So St Croix is open for diving and June was a banner month and July is stacking up to be the same. Only here is the twist..
- If you wish to travel to St Croix you live in a state that's in the hot zones or you MUST get a cv19 test to prove you are not infected. HERE is the list. A 'hot zone' is 10% or higher infection rates.
- You must take the test 5 days prior to prove yo are not infected with cv19 and show these results to country officials upon entry. If you are found to test positive (even a false positive) you will not be able to make the trip. (DIVEASSURE is coming out with a policy to protect this ..will be announced in July!)
- Anyone booking a trip to St Croix will pay a larger than normal deposit to set up a trip/hold a spot due to increase demand (in spite of extra entry requirements) as to not tie up limited inventory. Rates do not appear to have gone up substantially so that is a good thing.
Granted these are the rules as of today and they will ebb and flow as statistics, science and govt influences play out.
So my question is... should we attempt a trip there this year since we have just lost our Bonaire trip due to EU commonwealth ties related to Europe's travel bans to the US and our Dominica trips in Nov as well. I am waiting to hear from our travel partners but the airlines have already cancelled our tickets which is a clear sign the trip is off for this year.
So would anyone want to travel to St Croix this fall? And if so would you be willing to accept the travel restrictions they have put into place to stop the spread of cv19?
Edited by WreckWench, 19 July 2020 - 07:38 AM.
Clarifications made on who has to test and that no one is excluded unless personally infected