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Anguilla Entry Requirements

Anguilla's New Protocols for Arrivals April 1 Until Further Notice

The below is provided for your convenience. Because protocols are subject to change at any time without notice, please confirm current requirements on the Anguilla Tourist Board website. Rules for returning Anguilla nationals and travel through St. Maarten are different. 

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

You must be fully vaccinated to enter Anguilla if you are 18 years or older (includes those pregnant) and are not required to apply for permission to enter Anguilla via the ivisit portal: This is defined as having received your final dose of the primary COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior to arrival. Mixed vaccines are accepted for most vaccine types. Booster vaccines are not required to enter Anguilla but can affect if you are tested on arrival (see below).

Unvaccinated visitors under 18 years old are permitted to enter Anguilla if a fully vaccinated traveler accompanies them and are also not required to apply for permission to enter Anguilla via the ivisit portal.

TESTING PRE-TRAVEL

 All visitors to Anguilla must get tested for Covid-19 before travel. You must then present evidence of a) your full vaccination status with an approved vaccine as well as b) your valid negative COVID-19 test result, to your aircraft, ship, agent or fixed base operator personnel and again in Anguilla to port health staff. If documents are not presented as outlined, visitors will not be admitted to Anguilla. 

Accepted tests include the following tests taken no more than 3 days prior to travel date: Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (RT-PCR), Nucleic Acid Amplification tests (NAA) and RNA or Molecular tests. OR, a rapid antigen test taken no more than 2 days prior to travel date.

Your test date is considered Day 0. The laboratory that processes the pre-arrival test must be accredited and test result must clearly specify the name of the laboratory/clinic, your full name, type of test administered, sample collection date and must specifically indicate that the test was taken by nasopharyngeal swab. We recommend bringing both paper and digital copies of your vaccination and test result evidence. Some airlines may require you to upload your results to their verification application.

Self-administered home tests (including video proctored) and antibody tests will not be accepted. 

TESTING ON ARRIVAL

You won't have to take a test at arrival if: you were fully-vaccinated (received the final dose of your primary COVID-18 vaccine) within the last 6 months prior to arrival and more than 14 days prior to arrival OR have received a booster dose more than 14 days prior to arrival. 

You will be tested at arrival if: you were fully vaccinated (received the final dose of the primary vaccine) more than 6 months prior to arrival, but have NOT had a booster dose; OR if you are an unvaccinated minor under 18 years old traveling with a fully-vaccinated adult.

If tested at arrival, you will need to travel by certified taxi (we can arrange for you) to the resort and stay in place while you await negative results. Arrival test results are typically returned within a few hours and you can enjoy the beach and your condo while you wait. Once a negative result is confirmed you are free to explore.  Testing fee is USD$50 per person.

Unvaccinated Visitors With Contraindication to the Vaccine

If you are 18 years or older and unvaccinated, but have a contraindication to the vaccine, you may apply for a medical exemption to enter Anguilla. You will be required to apply on the entry portal. If a medical exemption is granted, you will be required to test upon arrival, quarantine for 5 days, test at the end of quarantine and exit quarantine pending a negative result. The fee is USD$100 per person.

Visitors Who Arrive in Anguilla Without the Appropriate Documentation 

If you arrive in Anguilla without the required documentation, you will be required to return to your country of origin. If this is not possible, you shall complete arrival tests, be quarantined for 5 days at your own expense, complete exit tests, then be required to leave the island. Each visitor allowed to quarantine shall pay the Government of Anguilla a fee of USD$200 in addition to any fines for unapproved entry. 

Our Peace-of-Mind Policy if You Test Positive Pre-Arrival & Can't Enter Anguilla

If you are not approved for entry to Anguilla due to a positive result on an eligible COVID-19 test taken the appropriate number of days prior to arrival (test type and timing meets all Anguilla requirements), please email us a copy of your positive test results at least 24 hours prior to your check in date. Even though it is past the free cancellation window, we will hold the value of your booking as a credit that you must use within 12 months of your original check out date. Any funds not used by that deadline are forfeited. Does not guarantee same unit or nightly rate as original booking, and subject to availability. Trip Insurance is also recommended.  Offer not available for bookings made through certain third party channels (for example Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) that have other cancellation policies. Please consult the cancellation policy information provided to you by the channel you used at the time you booked. 

