A Growing List of Nations Joining Canada In Requiring Negative COVID Test for Visitors
Mark Stachiew, Open Jaw
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While much attention is being paid here in Canada about a new regulation requiring inbound travellers to require a negative PCR test, other nations have already adopted similar measures or are considering doing so.
Travellers to the Caribbean are already familiar with COVID tests as numerous island nations are asking for negative results for visitors including Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas,British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some neighbouring nations only require you to test negative within a few days of arrival such as Barbados, Bermuda, Curacao, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Cuba, one of the most popular sun destinations for Canadian visitors, introduced proof of a prior negative PCR test for incoming travellers as of January 1, but has excluded Canadians from that list.