COVID Entry Requirements for CARIFORUM Countries

by Tanya McNab

With the upcoming holiday season just around the corner, it’s important to know exactly what the popular Caribbean tourist destinations are requiring of their visitors. As we continue to live through this pandemic, some countries have made it easier than others to visit.  It’s important to keep checking each destination, right up to the days before travel, as entry requirements and other restrictions are subject to change rapidly.

The 16 CARIFORUM Countries and their entry requirements


Antigua and Barbuda officially reopened to international visitors on June 4th.

  1. Antigua & Barbuda – PCR test required no more than seven days in advance. No quarantine on arrival. Official updates here.

Tallest wooden structure in Georgetown, Guyana. Photo by Dinesh Chandrapal on Unsplash

  1. Guyana – PCR test required, and application 24 hours prior to arrival. Learn more.
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St. Lucia reopened tourism in early July.

  1. St. Lucia – PCR test required. Quarantine in place only applies for unvaccinated travelers. Learn more here.

DR. Photo by Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash

  1. Dominican Republic – Vaccinated travelers can enter without testing. No quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers will be tested at the airport. More info here.

Bamboo Rafting down Jamaica’s Martha Brae River. Photo via Lovicarious

  1. Jamaica – A negative PCR or Antigen test is required. A national curfew of varying times, along with select no movement days, remains. Apply for travel authorization here.   
  1. Suriname – Only vaccinated travelers can enter but still need a PCR test. Additionally, you must apply to enter. Many areas remain in a lockdown. For more info, click here.
  1. Bahamas – No testing required for travelers who are considered fully vaccinated (last shot administered a minimum of 15 days ago). For official travel updates, click here.

Haiti. Photo by Claudia Altamimi on Unsplash

  1. Haiti – A negative test is required to enter. Aside from high rate of COVID level 4, Haiti is currently experiencing political unrest and humanitarian distress, given the recent earthquake. More information here.

Maracas Beach. Photo by Thruston Benny on Unsplash

  1. Trinidad and Tobago – Fully vaccinated nationals and fully vaccinated non-nationals can enter through the airports in Trinidad AND Tobago. Unvaccinated nationals will be required to enter through the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad ONLY; these travelers must enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an approved state-supervised hotel. For official updates, click here.

Cuba. Photo by Alexander Kunze on Unsplash

  1. Cuba – On arrival, all incoming travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours before entry, re-test on arrival, and quarantine in place. Updated travel requirements here 
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Grenada via Unsplash.

  1. Grenada – A number of hotels have been approved to choose from, though travel authorization is required. A pre-flight PCR test is required, with a second PCR test upon arrival. Official info here.
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St. Kitts & Nevis. Image via Lonely Planet

  1. St. Kitts and Nevis – Many “shelter in place” and restricted movement rules. Get the latest travel advisory here.

Lush Dominica. Photo by iSAW Company on Unsplash

  1. Dominica – Full vaccination and negative PCR tests are required to enter. Learn more here.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines – There is a “do not travel list in place” – please check if your country or origin is on this list before booking. Learn more here.

Barbados. Photo by Anthony Ingham on Unsplash

  1. Barbados – Multiple PCR tests are required from certified facilities; that number depends on your length of stay. Travel guidelines can be found here.
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    Belize – A negative Rapid Antigen or PCR test is required before travel, regardless of vaccination status. More info here.

Notes and considerations

  • All information is up-to-date, at time of writing.
  • Please use the links above to verify any changes to entry requirements.
  • Mask mandates and other Covid-19 precautions such as curfews may be in place in these countries.
  • Many destinations only allow tourists to stay at authorized, certified accommodation. Be sure to research this before you travel.
Header image: Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young speaks with officials during a tour of the Piarco International Airport yesterday, ahead of the opening of the borders. Image by Abraham Diaz/Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

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