10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Bahamas in 2022

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A dock in Nassau, the Bahamas.

Although 2022 has just started, many people are already planning their holidays and upcoming trips for the year. And there are so many choices out there, so many potential travel destinations! However, some of them are only good at a certain time of the year. The Bahamas, on the other hand, are a great travel destination all year round. If you’re not convinced yet, we compiled a list of 10 reasons why you should visit the Bahamas in 2022. So, without further ado, let’s get into them!

1. It’s Close & Convenient

If you’re from the US, you’d be surprised how close the Bahamas actually are! Nassau Paradise Island of the Bahamas is located just 180 miles from south Florida. That means you’re only a short plane ride away from paradise. And the tickets are usually available from almost any bigger airport in the country. Moreover, once you get to the Bahamas, you’ll have no trouble exchanging money for the local currency because they accept the US dollar everywhere. However, the only thing you’ll have to read more about is if you plan to import your own vehicle onto the islands.

2. It’s Family Friendly

The Bahamas is a wonderful spot for families to visit and vacation. It is a safe and pleasant environment for families, with many attractions to see and so much to do. If you’re planning to travel with kids, you won’t have to worry about thinking of activities to entertain them – there will be plenty of that around!

3. It’s A Great Spot For Rest & Relaxation

Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, one thing is sure: the Bahamas are an ideal destination if you want to relax and unwind. You can spend your days sunbathing or enjoying the beach and the sounds of waves with a good book and a cocktail in hand. On the other hand, you can also book a massage appointment in one of many world-class spas in the Bahamas.

A man swimming in beautiful blue water.
The Bahamas are a great vacation destination, no matter if you’re looking for rest and relaxation or adventure

On the other hand, if you’re looking for fun and excitement, the Bahamas can offer that too! If you’re not the type of person to spend their holidays laying around, there’s so much you can do if you visit the Bahamas in 2022. You can scuba dive, participate in popular water sports, or even national sports like cricket. Moreover, you can also play some basketball, softball, baseball, and American football with the locals since they’re also popular sports in the area.

4. Chance For Adventure

On the other hand, if you’re looking for fun and excitement, the Bahamas can offer that too! If you’re not the type of person to spend their holidays laying around, there’s so much you can do if you visit the Bahamas in 2022. You can scuba dive, participate in popular water sports, or even national sports like cricket. Moreover, you can also play some basketball, softball, baseball, and American football with the locals since they’re also popular sports in the area.

5. Amazing Nightlife

Some parties in the Bahamas go on from sunset to sunrise. And there are so many options to choose from when it comes to the nightlife there! You can spend one night in an elegant cocktail place and then dance until your feet hurt at a popular nightclub just down the road. Alternatively, you can grab a pint with your friends at a local craft brewery. Whatever your style and wherever you go, you’re guaranteed to have the fun of your life and meet some interesting people.

6. There’s So Much To See And Explore

Another reason why you should visit the Bahamas in 2022 is to explore the islands. There are more than 2000 beaches in the Bahamas and 700 islands waiting for you to explore them by boat. One of the most exciting and interesting destinations in the Bahamas is Pig Beach. This is no joke. There’s seriously a beach in the Bahamas where you can swim with the pigs – how fun! That will make for some exciting memories and pictures to show back home.

Food plate with seafood and cucumber.
Bahamian cuisine is a mix of South American and Caribbean cuisine, and you should definitely try it!

7. The Bahamian Cuisine

If you’re a foodie, it’s understandable if you want to visit the Bahamas just to try their local cuisine. It’s a rich blend of South American and Caribbean influences. That means you get a lot of rice and cornbread mixed in with beautifully prepared seafood. Moreover, in all of the Bahamas’ inhabited islands, there is an excellent selection of luxury restaurants, diners, and cafes.

8. Luxury Hotels

If you want to enjoy some luxury, the Bahamas are the destination for you! There are numerous luxurious hotels to choose from. Staying here can truly feel like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Some of the most prominent hotels here are The Beach at Atlantis Paradise Island, Breezes Resort, and Grand Hyatt. The Bahamas’ hotel personnel are kind and generous, and they’ll take care of your every need. Moreover, the hotels are so safe you’ll never have to worry about your belongings while you’re out of your room. On the other hand, before you leave, you should ensure the safety of valuables you leave behind by placing them in a storage unit while you’re on vacation. It’s one of the best options out there when it comes to keeping your valuables and other belongings safe while you’re out of town.

