Here is a comprehensive summary of the latest return-to-service announcements. The information will be updated as destinations announce updates to their operations.
RETURN TO SERVICE DATE
All airports are closed and non-essential travel is suspended. Anguilla currently has 0 COVID cases and the government’s priority is to ensure that effective procedures are in place to identify, mitigate, contain and treat any suspected case, eliminating the possibility of community spread.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has announced a phased approach to the reopening of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry and welcomed the first commercial airline on 04JUN, 2020.
Aruba announced the country will officially reopen its borders and welcome inbound travel for visitors on 15JUN, 2020. The Caribbean, Europe, and Canada on 01JUL, 2020, followed by visitors from the U.S. beginning 10JUL, 2020.
The Bahamas is planning to reopen its doors for tourism on 01JUL, the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Aviation announced. All visitors will receive temperature screenings by healthcare personnel.
Prior to that, on 15JUN, The Bahamas will allow for boaters, yachters and private aviation to return to the destination.
The island's Grantley Adams International Airport remains closed to commercial traffic until 30JUN at least.
All businesses are allowed to reopen on 15JUN, 2020.
There was a two-week quarantine for incoming visitors which was established in MAR, but tourism officials say they're now considering replacing that with a rapid Covid-19 test administered either at the point of departure or upon arrival in Barbados.
All airports in the Cayman Islands will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel through 01SEP 2020.
Costa Rica has further delayed reopening their boarder from 15JUN to 30JUN.
Cuban airports remain closed to international arrivals through 30JUN, 2020.
American Airlines has confirmed that it will resume flights to Havana starting 07JUL, with Southwest and Air Canada selling tickets for nearby dates.
All tours scheduled to depart 01AUG, 2020 onward are currently operating as scheduled.
The Curaçao International Airport is closed for all inbound passengers from all countries.
On 09JUN, Dr Izzy Gerstenbluth said that opening the borders on 01JUL, for travelers and tourists from the Netherlands is manageable, however Americans are too much of a risk.
The Dominican Republic will officially welcome travellers back to its shores starting 01JUL, 2020.
Punta Cana’s airport says it will receive flights from cities including New York and San Juan as of 01JUL, followed by other airlines in the following days like Air Canada Rouge and Frontier, among others.
"On Phase 4 of the de-escalation process, projected to start on 01JUL, 2020, tourism will be reactivated, opening hotels, airports, gyms and restaurants," official tourism agency Go Dominican Republic said.
The Ministry announced that most of the hotels in the country will operate normally as of 01JUL, and that different government entities have worked together with a private company developing strict safety and hygiene measures that guarantee the health of the population and tourists.
Dubai will allow foreign visitors to enter from 7JUL, 2020, while foreigners with residency visas will be able to enter from 22JUN, the Dubai Media Office said on Sunday.
It said those entering would have to present certificates to show they had recently tested negative for the coronavirus or would undergo tests on arrival at Dubai airports.
The Florida Keys have reopened to tourists as of 01JUN following the island chain’s closure to tourists on 22MAR. Lodging is to be limited to 50% of standard occupancy during the beginning stages of reopening. Face coverings will be mandatory for both visitors and tourism industry staff members.
Attractions and accommodations in Kissimmee, are gradually starting to reopen. Whilst international visitors cannot travel to the destination yet, Kissimmee is getting ready to welcome them back.
As of 01JUL, 2020 boarders will be open to tourists from Canada. Although, travellers who are allowed to enter the country will be subject to a compulsory 14-day coronavirus quarantine until at least 24JUL, 2020.
The country's hotels, bars, restaurants and cafés are to remain closed at least until 02JUN, 2020. The Louvre, will reopen 6JUL.
Germany is opening to neighbouring countries on 15JUN, 2020. There is no word yet on when that will be expanded to include non-EU nationalities
The tourism period begins on 15JUN which is when seasonal hotels can reopen.
From 15JUN until 30JUN, passengers arriving from 29 mostly European countries could be subject to random coronavirus testing. All travellers originating from countries outside of this list will have to be tested on arrival and must stay in a designated hotel overnight while awaiting results.
Grenada closed its borders in MAR. The island’s borders “could open in JUN,” if the government is satisfied with sanitation and safety protocols.
Boarders in Hawaii are open, but there will be a mandatory quarantine for any travellers coming into Hawaii will last until end of JUN.
New arrivals are required to fill out documentation listing their contact and lodging information. They must sign the document acknowledging that violating the quarantine is a criminal offense punishable by a $5,000 fine and up to a year in prison
Reopens to international tourists 15JUN, 2020.
Italy has reactivated almost all business activity and has reopened their boarders as of 03JUN, 2020.
