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ANTIGUA — Antigua and Barbuda has updated its entry requirements for travellers to include a negative COVID-19 test result within seven days of their flight.
The island destination, one of the first in the Caribbean to reopen its borders to international visitors on June 4, is working on a combination of screening, testing, monitoring and other measures to mitigate the risk of importing any new cases of COVID-19.
The updated travel advisory now states that all arriving passengers by air, including transiting passengers, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) taken within seven days of their flight.
The travel advisory, which replaces all previous travel advisories issued by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, also includes the following:
Antigua reopened its airport in early June, with commercial flights resuming on June 4. Since then, Minister of Tourism Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez confirmed during a recent Facebook Live update that there has been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 from arriving visitors.
Antigua’s updated travel advisory comes on the heels of Saint Lucia’s mandatory pre-travel testing announced last week. Effective July 9, all travellers to Saint Lucia will be required to obtain a negative PCR test, also within seven days of travel.