IMPLICATIONS OF THE COVID-19 IN THE CARIBBEAN (UPDATE N° 31 August 13th to September 07th, 2021)

ARUBA

The government has announced the travel restrictions issued on September 2nd, 2021:

Aruba has the borders open with the following countries/regions: USA, Canada, Central America, South America, The Caribbean, Europe and other regions. The border closure with Venezuela remains in effect.

Residents of Venezuela who want to travel to Aruba will be able to arrive to the Island using connecting flights in Latin America or the United States. Venezuelans will need a visa for the Dutch Caribbean. They will not need to apply for the visa if they have a valid residence or multiple entry visa from the United States, Canada or Schengen.

Travellers fully vaccinated against Covid19 who will be visiting Aruba must comply with the established health protocol: have a negative result of a PCR test at least 72 before the trip, fill out the online embarkation / disembarkation process and purchase health insurance, among others.

All travellers who are not showing the corresponding support indicating a negative Molecular COVID-19 test result prior to travel to Aruba as a part of the ED card process will receive a Molecular PCR COVID-19 test at the Airport when arriving in Aruba. The Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing will be followed by a mandatory quarantine at the traveller’s booked accommodations while test results are assessed. The mandatory quarantine while test results are assessed will be up to 24 hours.

The Government of Aruba took the following crisis measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which are in force from September 2nd:

  • Curfew: is now eliminated.
  • Masks: Obligatory (indoors).
  • Closing Time: 12:00 am.
  • Restaurants: 6 people per table.

Cruise ships have been entering in Aruba.

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew change is allowed under specific conditions.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

BAHAMAS

The government of the Bahamas maintains the protocol and requirements previously established for the entry of travellers to the country:

  • Fully vaccinated travellers and have passed the two-week immunity period will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), performed no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas or before taking an inter-island travel.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers must carry valid proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated visitors are considered the one received the corresponding of the approved vaccines by the World Health Organization(WHO).
  • Unvaccinated travellers entering The Bahamas and/or those travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island or Grand Bahama Island must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas.
  • All visitors must to obtain a Bahamas Travel Health Visa within five days of travel. Travelers must print the approved travel visa response (green) issued electronically.
  • All visitors arriving in the Bahamas must take out health insurance coverage when applying for the Health Visa to travel to the Bahamas.

Local Restrictions:

  • Curfew in effect: Partial (only on some islands at different times).
  • Events: Partially Allowed with restrictions.
  • Transport: Operational with restrictions
  • Shopping: Open.
  • Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions.
  • The mask and sanitization requirements remain in place for everyone.

Cruise ships have been received in Bahamas.

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew changes is allowed.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

BERMUDA

Protocol and requirements for the entry of travellers established by the government of Bermuda on August 23:

All visitors must have a negative pre-arrival test taken within four days before arrival in Bermuda.

All travellers must comply the new travel authorization process, available at: https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers, and must receive an approved Authorization 1 to 3 days prior to arriving in Bermuda

The travel authorization fee is $ 75.

All immunised travellers will be given a red wristband upon arrival. Immunized travellers with pre-test must wear it until receiving the negative arrival test. Immunized travellers without pre-test must wear it until receiving the negative DAY 4 test.

Immunised visitors must test upon arrival, day 4, and day 10 while in Bermuda.

An immunised traveller is someone, who has received the full course of a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or any other regulatory body recognised by the Ministry of Health, with at least 14 days since the last dose.

Visitors who are not immunized will be required to be in quarantine for 14 days in a Government Approved Quarantine Hotel or apply for an exemption. Unimmunised travellers have the option to complete part of their mandatory 14 days quarantine at an accommodation of their choice (at home or other accommodation).

An unimmunized traveller requiring a quarantined hotel must:

  • Cover the expenses of the hotel stay;
  • Choose from one of the seven participating properties;
  • Hotel booking prior arrival to Bermuda.

All immunized visitor must upload proof of his immunization status to his traveller authorization.

The use of masks indoors remains in force.

Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority implemented restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID 19, which must be complied with by all vessels that arrive at its ports.

