Friday,  October 22, 2021  8:20 am

Anguilla lifts quarantine for int'l leisure visitors staying at hotels, villas


Anguilla lifts quarantine for int'l leisure visitors staying at hotels, villas
Anguilla. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Anguilla’s Executive Council has lifted all quarantine requirements for international leisure visitors staying at hotels or villas, regardless of their length of stay.  

Visitors staying at a hotel, resort or a licensed villa for any length of stay will be tested on arrival and must stay in place at their hotel or villa while awaiting their arrival test results, which are usually delivered within 12 hours. 

Once they receive a negative test result, they are free to leave the property and explore the island. 

There is no longer a requirement for a four-day quarantine, but all visitors will be tested on day four of their stay. The following guide explains the measures now in place for all international visitors.

To assist with covering the costs associated with the new testing regime, a single testing fee of US $200 will be charged as of Oct. 1, 2021. 

This covers the arrival test and day four test for all visitors; the day four test can be used for onward travel requirements at no additional fee. 

Only fully vaccinated adult travellers are allowed entry to Anguilla; children 17 years and younger and women who are pregnant are exempt from this requirement. 

A fully vaccinated traveler is described as one who has received the last dose of vaccine in a two dose or one dose vaccine protocol, at least three  weeks or twenty-one days prior to arrival on island. 

International visitors must apply for Entry Permission at www.ivisitanguilla.com and must submit a negative COVID-19 rt-PCR test from a nasopharyngeal swab taken three to five days prior to arrival on island. 

Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the entry application – the legally issued card/identification by the country administering the vaccine will be reviewed by the Anguillian authorities to ensure authenticity. 

This entry application process will continue beyond Oct. 1, 2021. All protocols are subject to change based on the prevailing epidemiological situation in Anguilla.

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 visitanguilla@gov.ai (please allow up to 12 hours for a reply); or call 1-264-497-5666 or 1-264-584-2710, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM EST.

Visitors are asked to adhere to and respect the COVID-19 protocols of business and 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.

For more detailed information on Anguilla’s travel protocols click here.

ARRIVAL TYPE
ACCOMMODATION
PRE-TRAVEL CLEARANCE
TESTS
QUARANTINE
Visitor – (non-business)
Any length of stay
Hotel, Resort or Licensed Villa*


*Villa licensed to operate as a villa rental business under the Villa Rental Business Regulations Act, R.S.A. c V 30
Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days before travel
  • On arrival 
  • Day 4 test required
Remain on property until receipt of negative arrival test result.  
No 4-Day quarantine requirement.
Visitor – (non-business)
Any length of stay
Staying with persons living in Anguilla, at a private home or rental accommodation which is not a licensed villa
Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days before travel
  • On arrival
  • Day 4 test required
4-Day quarantine Required
Business-technical short-term visitor
Must operate in a Ministry approved work bubble for no less than 4 days
Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days before travel
  • On arrival 
  • Day 4 test required
4-Day quarantine or Ministry approved work bubble

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