November 6. You may be fully vaccinated and ready to jet off to the tropics for some sun, water sports or just to lounge on the pristine sandy beaches.
Before you pack your beach-chic resort wear and flip-flops, be sure you’re up to date on current travel insurance mandates. It’s likely been over a year since you’ve been to the Caribbean, and since then the pandemic has impacted travel protocol.
Some mandate a specific amount of travel medical insurance, and others require that you must have a travel insurance policy to cover Covid-related medical expenses specifically.
• Aruba: Purchasing travel insurance to visit Aruba is mandatory. All travelers visiting the island must purchase Covid-19 travel insurance from the Aruba government.
• The Bahamas: Visitors to The Bahamas must purchase mandatory Covid-19 health insurance. The cost of the insurance is included in The Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee, which is $40.
• Jamaica: To visit Jamaica, you must pay a mandatory travel insurance fee. The $40 fee enrolls you in the “Jamaica Cares” program. This provides $50,000 in coverage for medical emergencies and $100,000 while traveling to and from Jamaica. It includes emergency medical services related to Covid-19 and coverage for hurricanes and other natural disasters affecting the island.
Source: Robb Report