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Antigua and Barbuda travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates
Published on 09.11.2021, LIAT:

LIAT airline to resume its service in Guyana.

Published on 19.07.2021
Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).
Source:
Published on 03.05.2021
LIAT to resume its flights to St Vincent and Grenadines on 06MAY21 after volcanic eruption prompts suspension.
Source: https://wicnews.com/caribbean/liat-restarts-flights-barbados-st-lucia-grenada-st-vincent-495434367/

Published on 12.10.2020
LIAT expected to resume flights in November

Published on 30.05.2020
LIAT passenger services will remain suspended until June 30

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Entry restrictions
Passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine.

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Flight Restrictions
Published on 29.12.2021

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK
Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to
passengers younger than 18 years.

2. Passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first
embarkation point. The test must be based on nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. The list of approved antigen tests can be found at https://tinyurl.com/2p988z5a - This does not
apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days at their own expense. - This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were
fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax),
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

5. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.

6. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.

7. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Published on 16.12.2021

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong (SAR China) and South Africa in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

2. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK
Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to
passengers younger than 18 years.

3. Passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

4. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

5. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing
that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

6. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival.

7. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.

8. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Published on 15.12.2021

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong (SAR China) and South Africa in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

2. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK
Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to
passengers younger than 18 years.

3. Passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and
Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

4. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at
most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

6. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing
that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

7. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival.

8. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.

9. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Published on 08.12.2021

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong (SAR China) and South Africa in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

2. Until 15 December 2021, passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at
least two weeks before arrival, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be based on
nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Until 15 December 2021, passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose of the vaccine before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does
not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

4. From 15 December 2021, passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does
not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

5. From 15 December 2021, passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the
first embarkation point. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

6. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at
most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

7. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

8. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing
that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

9. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival.

10. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.

11. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Published on 06.12.2021

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong (SAR China) and South Africa in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

2. Until 8 December 2021, passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, must have: - a negative
COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 3 days before departure from the
first embarkation point. The list of approved antigen tests can be found at https://covid19.gov.ag/pdf-post/travel-advisory/ Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience),
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers
younger than 5 years.

3. Until 15 December 2021, passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at
least two weeks before arrival, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be based on
nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

4. Until 15 December 2021, passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose of the vaccine before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does
not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

5. From 15 December 2021, passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does
not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

6. From 15 December 2021, passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the
first embarkation point. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.

7. From 15 December 2021, passengers younger than 18 years and older than 4 years entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first
embarkation point. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

8. From 8 Decemebr 2021 until 15 December 2021, passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, must
have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca
(Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon
arrival.

9. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing
that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

10. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival.

11. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.

12. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Published on 01.12.2021

1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong (SAR China) and South Africa in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

2. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, must have: - a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken
at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The
list of approved antigen tests can be found at https://covid19.gov.ag/pdf-post/travel-advisory/ Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria),
Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before
arrival, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be based on nasopharyngeal or
oropharyngeal swab. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty),
Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

4. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose of the vaccine before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience),
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V. - This does not apply to passengers
younger than 18 years.

5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

6. Passengers are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing
that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen,
Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

7. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival.

8. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.

9. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

published 26.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to official discretion.
On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
Minors who are not vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above) or otherwise will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test or an approved Rapid Antigen test taken within 4 days of their flight. Only tests using nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal specimens/swabs are accepted. Home tests, self-administered tests and those using saliva samples are not accepted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-01-06
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 121415
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 34
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 122.98
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 344

From 15 December onwards all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.

