Thursday, October 1, 2020

What to know before traveling to the Caribbean this fall

 
Vacationers planning to go to the Caribbean must access, understand and prepare for required COVID-19 protocols in the country they intend to visit.

Brian Major
TravelPulse

Many of the Caribbean’s 33 tourism-reliant nations remain closed to international travelers. However, several destinations across the region are now accepting visitors as they attempt to rebuild tourism activity during the critical fall period.

Yet, destinations need not only to reopen, travelers must also feel comfortable returning to the region.

To do that, vacationers must access, understand and prepare for required COVID-19 protocols in the Caribbean country they intend to visit. “We forewarn our clients that protocols and guidelines can change on a dime, so they need to be aware that they might need to suddenly follow a new policy, which can be stressful,” said Jennifer Doncsecz, owner of VIP Vacations.

Her agency has served “many travelers and even large wedding groups” traveling to Antigua, St. Lucia, Aruba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic following these countries’ border reopenings. Another top travel seller, Tom Varghese, also identified the “romance market” as ready to travel to Caribbean destinations this fall, including “clients that are celebrating a delayed honeymoon, anniversary or milestone birthday.”

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