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Anguilla Reopening Borders For Tourism: Everything You Need To Know

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Anguilla has announced it will reopen its borders for international tourism starting on August 21, 2020.

Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism announced the reopening at a press conference hosted by the Premier Ellis Webster on Thursday.

“Anguilla is currently COVID-19 free, so our objective has always been to reopen in a prudent way, taking every precaution to protect the health and safety of our residents and our guests,” stated Ms. Gumbs-Marie. “We have witnessed the developments on some of our neighboring islands, and we have therefore established very strict protocols, grounded in our ability to contain and mitigate the risks of an imported case,” she continued.

Strict Covid-19 testing will be in effect. Here is everything you need to know about traveling to Anguilla.

Anguilla boardwalk with tourists

Note: This article was published in August 2020 and while entry rules have stayed more or less the same, we have an always-updated guide here: “Anguilla's Covid-19 Entry Requirements Guide” 

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Countries Allowed

All countries will be allowed to visit Anguilla under normal visa entry rules if they are granted the ‘travel authorization ticket'  by applying on the official tourism website.

Before Travel

Online Travel Authorization Ticket

Before traveling to Anguilla all visitors must be granted pre-approval. Here are steps visitors must take to get travel authorization.

  • Apply for Travel Authorization on the Official Anguilla Website which will officially launch on August 21, 2020.
  • Fill out the application for intended dates of travel
  • Submit a negative PCR test, taken within three to five days prior to arrival
  • Submit a travel insurance policy that covers medical costs including Covid-19 coverage.
  • Once the application is approved a travel authorization ticket will be issued.
Anguilla written in sand on beach

On Arrival

Covid-19 Testing

  • All travelers will be given a PCR test again upon arrival. 
  • Travelers will then be restricted to their villa/accommodation and its amenities for a period of 10 days.
  • Travelers will be given another PCR test after the 10 day period. If at that time they are still negative they will be able to explore the island.
  • If at any time a visitor tests positive for Covid-19 they will be isolated at a government approved location.

Additional Travel Requirements

  • Visitors must stay at approved accommodations which will be listed on the official website as of August 21.
  • Visitors will not be permitted to use rental vehicles during the day 10 day restricted period
  • There is no minimum stay requirement
  • Visitors from low-risk countries will be given first priority for travel authorization
  • Masks are not mandatory but social distancing is in effect 
Anguilla beach with cliffs


  • For the first 10 days visitors must stay at their approved accommodation and its amenities.
  • If a visitor tests positive, they will be transferred to a government approved quarantine facility.

Covid-19 In Anguilla

There have only been three confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Anguilla and the island has been Covid free for the last 4 months. 

Where To Apply For Travel Authorization

Visitors may apply for their travel authorization ticket as of August 21st, 2020 on the official Anguilla Tourism Website.

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Disclaimer: Current world travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against government advisories

irina kaplan

Monday 28th of September 2020

Much better options such as Saint Barts and St. Maarten. And no crazy rules!


Saturday 15th of August 2020

Another country we do not have to worry about travel too. They expect last minute approval how does one book a flight? Take a test that can't get results in that timing, to stay in a room for 10 days.. lol. So 17 day vacay for a week at 10,000 usd minimally? That's comical. You can protect all you want, while your island goes bankrupt to only jack up the tourist charges more.