Rapid Antigen testing facility opens at the VC Bird International Airport


The Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority has introduced a major initiative geared towards enhancing the passenger experience at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua and Barbuda.


Travellers are now able to access a facility in the terminal of the airport where they can get a Covid 19Rapid Antigen Test for outbound travel.


The facility is manned by a team of medical professionals who along with the airport’s customer service teams and other stakeholders are working to ensure that our passengers have easy access to rapid testing for travel purposes.


Antiguans and Barbudans are being asked to pay only EC$150 to get the test done and US$120 is the fee for visitors.


The initiative is timely as the airport is experiencing an appreciable increase in airline traffic and more anticipated in the coming months.


“Enhancing the passenger experience at VCBIA is extremely important to us and the testing facility will certainly help in meeting this objective,” noted CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, Euletta Francis.


The testing facility opens every day from 10am until 8pm and the results are returned in just around 20 minutes.


Passengers can make advance bookings by calling +1(268)-736-2509 or by sending an email to [email protected]

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  1. Why is it over double the cost for visitors? What about those who are neither visitors, nor Antiguan, such as those on work permits?
    I got tested with a rapid antigen test last week on a small island, of about 5000 people, and it was $45 US for anyone.

  2. Does this mean that antigua accept rapid antigen testing for anyone traveling to antigua? I would strongly advise to government to do so if they are not because it is much cheaper that the pcr tes. Please think about poor people pockets.

  3. Article says this is for DEPARTING PASSENGERS
    I would add ‘ to countries that accept rapid antigen testing for arriving passengers’
    Check your destination’s requirements carefully, if PCR is required departing passengers will still have to go to MSJMC 2-days in advance of flight, or arrange same at their certified accommodation.
    Don’t get caught out! You will not be allowed to fly if you have the incorrect test result for country you are flying into.

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