The Government of Jamaica will open its borders for the repatriation of nationals as of 01JUN, 2020. On 15JUN 2020 the borders will be open for all international travellers.
Visitors will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival into the country.
The first group of destinations that are being reopened for travel as from 01JUL, 2020 comprises: Germany, Austria, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Luxembourg, and Czech Republic.
The island is and remains in Stage 1 of a 3-stage prevention protocol. All disembarking cruise passengers are being systematically screened. And there are additional sanitary inspectors positioned at the airport.
The current land travel ban expires on 22JUN, 2020. This action does not apply to air, rail, or sea travel at this time, but does apply to commuter rail and ferry travel.
Mexico is opening state by state, and Quintana Roo — home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum — opened in on 08JUN, 2020. Los Cabos is scheduled to open in either late-JUN or JUL.
01JUL, 2020, is the tentative "Phase 1" starting date when hotels can reopen. Hotels must obtain a "Health First" certification to adhere with the coronavirus prevention measures.
Puerto Vallarta On 01JUL, 2020, Puerto Vallarta welcomed its first international visitors since the reopening of its hotels and beaches. More than 45 hotels have reopened to visitors, with a maximum 30% occupancy, and are offering modified access to on-site restaurants, pools and beaches. Canadian carriers await Canadian government approvals in order to fly to the destination.
Boarders will be opened to visitors from EU countries as of 13JUN, 2020. There is no date set for when boarders will open for international travellers.
Shopping centres, museums and galleries re-opened on 4MAY, 2020.
Portugal is allowing international visitors as of 04JUN, 2020. Visitors will not be placed under quarantine upon arrival.
Turismo de Portugal has created the “Clean & Safe” stamp, which distinguishes tourist activities that are in compliance with hygiene and cleanliness requirements. This stamp includes hotels, local accommodation, tour operators, restaurant and catering companies.
Puerto Rico boarders will open for international tourism 15JUL, 2020. The government of Puerto Rico activated the Puerto Rico National Guard to assist with health screenings of all passengers upon arrival into SJU.
Businesses, including movie theatres, spas, gyms, churches and beaches in the U.S territory reopened on 16JUN, 2020.
Spain has decided to continue to ban tourists from entering the country until 01JUL. Spain has five airports and eight ports open. The government of Spain has announced that foreign travellers will no longer be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period from 01JUL, 2020.
The Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism has created the ‘Responsible Tourism’ seal for all those establishments that follow the Guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the tourism sector. This seal is personal and non-transferable and must be renewed every year. The ‘Guidelines for reducing the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector’ contain specifications of service, cleaning and disinfection, maintenance and management of risk for different sub-sectors of the tourist sector.
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
The borders of the islands are closed until further notice.
SAINT MARTIN/SINT MAARTEN
Airplanes and cruise ships are currently not welcomed on the island. Yachts are welcomed to sail on the dutch side of the island.
The boarders are closed until there is an agreement between the French and Dutch sides of the island as to when it should be reopened.
Internal boarders opened on 02JUN, 2020.
Princess Juliana Airport will reopen on 01JUL for internal flights. Grand Case Airport is currently open for commercial flights from Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy, and St. Martin.
All businesses including bars and restaurants are open.
The Government of Saint Lucia has reopened their borders for air travel as of 04JUN, 2020. Hotels that have expressed interest in the certification process will be able to reopen on 04JUN, 2020. Travellers will not be placed in 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
In Phase One, the traditional experiences that Saint Lucia is known for will be available in a limited capacity. Registered hotels and travel providers will work with visitors directly to arrange safe experiences.
Phase Two of the island’s new responsible approach to tourism will commence on 01AUG, 2020, with details to be revealed in the weeks ahead.
New protocols for visitors have been announced which include,
Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. Visitors must provide a negative test result taken seven days or less before travel to Saint Lucia. This comes into effect from 09JUL, 2020 and will be reviewed after 30 days.
All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested. They will be required to remain in quarantine/isolation at their hotel or Government Operated Quarantine Facility until the test result is obtained. If the test is positive, they will be transferred to a treatment facility until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable.
AND THE GRENADINES
Borders are open for international travel and hotels are open with on-site nurses. Visitors must be quarantined for 14 days upon entry.
TURKS & CAICOS
Airports, hotels, and tourist attractions will not reopen 01JUN, which was previously announced. The new date to reopen boarders for tourism is 22JUL, 2020.
Reopens 08JUN, 2020. A 14-day quarantine at the visitor's expense will be required, and the quarantine must take place at a private address, not at a hotel.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
The U.S. Virgin Islands has reopened its doors to leisure travelers on 1JUN, 2020. The state of emergency due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will remain in effect through 11JUL, 2020.
Of the three islands in the USVI — St Thomas, St Croix, and St John — St. Croix has the most hotels currently open.