American Airlines announced the relaunch of service to several key Caribbean destinations.
According to the Caribbean Journal, American resumed nonstop flights to Aruba from both Miami and Charlotte during the weekend, operating the once-daily routes from Florida on a Boeing 737-800 and Charlotte on an Airbus A321.
American also relaunched service to St Vincent and the Grenadines on July 11, with one daily flight on a Boeing 737-800. The Caribbean islands reopened their borders to tourists from the United States last week.
Saint Lucia also welcomed the return of American’s commercial flights to Hewanorra International Airport on July 9 from Miami International Airport. The island is scheduled to welcome Delta from Atlanta and JetBlue 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.
Travelers booking flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines and other Caribbean destinations will be required to fill out a pre-arrival Travel Form and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
If a negative test isn’t available, arriving tourists will be tested on-site and required to stay in quarantine until their results come back negative. If the test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
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