Antigua and Barbuda relaxes entry rules for fully-vaccinated

Antigua and Barbuda has relaxed travel protocols to allow fully vaccinated visitors entry with a negative rapid antigen test result.

The Caribbean destination made the announcement as vaccination rates increase in the country. More than 60,000 of the targeted 80,000 population has now been vaccinated.

Up to now, fully vaccinated visitors had to present a negative PCR test result, of four days or less from the testing date, on arrival.

The destination is now also accepting negative rapid antigen test results. The quicker and cheaper lateral flow test requirement is effective immediately.

A test result must be presented on arrival and must have be taken within the previous three days or less to allow entry into the country.

An approved list of rapid antigen tests is available on the tourist board’s website

Rapid antigen tests are not being accepted for partially vaccinated arrivals or transiting passengers, who must have a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR  test within four days of their flight.

All arriving visitors, including returning nationals and residents, are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization, or Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment-approved two-dose, Covid-19 vaccine, or a single-dose vaccine. Children under 18 are exempt from this rule but unvaccinated children aged five to 18 must present a negative PCR test result of four days or fewer from the testing date on arrival.

Children under five do not require a Covid-19 PCR test to enter Antigua and Barbuda.

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