COVID TRAVEL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & DESTINATION UPDATES
Below you will find the current entry policies and procedures for our most popular destinations. Protocols are fluid and subject to change at any time. Please visit the official website of the destination you are traveling to, or connect with an Easy Escapes Travel advisor for guidance.
We will continue to update this list so check back often for updates.
FOR ENTRY BACK HOME TO THE UNITED STATES
Effective November 8, 2021, all U.S. citizens who are unvaccinated will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day of departure to the U.S. This new policy is a change from the previous three-day requirement, which remains in place for vaccinated travelers.
Children between the ages of 2 and 17 are required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test in order to enter the U.S., regardless of citizenship. Children under 2 years of age are exempt from the testing requirement, and children under 18 are exempt from having to provide proof of vaccination.
Additionally, airlines will now verify vaccination status – in addition to negative COVID-19 test results – to ensure individuals comply with the correct testing timeframe based on their vaccination status.
Learn more about these requirements.
In Antigua, all travelers aged 5 years and older arriving by air will be required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 7 days prior to arrival. Starting on October 1, 2021, all travelers aged 5 years and older will be required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 4 days prior to arrival. If a traveler arrives in destination with the incorrect test results, they will incur a $100 charge, retest and wait approx. 48hrs for their new results. Also starting October 1, all arriving travelers aged 18 years and older must have proof that they have received at least the first dose of a vaccine. Click here for more information.
In Aruba, effective August 1, 2021, U.S. travelers will need to complete the 72-hour PCR testing requirement regardless of vaccination status. For more information click here. All travelers must also purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance within 72 hours of departure via the ED Card form at www.edcardaruba.aw.
In the Bahamas, effective August 6, 2021, all travelers aged 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to submit a valid, negative Rapid Antigen Test or Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 5 days prior to travel. All travelers must also apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs, complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes and opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. Click here for more information.
In Barbados, all arriving travelers aged 6 years and older are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Travelers are also required to remain on property at preapproved accommodations until they have a second negative test 5 days after their first test. Once travelers have acquired their second negative test they are free to travel off property. Effective May 8, all vaccinated travelers are still required to submit a valid PCR test completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated travelers will take a second test on arrival to the airport and quarantine for 1-2 days on property until they receive their negative test results. Click here for more information.
For Costa Rica, as of August 1, 2021, all fully vaccinated travelers will not have to purchase travel insurance. Vaccinated travelers will still have to complete the form linked below and include proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers will have to follow all of these requirements:
Complete the online form found at https://salud.go.cr.
Purchase travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses for acute illness.
The purchased travel insurance must also be shown upon arrival to prove that the policy is active during their stay in Costa Rica and that it covers medical costs related to COVID-19 for a minimum of USD$50,000.
Insurance can be purchased locally online. Click here for more information on where to purchase travel insurance.
In Curacao, all arriving travelers from the U.S. aged 7 years and older are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 48 hours prior to travel. Travelers must visit dicardcuracao.com to complete the digital immigration card, fill out the digital Passenger Locator Card [PLC] and submit their negative results. Travelers are also required to travel with printed documentation of their negative test results and completed PLC. Effective April 20, travelers from high-risk countries are required to take an additional Antigen test on day 3 of their stay. Travelers can register for their test while completing their PLC. Effective August 13, a curfew is in effect on the island. Click here for more information.
The Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, travelers entering will not be required to submit a negative PCR test. All arriving passengers will pass through a heat/temperature sensor upon arrival. If a passenger shows an elevated body temperature they are pulled for further investigation and may incur a rapid test. Travelers will no longer be granted a complimentary, temporary travel assistance plan that was available for travel through June 12, 2021.
As of January 1, 2021, all travelers arriving to and departing from the Dominican Republic are required to fill out the mandatory digital entry and exit forms found at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do. Physical forms will no longer be accepted. Once completed, 2 QR codes will be generated to present at the airport on arrival and departure. It is recommended travelers complete these forms 72hrs prior to departure and keep a printed or screenshot version on hand while traveling. The digital forms can be completed prior to traveling or at the airport, but travelers will need to have the QR code available when passing through Customs in the DR. Please note, there have been technical difficulties when completing the forms using Safari on Apple devices, so it is recommended to try different web browsers or devices. For more information please visit https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do.
In Grenada, all visitors arriving must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination upon entry. All travelers from the U.S. are still required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Vaccinated travelers will take a second PCR test on arrival to the airport and quarantine for up to 48 hours on property until they receive their negative test results. All travelers are required to pay a one-time, COVID test fee of USD$50, which will cover the arrival test or any other tests taken while in-destination. Travelers must also have travel insurance covering COVID-19 and any related illness or declare that they will bear the cost of treatment and isolation if they test positive for COVID-19 on arrival. All travelers, regardless of risk assessment, must submit a Health Declaration Form, register on Grenada's Contract App and submit a Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate at least 48 hours prior to departure. Click here for more information. Click here for information on Grenada's new travel hotline.
The curfews in Jamaica have limited implications for tourists visiting the island, and only a small fraction of tours that operate on Sundays may be affected. Transfers, in-hotel testing, most tours and hotel beach access are not impacted. Travelers arriving to Jamaica from the U.S. will be required to present either a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] OR Antigen test taken no more than 3 days prior on arrival to the airport. Children aged 11 years or younger will not be required to present a negative test. Please note, travelers are no longer required to upload their negative test prior to arrival. Travelers are still required complete the mandatory Travel Authorization form AND receive government approval before departing. Approval will be sent to you immediately after completing your Travel Authorization, and you must present this approved form upon departure from the U.S. These protocols are confirmed through October 28, 2021. We urge you to visit VisitJamaica.com for more information.
In Panama, all arriving travelers will be required to present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival time. If their test was taken more than 48 hours prior to arrival, then the traveler will be required to take a rapid test at the airport at their own expense. Click here for more information.
Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit
No requirements. Click here for more information on safety and sanitation protocols.
Sint Maarten/Saint Martin
In St. Maarten and St. Martin, all arriving travelers ages 10 years and older from the U.S. are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed 72 hours prior to travel OR a negative antigen test within 48 hours of travel. Travelers are also required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival at www.stmaartenentry.com and travel with a copy. As of November 1, 2021, vaccinated travelers will not have to present a negative COVID test to enter St. Maarten. As of January 1, 2021, all arriving travelers to St. Maarten are required to purchase the St. Maarten Visitors Protection Plan for $30 per person. Click here for more information and here to purchase via the mandatory health form. Please visit the destination websites for St. Maarten or St. Martin for more information.
In Saint Lucia, travelers aged 5 years and older are required to present a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] test completed no more than 5 days prior to travel. Travelers aged 18 years and older must submit a Travel Registration Form to their hotel once their flight reservations are confirmed. This must be completed at least 5 business days prior to travel. PCR test results are not required to complete this. Click here for more information.
All arriving travelers aged 5 years and older are required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or Antigen test completed no more than 5 days prior to travel. Travelers must complete the online Travel Screening Portal within five days of travel. Click here for details on new travel requirements.
Turks & Caicos
Effective September 1, 2021, all arriving travelers aged 16 years and older are required to be fully vaccinated. All arriving travelers aged 10 years and older are still required to submit a valid, negative Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] or Antigen test completed no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to travel, regardless of vaccination status. Travel medical insurance will be required, and travelers must complete an online health questionnaire. Click here for details on new travel requirements.