Caribbean Reopenings: St Lucia, Antigua

Caribbean Reopening After Coronavirus: St Lucia, Antigua


Antigua & Barbuda: Reopening June 4

Antigua & Barbuda are reopening to international visitors on June 4, except that passengers and crew who have been in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea or Singapore within the past 28 days are not permitted.

Note that there are a number of restrictions for visitors and locals alike:

  • Daily curfew from 9pm-5am each night: everyone must be inside during these times.
  • Beaches are open on the weekends, from 5am-7pm
  • Private vehicles are limited to two occupants

Antigua & Barbuda COVID-19 Cases: 25 (3 deaths)

Jumby Bay Island, Antigua
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua


St. Lucia: Reopening June 4, Requires Negative COVID-19 Test Before Flight

St. Lucia will permit visitors starting June 4, 2020, but only those who have tested negative for Covid-19 on a test taken a maximum of 48 hours before the flight to Saint Lucia will be permitted to board. Other requirements include:

  • All travelers must wear a face mask during the flight and in the airport in Saint Lucia
  • All travelers must continue the use of face masks on arrival in Saint Lucia
  • All travelers will be subject to screening and temperature checks by port health authorities in Saint Lucia

St. Lucia COVID-19 Cases: 18 (all of them recovered)

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia


What is the Status of Other Caribbean Destinations?

Anguilla: Anguilla's borders are closed to visitors at least through the end of May 2020.

Anguilla COVID-19 cases: 3 (all recovered)

Four Seasons Anguilla
Four Seasons Anguilla


Barbados: Closed to visitors at least through end of June 2020. Mandatory 14 day quarantine in effect for all visitors (home quarantine for citizens and residents)

Barbados COVID-19 cases: 90 (70 recovered, 7 deaths)


BVI: Phased Reopening from June 2

No concrete details have been provided yet on the reopening. BVI beaches are open daily from 6am-3pm.

BVI COVID-19 cases: 8 (6 recovered, 1 death)


Cayman Islands: Expected to be closed to visitors until at least September 2020

Cayman Islands COVID-19 cases: 129 (61 recovered, 1 death)

Kimpton Seafire Grand Cayman


The Dominican Republic: Closed until at least June 2, 2020; no set date yet to reopen DR borders to international travelers

Dominican Republic COVID-19 cases: 13,989 (7572 recovered, 456 deaths)

Amanera, Dominican Republic


St. Kitts and Nevis: Still closed to visitors, no reopening date announced yet at time of writing

St. Kitts and Nevis COVID-19 cases: 15

Four Seasons Nevis
Four Seasons Nevis


Turks and Caicos: Closed until at least June 1, 2020 and moratorium on cruise ships until at least June 30, 2020; no set date yet to reopen Turks & Caicos to foreign visitors.

Turks and Caicos COVID-19 cases: 12 (10 recovered, 1 death)


St. Barthelemy: Expected to Reopen to Visitors in July 2020. Announcement scheduled on June 2, 2020.

Saint Barthelemy COVID-19 cases: 6

Cheval Blanc St. Barth
Cheval Blanc, St. Barth's


St. Martin/St. Maarten: No set date yet to reopen borders for international travel

Dutch St. Maarten COVID-19 cases: 77 (59 recovered, 15 deaths)

French St. Martin COVID-19 cases: 40 (33 recovered, 3 deaths)


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