Antigua & Barbuda approve mixed vaccines for visitors

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Travellers who’ve received mixed doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for entry in Antigua & Barbuda.

The new guideline, announced by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda’s National Covid-19 Vaccination Technical Working Group, applies to visitors who have received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or a combination of Moderna and Pfizer.

The destination is already welcoming fully vaccinated travellers who have received both doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

“We are looking forward to welcoming all fully vaccinated Canadians to Antigua & Barbuda under these new and approved guidelines,” said Colin James, CEO of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority.

Visitors to the islands will be expected to observe local travel protocols, which the government last updated on July 23, 2021. The full list of protocols can be viewed here.

For more information contact the Consulate at (416) 961-3143 or at [email protected] or [email protected].

Earlier this month, Barbados updated its entry requirements to allow fully vaccinated mixed-dose travellers to enter the country, reversing its original stance against mixed vaccines. Jamaica is also in support of mixing vaccines for travellers.

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  1. But we are still accepting unvaccinated tourists are we not? I cannot find any information anywhere online (including the link in the article) which states that tourists must be vaccinated to enter. This feels like misinformation designed to make people think that unvaccinated tourists cannot come when that is FALSE. Please correct me if I’m wrong, I would love to be.

    • @Really. In a nutshell:
      Come on down, vaccinated or not, with a negative pcr test, taken as long as 7-days before departure flight date.
      Bring your dollars & pounds.
      Relax yourself under the Tourism Flexibility protocols.
      Be happy people serving you are wearing masks, but as a visitor, few establishments or police will enforce you to wear a mask.
      Happy Vacation!

      • Exactly! Not only is it making antiguans second class citizens in our own country, it is endangering us all and stopping us from moving more quickly toward opening up. Not to mention the distrust in vaccines it feeds (“if dem nah haffi have vaccine a mi nah go tek um tarl!!”). The hypocrisy is obscene, but not surprising.

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