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5 Best Caribbean islands to Visit this Summer

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There’s no doubt that the Caribbean is one of those places you have to see at least once. It doesn’t matter what you’re into; you will find it appealing in the Caribbean. If you want an excuse to visit the Caribbean, other than that it is an ideal place to relax, you don’t need one.

In the post covid era where travelling is being restricted and some countries are yet to open up for tourists, it’s best to know forehand which part of the Caribbean you would be visiting and what you would be needing. So let us take a ride if you please.

1.Jamaica

Known as this is also the birthplace of Bob Marley – a legendary icon who left behind a culture whose full depth you can only understand and experience in Jamaica. A wholesome Caribbean destination with a variety of vibes for all types of travellers, Jamaica features endless stretches of powdery white-sand beaches, incredible natural sceneries, lush-green jungles, a vibrant culture, and impressive art scenes.

Jamaica is a great place for travellers who enjoy being active, even if you’ll probably spend the majority of your vacation on Seven Mile Beach in Negril. Among the many breathtaking waterfalls in Jamaica, Dunn’s River Falls offers opportunities for swimming and hiking. Also available are guided excursions to the Blue Mountains National Park and snorkelling.

Thanks to its ‘Resilient Corridors,’ (areas with approved safety measures for tourists), travellers can enjoy the best of this Caribbean island without having to quarantine and with minimal entry restrictions.

All travellers must have a negative PCR or antigen test result that was obtained within 3 days of travel. Additionally, all travellers must complete a Travel Authorization document to be able to board their flights.
Jamaica is one of the most popular Caribbean islands open for tourism right now.

2.ARUBA

Aruba’s top attraction is swimming in the Caribbean waters. Both Eagle Beach and Palm Beach are among the best on the island. Aruba is not as crowded as other Caribbean islands, so it is one of the best places to visit since you can enjoy the island’s beaches and attractions at their best without large crowds.

Aruba is also known for its diving. You can take a diving lesson from your resort and then head out for the day to explore nearby coral reefs and shipwrecks if you’re a novice diver.
The Aruba Ostrich Farm entails a fun experience for families, and Arikok National Park is a favourite excursion away from the beach.

Aruba is one of the Caribbean islands open for tourism from most countries. In addition to completing the online ED card, all travellers must purchase Aruba visitors insurance, regardless of whether they already have a policy that covers the coronavirus.
As part of completing the ED card, travellers must upload proof of a negative molecular test result obtained within 72 to 12 hours before travel to Aruba. All travellers must also download the Aruba Health App.

3.THE BAHAMAS

Scott Kelly, the NASA astronaut, referred to the Bahamas as being the most beautiful place in the world from space. Its white-sand beaches and deep blue and turquoise waters make this tropical paradise stand out. It has some of the world’s most beautiful white-sand beaches, making beach hopping an unforgettable experience. It’s the perfect place for a beach vacation!

In The Bahamas, you’ll be able to have a peek at the oceanfront villas of Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and many other celebrities.

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There’s no better time to visit the pink sand beaches in the Bahamas than now. As of July 1, 2020, it will be one of the Caribbean islands open for travel.
There are no nationality restrictions, but all travellers must present a negative PCR test result within five days of arrival. Children under ten years of age, pilots, and crew members are exempt from the requirement.

To enter the country, tourists must have a health visa, which they can apply for on the official website. They must also have COVID-19 travel insurance, which is available here.

4. U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

The U.S. Virgin Islands comprises St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Island hopping between the three is easy for day trips.

Located in the Caribbean, St. Croix’s waters attract honeymooners and scuba divers alike. With only 22 miles in length and two cities, the island has a cultural scene with artisans and architecture.

Visitors to St. Thomas tend to be a mixture of couples and families attracted to its beaches and cultural centre.

John is the smallest and most rustic of the three islands. In addition to well-known beaches like Trunk Bay, St. John offers a lot of natural beauty. A majority of the island is a protected national park, which means you will experience the Caribbean in its purest form.

All travellers travelling from the mainland United States must complete the online USVI Travel Screening Portal within five days of travel and submit a COVID-19 test result before travelling. The COVID-19 test result can be a negative RT-PCR test result from within five days of departure for the US Virgin Islands, a negative rapid test from within five days of departure, or a positive COVID-19 antibody test within four months of departure.

Travellers entering the US Virgin Islands from a foreign country must meet the travel requirements set by the CDC for entering the US, which require that all travellers have a negative COVID-19 viral test result within three days of departure or show proof that they have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, check our guide on the U.S. Virgin Islands reopening to tourism.

5.SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

Its soft sands, expansive beaches, vibrant nightlife, and myriad festivals make Saint Kitts & Nevis one of the top Caribbean destinations. Although lesser-known, the twin islands of the southern Caribbean are stunningly beautiful. This destination is ideal for travellers looking for a mix of picturesque landscapes and resort relaxation, mixed with a touch of history and adventure.

Tourists must submit a negative PCR test result issued within 72 hours of arrival, fill out an online immigration form, and download the SKN COVID-19 mobile tracking app.

They should also present their accommodation reservation number with a travel Approved certificate. For a list of these accommodations, check the St. Kitts Tourism and Nevis Tourism website.

For the first week, travellers should remain on the resort grounds, but they may partake in activities at the hotel. On the 7th day, they will retake the PCR test (USD 150). If the result is negative, they may take excursions outside of their accommodation.

After 14 days in the country, they’ll take another test. If it’s still negative, they may explore the rest of the island. For more information, check this official website.

If you have any questions about a specific island in the Caribbean, leave us a comment and we will be happy to help.
Safe travels!

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