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COVID-19 Information: Antigua & Barbuda
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April 13, 2022

Antigua & Barbuda  

 

Antigua & Barbuda is currently under a Level 1 Travel Advisory: Exercise Normal Precautions to Antigua and Barbuda due to COVID-19. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories. 

Last updated: 09/22/2022 

 

Country-Specific Information:  

  • Antigua & Barbuda has recorded 9,008 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. 
  • Effective August 26, 2022 the wearing of face masks and social/physical 

distancing protocols in public spaces is actively encouraged throughout Antigua and Barbuda, especially wherever there are gatherings of significant numbers of people e.g ports, supermarkets, bars and clubs. 

  • Beaches are open daily  

 

COVID-19 Testing 

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Antigua & Barbuda? Yes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes 
  • A COVID-19 test can be obtained at the Mount St. John Medical Centre. To schedule an appointment please call 268-484-2788 or 268-484-2713. The cost of PCR testing is $200 USD and Antigen testing is $260 XCD. Full name, travel itinerary and proof of payment may be required. 
  • Antigen testing is also available at some resorts. Check with your resort for availability and costs. 
  • Test results will be delivered via email. 
  • For entry requirements for all U.S. bound travelers, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html  

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email  BridgetownACS@state.gov. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: 

  • Has the government of Antigua & Barbuda approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes 
  • Are vaccines available in Antigua and Barbuda for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes 
  • Which vaccines are available in Antigua and Barbuda? AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer/BioNTech 
  • The vaccine is currently being rolled out in phases by priority groups. To register for the COVID-19 Vaccine, members of the public can call the COVID-19 Registration Hotline at +1 (268) 788-8299, +1 (268) 736-8298, +1 (286) 736-8295, and +1 (268) 736-8299 Monday- Friday 9am- 3pm or register online at http://www.vaccineantiguabarbuda.com. 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.  
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Entry and Exit Requirements:  

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 

  • U.S. citizens are urged to check current entry and exit requirements on the Antigua and Barbuda COVID-19 webpage at https://covid19.gov.ag/pdf-post/travel-advisory/ for the latest guidance. 
  • As of August 26th, 2022 all COVID-19 restrictions are to be lifted for arriving passengers by air. 
  • COVID-19 restrictions are also lifted for persons arriving by yacht or ferry service. All marine pleasure craft services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either Nevis Street Pier or English/Falmouth Harbours, Jolly Harbour, or other holding area. 
  • Passengers arriving aboard crise ships are subject to the protocols enforced by the cruise lines until such time as the cruise lines themselves alter their protocols. 
  • Visitors are required to observe all protocols as stipulated by the management businesses such as offices, banks, hotels, restaurant and excursions for the duration of their trip. 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes  
  • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health authorities upon arrival.  
  • Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by Health Authorities. 
  • Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.  
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival or when departing Antigua you will be required to isolate.  For more information on Antigua’s health protocols for travelers who test positive for COVID-19 please visit the following link:  https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/  

Movement Restrictions: 

  • Is a curfew in place? No 

Quarantine Information: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes 
  • All passengers are subject to quarantine as determined by the Quarantine Authority.
  • If tested positive, visitors may be subject to isolation. Additional lodging may be at the visitor’s expense. U.S citizens are urged to contact their hotel for details. 

Transportation Options: 

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes 
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes 
  • Commercial passenger transport vehicles are permitted to carry only 50% of the vehicle seating capacity. 
  • All commercial vehicles used for passenger transport must be kept clean, must be sanitized after each trip, and must be equipped with hand sanitizer. 

Fines for Non-Compliance:  

  • Failure to comply with any order, guideline or direction of the Quarantine Authority commits an offence and can be fined EC$10,000 or imprisonment for 6 months in prison, or both. Details of the Quarantine Act can be viewed here. 
  • Passengers who knowingly make false declarations on their COVID-19 certificates will be fined and/or confined.  

Consular Operations: 

  • American citizens seeking consular assistance in Antigua and Barbuda should contact our U.S. Consular Agent in Antigua. The Consular Agent provides passport, citizenship, and notarial services, and assists Americans in emergencies.  
  • Visa services for Antigua and Barbuda are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of visa services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/ 

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