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The Caribbean remains the best bet for a post-lockdown holiday, with eight destinations welcoming British travellers (but plenty of testing required).


Antigua and Barbuda

All passengers 12 years and older must provide evidence of a negative test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Tourists with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures.


Travellers from the UK must arrive with a negative PCR test taken by a certified or accredited laboratory within 3 days of arrival. On arrival, you will be required to quarantine at government-approved facilities (a designated holding hotel or approved villa at your own expense, or a government facility free of charge), and undertake a further test 5 days after the first accepted negative test. You will need to stay in your hotel room and may be required to wear an electronic tracking bracelet until you receive the results of your second test. If this second test is negative you will no longer be subject to quarantine.


Arrivals must show evidence of a negative test taken no more than 5 days before travel. Anyone arriving in Bermuda from the UK, or who has travelled through the UK within the 14 days prior to their arrival in Bermuda, must also quarantine for 4 days upon arrival. They will need to receive another negative test on or after the 4th day to leave quarantine.


Arrivals must have a certified proof of a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel at an accredited testing centre in the UK. Tourists arriving on holiday charter flights will have a PCR test on arrival and will be transferred to their holiday resort. Tourists staying in casas particulares should not leave the casa until they receive a negative PCR test result (this usually takes less than 48 hours).


Arriving passengers must complete an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival, and have a PCR swab test with a negative result taken up to 72 hours before arrival. On arrival a Rapid Diagnostic Test will be taken. If negative tourists must spend the first five days in their government-approved hotel.

St Barthélemy

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for Covid-19 within 72 hours before departure for St Martin & St Barthélemy. However, the only flight options available are via France, which is not on the travel corridor list.

St Lucia

All travellers must provide certified proof of a negative PCR test taken seven days or less before travel to St Lucia. All international visitors must stay at an approved hotel or resort for the duration of their stay.

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Arrivals must have a negative result of a PCR test done no more than 72 previously. They may be retested on arrival, must remain in an approved hotel, and will be retested on days 4 and 7.

Open (with severe restrictions)

British Virgin Islands

Arrival must show evidence of a negative test no more than five days old, quarantine in an approved location for a period of 14 days, take further tests on days 7 and 14, and wear a tracking bracelet.

St Kitts and Nevis

Travellers from the UK are required to quarantine for 14 days.



Anguilla’s ports, sea and air, are closed for all regular inbound passenger movements.

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Government has closed its airports to all scheduled international passenger flights until further notice.


Flights between the UK and Grenada have been temporarily suspended.


Entry into Montserrat is restricted to residents.

Turks and Caicos

Anyone arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to obtain pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal. This requires evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a reputable facility taken less than five days prior to arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands, proof of health/travel insurance with Covid cover and a completed health screening questionnaire. However, currently the only flight options are via the US, which is not open to non-residents.