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Full Restrictions

  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: All arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines are WHO-approved. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test or an approved Rapid Antigen test taken within 4 days of their flight. Only tests using nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal specimens/swabs are accepted. Home tests, self-administered tests and those using saliva samples are not accepted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    All fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative RT PCR test or an approved Rapid Antigen test result of 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 specimens/swabs are accepted. Home tests, self-administered tests and those using saliva samples are not accepted. The list of Rapid Antigen tests approved by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda can be found here. Fully vaccinated passengers with valid 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. Instructions on permissible activities while awaiting results will be provided by Port Health officials. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities.
    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.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 3 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Minors who are not vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above) or otherwise will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. It does not accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: The following regulations exist under the Public Health Act:
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate but must ensure hand washing or sanitizing and social distancing of all customers
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • competitive sports are permitted with the permission of the Ministry of Sports
    • no public gathering shall take place without the approval of the Central Board of Health. No person shall attend any party, fete, concert or similar gathering or social event unless the gathering or event has been approved by the Ministry responsible for National Festivals and Culture and the event is being held in accordance with guidelines established in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. Any person who hosts, organises or attends a gathering an unauthorized gathering commits an offence and is liable to a $5,000 fine or 6 months imprisonment.
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    31.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person may enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    All arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test or an approved Rapid Antigen test taken within 4 days of their flight. Only tests using nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal specimens/swabs are accepted. Home tests, self-administered tests and those using saliva samples are not accepted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    All fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative RT PCR test or an approved Rapid Antigen test result of 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 specimens/swabs are accepted. Home tests, self-administered tests and those using saliva samples are not accepted. The list of Rapid Antigen tests approved by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda can be found here. Fully vaccinated passengers with valid 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. Instructions on permissible activities while awaiting results will be provided by Port Health officials.
    You should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. 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.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 3 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols
    . All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation
    (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above). Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List
    , may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. It does not accept proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: The following regulations exist under the Public Health Act:
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate but must ensure hand washing or sanitizing and social distancing of all customers
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • competitive sports are permitted with the permission of the Ministry of Sports
    • no public gathering shall take place without the approval of the Central Board of Health. No person shall attend any party, fete, concert or similar gathering or social event unless the gathering or event has been approved by the Ministry responsible for National Festivals and Culture and the event is being held in accordance with guidelines established in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. Any person who hosts, organises or attends a gathering an unauthorized gathering commits an offence and is liable to a $5,000 fine or 6 months imprisonment.
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    30.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person may enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    All arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 3 days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    All fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative RT PCR test result of 3 days or fewer from date of testing to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 3 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. It does not accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: The following regulations exist under the Public Health Act:
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate but must ensure hand washing or sanitizing and social distancing of all customers
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • competitive sports are permitted with the permission of the Ministry of Sports
    • no public gathering shall take place without the approval of the Central Board of Health. No person shall attend any party, fete, concert or similar gathering or social event unless the gathering or event has been approved by the Ministry responsible for National Festivals and Culture and the event is being held in accordance with guidelines established in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. Any person who hosts, organises or attends a gathering an unauthorized gathering commits an offence and is liable to a $5,000 fine or 6 months imprisonment.
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    24.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person my enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    From 15 December onwards all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 3 days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    All fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative RT PCR test result of 3 days or fewer from date of testing to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. It does not accept proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 23 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, loud music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • competitive sports are permitted
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • attendance at weddings, funerals, and baptisms in churches are subject to the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health. All attendees must observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    23.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person my enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    Up to and including 14 December all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. From 15 December onwards all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines administered in some country are WHO-approved. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 3 days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    All fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative RT PCR test result of 3 days or fewer from date of testing to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow theGovernment of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 23 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, loud music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • competitive sports are permitted
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • attendance at weddings, funerals, and baptisms in churches are subject to the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health. All attendees must observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    17.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person my enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    Up to and including 14 December all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. From 15 December onwards all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 3 days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    All fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a negative RT PCR test result of 3 days or fewer from date of testing to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay In government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. It does not accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 23 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, loud music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • competitive sports are permitted
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • attendance at weddings, funerals, and baptisms in churches are subject to the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health. All attendees must observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    10.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person my enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    Up to and including 14 December all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccineor a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. From 15 December onwards all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines administered in the UK are WHO-approved. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 4days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    Up to and including the 7 December, any passenger, regardless of age, who arrives fully vaccinated (i.e. by the date of your arrival at least 14 days have passed since you received 1 dose of 1-dose regimen vaccine, or the second of a 2-dose regimen) must present either a RT-PCR test taken within 4 days of their flight, or an approved rapid antigen test taken no more than 3 days before the date of arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. A list of approved rapid antigen tests is available. From 8 December and onwards, fully vaccinated arriving passengers must present a RT PCR test negative result of 3 days or fewer from date of testing to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. It does not accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 23 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, loud music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • competitive sports are permitted
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • attendance at weddings, funerals, and baptisms in churches are subject to the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health. All attendees must observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

