COVID-19: Antigua to allow visitors without vaccination

St John’s – Visitors arriving in Antigua and Barbuda will be allowed to enter the island without proof of having taken a vaccination against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the island moves towards further reducing restrictions that were aimed at reducing the spread of the pandemic over the past two years.

“All persons entering Antigua and Barbuda, commencing next Wednesday, 13 April 2022, subject to any evidence regarding any new variant, shall be allowed to enter without vaccination,” according to a government statement issued following the weekly Cabinet meeting.

It said, however, that anyone who is unvaccinated would be required to submit to a PCR Test, no more than four days old, before boarding their flight to Antigua.

“This rule was already in place for nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda. The lifting of the restriction now extends to tourists, visitors and in-transit passengers,” the statement noted.

Antigua and Barbuda has recorded 135 deaths and 7 511 infection cases linked to the pandemic after the first case was detected here in March 2020.

Several Caribbean countries have also announced some relaxing of the COVID-19 measures as regional countries report lower death and infection rates.

(CMC)

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