Travel to the Caribbean during Covid-19: Resources for your trip

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(CNN) — If you are planning to travel to the islands of the Caribbean, here are some resources to help you plan your trip during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first thing to remember is that the Caribbean region has 13 independent islands. There are many other countries. Each of them has its own rules, which can be changed.

Here is a summary of 10 popular Caribbean destinations with links to the latest information on Covid-19 measures and entry requirements:

Aruba

Aruba is famous for its white-sand beaches and colorful houses in the capital city of Oranjestad.

Aruba is famous for its white-sand beaches and colorful houses in the capital city of Oranjestad.

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What’s on offer: Usually dry and sunny. Arikok National Park is home to caves, desert landscapes and giant lizards. The wide beaches bordering the clear jade water are the main draw.

The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

The Bahamas

You'll find the Bimini Big Game Club and Marina in North Bimini, just up the coast from Miami, Florida.

You’ll find the Bimini Big Game Club and Marina in North Bimini, just up the coast from Miami, Florida.

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What’s on offer: The chain has 700 islands — from the hustle and bustle of the capital, Nassau, in New Providence, to the peaceful beaches on the many unvisited islands. You can swim with porpoises or dive with sharks.

The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

Barbados

Charles Fort was built in 1650 to protect Carlisle Bay in Barbados from pirates.

Charles Fort was built in 1650 to protect Carlisle Bay in Barbados from pirates.

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What’s on offer: Golf, history and architecture await visitors beyond the shores of the Caribbean’s easternmost island. Rum distilleries offer tours and local food – a mix of African, Indian, Irish, British and Creole flavors – to lift the spirits.

The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

Curaçao

The Penha House was built in 1708 in the Dutch colonial style and is now a commercial building in Willemstad, the capital of the island.

The Penha House was built in 1708 in the Dutch colonial style and is now a commercial building in Willemstad, the capital of the island.

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The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

Dominican Republic

Tourists take pictures of the flames in Bayahibe, La Altagracia province.

Tourists take pictures of the flames in Bayahibe, La Altagracia province.

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The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

Guadeloupe

The French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe are located in the lower part of the Caribbean archipelago.

The French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe are located in the lower part of the Caribbean archipelago.

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What’s on offer: The beautiful white sand beaches on this French island are just the beginning. The National Park of Guadeloupe offers more than 74,100 hectares of wilderness to explore. Bands practice for Carnival by playing different types of traditional music around the villages. French Créole specialties such as red wine delight diners.

The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

Jamaica

Reach Falls, near the city of Port Antonio, is a popular destination in Jamaica.

Reach Falls, near the city of Port Antonio, is a popular destination in Jamaica.

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The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

Puerto Rico

Boaters enjoy themselves near the beach in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan.

Boaters enjoy themselves near the beach in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan.

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Turkey and Caicos

Colonial houses line the water in the town of Cockburn, Grand Turk.

Colonial houses line the waterfront in the town of Cockburn, Grand Turk.

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What’s on offer: This British outpost – northeast of Cuba and southeast of the Bahamas – is known for its coral reefs, ripsaw music and a laid-back vibe. Whale watching, snorkeling and other outdoor activities combine with the natural beauty of the islands’ waters.

The US CDC travel advisory: Level 3 (high).

United States

St.  Thomas knew the sailing duties before the illness.

St. Thomas knew the sailing duties before the illness.

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What’s on offer: Fine dining, scuba diving and golf draw visitors to St. Croix. The pristine beaches of St. John made it a favorite place to relax. Boating and duty-free shopping are major attractions in St. Thomas.

CNN’s Forrest Brown and Marnie Hunter presented this report.

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