Crew changes is allowed with restrictions.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

BONAIRE

Classification of countries according to the risk of contagion by Covid-19was updated by the government of Bonaire on August 26 and remain as follow:

  • Countries classified as very low-risk are: Saba and Sint Eustatius
  • Countries classified as low-risk are: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and Vatican City.
  • Countries classified as high-risk are: Aruba, Curacao, Cyprus, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Sint Maarten and Spain.
  • Countries classified as very high-risk are: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kuwait, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, Suriname, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • Countries that are not mentioned in any of the categories are considered to be high-risk.

Travelers to Bonaire from very low-risk countries must present the following requirements upon arrival on Bonaire:

  • Fully vaccinated people:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
  • People who are not (fully) vaccinated:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.

Travelers to Bonaire from low-risk countries and Bubble ABC Islands must present the following requirements upon arrival on Bonaire:

  • Fully vaccinated people:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
  • People who are not (fully) vaccinated:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
    • Negative coronavirus test result (NAAT-PCR Test) within 48 hours before departure.

Travelers to Bonaire from high-risk countries must present the following requirements upon arrival on Bonaire:

  • Fully vaccinated people:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
    • Negative coronavirus test result (NAAT-PCR Test) within 48 hours before departure.
  • People who are not (fully) vaccinated:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
    • Negative coronavirus test result (NAAT-PCR Test within 24 hours before departure or NAAT-PCR Test within 48 hours before departure) + Antigen Test immediately upon arrival on Bonaire.

Travelers to Bonaire from very high-risk countries must present the following requirements upon arrival on Bonaire:

  • Fully vaccinated people:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
    • Negative coronavirus test result (NAAT-PCR Test) within 48 hours before departure.
  • People who are not (fully) vaccinated:
    • Health Declaration (online at www.bonairerepublichealth.org) between 72 and 48 hours before departure.
    • Negative coronavirus test result (NAAT-PCR Test within 24 hours before departure or NAAT-PCR Test) within 48 hours before departure + Antigen Test immediately upon arrival on Bonaire.
  • Fully vaccinated residents or visitors or the one who are not (Fully) vaccinated must take a Covid-19 Test on day 5 after arrival.

Fully vaccinated means that the final vaccination has been administered at least two weeks ago.

Printed health declaration, coronavirus test result, and vaccination card (if applicable) must be presented at check-in, boarding, and upon arrival in Bonaire.

Quarantine will be required to travellers only if the result of any coronavirus test is positive, visitors will be directed to quarantine centres or quarantine at their holiday address for 10 days. If the holiday address is not suitable, travellers may choose another address at their own expense. On day 5 of quarantine travellers may undergo a PCR Test free of charge at the Public Health Department test lane. If the test result negative, visitors may leave quarantine. If the test results positive, travellers must have to go into isolation.

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew changes are allowed with restrictions.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

COLOMBIA

Protocol and restrictions to travellers arriving in Colombia applicable from August 23:

  • International visitors entering Colombia should not present a negative PCR test to enter the country. They only have to do their Check-Mig registration 24 hours before their flight at the following link: migracioncolombia.gov.co.
  • If you are traveling to the interior of the country, you do not need to present your negative PCR test. Nor will it be required to have the information downloaded and filled out in the CoronApp mobile application.
  • There are mobility restrictions in some destinations in the country according to the level of contagion and occupation of the Intensive Care Units.

The health emergency due to COVID 19 in the country established according Resolution 738 of 2021 of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, still force.

The provision published in Circular No. 37 of 2021 of the Ministry of Health remains in force, in which municipalities and districts that have an ICU occupancy greater than 85% are ordered to present to the Ministry of the Interior, a proposal with measures to restrict activities, areas and zones aimed at reducing the speed of the spread of COVID-19.

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew changes are allowed with restrictions.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

CUBA

The country remains in the community transmission phase due to the high number of COVID-19 cases. In this phase, measures are applied aimed to stop transmission, advancing health intervention and reducing people’s mobility as much as possible.

In Havana, the prohibition of the mobility of people and vehicles is maintained from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am the next day.

All international visitors must present a certificate with a negative result of a PCR Test for COVID-19 issued by a certified laboratory in the country of origin and carried out 72 hours before arrival on the island. A PCR test will also be applied to them upon arrival of their flight to the country.

Once in Cuba, travellers must go to the designated hotels to complete the quarantine period (minimum 5 days). The isolation period ends when a negative result of the second PCR carried out in Cuba is received.

