Editor’s Note — Coronavirus cases remain in flux across the globe. Health officials caution that travel increases your chances of getting and spreading the Covid-19 virus. Unless you’re fully vaccinated, staying home is the best way to stem transmission. Below is information on what to know if you still plan to travel, current as of July 23.
(CNN) — If you’re planning to travel to the islands of the Caribbean, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some of the islands opened back up to travel in the summer and fall of 2020. Others reopened more recently. Restrictions can vary. Some islands require quarantines, even for vaccinated travelers, while others don’t even request a Covid-19 test. Rules vary depending on your country of origin.
Here’s a roundup on 10 popular destinations that are open. Follow the links provided so you can find out all the crucial details and check for updates before you book a trip:
Aruba is known for its white beaches and colorful buildings in the capital city of Oranjestad.
Who can go? Citizens of all countries can enter with the exception of Venezuela.
Entry requirements: All visitors 15 and older must have a negative result from a molecular Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Aruba visitors health insurance is mandatory. No quarantine is in place. Travelers who test positive for Covid-19 are required to stay in mandatory isolation.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 3: High. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Aruba.
You’ll find Bimini Big Game Club and Marina on North Bimini, which is off the coast from Miami, Florida.
Who can go? The Bahamas is open to all international travelers.
Entry requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from testing requirements. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than five days before arrival. Children 11 and younger are exempt. You must fill out a health visa application and opt in to the Bahamas’ Covid-19 health insurance. Unvaccinated travelers staying longer than four nights and five days must also take a rapid antigen test on day five.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 3: High. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to the Bahamas.
Charles Fort was built in 1650 to protect Carlisle Bay on Barbados from pirates.
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Entry requirements: Both fully vaccinated travelers and the unvaccinated must present a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than three days before travel. You must upload results to the BIMSafe app.
US CDC travel advisory:
Level 1: Low.
The Cuban flag at the Melia Varadero International Hotel in Matanzas Province, east of Havana on Cuba’s north coast.
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Entry requirements: Visitors are required to show proof of a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken within three days of arrival. They must take another PCR Covid-19 test upon arrival in Cuba and quarantine at a government-approved hotel. On day five, they take another Covid-19 test. No exemptions for the fully vaccinated. Cuba remains on lockdown as it has for much of the pandemic.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 3: High. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Cuba. (The US State Department currently has a “Level 4: Do not travel” advisory out on Cuba.)
The Penha Building was built in 1708 in the Dutch colonial style and is now a department store in Willemstad, the capital of the island.
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Entry requirements: All visitors except those coming from “very low risk” destinations must have negative results from a Covid-19 PCR test that’s no more than 72 hours old before your flight to the island. There are no exemptions for the fully vaccinated. All travelers must fill out the passenger locator card 48 hours before arrival. No quarantines are in place unless you test positive for Covid-19 during your stay.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 1: Low.
Tourists take pictures of flamingoes in Bayahibe, La Altagracia province.
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Who can go? Travelers around the world may enter, but depending on where you’re coming from, entry requirements will differ.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 3: High. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to the Dominican Republic.
Reach Falls, near the city of Port Antonio, is a popular destination in Jamaica.
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Who can go? Until August 10, anyone who is not a citizen of Jamaica and has been in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, India or Trinidad and Tobago within 14 days of the intended date of entry will not be OK’d for travel.
Entry requirements: Travelers 12 and older must have a negative result from a Covid-19 molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) or antigen test performed taken within three days of the travel date. You must fill out a travel authorization form.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 2: Moderate. Unvaccinated travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid nonessential travel to Jamaica.
Paddleboarders enjoy themselves near a beach in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan.
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co is a US territory. According to US State Department and CDC guidelines on international travel, people who have been in Brazil, China, the European Schengen Area, Iran, India, Ireland, South Africa and the United Kingdom in the past 14 days will be denied entry for leisure travel. Others who meet entry requirements may enter.
Entry requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers on domestic flights must upload their vaccination card to the island’s online portal, which will generate a QR code. Nonvaccinated travelers on domestic flights must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
International visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 2: Moderate. Unvaccinated travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid nonessential travel to Puerto Rico.
Turks and Caicos
Colonial houses line the waterfront in Cockburn town, Grand Turk.
Who can go? Visitors from around the world are welcomed to vacation here.
Entry requirements: All travelers 10 and older need a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than five days before arrival to enter. Starting July 28, that window goes down to three days. No exception is in place for the fully vaccinated. There’s no quarantine on arrival. You must fill out a travel authorization form, and Covid-19 travel insurance is required as well.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 1: Low.
US Virgin Islands
St. Thomas saw a lot of cruise ship activity before the pandemic.
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— A negative result from a Covid-19 molecular test taken and received within five days of the start of your trip.
— A negative result from a Covid-19 antigen test taken and received within five days of the start of your trip.
— A positive result from a Covid-19 antibody test taken and received within four months of travel to the USVI.
No Covid-19 test is required for travel to and from the US Mainland.
Effective July 19, passengers traveling from the British Virgin Islands to the U.S. Virgin Islands must provide either a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel or a positive antibody test result taken within four months (marine) or three months (air) of travel.
US CDC travel advisory: Level 3: High. Get fully vaccinated before traveling to the US Virgin Islands.
CNN’s Forrest Brown, Marnie Hunter and Patrick Oppmann contributed to this report.