Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

6 Sunny Spots for a Beautiful International Destination Wedding

Sun-and-sand destination weddings will always be in demand. These 5 locales are not only sunny and sandy, they’re also trending.

Destination #1: Tulum

Why: Tulum’s ancient stone remains are unique archaeological attractions that tell the original story of the now bustling modern city. Plus, with ruins situated right on the coastline, couples’ wedding photos will be more than magical.

Mask rules: It is required to wear a face mask in public spaces in Quintana Roo.

COVID Entry Requirements: None

Legal requirements: For a legal wedding in Mexico, here’s what you need to know.

Destination #2: Cabo

Why: The crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez create the perfect scenery for a romantic getaway. If you have a couple looking for a dream beach wedding, many hotels and resort in Los Cabos offers spectacular honeymoon and wedding packages that let you as a travel advisor leave all the work behind.

Mask rules: All individuals must wear masks or face coverings throughout the destination at all times when interacting with others who are not members of their household in public or private spaces.

COVID Entry Requirements: None

Legal requirements: For a legal wedding in Mexico, here’s what you need to know.

Destination #3: Cancun

Why: Couples looking for a luxury wedding or a spicy celebration bursting with entertainment will find what they want in Cancun. Convenient to travel to from origins throughout the U.S., Cancun was designed with the needs of a tourist in mind, which makes it easy to design a dream wedding experience.

Mask rules: It is required to wear a face mask in public spaces in Quintana Roo.

COVID Entry Requirements: None

Legal requirements: For a legal wedding in Mexico, here’s what you need to know.

Destination #4: Costa Rica

Why: Known world-wide for its eco-tourism efforts, stunning natural beauty from the rain forest to the beaches, and an extensive amount of wildlife species that live in the varying habitats, Costa Rica is a top-notch destination and creates a beautiful backdrop for a destination wedding. just legalized gay marriage

Mask rules: Masks are mandatory in public.

COVID Entry Requirements: Residents of only 21 states in the U.S. are currently authorized to enter Costa Rica. Visitors must complete an electronic Health Pass and present a RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result taken within 72 hours of travel. Learn more.

Legal requirements: For a legal wedding in Costa Rica, here’s what you need to know.

Destination #5: Bahamas

Why: The Bahamas lives up to its title as the World's Leading Wedding Destination (earned in 2015), offering more than 700 islands with numerous unique locations where couples can declare their love for one another.

Mask rules: Masks are required in public and travelers must return to their accommodations by 10:00 pm.

COVID Entry Requirements: Visitors must complete an electronic Health Visa and present a RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result taken no more than 5 days prior to travel. All hotel guests must vacation in place and remain on the resort property for either the full length of their stay or 14 days, whichever is shorter. Learn more.

Legal requirements: For a legal wedding in the Bahamas, here’s what you need to know.

Destination #6: Jamaica

Why: With beautiful resorts, honey-colored beaches and the faint sound of reggae music in the background, it’s no surprise Jamaica is a popular destination wedding location. Couples can opt for ready-made resort wedding packages or rent a private Jamaican villa for a customizable experience.

Mask rules: Masks must be worn in public spaces.

COVID Entry Requirements: Visitors must complete an electronic Traveler Authorization and present a COVID PCR diagnostic test with a negative result taken no more than 10 days prior to travel. Learn more.

Legal requirements: https://moj.gov.jm/services-and-information/marriage-licence

Disclaimer: Get the latest mask and travel restrictions on the destination you’re traveling to before you go from the city or country’s tourism board website or government website.

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