The Caribbean island of St. Barts now welcomes vaccinated US travelers

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As of today, the French-speaking Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy — commonly known as St. Barts — is opening up for vaccinated US travelers.

“After two successful vaccination campaigns, the vast majority of our island’s citizens are now vaccinated, and our efficient COVID-19 testing centers still offer swift service for everyone,” Nils Dufau, president of the St. Barts Tourism Board, said. “Restaurants, boutiques, nautical activities as well as all services are being provided as usual. Hotels and villas are open.”

Upon arrival in St. Barts — and when booking and checking into their accommodations — US travelers must have proof of vaccination. They also need to show the negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test taken three days before arriving on the island. A negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival will also be accepted.

Travelers to St. Barts must have received one of the vaccines that the European Medical Agency has approved, i.e. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.

Those under 18 will not have to show proof of vaccination, and children 10 and under will not be subjected to testing.