Are You Ready to Travel?

Posted on 10/27/2020 | About Caribbean, Anywhere

As thousands of people hold Future Travel Credits in lieu of the vacation that got cancelled last spring, the lure to book another trip gets stronger and stronger. Cold weather is coming, and we Canadians want our winter beach vacation. The one we were denied last year.

Where can we go?


The Government of the Bahamas has announced that incoming travelers will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days starting November 1st as long as they upload proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

A mandatory curfew is in place from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. daily. No person is permitted to leave their homes or accommodations during this period, except to seek urgent medical care at a hospital.


Canadian airlines plan to restart flights to Cuba from September. Except for foreign tourists with international charter flights directly to these destinations: Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (served by Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport), or Cayo Largo del Sur.

All international tourists arriving on charter flights to the Cayos will have their temperature checked and a PCR (antigen) test.

International travellers arriving on international charter flights are allowed into the hotels in the five Cayos and from 15 October in Varadero. Guests may have to wear face masks in some hotel facilities. Medical teams may visit to check on health of guests, including taking their temperature.

Dominican Republic:

September 28, there is a nationwide curfew (all cities and provinces) from Monday through Friday from 9 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 5 am.

It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places. When leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 meters away from any other person).

The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on July 1st. 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. The use of face masks is mandatory for staff and passengers.
Authorities will administer a rapid diagnostic test to a percentage of randomly selected passengers on arrival.

Hotels have started to re-open. Private transportation companies, malls and gambling companies are operating normally on the allowed working hours, except for casinos.


Mask wearing is obligatory in all public places. Overnight curfews from 9pm to 5am are in place across the islands.

Residents from high risk countries such as the US, must have a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival. Canadians are not among the high risk countries and do not require a test.

Travellers will be screened for symptoms at the airport.

There is no quarantine for international visitors.


The Mexican government has put into place a traffic light system to manage the easing of restrictions, this varies from state to state. Cancun and the Mayan Riviera re in the State of Quintana Roo. Each individual state has their own health protocols including the mandatory use of masks and proper social distancing.

Here are a few of the top destinations:
Cancun: Face masks are mandatory outside of resorts
Puerto Vallarta: The use of face masks are required in public spaces
Los Cabos: The wearing of face masks in businesses and public spaces has been deemed mandatory

Commercial flights are operating to and from Mexico. Some airlines are imposing their own additional restrictions on travellers, different from the Mexican government guidelines. These restrictions may apply for domestic and international flights.

Upon entry into Mexico, authorities will ask for a "Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros". The form can be found at [] .

Mexico is open for travellers, however the border with US is closed, and limited flights are available.

The information contained here is a partial list of international restrictions and is for information purposes only. For full restrictions go to the

Source of Information for this article comes from: Air Charter Service