Traveling to the Caribbean in 2021: Restrictions & Open Countries

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Traveling to the Caribbean in 2021: Restrictions & Open Countries

Written July 29, 2021

At this point, most Caribbean countries and islands have opened their borders to international travelers from the United States and beyond. However, there are some rules to keep in mind you are planning out your next voyage overseas. Let’s dive into the rules and regulations, which countries you can’t visit, and more.

Visiting the Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean islands were some of the first countries to open during the pandemic. New resorts are popping up all over the region, and others are getting well-deserved makeovers. After a long period of being held in place, many travelers are itching to get back out in the world. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what you can and can’t do in the Caribbean right now. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Where you can (and can’t) go
  • Specific restrictions for travel
  • Excursions and restricted activities

If you have any questions about planning a trip to the Caribbean, Dynamite Travel is always here to help. With years of expertise, we’re more than happy to offer advice and to help you plan your trip. If you have any questions, give us a call at 1-800-697-6765 x 2 or send us an email at info@sodynamite-staging.com

Where Can You Go?

At the moment, almost every country in the Caribbean has opened its borders to foreign travelers. However, a few islands have decided to stay closed for a while longer. At the moment, travelers from the United States cannot visit the Cayman Islands or Montserrat. The other islands have varying restrictions but are allowing residents of the U.S. to visit. For vaccinated travelers, the restrictions are simple. For others, it may take a little more effort to go on vacation.

Puerto Rico

What Are the Restrictions?

Several Caribbean islands have begun two-track entry regulations for allowing visitors, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, to enter the country. All international travelers will need to provide a negative COVID test less than 72 hours before departure. Airlines will check vaccination status and will deny passengers who are not vaccinated and are unable to provide a negative test result. Certain countries may require a set period of quarantine upon arrival.

Passengers flying from the Caribbean into the U.S. will also need to provide negative COVID tests, and hotels around the region have begun offering in-house solutions for patrons. The CDC recommends that all travelers are tested again no more than 5 days after they arrive at home to ensure they had a safe trip.

What Can You Do?

What exactly you can and can’t do heavily depends on what country you are staying in and where in that country you are. Some countries are completely open, and life has resumed mostly as normal. In other countries, guests may require masks in public areas, indoors, or even in private areas in close quarters. However, there is still plenty to do in the Caribbean without having to book reservations and worry about cancellations. 

Beaches are mostly open, and if you bring your own snorkeling gear, you can make it an exciting sea life trip exploring the majestic clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. You can also walk among the colorful cities, hike up tall mountains, and taste excellent local food. Cruises are about to begin sailing again with various regulations. There are also plenty of recreational activities that have reopened, which you can find with a little searching. If you need any help finding things to do, however, it may be best to trust a travel expert. 

Plan Your Next Escape Today

When you’re looking for help to book your luxury vacation, sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn. Big websites may have no customer support, and smaller agencies can be hit or miss. At Dynamite Travel, we take pride in our customer-forward approach. With our luxury travel expertise, we set ourselves apart as a unique and engaging luxury travel consultancy that not only has your best interests at heart but wants you to have fun. Vacation shouldn’t be stressful, so why should the planning be? Let the experts take care of it. If you have any questions about the details of our packages, please visit our individual pages, or reach out to us at info@sodynamite-staging.com or schedule a call at 1-800-697-6765 x 2.

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