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Caribbean Travel Protocols Summer 2022

Learn where the best sailing yacht charter vacations are most popular and their entry requirements. Travel protocols to these islands can change quickly. Click each island name for the latest info.


Anguilla: Open to vaccinated travelers


Vaccinated travelers:

Fully vaccinated travelers who are 18 and over no longer need to apply for permission to enter the country. Must present proof of vaccination status, a negative PCR test result taken within three days of travel or a rapid antigen test done within two days of travel. No testing on arrival for those fully vaxxed within the last six months and for those who have had a booster shot. Travelers who have been vaxxed more than six months prior to travel but have not had booster dose are subject to testing upon arrival at their own expense ($50).

Unvaccinated adults:

Not allowed to enter.

Children:

Unvaccinated minors under 18 must be accompanied by fully vaccinated travelers.


Antigua and Barbuda: Open to vaccinated travelers



Vaccinated travelers:

Travelers 18 and over must present proof of vaccination and present results of a RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test taken within four days of travel. Home tests, self-administered test and saliva samples are not accepted. Must complete Health Declaration form on arrival. Some vaxxed passengers with rapid antigen test result may be required to take a RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and await results.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Partially/Unvaccinated passengers with no COVID 19 symptoms are permitted entry provided they present a negative certified PCR result taken no more than three (3) days or Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.

Submit to an RT-PCR test on arrival at their own expense

Quarantine for ten (10) days in their own homes if partially vaccinatedi.e:

Either received 1 dose of a 2-dose vaccine OR

the 2nd dose of a 2-dose vaccine was received less than two weeks prior to arrival).Quarantine for fourteen (14) days in their own homes if unvaccinated.

Children:

Children ages 5 to 18 must submit proof of negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test taken within four days of travel. Children under 5 do not require any test.


Bahamas: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Updated: March 6

Vaccinated travelers:

Show proof of vaccination and either a negative rapid antigen or RT-PCR test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Travelers ages 12 and over must present proof of RT-PCR test taken within three days of arrival. Must complete daily health questionnaire while in Bahamas.

Children:

Those ages 2 to 11 must show proof of either a rapid antigen or RT-PCR test taken within three days of arrival; children under 2 years are exempt from test requirements. Must complete daily health questionnaire while in Bahamas.

More information:

Travelers ages 18 and over must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa; pay insurance (cost is included in visa fee and is dependent upon length of stay and vaccination status); 17 and under can have their profile added within the account of their parent or guardian.



British Virgin Islands: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers



Vaccinated travelers:

Must produce proof of vaccination and a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken no later than 48 hours prior to arrival. Not required to register on the entry portal or test upon arrival. (If the test result is older than 48 hours, whether due to delays or overnight layovers, fully vaccinated travelers are required to register on the portal and take a rapid antigen test on the day of arrival).

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers:

Must show proof of a PCR negative test result taken within five days of arrival and take rapid antigen test upon arrival.

Children:

17 and under do not have to register on the entry portal if traveling with parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated; must produce negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within five days of arrival and test on arrival.

More information:

All travelers must produce proof of travel insurance covering Covid medical and quarantine accommodations costs.

Grenada: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

All travelers:

All Covid entry regulations are eliminated, including pre-entry test, health declaration form, test or health screening upon arrival.

Updated: April 13

Guadeloupe: Open to vaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

12 and over must present proof of vaccination and negative RT-PCR test result taken within 24 hours of arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers:

12 and over must justify the visit for compelling reason, e.g. a emergency health reason or to render professional services; a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 24 hours of arrival must be provided.

Children:

11 and under when accompanied by vaccinated adult do not need vaccination.


Martinique: Open to vaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

Must present proof of full vaccination and a PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding or an antigen test taken within 48 hours of boarding.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Not permitted entry except for an "overriding" personal or professional reason; documentation of reason, a PCR test and quarantine on arrival are all required.

Children:

Children 11 years and under are exempt from vaccination requirements if they are traveling with a vaccinated adult.

Puerto Rico: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

All travelers:

Proof of vaccination or negative test is not required for domestic travelers.