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    03.12.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: No person my enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda if they have spent any of the previous 14 days before arrival/transit in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong or South Africa.
    Up to and including 14 December all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. From 15 December onwards all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received both doses of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 4days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    Any passenger, regardless of age, who arrives fully vaccinated (i.e. by the date of your arrival at least 14 days have passed since you received 1 dose of 1-dose regimen vaccine, or the second of a 2-dose regimen) must present either a RT-PCR test taken within 4 days of their flight, or an approved rapid antigen test taken no more than 3 days before the date of arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. A list of approved rapid antigen tests is available.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record . It does not accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery letter. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 23 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, loud music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • from 22 November competitive sports are permitted
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • attendance at weddings, funerals, and baptisms in churches are subject to the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health. All attendees must observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    29.11.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Pre-arrival requirements: All arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines administered in the UK are WHO-approved. Children aged 17 and younger do not need to have been vaccinated to enter or transit Antigua and Barbuda.
    All passengers aged between 5 – 17 years, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), who are not vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 4days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. Children aged four and under are exempt from pre-arrival COVID testing.
    Any passenger, regardless of age, who arrives fully vaccinated (i.e. by the date of your arrival at least 14 days have passed since you received 1 dose of 1-dose regimen vaccine, or the second of a 2-dose regimen) must present either a RT-PCR test taken within 4 days of their flight, or an approved rapid antigen test taken no more than 3 days before the date of arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. A list of approved rapid antigen tests is available. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols
    . All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, may be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 27 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • bars, gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices may have restrictions on opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, loud music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • from 22 November competitive sports are permitted
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • attendance at weddings, funerals, and baptisms in churches are subject to the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health. All attendees must observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    19.11.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    Pre-arrival requirements: All passengers 5 years and older, arriving by air (including those transiting the country), must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 4days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are accepted. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines administered in the UK are WHO-approved.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 4 days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    All tourist and business travellers who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List , will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least 14 days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 27 December. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms and cinemas are open to fully vaccinated clients only
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted for fully vaccinated clients only.
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • pleasure craft and other seagoing vessels are permitted to operated, provided all those on board are fully vaccinated and observe social-distancing measures
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. As of 1 October informal/public gatherings are restricted to persons of the same household.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • services in churches are permitted providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask and congregations are within the church’s maximum capacity established by the Antigua and Barbuda Central Board of Health
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

    Read more
    15.10.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status: With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: Up to and including 30 September all passengers 5 years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of their flight. From 1 October all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within 4 days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    From 1 October all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines administered are WHO-approved.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Up to and including 30 September tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the
    Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status. From 1 October those who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least 14 days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. From 1 October partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 27 December. Under these measures:
    everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention

    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms, bars and cinemas are closed. No in-house dining is permitted at restaurants but take-outs will be allowed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 5am to 12pm at weekends for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. Beaches are closed on all local public holidays.

    • Excursions to Antigua and Barbuda’s off-shore islands for recreational purposes is prohibited
    • From 18 – 30 September all excursions, such as pleasure craft/tours around the coastal waters of Antigua and Barbuda are prohibited
    • Sailing is permitted for fishing only, providing there are no more than five persons on board and all are able to maintain a distance of six feet at all times
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. As of 1 October informal/public gatherings are restricted to persons of the same household.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

    Read more
    28.09.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status: With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: Up to and including 30 September all passengers 5 years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of their flight. From 1 October all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within 4 days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests and rapid antigen tests are not permitted.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    From 1 October all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines administered are WHO-approved.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Up to and including 30 September tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the
    Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status. From 1 October those who are partially vaccinated will be permitted to stay in Government-approved accommodation (see Pre-Arrival Requirements Information above).
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least 14 days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. From 1 October partially vaccinated returning residents may be required to quarantine as directed by the Quarantine Authorities, which might include paying to stay in government quarantine facilities at a cost of XCD 82.00 per night. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept the proof of COVID-19 and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention.
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market.
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses.
    • gyms, bars and cinemas are closed. No in-house dining is permitted at restaurants but take-outs will be allowed.
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors.
    • beaches are open between 5am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 5am to 12pm at weekends for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. Beaches are closed on all local public holidays.
    • Excursions to Antigua and Barbuda’s off-shore islands for recreational purposes is prohibited.
    • From 18 – 30 September all excursions, such as pleasure craft/tours around the coastal waters of Antigua and Barbuda are prohibited.
    • Sailing is permitted for fishing only, providing there are no more than five persons on board and all are able to maintain a distance of six feet at all times.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant.
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private or public gatherings must not have more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend meetings of societies or private clubs. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask.
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants.
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults

    Read more
    18.09.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status: with the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: Up to and including 30 September all passengers 5 years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of their flight. From 1 October all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within 4 days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. You should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least 14 days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms, bars and cinemas are closed. No in-house dining is permitted at restaurants but take-outs will be allowed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19: you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.

