In addition to the major hotels and resorts in the Caribbean offering pre-departure Covid testing for guests returning to the US and UK, or entering the US, several island destinations are now offering this service.
Jamaica has expanded its target-wide testing capacity to include mobile testing facilities for travelers staying in accommodations that do not offer on-site service.
Resources will also be added at the two international airports in Montego Bay and Kingston.
Antigen and PCR tests are also performed in 10 private laboratories approved by the Department of Health and Wellness.
In the Turks and Caicos Islands, 12 test centers opened on Providenciales, South Caicos and Parrot Cay, including six in resorts and six in medical clinics.
More test sites are expected to be added on the other islands of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Dominican Republic offers free antigen testing to all international visitors traveling to the United States. The tests are carried out by technical health workers in hotels across the country, with test results certified by the Ministry of Health.
St. Barts has opened two test centers, one from the Red Cross in the St. Jean parking lot for the rapid antigen test (free) or the PCR test (approx. 165 USD) and the second in the airport pharmacy in La Savane Center for one Antigen Test ($ 66).
The U.S. requires travelers entering the country to demonstrate a recent negative Covid-19 test. Canada has temporarily suspended flights to the Caribbean.