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Updated Antigua and Barbuda Travel Advisory August 26, 2022

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade
Queen Elizabeth Highway
St. John’s, ANTIGUA.
Telephone: (268) 462-1052
Fax: (268) 462-2482
Email: foreignaffairs@ab.gov.ag

 

August 26, 2022

UPDATED ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TRAVEL ADVISORY – August 26, 2022

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its travel advisory effective August 29, 2022 to facilitate the smooth movement of passengers to and from the country. Antigua and Barbuda has benefitted from a highly successful strategy of mass vaccinations, quick detection of imported and community-spread infections, and proactive public awareness campaigns in significantly reducing COVID 19 infection levels for the past five (5) months. At the same time, the State remains focused in its ongoing interventions to mitigate the risk of resurgence of COVID-l9 levels. This strategy is intended to protect and safeguard the health of both residents
and visitors to Antigua and Barbuda.

Nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda are strongly advised to check travel advisories of destination countries prior to travel at this time.

The protocols implemented are as follows:

1. All COVID-l9 restrictions are to be lifted for arriving passengers by air.

2. COVID-|9 restrictions are also lifted for persons arriving by yacht or ferry services. However, all marine pleasure craft and ferry services entering the waters of Antigua and Barbuda should contact the Antigua Port Authority, using VHF Channel 16, at least six (6) hours prior to arrival. Instructions will be given to guide the crafts to either the Nevis Street Pier or English/Falmouth Harbours, Jolly Harbour, or other holding area

3. Passengers arriving aboard cruise ships are subject to the protocols enforced by the cruise lines protocols until such time as the cruise lines themselves alter their protocols.

4. Visitors are required businesses such as duration of their trip.to observe all offices, banks, protocols as stipulated
hotels, restaurants and by the management businesses such as offices banks, hotels restaurants and excursions for the duration of their trip.

5. The wearing of face masks and social/physical distancing protocols in public spaces is actively encouraged throughout Antigua and Barbuda, especially wherever there are gatherings of significant numbers of people e.g., ports, supermarkets, bars and clubs.

6. Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID-l9 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.

Military Vessel/Aircraft and other Watercraft transporting food medical supplies, humanitarian and emergency supplies will be required to follow the Quarantine Guidelines established by the Quarantine Authority as well as issued by Port Health and must give prior notification before arrival.

These restrictions for maritime traffic, and the consequential Antigua Port Authority guidelines, issued during the State of Emergency, shall not restrict vessels engaged in innocent passage and/or transit passage, within the territorial seas and/or archipelagic waters of Antigua and Barbuda, under the 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

This Travel Advisory replaces ALL previous Travel Advisories issued by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

 

Anthony Liverpool
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

                                                       LIST OF Approved Rapid Antigen Tests
                                                         For Entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Product name                                                                                        Manufacturer
BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS- CoV-2                Becton, Dickenson and Company (BD)
BinaxNow COVID-19 Ag Test 2 Card                                                 Abbott Diagnostics Scarborough, Inc.
CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Test                                                      Access Bio, Inc
Clip COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test                                                     Luminostics, Inc.
ellume.lab COVID Antigen Test                                                           Ellume Limited
GenBody COVID-19 Ag                                                                         GenBody Inc.
INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test                                         PHASE Scientific International, Ltd.
InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test                                                        OraSure Technologies, Inc.
InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test Rx                                                  OraSure Technologies, Inc.
NIDS COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit                                           ANP Technologies, Inc.
Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device
(nasopharyngeal)                                                                                   Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Jena GmbH
STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Test                                                       SD BioSensor, Inc.
STANDARD F COVID-19 Ag Test                                                       SD BioSensor, Inc.
BIOSYNEX COVID-19 Ag BSS                                                            BIOSYNEX SWISS SA
CerTest SARS-CoV-2 CARD TEST                                                     CerTest Biotect S.L.
Clungene COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit                                   Hangzhou Clongene Biotech
Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab)                                    Healgen Scientific Limited
LumiraDx SARS CoV-2 Ag Test                                                          LumiraDX UK Ltd.
NADAL COVID-19 Ag Test                                                                  nal von minden GmbH
CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test                                      Siemens Healthineers
Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test Card                                             Xiamen Boson Biotech Co. Ltd
Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab)                                   Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech Co., Ltd
Rapid Response COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test                            BTNX Inc.

 

 

 

Ministry of Health, Wellness & The Environment                                                                         18/11/2021