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Antigua and Barbuda

Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Antigua and Barbuda
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Antigua and Barbuda

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

VC Bird International Airport (ANU, Antigua island) and the Antigua Port Authority are operating with sanitary protocols in place. All travellers will have to fill out a Health Form upon arrival and will be subject to health screenings upon arrival.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

A) Who must quarantine?

All passengers are subject to quarantine as determined by the Quarantine Authority. The recommended quarantine period for COVID-19 is 14 days. However, if you test negative for COVID-19 using a test approved by the MOHWE, you may be released from quarantine. If tested positive, visitors may be subject to isolation. Additional lodging may be at the visitor’s expense. US citizens are urged to contact their hotel for details.

B) Where must travellers quarantine?

• All returning residents will be subject to quarantine at a public facility for a period of 14 days and for a fee not exceeding EC $80.00 per day.
• Travellers with symptoms and/or who test positive for COVID-19 may be subject to quarantine in a government facility.
• Arriving passengers that are allowed to stay in their private homes or a government quarantine facility will be required to wear a monitoring bracelet according to the quarantine authority regulations.

C) Are additional tests required during quarantine?

All arriving passengers entering Antigua and Barbuda who can present verifiable documentation that they have received both doses of approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine and have a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result will now be required to spend no more than seven days in quarantine. At least two weeks must have passed since the administration of the full vaccine dosage. A COVID-19 test will be administered on the fifth day, with release from quarantine 48 hours later upon receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test? All arriving passengers, including transiting passengers, over the age of 12 are required to present a negative COVID-19 test.

B) Type of test and number of hours: A PCR test taken within seven days prior to arrival.

C) Exceptions: There are no exceptions.
(Until further notice)

Transiting passengers/crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government-designated facility to await departure. Transiting passengers/crew have the same testing requirements as all incoming travellers.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticWearing of face masks is mandatory in public. Failure to follow regulations can result in fines or imprisonment.
(Until further notice)
There is a curfew requiring residents to stay home between 23.00 and 05.00 each day.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
A state of emergency is in place.
(Ends 30 June 2021)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Antigua and Barbuda

COVID-19 information for Antigua and Barbuda

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime poses a credible threat on the islands and workforce should take commonsense precautions. Petty street crime represents the principal risk for business travellers. Valuables left unattended are vulnerable to theft. Violent crimes and armed assaults have been perpetrated against tourists, but foreign nationals are not deliberately targeted. Crime rates are higher in the capital St John's, with business travellers and foreign nationals advised against walking alone at night. Unemployment fuels urban crime rates, particularly theft. The islands are vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms between June and November. Antigua and Barbuda are members of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Antigua and Barbuda
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

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