Aerial shot of the Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas.
The Bahamas are home to numerous luxury hotels.

9. The People

When it comes to many popular travel destinations, locals can sometimes be quite rude to tourists. This isn’t the case for the Bahamas. At every turn, there’s a kind member of staff who wants to know how you’re doing and if you’re having any problems. Each of your demands is fulfilled with zeal and consideration. The Bahamians are friendly and kind people, and getting to know them will make your trip even more unique and unforgettable.

10. It’s The Bahamas

Have you seen the pictures?! What more reasons do you need? It’s the Bahamas! You’ve read the previous nine reasons, and if that’s not enough to convince you, nothing else will.

But, in all seriousness, our tenth reason why you should visit the Bahamas in 2022 is to experience it all: the beauty, the culture, the climate. If you do decide to go on vacation to the Bahamas, you will feel like your whole life has changed in a matter of days. There are no other words to explain it – you’ve just to experience it for yourself. So happy packing and bon voyage!

Photos credit:
https://www.pexels.com/photo/dock-with-cottages-877962/
https://www.pexels.com/photo/sea-water-ocean-summer-9708480/
https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-plate-dinner-lunch-4015334/
https://www.pexels.com/photo/aerial-shot-of-the-baha-mar-resort-in-bahamas-9400978/

Let’s Get Creative and Restore…

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If accommodation capacity is a problem, let’s get creative and restore our crumbling buildings to their former glory and welcome tourists to stay at places that have character and history. Our wildlife and public access to recreational areas in Curaçao are at great risk. The Curaçao government, along with APC, and the Papagayo Group want to develop the last remaining public coastal areas in Jan Thiel Bay.

Jan Thiel is an important breeding area for the Least Terns. This area is unique for different reasons. Learn why hotel development might not be the best choice for this area, and sign the petition below to support sustainability in Curaçao!

Jan Thiel’s Natural beauty

The land in question borders one of Curacao’s largest salt pans- The Jan Thiel Salt Pans – which are home to over 80 bird species. Some live here year round, while some other migratory birds visit from other countries during the winter months. Some flamingos spend their days in Curaçao, and fly back to Bonaire everyday just to sleep. These birds have been living this way for centuries. In addition, some of these birds, only mate and breed in the Jan Thiel area in Curaçao.

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Top 10 Mega Projects in the Caribbean 2021. Game-Changer

Caribbean Game Changer
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Will these Caribbean mega projects be a game changer? Ultimately enhancing the standard of living of people living in the Caribbean. Caribbean Governments & private investors are eager to steer the region away from depending on hotel tourism to adopting modern technology and creating technical jobs for graduates and returning residents (expats). Which project really inspires you the most?

Video and text posted on Youtube by Caribbean Villa Life

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Coral Reef Restoration Needs Volunteers 2021

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More than ever, Caribbean coral reefs need your help! Caribbean Reef Buddy is going to resume their volunteer program once the international travel ban has been lifted. Projects which urgently require volunteers are Coral Reef Restoration and the Invasive Lionfish Containment Program, although all projects will be available to participate in. Caribbean Reef Buddy understands that volunteers may only have a limited choice on which dates they can travel, so they will be running their project weeks and training on a flexible basis until the end of the year.

Caribbean Buddy Reef’s volunteer programs are designed to get you actively involved in their ongoing marine conservation projects. Whether you are looking to work in marine ecology and conservation as part of your course work, or you simply want to spend your summer learning close to the ocean, they offer you a warm welcome.

Travel to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea to work on critical marine conservation projects around the beautiful island of the Carriacou.
You will contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, fish, and invertebrate surveys, assist with the development of an environmental education and awareness program, monitor sharks, assess diver impacts, as well as marine plastic pollution clean-ups and surveys.

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Caribbean Foiling Championships 2021

The Caribbean Foiling Championships
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3 Days of Racing

The Caribbean Foiling Championships will celebrate its second edition in 2021 from 10 to 12 December. This new and innovative event will offer three days of racing for professional as well as leisure kite/windsurf foilers!

