Antigua reverts to COVID-19 test within 7 days of arrival


It was announced last week that travellers only needed to present a test taken 72 hours before travel.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas says this has since changed, citing a recent travel advisory.



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  1. So, I live alone, do I have to quarantine for 2weeks, being fully vaccinated and negative PCR test upon my return from holiday?
    Am I able to quarantine at home??

  2. This creates more uncertainty than it clarifies anything.

    Will everyone, tourist and returning national alike, be subjected to a PCR covid-19 test upon arrival, as state in the policy announced I believe just last week? Or is this test optional for one or both groups?

    I say that this test must be retained, and it should not be optional for anyone.

    In addition, I am not sure if is really required to have a negative test result before travel for travelers who are fully vaccinated, especially if the time period is now extended from 72 hrs to a whole week. That was always too long (a lot can happen in a week), and now given that we have vaccines and the way that they should shorten the duration of infections, it seems rather pointless.

  3. The PCR test does NOT test for ANYTHING, let alone for covis-19.
    It is a PROCESS that AMPLIFIES a small amount of something and make a larger amount of something. In the case of Covid-19, it is amplifying a a small amount of a covid protein into a larger amount so that it become visible. The problem comes in when the test amplifies so much (over 28 cycles) that most of the results become false positives. Originally, the W.H.O. set the standard at 45 cycles! So, as you can see, the PCR “test” isn’t a test at all.
    Actually, Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR test stated that it was a scientific process and shouldn’t be used as a test.

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