Jun 16. Like the rest of the world, three island nations in the Caribbean have announced revisions to their protocols.
Bahamas: The government of the Bahamas is removing another COVID requirement for international travelers. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022, travelers will no longer need to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa in order to enter the country. Travelers will, however, still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel to The Bahamas.
U.S. Virgin Islands: As of Sunday, June 11, 2022, international travelers flying into the United States and its territories are no longer required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to fly into the country. The requirements were one of the longest standing hurdles for international travelers following the pandemic’s onset in 2020.
British Virgin Islands: Marlon Penn, minister for health and social development for the B.V.I., outlined a significant update to the islands’ COVID-19 protocols, which were put into effect on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Beginning on June 15, persons traveling to the B.V.I. regardless of vaccination status, will no longer need to register for entry clearance on the BVI Gateway Travel Portal, and will not be required to show proof of travel insurance.