Visitors must have an insurance policy that covers COVID-19.

The restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID 19 announced by the authorities in all ports remain applicable and mandatory.

Crew changes restrictions continues.

In the event that any crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, the health authorities must be informed and authorize the disembarkation for medical assistance on the ground in the hospital system.

CURACAO

According to the announcement of the government of Curacao No. 364 on August 12, 2021, which is started on August 13, 2021 a curfew from 12.00 am to 4.30 am is in force throughout the country.

According to the announcement of the government of Curacao No. 380 of August 24, 2021, applicable on August 27, 2021, the new list of risk classifications of the countries is as follows:

Very Low Risk: China, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, New Zealand, Poland, Saba, Saint Eustatius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Taiwan.

Low Risk: Germany, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Barbados, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Barthelemy, Sweden, Uruguay.

High Risk: Anguilla, Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey.

Very High Risk: Aruba, Cuba, Dominica, United States of America, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Haiti, United States Virgin Islands, Israel, Martinique, United Kingdom, Saint Martin + Saint Martin, Venezuela.

Countries which are not on any of the above lists are classified as High Risk Countries. These lists can be adjusted according to the latest news about COVID 19 in each country.

According to the announcement of the government of Curacao No. 385 on September 1, 2021, beginning on September 6, 2021, visitors are requested to present a certificate with a negative result of a PCR for COVID-19 issued by a certified laboratory in the country of origin and made 48 instead of 72 hours before arrival in the country.

All crew changes are subject to approval by the COVID Crisis team and they will arrange all transportation.

The following documents must be presented at least 5 days before the crew change: copy of passport, navigation book, medical certificate, ship’s maritime health status and any other information.

The restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 established by the authorities in all ports remain mandatory.

In the event that any crew member presents an injury or illness other than COVID-19, the health authorities must be informed and they will authorize the disembarkation to receive medical assistance in the hospital system.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The curfew remains in force in the national territory from 11:00 p.m. to 5.00 am, except in the province of La Altagracia and the National District.

Entry requirements:

  • Airports and other ports of entry will conduct a rapid and random breath test on a percentage of passengers and all those with symptoms upon arrival.
  • Those passengers who present a vaccination card with no less than 3 weeks after the last dose or negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before their arrival in the Dominican Republic will be exempt from the random test.
  • All passengers undergo temperature control.
  • Passengers who show symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and treated in authorized places.

The restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 announced by the authorities in all ports remain in effect.

Free pratique has always been granted once the ship has docked and has been authorized by the authorities. The following documents must be submitted to PFSO prior to the arrival of the ship: medical protocol, crew list, the last ten ports, the P&I certificate and the declaration of maritime health.

Crew changes are allowed, however, authorization from the High Level Presidential Commission is required. Required documents: crew details, passport copy and preliminary flight details to request authorization.

There are precautionary tests, once the ship arrives, the Port Authorities Medical Commission takes the temperature of all crew members and checks them for other symptoms of COVID-19.

Health Personnel designated by the Ministry of Defence carry out a medical examination of the ship’s crew at the berth, so all crew members must disembark from the ship when docking. Medical assistance is possible is subject to authorities authorization.

SAINT BARTH AND SAINT MARTIN

A curfew is in effect on both islands from 10 pm to 5 am every day.

All visitor must:

  • Provide a negative PCR test upon arrival in the country, with an issue date within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Present justification for the trip (excluding travel between the two territories).
  • Carry out a self-test that will be delivered to you at the airport.

People who can justify a full vaccination schedule are not bound by any of these obligations.

Crew changes are permitted – Requirements: ship(s) specs, previous ports, crew to off sign and on sign if need be and copy of their passports and seaman’s books.

The crew is not allowed to spend the night ashore. The crew must go from the ship to the airport and vice versa. Crew members arriving in Saint Martin must provide the immigration officer at the airport with a negative COVID-19 test, the results of which were received within 72 hours prior boarding the plane.

SINT MAARTEN

On September 1st, 2021, the government of Sint Maarten reported the following Travel Requirements:

The government of Sint Maarten established a mandatory health pre-authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) for every visitor arriving by air including transits, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin residents. Without the health pre-authorization boarding will not be possible. Be advised that processing time can take up to 12 hours.

The requirements vary depending on the country risk status which can be found at the bottom of this page.

