach of the public safety regulation. Those who refuse the ticket or do not pay the penalty within 10 days of receiving it will be summoned to court and will be liable to a fine of up to EC $5,000 or a term of up to 6 months’ imprisonment.

Consular Operations:

Local Resources: 

Saint Lucia 

Saint Lucia is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/17/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Lucia has recorded 2,576 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Local regulations require masks are worn during on-island transportation and in public areas.
  • Restaurants are open for take out only until March 16, 2021.
  • The sale of alcohol is prohibited from January 20-February 24, 2021. From February 25 to March 16, consumption of alcohol on licensed premises is prohibited.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Saint Lucia? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • A COVID-19 test can be obtained conveniently at select hotels or at local testing facilities. Appointments can be made through a COVID-certified hotel. The cost of testing is $100.

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Saint Lucia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • For information about Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response, all protocols and details of requirements prior to entry, please visit stlucia.org/covid-19
    • 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
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All arriving passengers 5 years and older (including travelers from within the Designated Travel Bubble) must have a negative result from a PCR test no more than 5 days before arriving in Saint Lucia.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • All arriving passengers to be screened, including temperature checks
    • All symptomatic passengers to be isolated and tested. If test result is positive for COVID-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
    • Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, all travelers must continue the use of face masks and physical distancing.
    • Arriving by Sea: Travelers arriving by sea from within the Bubble Countries with a travel history from these areas in the last 21 days will be exempt from quarantine; however, they are required to obtain a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Negative test result no more than five (5) days prior to date of travel, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival. Vessels arriving from countries outside of the Caribbean Bubble MUST present a negative COVID-19 test and complete the required 14-day quarantine.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • Curfew is from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • 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.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arrivals from outside the CARICOM travel bubble 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. Effective October 15, 2020 Government operated quarantine will incur a charge.
    • Hotel guests traveling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to transfer to another COVID-19 certified property to continue their stay, or participate in excursions arranged by the hotel. Guests may not leave the property by vehicle or on foot during their stay. After 14 days, visitors may leave the resort.
    • Persons found in breach of quarantine will be immediately taken into government quarantine for completion of time.
    • Under the Quarantine Act, Police Officers have the duty to enforce compliance.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required for drivers and passengers.
    • Passengers may not sit next to the driver’s seat.
    • There is a limit to the number of passengers allowed in a taxi relative to the capacity of the vehicle.

Consular Operations:

Local Resources: 

Saint Martin 

Saint Martin is currently under a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/19/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • French Saint Martin has recorded 1,497 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.

COVID-19 Testing

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Saint Martin approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • If traveler is arriving at Princess Juliana Airport (SXM), a negative rt-PCR test performed within 120 hours prior to departure to Sint Maarten (last leg in case of connecting flights) is required for all travelers originating from a country that is categorized as high or moderate risk.
    • Passengers arriving at Grand Case L’Esperance Airport must carry out a PCR test 72 hours before their departure.  Travelers 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. As of July 18, airlines will be required to deny boarding to passengers who do not present the 72 hour negative PCR test and the sworn statement.
    • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly.
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
    • With the exception of travel to/from St. Barthelemy, travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.
    • Travelers must present to the maritime carrier or the airline, before boarding, one or more supporting documents as well as a sworn statement of the reason for travel available here.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • A seven (7) day quarantine is required on arrival. A repeat PCR test must be taken at the end of the 7 day quarantine.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in public transit and taxis.
    • Ferries are available to Saint Barthélemy.
    • Ferries to Anguilla are suspended.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • 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.

Consular Operations:

Local Resources: 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel, due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

Last updated: 2/19/2021

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded 1,494 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Until March 6, 2021, indoor dining in restaurants is prohibited and no more than 10 persons can be in a bar.
  • The wearing of masks covering the nose and mouth is required in public places.

 

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests are available. Cost is USD $40. Please visit the travel protocols site below to download a request form. Requests for COVID-19 tests must be submitted at least 5 days before intended travel.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Travel protocols (as of February 4, 2021) are available at http://health.gov.vc/health/index.php/covid-19-protocols-documents. The arriving traveler must complete the Pre-Arrival Form available at https://stv.servicedx.com/travelform.
    • All passengers from High-Risk countries:
      • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 RT-PCR) test done no more than 72 hours or three days before arrival.
      • May be retested for COVID-19 on arrival.
      • Must complete mandatory quarantine for fourteen (14) days in a Tourism Authority/Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (TA/ MOHWE) approved transition/quarantine hotel for fourteen (14) nights at their cost. Must arrive with a fully paid reservation.
      • Must transfer to the Transition Hotel in an approved AIA taxi or approved vessel (plane or ferry) at own expense.
      • Must be re-tested for COVID-19 between day four (4) and day seven (7) of quarantine.
    • All passengers from Medium-Risk countries:
      • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test done no more than 72 hours before arrival.
      • May be retested for COVID-19 on arrival.
      • Must complete mandatory quarantine for seven (7 days in a Tourism Authority/Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (TA/ MOHWE) approved transition/quarantine hotel for seven (7) nights at their cost. Must arrive with a fully paid reservation.
      • Must be retested on day four (4) of quarantine.
      • Must continue five (5) monitored days in an approved home/hotel/vessel at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
    • All passengers from Low-Risk countries:
      • Must arrive with a negative result of a COVID-19 (RTPCR) test done no more than 72 hours before arrival.
      • May be tested on arrival in SVG at the discretion of the Port Health Officer.
      • No quarantine if no evidence of onboard vessel exposure and not in a high-risk occupation.
    • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
      • All travelers will be required to monitor their temperatures for the next 14 days and report any elevations to the local health authority.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
    • All arrivals:
      • Will be quarantined in a TA/MOHWE approved hotel for fourteen (14) days.
      • Will be tested between day 4 and 7 for COVID-19 before release from quarantine in the approved hotel.
      • Will continue quarantine in an approved home/facility for a period of nine (9) days for a total of fourteen (14)  days at the discretion of the Port Health Officer according their assessed risk.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • There is a limit to the number of passengers allowed in vehicles relative to the capacity of the vehicle.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • On Tuesday April 7, 2020, the Parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed the Public Health (Amendment) Act (2020) which imposes a fine of $2000 each time the offence is committed or six (6) months in prison for breaching a quarantine order.
  • On February 5, 2021, St. Vincent and the Grenadines passed Public Health (COVID-19) Rules (2021) which imposes a fine of $500 for not properly wearing a mask in a public place. Details of the new rules are outlined here.

Consular Operations:

Local Resources: 

CDC page on COVID-19