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Caribbean & Bahamas COVID-19 Superyacht Travel Guide

Navigate your favorite Caribbean and Bahamas yacht charter destinations


The Caribbean & Bahamas COVID-19 Superyacht Travel Guide provides comprehensive travel news and official safety guidelines for travelers, yacht owners, charter guests and crew. As we monitor developments in the Caribbean and Bahamas, we will provide real time updates on local & international travel, attractions, quarantine safety measures, and advice for select Caribbean and Bahamas yacht charter destinations including; Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Barth, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Select an island destination below for its latest travel updates.

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Antigua & Barbuda

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


PRIVATE | OPEN
COMMERCIAL | OPEN

  • American Airlines, with daily nonstop flights from Miami, is currently the only airline with scheduled commercial service between the U.S. and Antigua; the route resumed on June 4
  • JetBlue is expected to resume flights from New York in early July
  • Flights from the U.K. are also expected to return in July.
  • Upon arrival at the airport, tourists will be screened with mobile temperature-scanners and tested with nasal-swab rapid-result COVID-19 tests.
  • Visitors who test positive for the coronavirus will be required to enter quarantine at a government-operated facility.
  • Antibody tests also will be administered to arriving visitors and residents, either at the airport or at the hotel, with results promised within 24 hours.
  • Airport pickups will be by certified taxi companies only (no private cars), and occupancy in taxis will be limited to maintain safe social distancing.

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  • Persons traveling to Antigua are not required to be tested for COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the City of boarding.
  • No 48-hour certificate of testing is required in advance to board an airplane heading to Antigua.
  • All passengers arriving by air will be required to fill in a health declaration form.
  • All persons disembarking and entering Antigua will be required to pass thru a temperature-testing camera that will determine if that person has a higher than normal body temperature.
  • The COVID protocols announced by Antigua officials are part of the nation’s Phase 1 response to the pandemic and will remain in place until Sept. 13.
  • Persons traveling to Antigua are not required to be tested for Covid-19 (coronavirus) at the City of boarding. No 48-hour certificate of testing is required in advance to board an airplane heading to Antigua.
  • All passengers arriving by air will be required to fill in a health declaration form.
  • All persons disembarking and entering Antigua will be required to pass thru a temperature-testing camera that will determine if that person has a higher than normal body temperature.

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BAHAMAS

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


LIMITED | Next Update TBC

  • Open to private travel.
  • Commercial activities are allowed with physical distancing and sanitisation protocols.
  • 10pm – 5am curfew for Grand Bahama, Andros, Crooked Island, Acklins, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, Bimini, the Berry Islands, Mayaguana, Inagua and Abaco.
  • The islands of Chub Cay, Long Cay, Long Island, Rum Cay, Ragged Island, and Spanish Wells will continue to have no curfew.
  • For commercial travel, see Important Notes and Bahamas Tourism Guide for information.

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LIMITED | Next Update TBC

  • On August 31, most outdoor dining at restaurants and curbside delivery will be allowed.
  • Restrictions based on island.

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LIMITED | Next Update TBC

  • Attending the beaches and parks is permitted 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except for Grand Bahama which will be limited to 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Limitation based on current Bahamas Tourism Reopening Guidelines

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OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival.
  • Fill out all Maritime Declaration of Health and Travel forms here https://bahamasmarinas.com/enteringexiting-policies/
  • Have copies of ALL forms and negative test results to present to Customs & Immigration upon arrival
  • Marinas must be informed at least 48 hours prior to vessel’s arrival.
  • While clearing Customs & Immigration, crew and passengers are required to wear a mask, covering the nose and mouth

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PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update TBC
COMMERCIAL | LIMITED Next Update TBC

  • Private Air Travel is allowed. See Bahamas Reopening Guide
  • Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 10 days before arrival.

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  • Travelers to the Bahamas will be required to test negative for COVID-19 from an accredited lab 10 days or less prior to travel. Once arriving on the islands, travelers will be forced to quarantine for 14 days.

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British Virgin Islands

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


CLOSED | Next Update TBC

  • Only accepting belongers (Virgin Islanders, permanent residents, BVI nationals).

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CLOSED | Next Update TBC

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • Beaches are open from 5:00 Am to 5:00 PM.
  • Large gatherings or events are not allowed.

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PRIVATE | CLOSED Next Update TBC
COMMERCIAL | CLOSED Next Update TBC

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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DOMINiCAN REPUBLIC

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • The Dominican Republic opened for international travel on July 1, 2020.

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PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update TBC
COMMERCIAL | OPEN Next Update TBC

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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Jamaica

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • Re-open to international tourists who meet specific travel and testing criteria.

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St. Lucia

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update TBC
COMMERCIAL | OPEN Next Update TBC

  • Hewanorra International Airport Open for flights from the U.S..

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  • Visitors will be required to present certified proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of boarding their flights, and upon arrival in St. Lucia, they must continue to wear facemasks and practice social distancing.
  • Phase II of re-opening expected August 1.

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Turks & Caicos

Yacht Charter & Travel Updates


OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • Turks and Caicos Islands re-opened its borders on July 22.

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PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update TBC
COMMERCIAL | OPEN Next Update TBC

  • Turks and Caicos Islands re-opened July 22. Travelers much obtain travel pre-authorization,

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U.S. Virgin islands

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • Restaurants can offer dine-in service at 50 percent capacity or 50 customers, whichever is less. They also must place tables at least 6 feet apart and not accept parties any larger than six people, and bars also must space barstools 6 feet apart.

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LIMITED | Next Update TBC

  • Limited travel available between islands until further notice. Consult COVID-19 emergency orders from the USVI Prime Minister.

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PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update TBC
COMMERCIAL | OPEN Next Update TBC

  • Cyril E. King Airport is open and operating flights to/from mainland USA.

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*Every effort is being made to update this travel guide as soon as new information is received. Northrop & Johnson offers details on these destinations in good faith but due to the constant changes in regulations and advice being issued by the government departments in each country, we are unfortunately not able to warrant, guarantee or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information or warrant the current status of any destination. All information is subject to change.