People are considered fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine:

2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

The approved vaccines are: Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca) and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.

The government of Sint Maarten has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 insurance for all travellers with destination Sint Maarten with the exception of Sint Maarten residents, transit passengers departing the same day, flight crews, transiting cruise ship crews. French nationals residing in France or a French territory, BES-ZVK insured and AUC faculty and students (special procedure). The insurance purchasing process is an integrated step in the EHAS application. Visitors requiring the COVID-19 insurance must complete this process upon application.

The application must be completed in order to be processed. This includes proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, information on the vaccination status (including proof of completed vaccination in case fully vaccinated) and the purchase of the mandatory COVID-19 insurance in case required. Provide a working personal email address on which you are reachable.

All incoming passengers are subjected to temperature checks and other screening protocols and may be subjected to mandatory testing at their own expense.

Applicants will receive confirmation of their accepted application.

If health authorization is pre-approved, you will receive a (printable) pre-authorization PDF via e-mail, which must be presented at check in and to the health and immigration authorities upon arrival. Keep the original RT-PCR or antigen test result and proof of vaccination always with you. If health authorization is not pre-approved, you will receive an e-mail informing you that health pre-authorization has been denied.

On January 27, 2021, until further notice, a travel ban is in place for persons who have been the 14 days before departing to Sint Maarten in a banned country as mentioned in the “banned countries”.

COVID-19 Test Requirements

Travelers to Sint Maarten from Low-Risk Countries:

  • Resident (Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba) – Non Resident, vaccinated and unvaccinated:
  • Does not require any test.

Travelers to Sint Maarten from High-Risk Countries:

  • Resident (Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba), vaccinated:
  • RT-PCR test within 72 hrs. or Ag test 48 hrs. before departure.
  • Resident (Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba), unvaccinated:
  • RT-PCR test within 72 hrs. before departure.
  • Non Resident, vaccinated and unvaccinated:
  • RT-PCR test within 72 hrs. before departure.

Travelers to Sint Maarten from Banned Countries:

  • Resident (Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba), vaccinated and unvaccinated:
  • RT-PCR test within 72 hrs. before departure.
  • Non Resident, vaccinated and unvaccinated:
  • Entry banned.

Travelers to Sint Maarten from USA / Canada:

  • Resident (Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba) – Non Resident, vaccinated and unvaccinated:
  • RT-PCR test within 72 hrs. or Ag test 48 hrs. before departure.

Classification of countries according to the level of risk of transmission of COVID-19

  • Low Risk Countries: Anguilla, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, China, Grenada, Hong Kong, Montserrat, New Zealand, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Singapore, Sint Eustatius and Turks and Calcos.
  • Banned Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, India, Nepal Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • High Risk Countries: all countries that do not appear in the Low Risk and Banned Countries categories.

FRENCH GUIANA

A curfew is in force throughout the territory according to the following:

On the island of Cayenne, Macouria, Matoury, Rémire-Montjoly, Kourou, Sinnamary, Roura and Montsinéry Tonnegrande, on weekdays from 7 pm to 5 am. On weekends from 7 pm on Saturday to 5 am on Monday. In the rest of the department (green zone), a curfew is in force from 9 pm to 5 am every day of the week.

The external borders are closed.

Travelers must:

  • Provide a negative PCR test upon arrival in the country, with an issue date within 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Present justification for the trip.
  • Complete a self-test that will be delivered to you at the airport.

The restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID 19 announced by the authorities in all ports remain in effect.

The ban on crew changes continues.

In the event that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, the health authorities must be informed and authorize the disembarkation for medical assistance on the ground in the public or private hospital system.

SAINT LUCIA

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Saint Lucia is open to visitors from all countries.

All travellers, regardless of their status (resident, non-resident, fully vaccinated or unvaccinated) must submit a Travel Registration form online, and all visitors must take a PCR test 5 days or less before arrival in Saint Lucia. When uploading the result of the PCR test, all the required information must be included, otherwise it will not be processed.

Fully vaccinated travellers will enjoy expanded access to the destination. Visitors are considered “Fully Vaccinated” once two weeks has passed since the second dose of the two-shot vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Vaccine Cards must be presented on entry to Saint Lucia.

All symptomatic passengers will be immediately isolated and tested. If test result is positive for COVID-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.

