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Antigua and Barbuda

Travel to Antigua and Barbuda during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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At a glance

TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Green

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

NO

Test on arrival:

TBC

Screening on arrival:

TBC

Quarantine on arrival:

TBC

Test during stay:

TBC

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

Once you arrive into Antigua and Barbuda, you will be subject to further health screening.  These may include mandatory temperature checks, travel history checks and a check on whether your accommodation is on the approved list.

You may also be required to take a further test for coronavirus.  If this is the case, you will need to pay a fee of $100 to local authorities in cash.

If you have recently recovered from COVID-19 in the past year, you will still need to demonstrate proof of vaccination to enter.

Children aged between 5 and 17 who are not fully vaccinated must present a negative RT PCR test result  or an approved Rapid Antigen test result, taken no more than 4 days (96 hours) before travel to Antigua.  Children under 5 are exempt from vaccination status and testing requirements.  Approved antigen tests can be found here.

Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/antigua-and-barbuda
Local regulations:

Facemasks are advised to be worn in crowded areas, however they are not mandatory in any public space whether indoor or outdoor.

Bars, in house dining at restaurants, gyms and cinemas are open but only to fully vaccinated travellers.

Shops such as food and clothes, pharmacies and hardware stores are open but you will be required to social distance and may find some queues.

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

Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Details to be confirmed
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

From the 15th December 2021, you must be fully vaccinated to enter Antigua.  This means 2 doses of a 2 dose vaccine or 1 dose of a 1 dose vaccine. 

Children under 18 are exempt. 

If you have had COVID-19 in the past year, you will still need to demonstrate your proof of vaccination and therefore if you do not have this, you will be unable to enter Antigua.

On arrival: This destination has yet to confirm other Covid-19 related requirements for arriving visitors.
Form pre-travel: Not required
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/antigua-and-barbuda
Local regulations:

Facemasks are advised to be worn in crowded areas, however they are not mandatory in any public space whether indoor or outdoor.

Bars, in house dining at restaurants, gyms and cinemas are open but only to fully vaccinated travellers.

Shops such as food and clothes, pharmacies and hardware stores are open but you will be required to social distance and may find some queues.

If you test positive while in resort

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

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 21.04.2022 at 16:40