    Read more
    13.09.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status: with the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: Up to and including 30 September all passengers 5 years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of their flight. From 1 October all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within 4 days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. You should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least 14 days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements
    A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • from Friday 27 August everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • going to the cinema is permitted for tourists (regardless of vaccination status) and residents who have been fully vaccinated only
    • from Friday 27 August gyms and bars are closed for two weeks. No in-house dining is permitted at restaurants for two weeks but take-outs will be allowed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. However, all beaches are closed on Thursday 26 August, which is a local public holiday.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    08.09.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: Up to and including 30 September all passengers 5 years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of their flight. From 1 October all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within 4 days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List
    , and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged 5 years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status. From 1 October, only fully vaccinated guests will be permitted to stay at any of the hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least 14 days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements
    A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • from Friday 27 August everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • going to the cinema is permitted for tourists (regardless of vaccination status) and residents who have been fully vaccinated only
    • from Friday 27 August gyms and bars are closed for two weeks. No in-house dining is permitted at restaurants for two weeks but take-outs will be allowed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. However, all beaches are closed on Thursday 26 August, which is a local public holiday.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    27.08.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status: with the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: Up to and including 30 September all passengers five years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. From 1 October all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within seven days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged five years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status. From 1 October, only fully vaccinated guests will be permitted to stay at any of the hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Antigua or Barbuda will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements
    A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • from Friday 27 August everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • going to the cinema is permitted for tourists (regardless of vaccination status) and residents who have been fully vaccinated only
    • from Friday 27 August gyms and bars are closed for two weeks. No in-house dining is permitted at restaurants for two weeks but take-outs will be allowed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. However, all beaches are closed on Thursday 26 August, which is a local public holiday.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    26.08.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status: With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: All passengers five years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers aged five years old or over arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • from 1 August going to the cinemas or bars and entry in to other places of entertainment is permitted for tourists (regardless of vaccination status) and residents who have been fully vaccinated only
    • In-house dining at restaurants is allowed as long as parties observe social distancing
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. However, all beaches are closed on Thursday 26 August, which is a local public holiday.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • no more than 25 persons are allowed to attend services in churches providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask .
    • no more than 25 persons may attend weddings, funerals, and baptisms providing all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 10 participants .
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet .
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. .
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19: you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    20.08.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Antigua or Barbuda has not yet confirmed that it will accept the certificate or demonstrating your COVID vaccination status. You should follow guidance for alternative entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • from 1 August in-house dining at restaurants or bars, going to the cinemas and entry in to other places of entertainment is permitted for tourists (regardless of vaccination status) and residents who have been fully vaccinated only
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    30.07.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa.
    *Pre-arrival requirements: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    *Arriving by sea: Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    Tourists and business travellers arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (which might include a including COVID test if Port Health deem it necessary) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen days after their last or only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation. Those who are not fully-vaccinated will be required to show evidence of pre-booked accommodation at one of the approved facilities for 14 days and pay for a test on day 12. Unvaccinated residents of Antigua and Barbuda are advised against non-essential travel.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Antigua or Barbuda has not yet confirmed that it will accept the certificate or demonstrating your COVID vaccination status. You should follow guidance for alternative entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • in-house dining at restaurants or bars, going to the cinemas and other places of entertainment is permitted for tourists and vaccinated residents only, as of 1 August
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. All beaches will be closed for local public holidays.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask. Wedding receptions and wakes may be held after the service but are limited to 25 participants
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 maybe required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You will be contacted by the Health Authorities and instructed to self-isolate or move to a quarantine facility. This will be determined by the Quarantine Authority. You may be instructed to stay at the Government’s Quarantine facility. This would be at a charge of XCD 82 per night. You may also need to seek treatment there. Minors will be subject to the same regulations as adults.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    26.07.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil, India, or South Africa.
    All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
    Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    In practice, tourists arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List
    will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (including COVID tests) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Business travellers staying in approved accommodation, residents of Antigua and Barbuda, and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen days after their last / only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation (if deemed appropriate) and self-isolate for 48 hours pending the results of a COVID test taken on arrival. The test is US $50.00 for residents and US $100.00 for visitors. You can pay for your test in advance. Those who are not fully-vaccinated and permitted to self-isolate in their accommodation will have to do so for a period of normally 7 days, but possibly up up to 14 days and may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet to ensure compliance. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents and visitors not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for the period directed by the Quarantine Authority up to a period of 7 days. The fee is XCD 82 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda
    A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only.
    During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. All beaches will be closed for local public holidays.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    19.07.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Authorities impose quarantine restrictions for arriving passengers, extend COVID-19-related state of emergency until at least 30 September (GARDA, 19.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    With the exception of flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil, India, or South Africa.
    All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
    Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subject to temperature checks by Port Health Authorities. Arriving passengers who are allowed to stay in their private homes or at a government facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the Quarantine Authority regulations.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    In practice, tourists arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List
    will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (including COVID tests) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Business travellers staying in approved accommodation, residents of Antigua and Barbuda, and visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, will be subject to an interview to determine their travel plans and suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen days after their last / only vaccine day will be permitted to travel to their accommodation (if deemed appropriate) and self-isolate for 48 hours pending the results of a COVID test taken on arrival. The test is US $50.00 for residents and US $100.00 for visitors. You can pay for your test in advance. Those who are not fully-vaccinated and permitted to self-isolate in their accommodation will have to do so for a period of normally 7 days, but possibly up up to 14 days and may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet to ensure compliance. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents and visitors not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for the period directed by the Quarantine Authority up to a period of 7 days. The fee is XCD 82 per night.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • all bars are closed. Gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Swimming for more information. All beaches will be on 24 May for local public holidays.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    11.06.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: The following measures apply to travellers to Antigua and Barbuda regardless of vaccination status:
