With new and frequently changing travel guidance and rules, it can be difficult to plan getaways. This list makes it a bit easier with a comprehensive guide to which Caribbean islands are welcoming tourists at this time, and with what requirements. It also gives hotel recommendations for added ease when planning your next Caribbean vacation.
Bloomberg ~ ” Roughly half of the Caribbean’s 28 island nations have moved to reopen borders. ‘Festive’ season—the peak holiday period at the end of the year, when warm-weather destinations make an outsize proportion of their tourism profits—is on the horizon, and Caribbean islands are making plans to recapture some of the $44 billion of estimated losses that will be sustained regionwide as a result of Covid-19.
With St. Lucia and its Caribbean neighbors ranking among the most tourism-reliant nations in the world, [Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Allen Chastanet] is feeling the pressure. “Our tourism industry must coexist with Covid in order to recover,” he says. The playbook shifts, depending on the destination.
‘While places like the Cayman Islands can more easily remain closed, since they rely on other industries such as offshore banking, the majority of Caribbean destinations simply must let visitors in to survive,’ explains Daniel Marmontello, director of strategy at Apple Leisure Group… While all islands are enacting safety protocols to limit cases of Covid-19, the amount of hoops they ask travelers to jump through differ, not just from country to country but sometimes from week to week. Hotel discounts, hovering around 30% to 40%, are more of a constant.” ~ Bloomberg
To view the comprehensive list of tourism requirements within the Caribbean islands, click the link below.
** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.