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Covid-19 Information for Antigua and Barbuda


Revised Antigua & Barbuda Travel Advisory
December 31, 2021

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its travel advisory effective immediately to ensure the continued safety of travelers and residents. The V.C. Bird International Airport is open for international and regional air traffic. The Antigua Port Authority is open to Cargo Vessels, Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services which are required to follow all protocols issued by Port Health.

The State continues to carry out a combination of screening, testing including random testing of arriving passengers, the issuing of monitoring bracelets and other measures to mitigate the risk of importing any new cases of COVID-19 into the country. Additionally, measures have been implemented for the quick detection of any imported cases. This strategy is intended to protect and safeguard the health of both residents and visitors to Antigua and Barbuda.

A few points from the document follows. You can read the full advisory HERE

1. All arriving passengers including returning nationals and residents are required to present verifiable documentation of full vaccination using World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or a single dose vaccine to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. Children below the age of eighteen (18) years arriving at a port of entry are exempted from this requirement.

2. Fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a RT PCR test negative result of four (4) days or fewer from date of testing OR an approved Rapid Antigen test negative result of four (4) days or fewer from date of testing to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. This includes transiting passengers. Only tests using nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal specimen/swabs are accepted. Home tests, self-administered tests and those using saliva are not accepted. The list of approved Rapid Antigen tests is provided in the Appendix.

3. Fully vaccinated passengers with valid SARS-C0V-2 (C)VID 19) Rapid Antigen Test negative results may be required to submit to a RT PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival at their own expense. Instruction on permissible activities while awaiting results will be provides by Port Health officials.

4. Unvaccinated minors between the ages of five and eighteen years old must present a negative RT PCR test of four (4) days or fewer from date of testing. Unvaccinated minors who are not staying at a certified resort/accommodation (Airbnb) will be required to quarantine at home for a period of fourteen (14) days.

5. Children below the age of five (5) years entering Antigua and Barbuda, DO NOT REQUIRE a COVID -19 RT-PCR test.

6. Fully vaccinated passengers entering Antigua and Barbuda who can present verifiable documentation that they have received both doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or one dose of a single dose COVID 19 vaccine and have a COVID-19 RT-PCR/ approved Rapid Antigen negative test result will be allowed to stay at bio safe/certified accommodation/yacht. At least two (2) weeks must have passed since the administration of the FULL vaccine dosage.

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