The government of Anguilla held a press conference on the new protocols for entry to the island.
Parliamentary Secretary Quincia Gumbs-Marie announced that as of Monday, April 12th, the quarantine period has been reduced from 14 to 7 days. “Today marks the beginning of our gradual reopening. We can now begin to revive our economy and return to a sense of normalcy. This would not have been possible without the people who have already participated in the ongoing vaccination program to help us get to this point,” enthused Q. Gumbs-Marie.
Otherwise, as of May 1st, 2021, all persons arriving in Anguilla in groups of more than 10 must be vaccinated to enter and attend mass gatherings, such as weddings or conferences. Spa, gym and cosmetic services will be permitted if guests and staff are vaccinated. Port and transportation personnel must also be vaccinated.
For his part, Permanent Secretary Foster Rogers announced that as of July 1st, visitors who have been vaccinated three weeks prior to their arrival will be allowed to enter Anguilla without any quarantine requirements. They will need a pre-test as before but no test upon arrival. Returning residents who are not vaccinated will need to be quarantined.
Finally, October 2021 will mark the final phase of entry protocols. Pre-entry proof of negative testing requirements and follow-up testing on the island will cease. Only visitors who are vaccinated at least three weeks prior to travel will be allowed entry.
Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, 5,857 people have received the first dose and over 200 have received their second dose.