St. Barths will reopen to visitors on June 22 — but only if they can prove they’re not sick

Jun 14, 2020

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Beginning June 22, visitors will be able to vacation on St. Barths again. But, the reopening is hardly going to be a beach bonanza.

Related Coverage: Country-by-country guide to reopening

If you want to visit the Caribbean vacation spot, you’ll need to prove that you have tested negative for COVID-19 72 hours or less before you arrive. Those unable to provide such documentation will be tested on arrival, and will need to isolate at their lodging until results become available.

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Visitors who test positive for the virus will be moved into quarantine on the island.

According to Wimco, a villa operator on the island, guests who plan to visit for more than seven days will need to be retested during their stay.

Related Coverage: A country-by-country reopening guide to the Caribbean

Restaurants and shops will be open on the island, but social distancing measures are strongly encouraged.

Getting there

Tradewind Aviation will resume flights between San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Barths on June 22. The airport in St. Martin remains closed to commercial traffic through at least July 1, but flights between the islands will resume when it reopens.

There are some deals to be had if you’re flexible with your dates, like this $781 round-trip fare on mixed airlines from New York in July.

(Image courtesy of Google Flights)
(Image courtesy of Google Flights)

But generally, fares are well over $1,000, and involve multiple stops.

(Image courtesy of Google Flights)
(Image courtesy of Google Flights)

Where to stay

St. Barth’s is not historically the most budget- or points-friendly destination, but a few of its hotels have wound up in TPG guides to the greatest hits of the Caribbean.

Featured photo by Studio Borlenghi/ALeA/Getty Images.

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