    All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Up to and including 31 May this must be taken no more than seven days before arrival. From 1 June the test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
    Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. All passengers arriving on or after 1 June will be tested for COVID on arrival in Antigua and Barbuda by health officials. This test must be paid for. This travel advice will be updated on cost and payment methods once confirmed by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.
    Additional measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a Health Declaration Form. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    You should arrange to take a private test. Passengers arriving by sea up to and including 31 May must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols.
    From 1 June, this test must be taken no more than 72 hours before the last point of departure. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. All passengers arriving on or after 1 June will be tested for COVID on arrival in Antigua and Barbuda by health officials. This test must be paid for. This travel advice will be updated on cost and payment methods once confirmed by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening including, from 1 June, COVID tests. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    In practice, tourists arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening (including COVID tests) and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those permitted to self-isolate in their accommodation will have to do so for a period up to 14 days and may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet to ensure compliance. This is regardless of their vaccination status.
    Residents of Antigua and Barbuda who have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or one dose of a one-dose regimen, who arrive at least fourteen after their last / only vaccine days will be permitted to travel to their accommodation (if deemed appropriate) and self-isolate pending the results of the COVID test taken on arrival.
    Residents and visitors not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for the period directed by the Quarantine Authority up to a period of 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • all bars are closed. Gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Swimming for more information. All beaches will be on 24 May for local public holidays.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    24.05.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    In practice, tourists arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures.
    Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those permitted to self-isolate in their accommodation will have to do so for a period up to 14 days and may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet to ensure compliance.
    Residents, who have received their full COVID-19 vaccination cycle will be required to quarantine or self-isolate for up to seven days. The Health Authorities will make arrangements to test returning residents on day five. As soon as a negative result is confirmed the resident will be released from quarantine or self-isolation. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose (for vaccines requiring two doses) or two weeks after receiving their only vaccination (for those vaccines which require one dose).
    Regardless of whether they have been vaccinated, residents and visitors not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for the period directed by the Quarantine Authority up to a period of 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Until 15 March only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • all bars are closed. Gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Swimming for more information. All beaches will be on 24 May for local public holidays.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    14.05.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival.
    In practice, tourists arriving with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures.
    Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements. Those permitted to self-isolate in their accommodation will have to do so for a period up to 14 days and may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet to ensure compliance.
    Residents, who have received their full COVID-19 vaccination cycle will be required to quarantine or self-isolate for up to seven days. The Health Authorities will make arrangements to test returning residents on day five. As soon as a negative result is confirmed the resident will be released from quarantine or self-isolation. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose (for vaccines requiring two doses) or two weeks after receiving their only vaccination (for those vaccines which require one dose).
    Regardless of whether they have been vaccinated, residents and visitors not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for the period directed by the Quarantine Authority up to a period of 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority or other health authorities is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircrafts must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. Until 15 March only licensed taxis are permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at either the airport or private jet terminal.
    All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • all bars are closed. Gyms are allowed to operate providing all patrons make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain in the gym for longer than one hour
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 6pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Swimming
    for more information. All beaches will be closed on 3 and 24 May for local public holidays.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 25 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    29.04.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention;
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market;
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses;
    • all bars are closed. From 26 April, gyms are allowed to re-open. However, all patrons must make an appointment, wear a mask the entire time, and must not remain for longer than an hour;
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted with no more than 25 persons inside the establishment. Small groups of no more than 5 persons are permitted at a table if social distance allows;
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate;
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors;
    • beaches are open between 5am and 6pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Swimming for more information. All beaches will be closed on 3 and 24 May for local public holidays;
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant;
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers;
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    • church services may resume face-to-face gatherings providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask;
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • all bars and gyms are closed
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted with no more than 25 persons inside the establishment. Small groups of no more than 5 persons are permitted at a table if social distance allows
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 6pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Swimming for more information.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks.
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place with no more than 25 participants providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    15.04.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • from 8pm on 15 March until 15 April all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • until 15 April all bars and gyms are closed
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted with no more than 25 persons inside the establishment. Small groups of no more than 5 persons are permitted at a table if social distance allows
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are closed from 7pm on 1 April until 5am on 6 April. Off shore islands will be closed during this period and only fishing (commercial & sporting) will be permitted at sea. All other sea crafts must remain in port.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Until 15 April team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place with no more than 25 participants providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • until 15 April weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • until 15 April residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 30 June. Under these measures:
    • from 8pm on 15 March until 15 April all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • until 15 April all bars and gyms are closed
    • in-house dining at restaurants is permitted with no more than 25 persons inside the establishment. Small groups of no more than 5 persons are permitted at a table if social distance allows
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 6pm, except on Good Friday and Easter Monday when beaches are closed. Picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited on all beaches. See Safety and security
    – ‘Swimming’ for more information
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Until 15 April team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place with no more than 25 participants providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • until 15 April weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • until 15 April residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    26.03.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place. Under these measures:
    • from 8pm on 15 March until 15 April all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention;
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market;
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses;
    • until 15 April all bars and gyms are closed;
    • In-house dining at restaurants is permitted with no more than 25 persons inside the establishment. Small groups of no more than 5 persons are permitted at a table if social distance allows;
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate;
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors;
    • beaches are open between 5am and 6pm for exercise or relaxation only.
    On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. No more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant.
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers;
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Until 15 April team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place with no more than 25 participants providing that they all observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask;
    • until 15 April weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • Until 15 April residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    19.03.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements
    A State of Emergency is in place. Under these measures:
    • until 5am on 15 March all persons must remain in their accommodation from 6pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention

