Anguilla has announced new protocols as she reopens her borders to day trippers and passengers on one-day cruise excursions to the island.
The new protocols do not require these visitors to make an application for entry permission into Anguilla on the visitor portal.
However, as of Dec. 9, 2021, visitors coming to Anguilla on a day trip or an on-shore cruise excursion for one day must:
- Be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to the fixed-based operations agent/ship or aircraft carrier and officials upon arrival in Anguilla. According to Anguilla’s Ministry of Health, the definition of “fully vaccinated” means that the visitor has received the last dose (in a 2-dose vaccine) or the only dose (in a 1-dose vaccine) three weeks or 21 days prior to arrival on Anguilla.
- Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a nasopharyngeal swab taken two days prior to their arrival date.
Self-administered and antibody tests will not be accepted.
This information will be verified upon arrival in Anguilla. Once all matters are in order day trippers entering the island will be assigned a day trip wristband, which can only be removed upon leaving the island. Day trippers are also allowed to rent a car for the day.
In addition to the new protocols, Anguilla has extended its list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines for entry permission to include Sinopharm, Sinovac (also known as CoronaVac) and Covaxin.
The full list of accepted vaccines and COVID-19 tests for Entry Permission into Anguilla is as follows:
1. Pfizer/BioNtech also known as Comirnaty
2. Oxford/AstraZeneca also known as Vaxzevria
3. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
6. Sinovac (also known as CoronaVac)
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In addition, the U.K. has also recently updated its entry protocols, as has Chile.
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