Antigua and Barbuda lifted all its travelrestrictionsafter quite some time of being strict due to the Covid situation. All of the travel healthrestrictions in the Caribbean have been lifted for the newest destination.
Antigua and Barbuda are quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. The destination that comprises of two islands has recently announced that visitors will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative test result in order to enter the country.
This change affects passengers arriving by air as well as those arriving by yacht or ferry; the Antigua Port Authority must be contacted at least six hours before the scheduled time of arrival by marine pleasure craft and ferries. Officials have stated that the wearing of face masks and maintaining a social distance is "actively encouraged," even though it is not required.
However, the destination has indicated that arriving passengers who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 may be isolated if so determined by the relevant health authorities. Antigua and Barbuda joins a growing list of Caribbean destinations that have lifted all pandemic-era restrictions, including Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada, among others.
"For the past five months, Antigua and Barbuda has benefited from a highly successful strategy of mass vaccinations, rapid detection of imported and community-spread infections, and proactive public awareness campaigns in significantly lowering Covid-19 infection levels," the government said in a statement.
This includes very strong performance for what is considered to be the highest concentration of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. These resorts include Hammock Cove and Galley Bay, both of which are owned by Elite Island Resorts, as well as the Keyonna Beach Resort and Curtain Bluff, amongst others.
The announcement comes at a time when Antigua and Barbuda are continuing to shatter tourism records, including setting a new benchmark for the highest number of visitors in the month of July.