International visitors must adhere to all safety protocols in place throughout Saint Lucia, including wearing a mask in public. Travelers are subject to mandatory screening and temperature checks at the port of entry and throughout your stay.

Travelers must download and print the Health Screening Form. The form must be completed on the day of travel and presented at the health screening desk on arrival in Saint Lucia.

All arrivals must receive authorization for travelling to Saint Lucia. The authorization will be sent by email and will be based on: Verified reservations at a COVID-19 certified property and Verification of COVID-19 PCR test results.

Arriving passengers who are fully vaccinated will receive a wristband for identification.

Health Screening

All passengers will be screened on arrival. This will include a temperate check.

Download, print and travel and complete the HEALTH SCREENING FORM. The form must be completed on the day of travel and before landing to expedite processing and presented at the health screening desk on arrival in Saint Lucia.

Marine Protocols

Entry requirements:

  • All arrivals to Saint Lucia must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival.
  • All arrivals must complete and submit an online Travel Registration Form prior to arrival. The requirements differ between traveler types.
  • All arrivals must adhere to all safety protocols in place throughout Saint Lucia, including wearing a mask in public, and shall be subject to mandatory screening and temperature checks at the port of entry and throughout your stay.

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew changes are allowed with restrictions.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

ST EUSTATIUS

Entry Policy of Sint Eustatius for Covid-19 effective since August 31th, 2021 is detailed as follows:

All persons, except tourists from very high risk countries are allowed to enter St. Eustatius based on the normal immigration rules.

Registration is required before entering St. Eustatius and the requirements as described below must be fulfilled for all visitor entering by ports or by airports:

Everyone that wants to enter St. Eustatius must register through the St. Eustatius EHAS system.

The request for entrance can be done within 72 hours before the planned date of arrival. Approval will be within 12 hours after receiving the request.

Risk Level of COVID-19:

  • COVID-19 Risk Very Low:
  • Vaccinated: No specific requirements
  • No Vaccinated: No specific requirements
  • COVID-19 Risk Low:
  • Vaccinated: Pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test
  • No Vaccinated: Pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test and 10 days of quarantine with exit test
  • COVID-19 Risk High:
  • Vaccinated: Pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test and 5 days of monitoring with exit test
  • No Vaccinated: Pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test and 10 days of quarantine with exit test
  • COVID-19 Risk Very High:
  • Vaccinated: Pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test, Antigen Test upon arrival and 5 days of quarantine with exit test.
  • No Vaccinated: Pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR Test and 10 days of quarantine with exit test.

The list of countries was updated based on the level of risk from COVID-19 contagion:

  • Very Low-risk countries: Montserrat, Saba,
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Republic of China, Romania, Rwanda, St. Vincent, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea (Republic of Korea), Switzerland.
  • High-risk countries: Curacao, Dominican Republic, France, the Netherlands and all other countries that are not mentioned in this overview.
  • Very High-risk countries: Aruba, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Martinique, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. US Virgin Islands, Venezuela.

Visitors coming from a (very) low risk country with a transit of more than 5 hours in a high risk country will be treated as if they come from a high risk country.

The government can give permission to conduct work during the quarantine for persons entering from high risk countries and has specific protocols developed for the permission which needs to be signed by the persons involved.

Persons coming from very high risk countries will never get the permission to work during the quarantine period.

You need to be fully vaccinated: this implies two weeks after the second shot of a two shots vaccine (Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer) and four weeks after the vaccination with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew changes are allowed with restrictions.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

SURINAME

The country remains in step 4 of the society´s Opening Plan, which implies an adjustment of the flexibility measures due to the increase in the infection figures.

The curfew is in force throughout the territory from 6.00 pm to 6.00 am, every day of the week.

The restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID 19 announced by the authorities in all ports remain in effect.

In the event that any crew member presents an injury or illness other than COVID-19, the health authorities must be informed and they will authorize disembarkation for medical assistance on the ground in the public or private hospital system.

The crew change ban continues.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

On August 19th, the government of Trinidad & Tobago extend the State of Emergency (SoE) for three months. Curfew will continue from 9 pm to 5 am.

Quarantine Protocols for Passengers Entering into Trinidad and Tobago issued by Ministry of Health of Trinidad & Tobago:

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  • PCR Test 72 hours prior to arrival;
  • Proof of vaccination (WHO approved);
  • No quarantine required.

