Not vaccinated? Here are some Caribbean islands where you can travel
If you are not vaccinated for some reason, it may seem like there is no place in the Caribbean to visit. However, while many islands are only open to fully vaccinated travelers, some are open to everyone.
Traveling in the area without being vaccinated, however, means that you are subject to quarantine and that you have to fulfill a number of requirements which could be onerous.
Before purchasing this ticket, please check your destination tourism website and inform yourself of all requirements as protocols are constantly updated.
Here are some islands still open to the unvaccinated.
Curacao’s protocols are based on country categorization: very low risk, low risk, high risk, or very high risk. Outside of these protocols, all travelers who have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to arrival will be placed in compulsory isolation. You must be sufficiently insured for medical care and any additional costs if you are quarantined or become ill during your stay. You must also have a printed or digital proof of the mandatory steps with you at all times. For more information: www.curaçao.com
Unvaccinated travelers must take a PCR test within three days of arrival, self-quarantine in pre-approved accommodation, and take a second PCR test five days after arrival and wait for the results. For more information: visitbarbados.org
Unvaccinated travelers should complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine in accommodation of their choice (at home or other accommodation). For More information: GoToBermuda.com.
British Virgin Islands
You will not be allowed to enter the BVI if you are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated if you do not request authorization through the BVI Gateway travel app portal no later than 48 hours after arrival or within 24 hours of your arrival. departure. A certified negative PCR test result must be uploaded to the portal three to five days before arrival and you must provide proof of travel insurance which covers coid-19 medical expenses, medical repatriation and accommodation costs in quarantine. For more information: bvitourisme.com
Unvaccinated travelers are subject to a mandatory quarantine at a government-run facility or at a Safe in Nature certified property for five days. You should also take a PCR test on the fifth day and wait for the results for up to 48 hours. Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 traveling with a fully immunized family should follow the same protocols as their fully immunized family members. For more information: www.discoverdominica.com
Non-residents traveling for business purposes, who are not vaccinated or who are not fully vaccinated, would be released from quarantine if their PCR test is negative but will remain under a “””Measure for the length of their stay. If the test is positive, they would be required to self-isolate either at their intended hotel / address or at a government facility as determined by health authorities.
For non-residents visiting for tourism purposes, they will undergo a health examination and risk assessment and may still be tested at the airport or designated facility if they show symptoms despite the presentation. a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate to board their flight. In this case, travelers would wait for their test result in their hotel room. If the test is negative, they would leave their hotel room and continue their stay in Jamaica under the “Home quarantine measurement for a period of 14 days following the date of disembarkation in Jamaica. For more information: https://www.visitjamaica.com/“Control measure. If the test result is positive, they would be isolated either at the hotel / resort or at a government facility as determined by health authorities. For those visiting for other purposes, including tourists and not staying in the resilient corridor, not vaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, they will be placed under the
All travelers 18 years of age and over must complete and submit an online travel registration form to receive travel authorization. All travelers aged five and over must take a PCR test five days or less before arriving in Saint Lucia and submit negative results to the travel registration form for review and approval.
Unvaccinated passengers should be transferred by certified taxi to COVID-19 approved accommodation. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are required to remain on the property for the duration of their stay, except to be transferred to another Covid-19 certified property to continue their stay or to participate in certified activities, tours and excursions. After 14 days in COVID-certified accommodation, unvaccinated international visitors can stay in COVID-certified accommodation and continue to adhere to stay protocols in that type of accommodation, and they will also benefit from expanded access to the destination. For More information: www.stlucia.org
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Travelers to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines must arrive with a negative PCR test result. Protocols for the length of quarantine for unvaccinated visitors vary depending on the risk category to which your country of departure belongs. For more information :www.gov.vc
Unvaccinated travelers entering from low-risk, high-risk and very high-risk countries should self-quarantine upon entry for 10 days (not including the day of travel). Those coming from very low risk countries are not required to self-quarantine. However, you must have stayed in a low-risk country for 14 consecutive calendar days, not including the day of travel. All visitors will be screened based on their health and travel history upon arrival at Statia. For more information: statiagovernment.com
Unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over entering the Bahamas and / or those traveling between the islands from Nassau and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbor Island, must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed no more than five days before the date of arrival. For more information: www.bahamas.com