Caribbean Comeback - A guide to when travelers can return to the islands

Following months of lockdowns, curfews and closed borders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sunny Caribbean is readying to welcome back tourists. As restrictions, rules and regulations give way to new health and safety protocols, several islands are reopening their borders to travel from the U.S. while others take a wait-and-see approach.

With wildcards in the deck like airlines restoring flights and the hurricane season that continues through the end of November, comebacks are gradual with social distancing, health screening and sanitizing the new normal and face masks as necessary as swimsuits and sunscreen.

“Thus far, the region has effectively minimized the spread of COVID-19, “said Frank Comito, CEO and director general, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. “Health and safety protocols are being put in place, mirroring the international standards which have been recommended and adding more stringent measures to help build traveler confidence; there’s every reason to believe we will be resilient once again.”

Check out our guide and find out when you can return to your favorite island (or try a new one) and swap those virtual happy hours for a rum punch by the water’s edge.

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