THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA — After suffering a temporary setback that saw the re-closure of its borders, Anguilla will once again be reopening to visitors on May 25.
The island was forced to close to tourists for a month after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was identified on April 22. With the outbreak now successfully contained, coupled with ongoing vaccination efforts, The Government of Anguilla has reduced the quarantine period to seven days for visitors who are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means having the last dose of vaccine administered at least three weeks before arrival on the island.
“We suffered a temporary setback when we had to close our borders on April 22,” said the Parliamentary Secretary Tourism, Quincia Gumbs-Marie. “We acted swiftly and implemented a number of proactive measures to manage and contain this cluster of infections, along with an expanded vaccination outreach. The result is that we are confident we can now safely reopen while protecting the health of our residents and visitors.”Anguilla’s previously released measures will remain in place:
Vaccinated and Non-vaccinated Visitor(s)
- Apply for entry permission.
- Provide proof of health insurance coverage (this requirement pertains only to non-vaccinated visitors).
- Produce a negative RT-PCR test administered 3 to 5 days prior to arrival on island.
- Undergo a PCR test on arrival at portof entry.
- The quarantine period for travellers with evidence of full COVID- 19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least three weeks (21 days) before arrival date will be reduced to 7 days. (Non-vaccinated travellers’ quarantine remains as 10-14 days depending on country of origin).
- Multi-generational families and/or groups with a mix of unvaccinated and vaccinated persons will all have to quarantine for a 10-day period, utilizing only approved short stay services.
- PHE-approved COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test will be approved for use for persons requiring a test for onward travel only. These tests will not be utilized for persons entering Anguilla or to exit quarantine.
- Fees for visitors will be $300 for individual + $200 for any additional person(s) on application.
- The fees for visitors staying in private accommodation will be:1) vaccinated person(s) $300 for an individual + $200 for any additional person(s).
- Personstravelling in groups (more than 10 persons) will be required to be vaccinated to enter and conduct any mass gatherings in Anguilla i.e., conferences, weddings, etc.
- Spa, Gym and Cosmetology services will be permitted to short-stay visitors if both staff and visitor(s) are fully vaccinated, i.e. three weeks have passed since the final dose of an approved vaccine.
July 1st, 2021 | Vaccinated Visitor(s)
- All visitors to Anguilla who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to be fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.
- Travellers with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination will not be required to quarantine on arrival if the final vaccine dose is administered at least three weeks before the date of arrival.
- Persons entering Anguilla will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test administered 3-5 days prior to arrival.
- Fully vaccinated persons will not be tested upon arrival.
- Visitors must apply for entry permission.
- No proof of health insurance is required.
- No fees for entry.
- Multi-generational families and/or groups with a mix of individuals who are not eligible for the vaccine (i.e. children), will not need to quarantine, but they will need a negative PCR test administered 3-5 days ahead of arrival, and may be tested on arrival and subsequently during their stay. Said tests may be subject to a fee.
For more information on travel to Anguilla go to www.IvisitAnguilla.com/escape.
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