Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic
WhereToStay's Response to COVID-19: (Updated January 17, 2021)
A few Caribbean islands have reopened with Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols in place to help mitigate the spread of the virus. We have many clients who have and are traveling to those islands with great results. We anticipate more islands will reopen with COVID-19 protocols in place within the next few months. If we continue to all work together by practicing the precautions, travel to the Caribbean will become easier. No matter where you are on the covid spectrum, WhereToStay's dedication to the care and safety of our clients remains the same.
Please know we are doing our very best to accommodate our clients who have had their villa vacations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, treating each and every reservation as if it were our own. We understand the frustration and disappointment, but we are also glad that most of the trips have been rescheduled offering hope and something to look forward to.
Regardless of where you choose to travel, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to insure your travel investment. Some are still offering cancel for any reason policies. We have a list of companies providing travel insurance here.
Returning to the US
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.
Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.
We're excited to work with those of you at minimal risk who are ready to escape to the warm, tropical islands soon or interested in planning for next year. Either way, it's a great stress reliever and mood changer. We encourage our followers to continue to monitor all governmental updates, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as you consider Caribbean travel. We are going to survive this, so keep planning, keep dreaming, and WhereToStay.com will be here ready to make it happen when you are.
We remain very hopeful that all the Caribbean islands we love will be reopening soon. We're here every day to answer your calls and emails as we all navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation.