Okay...so maybe if you dive CCR, there aren't so many bubbles...
Anyhoo...am thinking about all the places we travel and thought about starting this thread to keep track of opening dates for locations around the globe. Thanks to Kamala for the suggestion - it was timely given that The Points Guy also provided a listing of Caribbean reopenings but they forgot places like...Bonaire.
So, I'm going to start tonight with 5 locations (not randomly selected). Feel free to add to the list, and I'll be back tomorrow night with 5 more!
But, first, I would be remiss if I didn't state that the US State Department sill has a Level 4 Global Health Advisory (DO NOT TRAVEL) - this means that you should have a plan in place if you are traveling internationally, and that plan should not rely on the US Government for assistance.
Yes, I get that it is part of the US. It has also required residents and visitors to the islands to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrivals after 3/26. Shelter in place and self-quarantine has been extended to 5/31. Expect gradual relaxation of travel restrictions starting in June. Violations are criminal offenses with fines up of to $5000 and/or up to 1 year in prison. Dive shops are starting to open back up to business (as are other businesses as of 5/5). For more information: https://hawaiitouris...el-coronavirus/
(2) Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands have been extremely aggressive in management/prevention of COVID-19 spread, including shelter in place, curfew, and mandatory quarantine of people entering the country as of 3/16. Airports and cruise ports are closed through September 1. For more information: https://www.exploregov.ky/faqs
The Bay Islands have been fortunate in that they have had no cases of novel coronavirus. They remain under a state of emergency, with mandatory curfews and shelter in place. Recently, there has been some relaxation of restrictions in the last week. There are frequent updates by the Governor, who livestreams updates on Facebook nearly daily. I have not yet been able to find a projected date to reopen. For more information: https://www.facebook...bernacionislas/
Businesses are starting to reopen as of May 15 (schools as of May 11), but airspace remains closed until June 15. For more information: https://english.rijk...cn.com/covid-19
(5) The Bahamas
The islands are in a progressive phase of reopening the islands. Some islands remain on 24 hour curfew with shelter in place, while several islands have been slowly reopening. This has been particularly important in preparation for hurricane season. Current projected opening date for commercial travel is July 1. For more information: https://opm.gov.bs
That's all for now. I'll post another 5 locations. In the meantime, I'll take suggestions, and if you know of a location/country reopening for tourism and diving, feel free to add on!