*International travel: Commercial flights to and from Montserrat remain very limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information.
*Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): All travel to or from Montserrat is via Antigua. If you are travelling to Montserrat you must comply with Antiguan entry requirements, even when immediately transiting on to Montserrat. Check travel advice for Antigua before booking any flights to or from Montserrat.
Resident permit holders, Montserratians (plus dependents) and a few limited other categories of people are allowed to enter Montserrat. All intended arrivals must submit an Access Declaration Form at least 72 hours prior to booking your travel, and have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within 5 days prior to arrival from 30 January. Upon submission of the form you will receive an email reply pre-clearing your entry. You must save this email. The airline might ask for it when you book your flight. The form, and other information, including a full list of categories of people who are allowed to enter Montserrat at this time, can be found on the Government of Montserrat website. You should arrange to take a private test.
The Government of Montserrat has introduced enhanced health screening and all new arrivals will need to self-isolate. Individuals who exhibit signs of the virus may face quarantining at the discretion of the Medical Officer. Technicians are required to take a PCR test after 5 days if staying longer than 5 days.
From 16 May, people that are eligible for entry, who have been fully vaccinated against COVID (two doses, two weeks at least since the second dose) need to spend 10 days in self-isolation / quarantine instead of 14 days on arrival whether staying in their own home, a rented property or a government approved quarantine facility. Unvaccinated passengers still need to spend 14 days in quarantine. A new test on arrival is required from 16 May for all passengers as an extra precaution, but non-vaccinated arrivals also need to do a second test to confirm release at the end of their self-isolation. Non-resident technicians are required to be tested on arrival (in addition to providing a negative test before departure).
*Travel in Montserrat: There are currently no restrictions on internal travel in Montserrat, although social distancing requirements have reduced the capacity on buses and taxis. The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in all publicly accessible buildings, including banks, shops, and government offices etc, and remains mandatory on public transport and planes at all times outside one’s home and garden. All curfew restrictions have been lifted.
*Accommodation: Hotels are not currently open, as entry restrictions prohibit touristic visits.
*Public places and spaces: Most businesses are open as normal, although all must adhere to social distancing rules and wear a face covering, expect when eating and drinking in restaurants and bars. No gatherings of more than 50 people are allowed. Shops, restaurants and bars are allowed to open as normal, but must put in place and enforce a strict social distancing policy (six feet) and have approval from the Ministry of Health. Hairdressers, spas etc can only operate on an appointment basis. Schools are now open to a limited number of pupils. Visit the government of Montserrat’s website for more information.