While not the most well-known islands in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda are some of the most beautiful.
Antigua and Barbuda really lead the pack in terms of reopening in the area, being one of the first Caribbean nations to welcome back visitors on June 4, 2020.
Here all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Antigua and Barbuda and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Countries Permitted To Visit Antigua & Barbuda
All nations welcome.
Travelers from all countries are allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda under regular visa requirements.
Health Declaration Form Needed
A Health Declaration Form will need to be filled out by all arrivals, but unlike many other nations, this form is NOT online and will be handed out by the airline on the in-bound flight.
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
PCR Testing Required For Entry
All arrivals into Antigua & Barbuda will need to provide proof of negative results from a PCR test, taken no longer than 7 days prior to arrival.
Additional Testing On Arrival Also Possible:
Upon arriving, if the traveler has any symptoms, the authenticity of the test results cannot be verified, or the health declaration card prompts additional screening, a 2nd PCR test may be performed. The passenger will have to pay $100 USD for this test.
Approved Accomodation Requirements
All tourists visiting Antigua and Barbuda during the pandemic will be required to stay at only authorized hotels and inns.
If a tourist wants to stay at a private home or with friends, they are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
Quarantine Not Mandatory For Air Passengers
As long as the passenger has no symptoms, is bringing the negative PCR test with them, and staying at authorized accommodation, no quarantines will be applied.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
The official tourism site for Antigua and Barbuda states:
“The purchase of medical insurance is at the passenger’s discretion.”
However, we firmly believe that all travelers should have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to the islands.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Antigua & Barbuda
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Antigua and Barbuda:
- Wearing a mask is required in all public spaces, in taxis/shuttles, and in common areas of hotels/resorts.
- Masks are NOT needed on the beach when social distancing can be observed
- Abide by the curfew, in effect until December 31, 2020, from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. (Beach hours are open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm)
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
A vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet available to the public. Antigua and Barbuda has not announced any mandates on a proof of vaccine record (POVR) or an international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis (ICVP) for entry.
Attractions and Tours
Tours, excursions and many attractions have reopened with the proper health and safety protocol.
Restaurants are also open for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery.
Destination weddings are permitted with up to 25 people.
Visa Entry Requirements For Antigua and Barbuda
Many countries can visit Antigua and Barbuda visa-free for up to 180 days (seen in dark green on the map below), including: Canada, USA, UK, Australia, etc.
The light green countries shown on the map indicate visa-free for 30 days. The yellow countries can apply for an Electronic Entry Visa (EEV) online.
Antigua and Barbuda Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Check to see if your country needs an electronic visa
- Book approved accomodation
- Take a PCR test within 7 days of arrival
- Follow all health protocols while in A & B
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