Caribbean Islands Relax COVID Rules and Restrictions

Three popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, namely Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the US Virgin Islands, have announced the relaxation of quarantine restrictions. According to Travel Weekly, government officials in Barbados cancelled the three-day mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated visitors if they test negative on arriving at the airport.

Unvaccinated visitors must produce a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days before entering the islands. Before visiting Barbados, vaccinated tourists no longer have to take the COVID test. 

The TTravel Pass, which was used by visitors to enter Trinidad and Tobago, has now been discontinued. Travellers must show proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within the last 48 hours in order to enter. The country’s twin islands still require people to wear masks. The USVI Travel Screening Portal has also been scraped, and travellers to the US Virgin Islands will no longer be compelled to do so. Tourists will still need to produce documentation of vaccination or a negative test within five days of arrival.

The US CDC recently added three most popular Caribbean destinations – Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, and Jamaica – to its “Level 3: COVID-19 High” travel advisory.