American Airlines has restarted its operations for a number of caribbean destinations.
The airline started nonstop flights to Aruba from both Miami and Charlotte during the weekend. However, it is operating once-daily flights to routes such as Florida on a Boeing 737-800. And to Charlotte on an Airbus A321.
Moreover, American Airlines has also resumed flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines on July 11. The aircraft that the airline is using for its daily flight to this destination is a Boeing 737-800. However, from last week the Caribbean islands reopened their borders for tourists from the United States.
On 9 July, the American tourists started flying to Saint Lucia. As the airline resumed its commercial flights to Hewanorra International Airport from Miami International Airport. However, Delta is also scheduling its flights to the island from Atlanta. JetBlue will be flying from New York City in the coming weeks.
“As our Government and health officials work together on protocols that provide the safest experience possible for visitors and local residents. The arrival of the American Airlines flight from Miami is a symbolic step for the successful safe reopening of Saint Lucia’s tourism industry,” Saint Lucia Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee said.
Traveling to the Caribbean destinations has some requirements which the travelers must fulfill in order to enjoy a safe stay at the island.
Travelers planning to fly to St Vincent, the Grenadines, and other Caribbean destinations will have to fulfill the requirement of filling out a pre-arrival Travel Form.
Moreover, they will have to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results. And that test result should be taken within 72 hours of arrival.
If travelers arriving at the Caribbean islands fails to show a negative test on arrival. They have to go through an on-site test. They must isolate themselves until their results come back negative. However, if the test result is positive, the traveler will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Rules to be Followed in Aruba
However, visitors arriving in Aruba has an option to either provide a negative test result taken no more than 72 hours before their visit or receive a test on arrival.
However, the travelers will have to bear the cost of the test and must pay it in advance.
The island is providing the travelers with the mandatory insurance coverage, the Aruba Visitors Insurance. This will cover all the expenses incurred if visitors test positive for the virus during their trip.
In addition, the Department of Public Health has introduced the “Aruba Health & Happiness Code.” It is a mandatory cleaning and hygiene certification program for all businesses related to tourism in the country.