Covid-19 Information for Antigua and Barbuda
Revised Antigua & Barbuda Travel Advisory
April 16, 2022
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
- Arriving passengers are not 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. All returning nationals and residents are exempt from this stipulation (see Protocol #6 for further guidance pertaining to partially/unvaccinated returning nationals and residents). Children below the age of eighteen (18) years arriving at a port of entry are exempted from this requirement.
- Fully vaccinated arriving passengers are not required to present a PCR /Rapid Antigen Test negative result to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda, unless they show symptoms of possible infection. This includes transiting passengers.
- Partially/Unvaccinated passengers with no COVID 19 symptoms are permitted entry provided they:
- Present a negative certified PCR result taken no more than three (3) days or Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival in Antigua and Barbuda
- Submit to a RT-PCR test on arrival at their own expense
- Quarantine for ten (10) days in their own homes if partially vaccinated, i.e:
- Either received 1 dose of a 2-dose vaccine OR
- the 2nd dose of a 2-dose vaccine was received less than two weeks prior to arrival.
- Quarantine for fourteen (14) days in their own homes if unvaccinated.
- If symptoms appear during the period of quarantine, the person must be placed in isolation and will be tested for COVID-19.
- 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) may be required to quarantine at home for a period of fourteen 10-14 days.
- Children below the age of five (5) years entering Antigua and Barbuda, DO NOT REQUIRE a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
ALSO worth noting:
- Visitors are required to observe all protocols during their stay and patronize only COVID-19 certified businesses such as restaurants and excursions for the duration of their trip.
- All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. Passengers who knowingly present false declarations of COVID-19 negative tests or vaccination on arrival will be fined according to the laws of Antigua and Barbuda.
- Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID 19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.