Pro & Leisure Classes

There are two categories; kite- and windfoiling. To suit all needs we created two groups for each category; the professional and the leisure kite/wind foiling group. By doing this you will race against your ‘equals/rivals’, which results in competitive racing on every level.

1 round the Island race

The Round the Island Race, a race around St. Maarten/St. Martin and is the most anticipated race among competitors. A leg destroying stretch of 26 Nautical Miles with a current record of 1:29:32h. Are you up for the challenge?

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Puerto Rican Favorite Recipe – Try My Upside Down Stuffed Chicken Mofongo!

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When you are from the Caribbean and especially from Puerto Rica, you will soon miss a stuffed mofongo.

It’s one of the most satisfying comfort street foods you will ever find.

Besides Puerto Rican grown, freshly brewed coffee, I miss a good stuffed mofongo the most when I’m not at home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

You can buy a stuffed mofongo on nearly any street corner in Old San Juan, whether you want a pork, beef, chicken, sea food or vegetarian version is up to you. All are equally tasty.

The classic stuffed mofongo is made with plantains and pork. However, since I’m missing my home in Puerto Rico now, it means I’m not there and couldn’t readily find plantains. Therefore I’m substituting it with nice organic Idaho potatoes. In fact, in Puerto Rico I’ve often had the option to get a potato or plantain stuffed mofongo, no worries.

Do note, the recipe is the same whether you use plantains or potatoes, there is just a bit of a difference in how you cook plantains.

*A note on potatoes, since they are one of the most laden-with-pesticides or GMO forms of food in the USA and the world, I choose organic potatoes whenever I can.

This recipe is for potatoes, how I made it, but you can also see the original recipe I followed here. Also, I made the mofongo upside down because that’s how I got to know it in Puerto Rico. For me, the filling part is supposed to be served inside a bowl that is made of potatoes or plantain. In other words, an edible bowl.

Lastly, I didn’t use pork cracklings because I don’t eat pork, but you can find it in the original recipe.

Here goes my version, prepare to have your taste buds dance the salsa! That is, the Puerto Rican salsa, of course!

Ingredients

  1. Lots of whole garlic cloves
  2. 2 onions
  3. 4.0 Large diced chicken breasts
  4. 1.0 Packet Sazón 
  5. Adobo seasoning or any of your favourite seasoning
  6. Chicken broth
  7. Organic potatoes
  8. Oil 
  9. Nonstick cooking spray

5 Reasons to Visit the Mexican Caribbean

Cozumel
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FOTO: Tulúm, Riviera Maya, Mexico. (Foto de Flickr/Jake Bellucci)

The Yucatan Peninsula is a lovely place to spend a vacation, especially during the winter months. The coastline is filled with unique areas with plenty to see and do. Whether it’s for a honeymoon or a family vacation, many reasons to visit the Mexican Caribbean.

Beautiful Beaches

This area has countless stretches of beautiful white sand beaches – from Playa Mujeres and Cancun down to Tulum and over to the island of Cozumel. It’s a great destination for long days spent lounging on the sand and afternoons spent snorkeling off the coasts.

Stunning Sunrises

The Mexican Caribbean boasts some of the most picturesque sunrises. Early risers will experience watching the sun emerge from the water as the waves gently crash on the shore. Each daybreak brings a new set of colors painted across the morning sky.

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Moving to the Island of Aruba

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Rodger's Beach, San Nicolas, Aruba
Rodger’s Beach, San Nicolas, Aruba

If you want to enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, friendly locals, windsurfing, kitesurfing or terrific diving – Aruba is a good place to call home (1). You may have been searching for the perfect spot in paradise to retire – or you may just be looking for adventure in a faraway and tropical country. Either way, Aruba could be the right choice for your next destination.

Though you may have spent months or years looking before deciding to choose Aruba, the process of moving can also take time. You’ll need to prepare yourself beforehand, by packing up your household and selecting a qualified international moving service provider. A key part of preparation is also getting all the required paperwork pulled together, and learning about the various import regulations and duties. Here’s most of what you need to know, in one easy guide.

What Are the Duties?

Sunset in Aruba
Sunset in Aruba

Duties can add a significant amount to the total cost of your move, but fortunately Aruba allows you to be exempted from this expense. To receive import duty exemption, there’s a handful of requirements that you must meet.

