Antigua and Barbuda’s Latest Travel Advisory, Nov. 18, 2021

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Latest Travel Advisory 2021

Summary of travel protocols for guests coming on vacation

The Government has announced as of November 18, 2021, Fully vaccinated arriving passengers can present a RT PCR test negative result of four (4) days or fewer from date of testing, OR an approved Rapid Antigen test negative result of (3) or fewer days from date of testing be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda (This includes transiting passengers).

PLEASE SEE THE LIST OF APPROVED RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS HERE

Partially vaccinated passengers will require a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test for SARS-CoV-2 using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab taken within four days of their flight or fewer from date of testing, to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda (This includes transiting passengers). Please note that the rapid antigen tests and home tests are NOT accepted.

ALL arriving passengers including returning nationals and residents are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or a single dose vaccine to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. Children below the age of (18) years arriving at a port of entry are exempted from this requirement.

Unvaccinated Minors between the ages of five and eighteen years old must present a negative RT PCR test of four days or fewer from date of testing.

Children below the age of 5 years, entering Antigua, DO NOT REQUIRE a COVID -19 RT-PCR test.

Fully vaccinated passengers entering Antigua and Barbuda who can present verifiable documentation that they have received both doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or one dose of a single dose COVID 19 vaccine and have a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result will be allowed to stay at bio safe/certified accommodation/yacht. At least two (2) weeks must have passed since the administration of the FULL vaccine dosage. Partially vaccinated visitors will be allowed to stay at a COVID-19 Certified Accommodation/Lodging/yacht.

The approved vaccines are listed below:

AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience)
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
Covishield
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Moderna (Pikevax)
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)
Sinopharm
Sinovac
Sputnik V

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s National Covid-19 Vaccination Technical Working Group, has approved the mixing of the AstraZeneca vaccine with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

The Ministry of Health and The Environment states that visitors who have had mixed doses of vaccines as noted above will be able to enter the country.

Passengers who knowingly present false declarations of Covid-19 certificates on arrival will be fined according to the laws of Antigua and Barbuda.

Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.

Passengers arriving by sea (private yachts/Ferry Services) are subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health.

The wearing of a face mask in public spaces is mandatory throughout Antigua and Barbuda and social/physical distancing protocols must be adhered to. Therefore, all passengers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda must wear a face mask on disembarkation, while on the airport compound and in all public places.

All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form which will be distributed on the plane and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.

Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID 19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.

Transiting passengers/Crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government-designated facility to await 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 to a holding area.

Here’s a helpful guide showing your 4-day testing window before arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. Please click on image below for larger view.

The responses within this page are provided based on the current knowledge of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority as provided by the Ministry of Health Wellness and The Environment (MOHWE) and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority aims to provide travellers with the most accurate information and will continue to provide updates when information changes.