If You are Traveling to Anguilla Through St. Maarten

 As a separate country, St. Maarten has its own set of entry requirements which are different than Anguilla's entry/testing requirements. If you are traveling through St. Maarten, there is a separate application process for St. Maarten available here: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/. You can start your application process to St. Maarten as early as 3 days before you arrive in St. Maarten.

If you are not overnighting in St. Maarten then you will indicate 0 nights in St. Maarten, arriving in St. Maarten from your previous destination and departing St. Maarten for Anguilla the same day you arrive. If you are traveling through St. Maarten after your stay in Anguilla, you will need to apply for entry to St. Mararten again (as early as 3 days before you arrive in St. Maarten). This time you will indicate you are arriving in St. Maarten from Anguilla and departing from St. Maarten for your next destination the same day you arrive (unless you are overnighting in St. Maarten).

As an alternative to traveling through St. Maarten, there are direct flights to and from Anguilla's airport (AXA) from Miami, St. Thomas, St. Barth's, Antigua and Puerto Rico. Private planes of certain sizes are also welcome in Anguilla.

 Enjoy the Beach the Moment You Arrive

Your vacation experience starts at day one. We will greet you at the resort with chilled towels and a complimentary rum punch or soft drink. If you were NOT tested at arrival, you can enjoy all of the resort amenities and explore the island freely and rent a car.

If you or someone in your party WAS tested at arrival, while waiting for your arrival test results (typically delivered within a few hours), you will have full use of your condominium and outdoor terrace with private hot tub and contact-free access to our staff, including concierge services, to ensure your comfort. You can also swim and enjoy Meads Bay Beach and our beach chair drink service while waiting for a negative arrival test result, as long as you wear masks walking to and from the beach and socially distance from other guests. We can also stock your kitchen with groceries and other provisions and arrange restaurant delivery, so you can just relax (cost of goods plus small service). 

Once your arrival test result is confirmed negative, there is no additional staying in place required. You will be free to walk to other resorts, have us arrange an optional onsite massage or private chef service, dine out at any restaurant and explore the island without restrictions, including renting a car. 

If Test Positive at Arrival or During Stay

Should a Guest receive a positive test result or exhibit other signs of the COVID-19 virus, typically the Guest will be retested the following day to rule out a false positive. Subject to test result, the Ministry of Health will determine if Guest should be escalated to a medical facility, otherwise the Guest will stay-in place and isolate in their condominium (if test positive cannot use the beach or gym) until cleared by the MOH – typically after 10 symptom-free days, physical exam and negative PCR test. Should Guests be required to extend their stay at the Resort beyond original check out date as a result of receiving consecutive positive test results, Guests will be responsible for paying the published nightly rate + 12% government tax and 10% service charge for all additional nights. If stay in current unit cannot be extended due to another booking, our staff will work with the Guests to move them to another unit at the Resort or alternative accommodations. All units are deep-cleaned and thoroughly disinfected before the next guest arrives. Although no housekeeping services can be provided during the isolation period, all necessary food and beverage, cleaning and medical supplies can be arranged and delivered contactless to the Guest (additional charge). Cleaning supplies, clean linens and trash removal will of course be provided by the Resort. Any violation of any of these stipulations is subject to government fines and/or legal action. Trip insurance that includes trip interruption/delay and medical coverage for COVID-19 related expenses is always recommended. You may be able to purchase through your airline.

Onward Testing Available

If you need an onward test for your next (for example St. Maarten) or final destination (for example the United States), we can arrange (additional fee). Please let us know your travel schedule and requirements before your stay so we can schedule accordingly. Tests can usually be administered onsite at the resort. 

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