First, your primary place of residence must have been outside of Aruba, for a minimum of the last year. This means you must have lived at that address, for a minimum of 185 days in the previous 12 months. You must demonstrate that you lived there for a job, and if not – then show documentation proving you were indeed residing there (not just had an address at that location). Second, you cannot already be a resident of Aruba.

The third requirement is that the belongings you’ll be importing, be used in the same way as in the origin country. For example, if an item was for personal (not commercial) use in your previous residence, it should remain so in Aruba. Fourth, these goods are required to have been used by you, in your residence within your country of origin for at least six months. Fifth, only used goods are eligible for duty exemption (2). Finally, you’re not allowed to sell, let others borrow or even give away these items while in the country (3).

Import Regulations

A Shade Tree on a Beach in Aruba
A Shade Tree on a Beach in Aruba

Customs has some regulations that you must follow, when importing your belongings into the country. There’s a time limit to receive duty exemption, and you can’t import a shipment more than 12 months after you enter Aruba (some sources say 6 months). However, if you need more time, it’s possible that an extension may be granted by the Customs Commissioner (if you request it). You can also only receive duty exemption on two shipments total of household goods (4).

Appeal Process

If your shipment is denied duty exemption by customs, you have one month to appeal this decision (the Commissioner of Customs will make the final determination). If your appeal to the Commissioner of Customs is again denied – you have another month to appeal to the Board of Appeals in Tax Affairs. It appears that the board’s decision will be final (5).

Clearance Process

Aruba requires that you be at the point or port of entry, during the processing of your shipment. Be aware that customs has the full legal authority to examine your shipment, and this could take up to one month to complete. If your shipment violates the import regulations, the Customs Authority can impose fines or disciplinary action. Finally, you’re required to speak with the agent working on your behalf in Aruba, as soon as you enter the country (6).

What Paperwork Will You Need?

Palm Beach, Aruba
Palm Beach, Aruba

When it comes to importing your household belongings, customs requires that you provide the necessary paperwork for your shipment. This includes your passport and Original Bill of Lading (for sea shipments) or Air Waybill (for air shipments). An import declaration and Tax ID from the Tax Service Office are also required (7). An ID card may also be needed, and whether this is a separate document isn’t clear.

For census purposes, you’ll also need a Certificate of Registration from the Population Register in Aruba (customs will want this in triplicate). You’ll also need a Residence Permit from the Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy & Admission (DIMAS for short). A packing list is also mandatory documentation, along with a Household Goods Form and Exemption Declaration Form. A Duty Exemption Request Form (Form C420) should also be provided (8).

Finally, customs will need to see a comprehensive inventory, which includes monetary values for all of your items. This also must be submitted in triplicate, and it should bear your signature and the date (9).

What Are the Duties For Your Vehicle?

Sailboat Off the Coast of Aruba
Sailboat Off the Coast of Aruba

Turning from the importation of your household goods to your vehicle, you may be wondering what duties you’ll pay. You’ll be relieved to discover, that Aruba does allow you to be exempt from import duties – if you meet a single requirement. You must have owned and used the vehicle at your previous primary residence, for a minimum of the last six months.

If your vehicle successfully receives duty exemption, you’re not allowed to sell or transfer ownership of it while in the country. The vehicle also can’t be lent to others, used as security or placed in escrow. Exceptions to these rules are possible, but you must request one from the Commissioner of Customs. You also must give the Technical Department of Customs the Excise Documents for the vehicle – and you’re not guaranteed approval of your request (10).

Import Regulations For Your Vehicle

Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba

Aruba is quite open to the importation of all different types of vehicles. If you meet the requirement for exemption covered above, it’s possible to import not only your personal motor vehicle – but also your motorcycle, boat, sports craft or airplane without paying duty. Whether you can bring in more than one of these vehicles at a time isn’t specified, so speak to customs to learn more.

Another regulation imposed by customs, is that your Original Bill of Lading display the engine and chassis numbers, make, model, year and the size of the engine (11). Your shipment can also be examined by customs. Just like with your household goods, this process may take as long as one month. Also, once again if you’re found to be in violation of any regulations – you could face fines or disciplinary action (12).

What Paperwork Is Required For Your Vehicle?

