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Caribbean & Bahamas COVID-19 Superyacht Travel Guide

Navigate COVID-19 reopening updates for 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. Antigua’s current evening curfew, in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., will be in place until June 12.
  • 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 June 15

  • Open to private air and boat travel June 15

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OPEN | Next Update TBC

  • All commercial business on Family Islands are open. Protective masks should be worn upon entry.

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OPEN | Next Update June 15

  • Private yacht travel allowed June 15 to all family islands
  • Obtain COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 10 days of 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
  • No rafting of vessels
  • Fish cleaning stations limited to one person at a time.

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PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update June 15
COMMERCIAL | LIMITED Next Update July 1

  • Open to Private Air Travel Only
  • Will begin welcoming international commercial travelers on July 1

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  • Tourists who have been cleared to travel to the Bahamas will be able to travel freely between these islands once they land.
  • Phase 2, beginning July 1, allows for the resumption of international travel, including: commercial airlines, both international and domestic, hotels and vacation rentals, inclusive of Airbnb and HomeAway, and transportation ranging from taxis to jitneys and buses

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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


CLOSED | Next Update July 1

  • The Dominican Republic will reopen to tourists starting on July 1.

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CLOSED | Next Update TBC

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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CLOSED | Next Update TBC

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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CLOSED | Next Update TBC

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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PRIVATE | CLOSED Next Update July 1
COMMERCIAL | CLOSED Next Update July 1

  • International airports expected to reopen July 1.
  • Delta Air Lines announced plans to resume several major routes between the U.S. and Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, in June.

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  • Social distancing and face-covering requirements remain in effect to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Jamaica

Yacht Charter & Travel UPDATES


OPEN | Next Update June 15

  • Re-opening to all international tourists June 15.

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PRIVATE | OPEN Next Update June 15
COMMERCIAL | OPEN Next Update June 15

  • Airlines are showing June flights coming from the USA and Canada, directly into Jamaica to popular airports like Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.
  • Airlines with flights scheduled in June are: American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit Airlines, WestJet, Sunwing, Air Transat, and Air Canada
  • British Airlines fights into Kingston and Montego Bay start in July.

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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


LIMITED | Next Update July 22

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

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OPEN | Next Update July 22

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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OPEN | Next Update July 22

  • No official announcements scheduled at this time.

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LIMITED | Next Update July 22

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

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PRIVATE | LIMITED Next Update July 22
COMMERCIAL | LIMITED Next Update July 22

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

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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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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.