COVID-19 Information

Eastern Caribbean COVID-19 Status as of April 6, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising all U.S. citizens to avoid travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.

Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Caribbean, many countries are strengthening measures to combat the further spread of the virus. Some countries have imposed significant restrictions on all movement and traffic by instituting curfews and/or lockdowns. We urge American Citizens to adhere to the country’s laws and regulations in effect.

There are several confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the Eastern Caribbean. A majority of countries in the Eastern Caribbean have put into place travel restrictions that either prohibit entry to visitors arriving from the United States or require a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

See country-specific information below which includes British territories and French island collectives. On March 14, 2020, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19

Country-Specific Information:

  • Anguilla has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • As of 11:59 pm on Friday 20th March, Anguilla closed its airports and seaports for 14 days for all passenger movements.
  • 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.

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Antigua & Barbuda

Country-Specific Information:

  • Antigua & Barbuda has fifteen confirmed case of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • As of midnight Thursday April 2, 2020, a 24-hour curfew will be imposed for seven days.
  • U.S. citizens are urged to contact their airlines for flight availability and to make travel arrangements.
  • Last flight from Antigua to the U.S. departed, March 26 at 3:20 pm

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Passengers and airline crew who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, or Singapore in the past 28 days are not allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Nationals and resident diplomats of Antigua and Barbuda who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, or Singapore in the past 28 days are allowed entry. Airlines must provide their advance passenger information before departure.

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Country-Specific Information

  • Barbados has fifty-six confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders and has confirmed one case aboard a cruise ship in Barbadian waters
  • Barbados upgrades to Stage 3 of the national response plan
  • Barbados instituted a curfew on Saturday, March 28 beginning at 8:00 pm until 06:00 am nightly until April 15
  • Effective April 3, 2020 at 8 pm, a 24-hour lockdown will be imposed
  • Barbados has established a COVID-19 information hotline that can be reached at 246-536-4500.
  • American Airlines and Jet Blue have canceled all previously scheduled flights. Passengers should confirm flight availability with the airlines.
  • The last flight for Air Canada’s last direct flight to and from Toronto scheduled for 31 March
  • U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to contact their airlines for flight availability and to make travel arrangements.
  • From April 3, 2020 until midnight April 14, 2020 all non-essential services shall remain closed

Entry and Exit Requirements:

    • A mandatory 14-day quarantine in a Government facility for all persons entering Barbados
    • As of Sunday, 22 March, all visitors arriving from the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Citizens and residents of Barbados will be subject to a home-quarantine.
    • All passengers who have been in Iran are subject to a 14-day quarantine. Travelers arriving from China and South Korea who are exhibiting symptoms are also subject to a 14-day quarantine.
    • The Government of Barbados is conducting thermal screening at airports and seaports.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • The British Virgin Islands has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • A new 14-day curfew will take effect on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 6:01 am. The new curfew will include an “absolute curfew” from 6 pm to 6 am (overnight), then a “limited and managed” curfew from 6 am to 6 pm (daytime).

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • As of Sunday, 22 March, entry by sea or air for all passengers is prohibited for 14 days.  The restriction does not apply to freight, cargo or courier craft or vessels.  International crew members on incoming vessels will be required to remain within the port facility.
  • Visitors seeking to depart via air, should contact the airlines to confirm travel from TB Lettsome International Airport.
  • The Road Town Fast Ferry and Smith’s Ferry have announced that they will make one trip to St. Thomas for passengers seeking to depart the BVI on March 24 and 25.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Dominica has fourteen confirmed case of COVID-19 within its borders
  • LIAT will suspend ALL commercial flights into and out of Douglas Charles International Airport from 28th March 2020 until further notice.
  • Effective March 28, Dominicans overseas will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • A curfew is now in effect from 6pm to 6am on weekdays with a total lockdown on weekends until the 20th of April 2020.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Effective 12 am on March 26, Douglas Charles Airport is closed
  • Dominica has banned all travel to and from China.  Arriving travelers will be required to complete a health declaration form and be screened for elevated body temperature. If determined necessary, anyone showing symptoms or who has been to an affected area in the past 14 days may be placed in 14-day home quarantine.  Authorities have established a hotline at the following number: +1.767.448.2151.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Guadeloupe has one hundred thirty-nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • On March 16, 2020, the Government of France announced measures to minimize contact and travel. A containment system will be put into effect throughout France, including the French islands, starting Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m., for a minimum of fifteen days. If necessary, travel is permitted in the following cases:
    • Between home and work when telework is not possible;
    • To make essential purchases in authorized local shops;
    • For health reasons;
    • To care for children or help vulnerable people;
    • Brief movements near or around my residence for individual exercise or pet care.
  • Persons who believe that they might be infected should dial “15” for assistance. For more information, travelers should visit the public heath website santepubliquefrance.fr.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • On March 21, the government issued a decree that international commercial flights and flights between France, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthelemy are prohibited as of midnight on Monday, March 23 until 15 April 2020 except for essential purposes.
  • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Martinique has one hundred five confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • On March 16, 2020, the Government of France announced measures to minimize contact and travel. A containment system will be put into effect throughout France, including the French islands, starting Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m., for a minimum of fifteen days. If necessary, travel is permitted in the following cases:
    • Between home and work when telework is not possible;
    • To make essential purchases in authorized local shops;
    • For health reasons;
    • To care for children or help vulnerable people;
    • Brief movements near or around my residence for individual exercise or pet care.
  • Persons who believe that they might be infected should dial “15” for assistance. For more information, travelers should visit the public heath website santepubliquefrance.fr.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • On March 21, the government issued a decree that international commercial flights and flights between France, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthelemy are prohibited as of midnight on Monday, March 23 until 15 April 2020 except for essential purposes.
  • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.

