Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, reopened for tourism in August. Here's everything you need to know about their current entry requirements and rules for visiting.
Anguilla is a very unique nation because as of December 2020, they have only seen 10 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
While they have reopened for tourists to visit for vacation purposes, their strict entry requirements are one of the reasons they have been less affected than some other Caribbean islands.
Countries Permitted To Visit Anguilla
Anguilla is accepting tourists from all nations under normal visa requirements.
Travel Authorization To Visit Anguilla
All travelers to Anguilla (including returning residents) are required to obtain pre-travel authorization. Persons without travel authorization may be refused entry to Anguilla.
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
Anguilla requires a series of PCR tests be done for all incoming tourists, starting before arrival.
5-Days Before Arrival
All passengers must perform a PCR test, taken no longer than 5 days before arrival into Aguilla, and show the negative result to customs.
Testing on Arrival
All passengers will also receive a test on arrival at the airport in Anguilla. Results will be made in 2-24 hours. The passenger will have to quarantine in their room until results are available. After a negative result, they can use the hotel's public facilities and some guided movement tours.
Day 10 or 14
If the tourist is staying longer than the self-isolation period (10 to 14 days depending on where they came from) they will take another PCR test on the 10th or 14th day, of which a negative result will release them from all self-isolation requirements and they can move freely around the island.
Anguilla's Quarantine Entry Requirements
Currently, visitors from lower-risk countries are only required to quarantine for 10-days, while higher-risk countries must quarantine for 14-days.
- Visitors from countries with less than 0.2% case rate per population = 10 days
- Visitors from countries with more than 0.2% case rate per population = 14 days
The quarantine period is really more of a self-isolation, as in most cases tourists can use the hotel's facilities, the beach, and even some guided movement tours throughout the island. The 10-14 days restriction really applies to free movement on the island.
Fees for Visiting Anguilla
Anguilla is one of the only nations in the world charging a hefty fee for visiting during the pandemic.
The tourism board site explains: “The fees cover two tests per person, surveillance and the cost associated with the additional public health presence.”
The fees tourists can expect to pay are the following:
Trips 5 days or less
- $300 USD individual
- $500 USD couple
- $500 USD couple and $250 each dependent
Trips 5 days – 3 months
- $400 USD individual
- $600 USD couple
- $600 USD couple and $250 each dependent
Trips 3 months to 1 year
- $2000 USD individual
- $3000 USD couple/family up to 4 people
- $2000 USD for those on the ‘digital nomad visa'
Health Requirements While in Anguilla
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Anguilla:
- Wearing a mask is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, except for the beach
- Social distancing is in effect
- All restaurants and hotels visited by the tourist must be “Safe Environment Certified”
Anguilla's Vaccine Entry Requirements
Anguilla has not announced any mandates on a proof of vaccine record for entry.
Visa Entry Requirements For Anguilla During COVID-19
95% of all travelers entering Anguilla are either from the USA, Canada, or the UK.
All three of these nations can visit Anguilla visa-free! (as can all other nations marked as green on the map below.)
Anguilla's Covid-19 Entry Requirement Summary:
- Fill out the online ‘Application for entry' form
- Perform a PCR test, no longer than 5 days before arrival
- Purchase travel health insurance and bring proof with you
- Take a PCR test upon arrival
- Follow all health protocols while in Anguilla
Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. 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 traveling against government advisories
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