Saba and St. Eustatius (Statia): Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

All travelers 11 years and up must fill out Electronic Health Authorization System form 24 hours before arrival and submit proof of vaccine, travel insurance and a negative antigen result taken within 24 hours or PCR result taken within 48 hours of arrival. Antigen test required for all travelers on day 5 (day of travel is day 0).

No test required for vaccinated travelers who have received a booster shot.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Same as above.

Childrean:

No pre-entry test is required for those 10 and under.

St. Barts: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

Proof of vaccination required for age 18 and over or children between 12 and 17 who are traveling alone, No pre-arrival test required.

Unvaccinated or non fully vaccinated travelers:

Present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result done within 48 hours of flight departure.

Children:

Unvaccinated children 5 and over must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result done within 48 hours of flight departure

More information:

If connecting through St. Maarten, complete pre-arrival Electronic Health Authorization System form within 72 hours of arrival in St. Maarten (required in both directions).


St. Kitts and Nevis: open to vaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

Must complete a travel authorization form and include proof of vaccination and a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of travel. The form must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to travel. Must book at travel-approved accommodations on St. Kitts and Nevis.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Entry not permitted for unvaccinated travelers 17 and older.

Children:

Children 17 and under traveling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians must have a negative RT-PCR test.

St. Lucia: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

Bring proof of vaccination to check-in, boarding and entry to St. Lucia. No pre-entry Covid test or online pre-registration required.

Unvaccinated travelers:

All those 5 and older who are not vaccinated must submit results of a negative PCR test within five days of travel. Must stay in Covid-certified accommodations for duration of their visit.

Children:

Unvaccinated children ages 5 to 17 traveling with vaccinated family members must be tested on arrival and remain in quarantine until negative test result is received.

St. Maarten/St. Martin: open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

No negative test result required for entry for those vaccinated and those who have recovered from Covid in the past nine months.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Provide results of a negative PCR test result taken 48 hours prior to arrival or an antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival.

Children:

Children 5 and over who are not fully vaccinated must show results of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

More information:

The health authorization form (Electronic Health Authorization System-EHAS) is required for all travelers and must be submitted within 72 hours of arrival. The St. Maarten SXM Protection Plan is mandatory for all travelers. Plan rate varies depending on the traveler's age and covers hospital costs, ICU costs, doctor consultation, Covid tests and medical evacuation, if necessary.


St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Vaccinated travelers:

Complete the pre-arrival form, show proof of vaccination and results of rapid antigen test result taken within 24 hours of arrival or PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. No test or quarantine on arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers:

Must show proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival, may be retested upon arrival and must quarantine in a Tourism Approved/Ministry of Health approved accommodation at their own expense and may be retested during quarantine.

Children:

Travelers under 18 may follow the protocol of vaccinated adult or family member.


U.S. Virgin Islands: Open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers

Vaccinated travelers:

Provide proof of vaccination. No entry test required.

Unvaccinated travelers:

5 and up must continue to submit a negative antigen or PCR test result taken within five days of arrival.

More information:

Travelers must also receive pre-travel clearance from the USVI Travel Portal. Passports are not required for U.S. citizens to enter US territories such as the USVI or Puerto Rico. The USVI's status as a U.S. territory excludes it from the CDC requirement for a negative Covid test before entering or returning to the U.S.


Note: Because travel protocols can change overnight, Yacht Charters Guru is not responsible for errors or omissions on this page.



About Us-Your Charter Yacht Brokers: Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker!

We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter. Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year-round to personally view and inspect as many of the yachts. 6 Reasons Why We are Qualified:

1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht League, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena. 2. We stay on top of local and Federal Governments to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involve ourselves with the changes in the environment in which we offer charters. 3. We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands. 4. We attend multiple charter yacht industry shows in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, go aboard each of the yachts, meet the crews, attend association meetings and seminars. We'll happily share our notes about changes to the boats and crews and confirm any newly added features and upgrades as well as re-fits to the boat’s decor like new carpets, interior and exterior soft goods & fun new water toys. 5. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts. 6. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants, and much more. Contact us for more info!

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