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 59, Oranjestad-West, Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 59, Oranjestad-West, Aruba

Failure to provide the necessary paperwork, can delay the processing of your shipment – or cause it to be denied entry altogether. Therefore, it’s important that you have the correct documentation. According to knowledgeable international vehicle shipper A1 Auto Transport, Inc. – you’ll need to have your passport, driver’s license and proof of insurance. You’ll also need to show both the title (from the origin country) and a purchase invoice or receipt (13).

Registration from the origin country and insurance documents proving you’ve used the vehicle are also required. Finally, any paperwork that demonstrates you’ve owned the vehicle for the necessary six months to receive duty exemption, should also be provided (14). Typically, the purchase invoice is sufficient for this purpose, but you may choose to give customs additional paperwork – like your maintenance records or receipts.

Lastly, if you’ve never been to Aruba and want to experience this paradise island for a few days or weeks, we suggest you book a room at a resort on the beach and rent a car from a local car agency.

SOURCES:

(1)

https://www.royalresortscaribbean.com/top-ten-reasons-to-visit-aruba.php

(2)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3457

(3)

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Aruba” page.

(4)

Ibid.

(5)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3457

(6)

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Aruba” page.

(7)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3457

(8)

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Aruba” page.

(9)

Ibid.

(10)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3457

(11)

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Aruba” page.

(12)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3457

(13)

https://www.a1autotransport.com/ship-car-to-aruba/

(14)

https://www.a1autotransport.com/ship-car-to-aruba/


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An Antiguan Favourite – Yummy Conch Fritters!

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Conch shell on a beach.

Ever tried conch fritters?

If you’ve ever been to St. Johns, Antigua long enough, you would’ve had the pleasure to taste a local conch fritter. They are special on this island, we believe because of a combination of the spices. Maybe it’s the Scotch Bonnet Pepper or the Shadow Beni herbs mixed with my favourite, cilantro, that makes it so different.

Do note, when you’re done frying the fritters and drying them on paper, you can eat them as they are or dip them in a lovely sauce of your choice.

This is a recipe from Caribbean chef, Nicole Arthurton Dennis of Nicole’s Table that I adjusted to make it gluten free. Instead of using regular flour, I substituted it with almond flour. I also used coconut oil to fry them in because of the unique flavor and health benefits of using coconut oil. Coconut oil also has a very high heating point, so is well-suited to frying.

Lastly, if you’re not in the Caribbean it may be a bit difficult to find conch meat. Therefore, I used scallops, cut into small pieces instead of conch. It tastes just as good and quite similar to conch, albeit a little different in texture.

Conch fritters.

But what is a conch and where do I get it?

Conchs can be found all over the Caribbean, in the oceans around many islands. It is nearly a staple food there. Conch shells are used as decorations and even added to cement to build walls and other structures. Conch (pronounced “konk”) is a common name for medium- to large-sized sea snail or shells. In North America, a conch is often called a queen conch, indigenous to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs conch, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Sweet (bell) pepper, chopped
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 5 Leaves of herb (coloantro, shadow bennie, cilantro, basil or thyme)
  • 1 Stalk celery, chopped
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ to ½ Scotch bonnet pepper, minced (optional… but you have to love them!)
  • 1 ¼ Cups almond flour
  • ½ Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ Cups water

Method

Place all the ingredients conch thru scotch bonnet pepper into a large mixing bowl. Working in batches place 1/3 of the ingredients into a blender along with 1/3 cup of water, and blend for 10 seconds. Pour the blended mixture into a second mixing bowl, continue until the process until all the ingredients have been blended.

Sift the flour and the baking together, and add to the blended conch mixture. The batter should be the consistency of cake batter. Should you need to add more water add a little bit at a time.

Heat the coconut oil over medium heat, when the oil reaches 375 degrees drop tablespoon size balls into the hot oil. Turn over the fritter when the edges are golden brown, continue to cook until the entire fritter is golden brown. Drain the fritters on a paper towel and place on serving plate.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

By Liz Piano.

Attention Snowbirds – Caribbean Travel 2021

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“It’s Christmas in the Caribbean, snowbirds fill the air…
We don’t get in a hurry, we send away for mistletoe…
Christmas in the Caribbean,
We’ve got everything but snow!” Jimmy Buffet.