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  • Country-Specific Information:
    • Monserrat has six confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • As of March 28, 2020 Monserrat has imposed a 24 hour curfew until April 14

Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Barthelemy has three confirmed case of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • On March 16, 2020, the Government of France announced measures to minimize contact and travel. A containment system will be put into effect throughout France, including the French islands, starting Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m., for a minimum of fifteen days. If necessary, travel is permitted in the following cases:
    • Between home and work when telework is not possible;
    • To make essential purchases in authorized local shops;
    • For health reasons;
    • To care for children or help vulnerable people;
    • Brief movements near or around my residence for individual exercise or pet care.
  • Persons who believe that they might be infected should dial “15” for assistance.  For more information, travelers should visit the public heath website www.santepubliquefrance.fr

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • On March 21, the government issued a decree that international commercial flights and flights between France, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthelemy are prohibited as of midnight on Monday, March 23 until 15 April 2020 except for essential purposes.
  • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has ten confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Effective March 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm a 24-hour lockdown will be imposed until 6:00 am on April 3, 2020.
  •  The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has closed their airports and seaports until April 7, 2020.
  • U.S. citizens are urged to contact their airlines for flight availability and to make travel arrangements.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • On 22 March, the Government of St. Kitts announced that international travelers traveling or transiting from China, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the European Union (EU), Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Dutch and French territories in the Caribbean will be refused entry.
  • 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.

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Country-Specific Information

  • Saint Lucia has fourteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its border
  • A revised curfew will take effect on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm until Saturday, April 11 at 5:00 am

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Effective 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 23 until Sunday, April 5, all seaports and airports will be closed
  • Aircrafts facilitating departing passengers repatriating from St. Lucia will be permitted.
  • St. Lucia is closed to all non-cargo sailing vessels.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • French Saint Martin has eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • On March 16, 2020, the Government of France announced measures to minimize contact and travel. A containment system will be put into effect throughout France, including the French islands, starting Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m., for a minimum of fifteen days. If necessary, travel is permitted in the following cases:
    • Between home and work when telework is not possible;
    • To make essential purchases in authorized local shops;
    • For health reasons;
    • To care for children or help vulnerable people;
    • Brief movements near or around my residence for individual exercise or pet care.
  • Persons who believe that they might be infected should dial “15” for assistance. For more information, travelers should visit the public heath website santepubliquefrance.fr.

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/.
  • On March 21, the government issued a decree that international commercial flights and flights between France, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthelemy are prohibited as of midnight on Monday, March 23 until 15 April 2020 except for essential purposes.
  • Please contact your airline to confirm flight availability or alternate routes.

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its seventh confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Government issuing a “Stay at Home” advisory from Friday, April 10 until Monday, April 13.
  • All international flights into the Argyle International Airport (AIA) have been canceled.
  • Effective April 1 until June 4, AA to suspends flights between St. Vincent and Miami.
  • Effective Mar 30 until May 04 Air Canada flights suspended.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Effective March 19, 2020, all persons arriving from China, European Union (including Italy, the Overseas Departments of France (Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, French Guiana), Iran, South Korea, USA (including USVI and PR), Canada and the UK will be subjected to a mandatory 14 days quarantine.
  • Effective March 28, 2020, all arriving passengers who meet the quarantine requirement will be required to sign an Undertaking to Quarantine form issued by the Ministry of National Security, Air and Seaport Development.
  • All persons with a travel history including countries not listed will only be allowed into SVG once no symptoms of COVID-19 are exhibited.
  • Quarantine of non-residents will be at a cost of the traveler