    • from 8pm on 15 March until 15 April all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • until 15 April all bars are closed. Restaurants are closed for in-house dining and may only offer take-away food. Gyms are closed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 6pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and security – ‘Swimming’ for more information
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Until 15 April team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • until 15 April weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • Until 15 April residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    11.03.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements.
    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures:
    • until 15 March all persons must remain in their accommodation from 6pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • until 15 March all bars are closed. Restaurants are closed for in-house dining and may only offer take-away food. Gyms are closed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 6pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and security – ‘Swimming’ for more information
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 6pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Until 15 March team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties, social events such as banquets, and clubs/societies which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than five persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • until 15 March weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • Until 15 March residents of Antigua and Barbuda who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to enter government quarantine and wear a quarantine bracelet. Those in their household will be required to undergo testing and may also be required to enter a government quarantine facility and wear a quarantine bracelet.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures:
    • from 29 January to 19 February all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
    • from 29 January to 19 February all bars are closed. Restaurants are closed for in-house dining and may only offer take-away food. Gyms are closed
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited.
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Between 29 January and 19 February team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
    • church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
    • between 29 January and 19 February weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    15.02.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: For information on entering Antigua and Barbuda, see Entry requirements. A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures:
    • from 29 January to 19 February all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention;
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market;
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses;
    • from 29 January to 19 February all bars are closed. Restaurants are closed for in-house dining and may only offer take-away food. Gyms are closed;
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm;
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and security – ‘Swimming’ for more information;
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant;
    • Only licensed taxis may pick up or drop off passengers at VC Bird International Airport; private vehicles may not pick up or drop off passengers;
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Between 29 January and 19 February team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    • church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask;
    • between 29 January and 19 February weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures:
    • from 29 January to 19 February all persons must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention;
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market;
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses;
    • from 29 January to 19 February all bars are closed. Restaurants are closed for in-house dining and may only offer take-away food. Gyms that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate;
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm;
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors;
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and security – ‘Swimming’ for more information;
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant;
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks. Between 29 January and 19 February team sports such as basketball and football are prohibited;
    • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    • church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask;
    • between 29 January and 19 February weddings, funerals, and baptisms may take place with a limit of 25 participants; no celebrations/wakes may be held after the service;
    • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    28.01.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures:
    • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention;
    • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market;
    • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses;
    • bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate;
    • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm;
    • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors;
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and security – ‘Swimming’ for more information;
    • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant;
    • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    • wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask;
    • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention.
    face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market;
    face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses;
    bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate;
    retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm;
    public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors;
    beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. No more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant;
    people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks;
    private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are permitted provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask;
    social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to.
    Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations and/or instructions from government health authorities will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. The fee is XCD 100 per day. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD 10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures: • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention. An exception is only on 1 January 2021 when the curfew period will be from 1am to 5am • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses • bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited except on Christmas Day, 25 December, and New Year’s Eve, 31 December, where private parties may be held provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks • wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

