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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions for Caribbean Islands and Airports

When considering a trip to the Caribbean, it can be a challenge to research travel restrictions, border closures, quarantine policies, and other travel advisories due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Visit this page to stay up to date on Coronavirus-related travel restrictions to the Caribbean islands we all love. Updated daily:

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Travel advisories for North Americans planning to travel abroad

So, where can you vacation now?

At the present time, most destinations where WIMCO operates have restricted inbound travel, or even closed their borders in an effort to contain the coronavirus.

Several islands in the Caribbean have an end date of April 15 for their travel restrictions. However the situation on each island is fluid, and it is likely that these dates will be pushed back in some cases. Contact your WIMCO villa specialist at info@wimco.com for the most up to date information, or to be placed on a destination travel alert list.

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions for Caribbean Islands and Airports

 

Puerto Rico travel restrictions

San Juan airport is open and accepting flights from North American cities. Connecting flights to the Virgin Islands and St Barts are on hold until April 15 as local governments have temporarily closed their airports to leisure travel flights.

On March 28, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico, along with a closure of all local businesses, a shelter in place order, virus screening at the airport, and a 14-day self-quarantine for all visitors planning to stay in Puerto Rico.

St Martin & Sint Maarten travel restrictions – On March 17, the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, home to Princess Juliana Airport, ordered a restriction on all flights from the US and EU until April 1, with the potential to extend the end date. Connecting flights to St Barts and Anguilla are on hold.

St Barts travel restrictions – On March 18, The Collectivite of St Barthelemy announced that flights from the US and EU to the Gustav III airport in St Barths would be restricted until April 15, if not longer. Read more on the St Barts Covid19 page.

Turks & Caicos travel restrictions – On March 22 the government announced that the airport would be closed for 21 days, until April 14, with the potential to extend the end date

Anguilla travel restrictions – On March 18, the government announced that the airport would be closed for 14 days, until April 3, with the potential to extend the end date

Barbados travel restrictions– On March 19, Mottley declared that all persons coming from the U.S., U.K. and the rest of Europe will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Grantley Adams International Airport remains open. with the potential to extend the end date. Access to Canouan (CIW) Airport remains open.

Mustique travel restrictions – On March 22 the government announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival for all residents of the US and UK, with the potential to extend the end date.

British Virgin Islands (Virgin Gorda and Tortola travel restrictions) – On March 16 announced that all incoming flights would be suspended until April 6, with the potential to extend the end date.  Access to private island resorts is on hold  until this action is suspended – impacting travel to Necker Island, Scrub Island, Oil Nut Bay, Moskito Island, Eustatia Island, Guana Island and more.

Grand Cayman travel restrictions – On March 16 announced start starting on March 22 all international arrivals into Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman would be suspended for 21 days, until April 13, with the potential to extend the end date.

US Virgin Islands (St John, St Thomas travel restrictions) – On March 25 the government announced that its borders would be closed to all visitors for 30 days, with the potential to extend the end date.

Dominican Republic travel restrictions Announced the closing of all borders from March 19 on, with no end date announced, with the potential to extend the end date.

Jamaica travel restrictions – On March 21, entry of all incoming tourists who are not Jamaicans is restricted for 14 days, with the potential to extend the end date.

St.Kitts and Nevis travel restrictions – On March 26,  just confirmed its first cases of coronavirus, said it was closing its borders until April 7 “to protect our borders, citizens, and residents.” The border shutdown, which was set to take effect on March 25 at 11:59 PM, closes borders to all commercial airline flights until April 7. That impacts both St Kitts’ Robert L Bradshaw International Airport and Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport.

Grenadine Islands travel restrictions – The Maurice Bishop airport in Grenada (GND) is closed until April 15. Connecting flights to Calivigny Island and others are on hold

The Bahamas travel restrictions – Effective March 24 the borders are closed to all arrivals by boat or plane. At this time no date has been provided for a reopening. This closure includes a restriction to access to private islands with their own airstrips. Access to Musha Cay and Kamalame Cay is on hold.

Mexico travel restrictions  – Effective March 21, a restriction was placed on all non-essential travel to Mexico. At this time no date has been provided for a reopening.

Private Islands in the BVI, Grenadines and Bahamas – Access to private islands is governed by the countries whose territorial waters they lie within. Consult the list above for area specific information.

European Union Countries

Entry into France and Italy was restricted on March 16, for a period of 30 days, which may be extended upon review.

Details here:

 

France – No entry until April 16 at the earliest

Italy – No entry until April 16 at the earliest

 

For more news updates about travel to Italy, France and Greece during covid-19, countries with a coronavirus travel ban, and the latest information coronavirus travel restrictions, please see this related article:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions for Italy, France and Greece

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