Anguilla Announces Winter Season Entry Protocols, Effective November 1st, 2021

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Release Date

Monday, October 25, 2021


H.E The Governor and the Hon. Premier of Anguilla have outlined the updated entry protocol requirements for visitors which will come into effect on Monday, November 1st, 2021.

Pre-arrival requirements:

  • All visitors 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated to be allowed entry into Anguilla; pregnant women and children under the age of 18 years are exempt from this requirement.  The definition of “fully vaccinated” is three (3) weeks or twenty-one (21) days after the second dose of vaccine.  Mixed vaccines are accepted but they must be a variation of Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna.
  • Travellers must apply for Entry Permission at; the application for entry will include an arrival testing fee of US$50 per person.
  • A negative Covid-19 test will still be required, but the test must now be taken no less than 2 – 5 days prior to arrival.
  • Acceptable test types are:
    • Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (RT-PCR)
    • Nucleic Acid Amplification tests (NAA)
    • RNA or molecular test
    • Antigen tests completed via a nasopharyngeal swab
  • The laboratory that processes the pre-arrival test must be accredited.  Self-administered and antibody tests will not be accepted.

On Arrival Requirements:

  • All guests are tested on arrival and will be required to stay in place at their hotel, licensed villa, or other rental accommodations while the test is processed (usually within 24 hours).
  • If the test result is negative, there will be no quarantine requirement.  Visitors traveling with unvaccinated minors will not need to quarantine beyond the required stay in place on arrival.  Guests are free to explore the island at will.
  • Guests staying on island for more than 8 days may be tested on Day 4 of their visit, at no additional cost.

Applications will not be accepted later than 12:00 PM EST the day before the day of arrival. For assistance with the travel application portal visitors may email (please allow up to 12 hours for a reply); or call 1-264-584-2710, or 1-264-497-5666/7 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM EST.

Guests are asked to adhere to and respect the COVID-19 protocols of establishments on island, which include wearing a face covering in indoor public spaces; always maintaining social distancing of a least 3 feet between people in indoor settings; and observing proper hygiene with frequent hand washing or using hand sanitizer.

Anguilla’s Health Authorities have secured the Pfizer vaccine to extend the on-island vaccination program to:

  • All 12 – 17-year-olds
  • Those who have yet to be vaccinated
  • Booster shots for those who have already been vaccinated with the Astra Zeneca vaccine (approximately 60% of the local adult population

For more detailed information on Anguilla’s travel protocols please visit the official website of the Anguilla Tourist Board:; follow us on Facebook:; Instagram: @Anguilla_Tourism; Twitter: @Anguilla_Trsm, Hashtag: #MyAnguilla.

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