    Read more
    18.12.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, or St Vincent and the Grenadines (the “Travel Bubble”) must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken no more than seven days before arrival. Passengers who have spent at least 14 days in one of those countries before arrival in Antigua and Barbuda will undergo mandatory health screening upon arrival but will not be subject to quarantine or self-isolation measures. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 December. Under these measures: • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention. An exception is only on 1 January 2021 when the curfew period will be from 1am to 5am • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses • bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited except on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, where private parties may be held provided there are no more than 25 persons and everyone adheres to wearing face masks and 6 feet social distance • wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    09.12.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing / screening on arrival- All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, or St Vincent and the Grenadines (the “Travel Bubble”) must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken no more than seven days before arrival. Passengers who have spent at least 14 days in one of those countries before arrival in Antigua and Barbuda will undergo mandatory health screening upon arrival but will not be subject to quarantine or self-isolation measures. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Antigua and Barbuda: A State of Emergency is in place until 31 December. Under these measures: • all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention. An exception is only on 1 January 2021 when the curfew period will be from 1am to 5am • face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market • face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses • bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate • retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm • public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
    • beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. • no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant • people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks • private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited except on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, where private parties may be held provided there are no more than 25 persons and everyone adheres to wearing face masks and 6 feet social distance • wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask • social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    27.11.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing / screening on arrival- All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before their last point of departure and follow the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Yachting Health and Safety Guidance and Operational Protocols. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, or St Vincent and the Grenadines (the “Travel Bubble”) must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken no more than seven days before arrival. Passengers who have spent at least 14 days in one of those countries before arrival in Antigua and Barbuda will undergo mandatory health screening upon arrival but will not be subject to quarantine or self-isolation measures. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market; face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited; Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask; social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    27.10.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area where they must follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health.
    Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days.
    Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, or St Vincent and the Grenadines (the “Travel Bubble”) must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken no more than seven days before arrival. Passengers who have spent at least 14 days in one of those countries before arrival in Antigua and Barbuda will undergo mandatory health screening upon arrival but will not be subject to quarantine or self-isolation measures.
    Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English Harbour Ports or to a holding area.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market; face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited; Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask; social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    23.10.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda Latest News: Government extends state of emergency for 65 days (until 31 December 2020) because of COVID-19 (Antigua Observer, 16.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature, travel history checks, a check on whether your accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test but must enter via Nevis Street Pier in St John’s and follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements: On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days and that ultimately it is the decision of the Quarantine Authority on who must self-isolate or quarantine on arrival. In practice, tourists arriving from outside the region’s “travel bubble” (see below) with pre-booked hotel accommodation from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening and be allowed to move around the country providing they adhere to local social distancing measures. Visitors staying with family, friends, in private accommodation, in their own place of residence, or other location not on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List will be subject to an interview to determine suitability to leave for their accommodation arrangements and then are normally required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days. Those not deemed to have suitable accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, or St Vincent and the Grenadines (the “Travel Bubble”) must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken no more than seven days before arrival. Passengers who have spent at least 14 days in one of those countries before arrival in Antigua and Barbuda will undergo mandatory health screening upon arrival but will not be subject to quarantine or self-isolation measures. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market; face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited; Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask; social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    16.10.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.
    *Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival.
    Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test but must enter via Nevis Street Pier in St John’s and follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 in cash.
    *Quarantine requirements:
    On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Antigua and Barbuda advise that all arrivals will be monitored for coronavirus for up to 14 days.
    In practice, tourists with pre-booked hotel accommodation will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening. If you’re staying with family, friends, in private accommodation or in your own place of residence, you will be subject to an interview to determine your suitability to leave for your private accommodation arrangements. You may be required to self-isolate for a period up to 14 days, at the discretion of the Quarantine Authorities. Those not deemed to have suitable private accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days. Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority is considered an offence carrying a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    *Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market; face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited; Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask; social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    01.10.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda International Restrictions:
    Testing / screening on arrival: All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test but must enter via Nevis Street Pier in St John’s and follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash.

