We’ve been traveling a lot since the pandemic started. We really wanted to see with our own eyes how resorts and airlines are handling Covid to make travel safe AND to go through the travel process to fully understand what is needed/required to travel now.
As of September 2021 these are the latest travel requirements for many popular Caribbean destinations and Hawaii. We also have a podcast below that elaborates on each of these.
Before we get into the exact requirements to travel TO these beautiful destinations, we want to remind everyone that as of right now (Sept. 2021), you will need to have a negative Covid-19 test within 3 days of traveling BACK to the United States. Many resorts offer this on-site.
A negative PCR Covid test within 72 hours prior to your departing flight to Aruba. A health assessment form that you fill out online completed within 72 hours of your flight. You must purchase travel insurance for your trip.
There are no travel restrictions when traveling to Mexico. As noted above you will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test to return to the United States.
A negative Covid-19 test is required within 3 days of your arrival to the island (arrival to island, not departure date from your home town), rapid antigen test is accepted. You will have to apply for a travel authorization with Jamaica (tourism website). Print both travel authorization and test results and bring them with you.
You do not need a negative Covid-19 test to arrive to the D.R. You COULD be subject to random testing at the D.R. airport when you arrive. If you have a negative Covid-19 test paperwork with you or your vaccination card, you can bypass any random testing at the airport.
Everyone must have a negative Covid-19 test within 4 days of arrival. If you’re vaccinated that can be a PCR or antigen test, if you’re not vaccinated it MUST be a PCR test. Once you arrive to the Bahamas, if you’re not vaccinated you will be required to test on day 5 of your stay (done at the resort). If you’re vaccinated you do not have to test on day 5 of your trip. You do need a Bahamas health visa that you can obtain through the Bahamas website.
Turks and Caicos
All travelers 16 and older must be vaccinated. You will need a negative Covid-19 test within 3 days of arrival. You will need to apply for travel authorization before departing. You will need to secure travel insurance before leaving.
You just have to provide a negative Covid-19 test within 7 days (6 nights) of arrival. *Check with your resort that you’re staying at, some resorts are requiring vaccination to visit the resort.
Must have a negative Covid-19 test within 5 days (4 nights) of your arrival. You must apply for travel authorization with St. Lucia. On their travel portal you will need to upload your negative Covid-19 test results to the travel authorization portal prior to arriving.
You must be vaccinated. You must provide a negative Covid-19 test within 3 days of arrival. You will test upon arrival as well (done at your resort). You prepay for the onsite test through the Grenada website. Some resorts credit this back ($150 U.S. per test). You will need to apply for travel authorization prior to arrival.
You must be vaccinated. A negative PCR Covid-19 test within 3 days of arrival or a rapid antigen test within 2 days arrival.
You essentially need to be vaccinated to visit. If you’re not vaccinated you will need to quarantine for 5 days on arrival and then test after 5 days in order to leave quarantine. If you’re vaccinated. You will need to provide a negative PCR test within 3 days of arrival. You will test on arrival (done at most resorts). You can enjoy the resort while you wait on your results from your on arrival test.
No testing requirements to arrive. You will need to fill out a digital health pass within 72 hours of arriving. If you’re unvaccinated you will need travel insurance to arrive in Costa Rica.
You must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 96 hours of arrival, or a rapid test within 48 hours prior to arrival.
This U.S. destination is obviously exempt from the testing to return policy as its part of the U.S. To arrive, if you’re fully vaccinated you do not need a Covid-19 test to arrive. You will need to upload a copy of the vaccination card to the Hawaii travel portal. If you’re not vaccinated you will be required to test within 72 hours of your final leg of your trip to Hawaii. ***UPDATE 9/15*** You must present your vaccine card or negative Covid test within 48 hours, in order to dine indoors and enjoy any public activities that are indoors.