That should have most American or Canadian snowbirds as soon as they read – “We’ve got everything but snow!” On top of that, it’s also hello, end of the year or all years! We’ve had our hair down all year during lock downs and quarantines. Now there is snow and it’s time to get some wind in our hair concurrently with sun on the skin and palm trees flapping in view.

Here’s the low-down on what, where and when for travel to the Caribbean when it gets too cold or gloomy back home.

First, take note of PCR Test requirements before you , of course.

PCR test requirements – most Caribbean islands are requiring that the traveler present a negative PCR test result to enter the destination. Several are now accepting rapid result antigen tests.

Where to Spend a Sunny Christmas ’20?

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to tourism. Below is a list of Caribbean islands and regions that you can travel to now, and what the requirements are. These updates are based on official government announcements, as summarized also on www.wimco.com

Wherever you travel internationally, you will be required to present proof of a negative PCR or Antigen Test, and in several cases you will be required to log on to a travel entry request portal to submit the info in advance.

Riviera Maya, Cozumel & Tulum, Mexico – No testing required for entry, screened for symptoms upon arrival, no quarantine required.

Punta Cana, Cap Cana & Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic – No testing required to enter, random screening of arrivals.

St. Barths – PCR or Antigen tests required for entry, within last 3 full days, no portal upload required, no quarantine required. No tests for trips to St Martin/Sint Maarten and Guadeloupe from St. Barths.

Turks & Caicos – PCR test required, within last 5 full days, portal upload required, no quarantine required

British Virgin Islands – PCR test required, with last 5 full days, portal upload required, 4 day quarantine in your villa or hotel , then second test required

US Virgin Islands – PCR test required, within last 5 full days, portal upload required, no quarantine required

St Martin/Sint Maarten – PCR or Antigen tests required, within last 5 full days, portal upload required, no quarantine required

Mustique – PCR test required, within last 5 full days, portal upload required, second rapid test required upon entry, then no quarantine after testing negative

Anguilla – PCR test required for entry, within the last 5 full days, portal upload required, quarantine in your villa or hotel for 10 days, with select excursions and activities allowed if requested first

Bahamas (and associated private islands there) – PCR test required for entry, within the last 5 full days, portal upload required, no quarantine, however second rapid test required after 4 days

Jamaica – PCR or Antigen tests required for entry, within last 10 days, portal upload required, no quarantine required

Barbados – PCR test required for entry, within the last 3 full days, portal upload required, quarantine in your villa or hotel until results from second test are received (within 24-48 hours)

Antigua & Barbuda – PCR test required for entry, with last 7 full days, no portal, 14 day quarantine in place and second test required

Grand Cayman – PCR test required for entry, with last 5 full days, portal upload required, 14 day quarantine and second test required

St Kits and Nevis – PCR test required for entry, with last 3 full days, no portal, 7 day quarantine and second test required

DO NOTE: Reopening dates and entry requirements announced by local governments are subject to change.

Getting There

The TSA is allowing passengers to carry up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer in a carry-on bag. Many airport restaurants have reduced service to take out, and airlines are encouraging passengers to bring their own food and beverages as in-flight meal service is reduced. Airlines are performing sanitizing “wipe downs” of the planes during change overs.

In Conclusion

So, if you scan through the above you will notice that most islands require a test and/or portal upload or second test followed by quarantine of varying amounts of days. In other words, be prepared to be spending up to 2 weeks in a hotel room in Antigua, for instance. But Barbados seems a bit easier with only up to 2 days quarantine until results from a second test is received. It really depends on you.

For that matter, skip all this and go to Cozumel/Riviera Maya/Tulum area in Mexico or the Dominican Republic. Public Health minister, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, stated that there are no requirements for entry, no testing is required, and there is no quarantine for vacationers planning to stay in villas or hotels in Cap Cana, Punta Cana or Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic). You are, however, advised to wear a mask in the airport and to maintain adequate social distancing.

Interestingly, travel to Anguilla allows tourists to leave the (quarantine) villa for certain pre-approved outings such as boat rides and travel to select restaurants. Managing these strict entry procedures does come at a cost.

Source: www.wimco.com

Having stated all the above, there are some doctors who disagree with the main stream narrative. Whatch this video, but we do encourage you to always use common sense and do your own research.

https://brandnewtube.com/embed/qIsNohSIeSgfz2J