    Quarantine requirements: The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine, for which a further fee of XCD 100 per night may be charged, depending on the results of their screening and testing procedures. Those with pre-booked hotel accommodation will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening. Those staying with family, friends, private accommodation or in their own place of residence will be subject to an interview to determine their suitability to leave for their private accommodation arrangements and may be required to self-quarantine for a period up to 14 days, at the discretion of the Health Authorities. Those not deemed to have suitable private accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days.
    Entry to Antigua and Barbuda: All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market; face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited; Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask; social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    22.09.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda *****

    International restrictions:

    All passengers 12 years and older arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, completion of a Health Declaration Form and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test but must enter via Nevis Street Pier in St John’s and follow the screening and quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival may be asked to pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash.
    The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine, for which a further fee of XCD 100 per night may be charged, depending on the results of their screening and testing procedures. Those with pre-booked hotel accommodation will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening. Those staying with family, friends, or their own place of residence, must spend their first night in mandatory government quarantine and will be subject to an interview to determine their suitability to leave for their private accommodation arrangements. Those not deemed to have suitable private accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market; face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited; Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask; social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    20.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Entry to Antigua and Barbuda is restricted. All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate. Retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00 public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
    people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment. The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    12.08.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda *****

    International restrictions:

    With the exception of those arriving from Montserrat, all passengers arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, and further testing for Coronavirus. Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival must pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash. The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine, for which a further fee of XCD 100 per night is payable, depending on the results of their screening and testing procedures. Those with pre-booked hotel accommodation will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening. Those staying with family, friends, or their own place of residence, must spend their first night in mandatory government quarantine and will be subject to an interview to determine their suitability to leave for their private accommodation arrangements. Those not deemed to have suitable private accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 July and will likely be extended until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention, face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market, face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses, bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate, retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00, public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors, beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information, no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant, people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks, private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited, Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place but with no more than 25 participants all observing distances of six feet and wearing face masks, social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Beaches will be closed from 19:00 on Sunday 2 August until 05:00 on Wednesday 5 August as a social distancing measure over the local public holiday. Beaches in Antigua and Barbuda are open between 05:00 and 19:00 daily. During these hours, picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. People visiting the beach must wear masks covering their noses and mouths, and maintain a distance of six feet from other people.Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    01.08.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda *****

    International restrictions:

    With the exception of those arriving from Montserrat, all passengers arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, and further testing for Coronavirus. Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival must pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash. The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine, for which a further fee of XCD 100 per night is payable, depending on the results of their screening and testing procedures. Those with pre-booked hotel accommodation will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening. Those staying with family, friends, or their own place of residence, must spend their first night in mandatory government quarantine and will be subject to an interview to determine their suitability to leave for their private accommodation arrangements. Those not deemed to have suitable private accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 July and will likely be extended until 31 October. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention, face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market, face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses, bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate, retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00, public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors, beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information, no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant, people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks, private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited, Wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place but with no more than 25 participants all observing distances of six feet and wearing face masks, social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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    28.07.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda *****

    International restrictions:

    All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 July. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. No more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; all social gatherings are prohibited. Weddings, funerals, baptisms and church services may take place but with no more than 25 participants all observing distances of six feet and wearing face masks. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    24.07.2020
  • Antigua and Barbuda *****

    International restrictions:

    All aircraft must arrive at VC Bird International Airport or the private jet terminal. All maritime vessels must enter Antigua and Barbuda via the Nevis Street Pier.
    All passengers arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. Further health screening is in place at VC Bird International Airport and the private jet terminal for all international arrivals. The measures are subject to change but may include mandatory temperature and travel history checks, and further testing for Coronavirus. You should expect long waiting times on arrival. Passengers arriving by sea are not required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test but must enter via Nevis Street Pier in St John’s and follow the quarantine instructions of Port Health. Visitors instructed by the local authorities to take a Coronavirus test on arrival must pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash.
    The local authorities may instruct you to enter government-provided quarantine, for which a further fee of XCD 100 per night is payable, depending on the results of their screening and testing procedures. Those with pre-booked hotel accommodation will normally be permitted to travel to their accommodation after screening. Those staying with family, friends, or their own place of residence, must spend their first night in mandatory government quarantine and will be subject to an interview to determine their suitability to leave for their private accommodation arrangements. Those not deemed to have suitable private accommodation arrangements will be obliged to remain in government quarantine at their expense for between seven and 14 days.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency is in place until 31 July. Under these measures: all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention; face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
    face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses; bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate; retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 05:00 and 21:00; public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors; beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and Security – ‘Swimming’ for more information; no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant; people under the age of 18 may only leave their homes if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 05:00 and 21:00 each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks; all social gatherings are prohibited. Weddings, funerals, baptisms and church services may take place but with no more than 25 participants all observing distances of six feet and wearing face masks. Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.
    The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Service are asking the public to call the COVID-19 inquiries hotline on (+1 268) 462 6843 if they suspect they might have contracted the virus, been exposed to or any other matters relating to the virus. The public are asked to call the hotline and not visit a healthcare facility unless instructed to.

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    17.07.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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