The newest Caribbean destination to waive all of its travel health restrictions?
Antigua and Barbuda, one of the booming tourist destinations in the Caribbean.
The Twin Islands hotspot has just announced that travelers no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the country.
This ruling applies to both air passengers and those arriving by yacht or ferry; Pleasure boats and ferries should contact the Antigua Port Authority at least six hours prior to arrival.
Wearing face masks and social distancing are “actively encouraged”, however, although not mandatory, officials said.
The destination said arriving passengers with symptoms of Covid-19 may, however, be isolated as determined by health authorities.
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, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Grenada, among others.
“Antigua and Barbuda has benefited from a very successful strategy of mass vaccinations, rapid detection of imported and community-spread infections and proactive public awareness campaigns to significantly reduce Covid-19 infection levels. over the past five months,” the government said in a statement. .
The news comes as Antigua and Barbuda continues to break tourism records, including a record high visitor mark for the month of July.
This includes strong performance for what is the largest concentration of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, from Hammock Cove and Galley Bay to Elite Island Resorts to Keyonna Beach Resort and Curtain Bluff, among others.
To learn more, visit Antigua and Barbuda.