How to travel to Antigua and Barbuda right now Caribbean Journal


Antigua and Barbuda’s new travel rules have officially come into effect, so here’s what travelers need to know.

As of October 1, all passengers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda will need a negative PCR test performed and received within four days of their flight.

Children under 5 do not require testing.

Importantly, all arriving passengers 18 and over must have received at least one dose of a two-dose vaccine approved by the World Health Organization, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine like Johnson & Johnson . (Approved vaccines include AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, among others).

The Keyonna Beach Resort in Antigua.

Children under 18 are exempt from this obligation.

All passengers must also complete a health declaration form which will be distributed on their flight; they will also be subject to screenings and temperature checks upon arrival at VC Bird International Airport.

This is part of a growing trend towards vaccination requirements by Caribbean destinations; Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, and St. Kitts and Nevis all require vaccinations for entry, among other things.

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The Verandah complex in Antigua.

The move comes shortly after Antigua and Barbuda’s largest hotel company, Elite Island Resorts, announced a vaccination requirement for all guests 16 and over.

It’s part of what has been a model tourism reopening for Antigua and Barbuda, which was among the first Caribbean destinations to reopen in June 2020.

To learn more, visit Antigua and Barbuda Tourism.

– CJ

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