The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, in its latest travel advisory, announced effective August 29, 2022, the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions for travellers arriving by air, yacht and ferry.
The Travel Advisory indicates that “Antigua and Barbuda has benefitted from a highly successful strategy of mass vaccinations, quick detection of imported and community-spread infections, and proactive public awareness campaigns in significantly reducing COVID 19 infection levels for the past five (5) months. At the same time, the State remains focused in its ongoing interventions to mitigate the risk of resurgence of COVID-l9 levels.”
The updated protocols include:
1. All COVID-19 restrictions are to be lifted for arriving passengers by air.
2. COVID-19 restrictions are also lifted for persons arriving by yacht or ferry services. However, all marine pleasure craft and ferry services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English/Falmouth Harbours, Jolly Harbour, or other holding area.
3. Passengers arriving aboard cruise ships are subject to the protocols enforced by the cruise lines protocols. until such time as the cruise lines themselves alter their protocols.
For the full travel protocols, visitors are advised to go to the website: visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/