A fully vaccinated individual is defined as a person who has received the required number of doses of a WHO approved vaccine and it has been two weeks post the final recommended vaccine dose(s).

Individuals Entering Trinidad and Tobago via Seaports

Fully Vaccinated Persons

  • PCR Test 72 hours prior to arrival;
  • Proof of vaccination (WHO approved);
  • No quarantine required.

Note: If PCR test is not met on arrival, passengers are required to remain on the vessel and have a PCR done on board. Once this PCR test is negative, then the passenger will be allowed to disembark.

Unvaccinated Persons

  • PCR Test 72 hours prior to arrival;
  • Passengers will be immediately taken to a designated State Supervised Quarantine Facility or quarantined on board the vessel at the discretion of the CMOH/Port Health Officer for fourteen (14) days;
  • Each passenger undergoes a medical assessment within 24hrs of arrival, which includes a medical history and PCR test for COVID-19 (swab) on the 7th day;
  • Daily temperature monitoring and symptom checks are done by the designated medical team;
  • Passengers who test negative for COVID-19 and complete their remaining fourteen (14) day quarantine period and are asymptomatic are allowed to disembark the vessel. Final decision to be made by the CMOH/Port Health Officer;
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 (during the quarantine period) are immediately transferred to a hospital in the parallel health care system for clinical assessment and assignment.

The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago established the issuance of the TTravel Pass among the following measures for the entry of visitors to the island:

  • Travellers to Trinidad and Tobago must obtain the TTravel Pass prior to arrival
  • All travellers must complete or have already completed an individual application to obtain a TTravel Pass for presentation to the relevant airline and the Border Control Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Travellers must complete the entire application process and receive their TTravel Pass before the check in time for the relevant flight.
  • Travellers will NOT be allowed to board the flight without a TTravel Pass and proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The receipt of a TTravel Pass does not guarantee access to the flight nor entry into Trinidad and Tobago.
  • All travellers are still subject to the validation processes of the airlines and Border Control Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Only fully vaccinated non-nationals are being allowed entry into Trinidad and Tobago at this time.
  • Individuals are only considered to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if 14 days have passed since they received the full dosage of a World Health Organisation approved vaccine, i.e. 14 days after they have received of a second dose in a 2-dose series or 14 days after they have received a single-dose vaccine.
  • For 2-dose series COVID-19 vaccines, passengers must have received 2 doses of the same vaccine OR the first dose of the AstraZeneca / COVISHIELD vaccine followed by the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Passengers with any other combination of vaccines would NOT be considered fully vaccinated, at this time.
  • Please note that passengers shall be required to provide evidence of:
  1. Negative PCR tests no older than three (3) days;
  2. being fully vaccinated in accordance with WHO standards using WHO approved vaccines; and

III. fully paid for state supervised quarantine at an approved hotel facility where applicable

The restrictions and protocols related with the prevention of the spread the COVID 19 announced by the authorities at all Ports remain applicable and compulsory.

Crew change remains forbidden.

In case that a crew member presents a Non-COVID 19 injury or illness, health authorities has to be informed and they will be the one who authorized the disembark to shore medical assistance in the public or private hospital system.

VENEZUELA

On July 18, 2021, the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) announced that commercial air routes for the transfer of passengers, cargo and mail continue to be open between Venezuela and Turkey, Mexico, Bolivia, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as stipulated in the NOTAM C0730 / 21, A0288 / 21 dated July 18, 2021, this measure continues applicable.

All travellers arriving in Venezuela must present a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19, carried out in a period of 72 hours prior to their arrival in the country.

Travelers must register online before departure at http: //pasedesalud.casalab.com.ve/, this will generate a QR code that must be presented upon arrival.

The restrictions and protocols related to the prevention of the spread of COVID 19 announced by the authorities in all ports remain in effect.

In the event that any crew member presents an injury or illness other than COVID 19, the health authorities must be informed and they will authorize the landing of medical assistance on the ground in the public or private hospital system.

The issuance of safe conducts to key workers in the sector (seafarers and personnel associated with the port-ship interface) continues, to guarantee their mobilization on land, as indicated by the Maritime Authority in Circular No. 014 (Special Notice 011 COVID-19) April 27, 2020.

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INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES

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