Last week the CDC announced a new requirement for entering the US
starting on Jan 26th, 2021. This is for anyone traveling outside the US on their return.
It was surprising how quickly destinations and resorts stepped up to find ways to
provide tests for their guests. Many of the resorts we use are offering free tests right at the resort to make it hassle-free and easy. In the unlikely event that you would test positive, they will let you quarantine at the resort up to 14 days, complimentary.
The resorts are confident in their COVID safety protocols. Guests that have just
returned felt very safe with all of the measures in place and had enjoyable trips.
All inbound passengers, regardless of citizenship status, must get tested no more than 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs. The test must be a viral test (NAAT or antigen test).
If the passenger has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months, she does not have to get tested again but can travel instead with documentation of her positive viral test results and a letter from her healthcare provider or a public health official that states she has been cleared for travel.
It is the responsibility of the airline to confirm a COVID-19 negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding, and to deny boarding if such is not presented. Passengers must also fill out a CDC form.
The test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test and must include information that identifies the person, a specimen collection date and the type of test administered, as well as verification information, such as the name and contact information for the laboratory that performed the test.
Beach destinations that we can visit right now without having a negative COVID test:
Beach destinations that require a negative COVID test between 3 - 10 days prior to departure.
Turks and Caicos
US Virgin Islands
The restrictions and travel policies are changing daily. We are keeping up with all of the details so you don't have to. With the vaccines available, I anticipate the restrictions to keep lessening.