Antigua and Barbuda’s Latest Travel Advisory 2021

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FULL ADVISORY HERE 17-September-2021-Travel-Advisory-1

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its travel advisory to ensure the continued safety of travelers and residents.

 EFFECTIVE 1ST OCTOBER 2021, changes to note:

All arriving passengers by air must have a negative COVID- I9 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test for SARS-CoV-2 using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab taken within four (4) days of their flight. (This includes transiting passengers).  Children below the age of five (5) years entering Antigua and Barbuda, DO NOT REQUIRE a COVID -19 RT-PCR test.  Please note that 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 approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or a single dose vaccine to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda.  Children below the age of eighteen (18) years arriving at a port of entry are exempted from this requirement. 

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 the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or one dose of a single dose COVD 19 vaccine and have a COVID-l9 RT-PCR negative test result will be allowed to stay at bio safe/certified accommodation.

At least two WHO) or (2) weeks must have passed since the administration of the dosage.  Partially vaccinated visitors will be allowed to stay at Certified Accommodation/Lodging.

Visitors are required to observe all protocols during their stay and patronize only COVID-19 certified businesses such as restaurants and excursions for the duration of their trip.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Am I reading this to mean that a fully vaccinated returning national will not be allowed to go to their home? Nor have fully vaccinated family visiting them?

    • @VickiBullet. Yes. Regardless of their test results or vaccination status returning nationals or relatives visiting their Antiguan families will no longer be permitted to stay at their family homes. Instead, if they are allowed to come at all, they’ll have to stay in a ‘bio-certified’ hotel just like the tourists and pay for the privilege. This will render most family visits impossible. Presumably, however, unlike the (mainly white) tourists, returning nationals will still be expected to quarantine. For if not, that would defeat the supposed purpose of the rule changes. it’s is all ill considered nonsense, and two-tier nonsense at that, to be be polite. Differential treatment. It comes to something when a government is prepared to discriminate against it’s own nationals so blatantly. There has to be a better way than this.

      As it stands, PM moustache is bought and paid for by foreign hoteliers and property interests.

    • Read this https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/wp-content/uploads/17-September-2021-Travel-Advisory-1.pdf. It has the full Travel Advisory and sections 5 and 6 cover the question of returning nationals…
      5. Fully vaccinated returning nationals and residents who can present verifiable
      documentation that they have received both doses of a WHO or MOHWE
      approved 2-dose COVID 19 vaccine or one dose of a single dose COVID 19
      vaccine and have a COVID-I9 RT-PCR negative test result will not be
      required to quarantine. At least two (2) weeks must have passed since the
      administration of the FULL vaccine dosage.
      6. Partially vaccinated returning nationals and residents will be required to
      quarantine as determined by the Quarantine Authority, or in exceptional
      cases determined by Port Heatth Officials to utilize the rooms available at the
      former U.S. Base at Coolidge.

  2. Let be clear Antigua has no bio facility(The BIOInfrastructure is intended for the quality development in the field of bioscience.). How does a hotel qualify? this is just word play so please stop the bull crap just like heard immunity crap the virus is neither stopped or prevented …. It’s all word play to sounded like they doing something guest are roaming our country
    , The islands elites are making money and the poor are to blame for everything (the spreading of the virus, the reasons for lockdown, the continuation of the pandemic due to jab hesitancy but to true culprits are unaccountable for their failure, they have failed to develope the country better the lives of the people and the health care system at this point Is just an existing rock with life on it only people giving praises are political prostitutes we young ppl are tired of all of you we went to scbool only to waste our lives here. “It’s not what you know is who you know ” we hear that so often not and sadly we the ppl accept it that’s why nothing can be done cause most ppl are not qualified for the jobs not even our politicians we see through the crap as plain as day. They speak to us as if we didn’t graduate like some of them did and we have traveled too so we know what development looks like…. The next generation is doomed but thanks for selling is out though we appreciate it don’t blame us when we become savages it was y’all doing… Remember that…

  3. Let be clear Antigua has no bio facility(The BIOInfrastructure is intended for the quality development in the field of bioscience.). How does a hotel qualify? this is just word play so please stop the bull crap just like heard immunity crap the virus is neither stopped or prevented …. It’s all word play to sounded like they doing something guest are roaming our country
    , The islands elites are making money and the poor are to blame for everything (the spreading of the virus, the reasons for lockdown, the continuation of the pandemic due to jab hesitancy but to true culprits are unaccountable for their failure, they have failed to develope the country better the lives of the people and the health care system at this point Is just an existing rock with life on it only people giving praises are political prostitutes we young ppl are tired of all of you we went to scbool only to waste our lives here. “It’s not what you know is who you know ” we hear that so often not and sadly we the ppl accept it that’s why nothing can be done cause most ppl are not qualified for the jobs not even our politicians we see through the crap as plain as day. They speak to us as if we didn’t graduate like some of them did and we have traveled too so we know what development looks like…. The next generation is doomed but thanks for selling is out though we appreciate it don’t blame us when we become savages it was y’all doing… Remember that…

  4. “Nobody will travel to Antigua/Barbuda then.”
    Quite the opposite in my opinion, this is just what was needed to done.I booked myself and my families tickets yesterday.
    Get jabbed and stay safe and stay out of hospital.

  5. I don’t know about the politics of the islands but the restrictions Seem pretty straight forward to me and no different to any other country in the region. It is what it is. It won’t stop people visiting, but may protect everyone a little.

  6. Covid-19 certified businesses? Bio-safe hotels?

    Laughable. I hope someone let the virus know not to infect anyone in these special places

  7. So if a national of antigu and barbuda returns on a flight with a negative test but has not taken the shot, they won’t be allowed in the country unless they are sent to a government quarantine facility, suppose they can’t pay for that stay, what happens? There are two options, its either the shor or be tested, So if your test says negative as those that are already here why aren’t they allowed to go home? Or those that are here should also be sent to a quarantine facility. Why the double standard.

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