The newest Caribbean destination to waive all of its travel health restrictions?
Antigua and Barbuda, one of the Caribbean’s booming tourism destinations.
The twin-island hotspot just announced that travelers no longer needed to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the country.
The move applies to both air passenger and those arriving by yacht or ferry; marine pleasure chat and ferries do need to contact the Antigua Port Authority at least six hours prior to arrival.
A suite at the Keyonna Beach Resort in Antigua.
The Wearing of face masks and social distancing is “actively encouraged,” however, though not required, officials said.
The destination said arriving passengers with symptoms of Covid-19 may be isolated as determined by health authorities, however.
The Admiral’s Inn and Gunpowder Suites in Antigua.
Antigua and Barbuda joins a growing number of Caribbean destinations that have removed all of their pandemic-era restrictions, one that now includes countries like Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Martinique, St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada, among others.
“Antigua and Barbuda has benefited 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 months,” the government said in a statement.
Long Bay Beach in Antigua.
The news comes as Antigua and Barbuda is continuing to break tourism records, including an all-time-high visitor mark for the month of July.
That includes very strong performance for what is the Caribbean’s top concentration of luxury all-inclusive resorts, from Elite Island Resorts’ Hammock Cove and Galley Bay to the Keyonna Beach Resort and Curtain Bluff, among others.
For more, visit Antigua and Barbuda.