Anguilla Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Anguilla – updated 10 June 2021

After a month-long closure, Anguilla reopened to visitors on 25 May. All visitors must be pre-approved. The Government of Anguilla has reduced the quarantine period to seven days for visitors who are fully vaccinated (meaning visitors who have had their last dose of vaccine administered at least three weeks before arrival on island). As of 1 July, vaccinated visitors will no longer need to quarantine. See full details below or read the travel advisory.

Vaccinated and Non-vaccinated Visitor(s) must:

  • Apply for entry permission.
  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage (this requirement pertains only to non-vaccinated visitors).
  • Produce a negative rt-PCR test administered 3 to 5 days prior to arrival on island.
  • Undergo a PCR test on arrival at port of entry.
  • The quarantine period for travelers with evidence of full COVID- 19 vaccination with final dose administered at least three weeks (21 days) before arrival date will be reduced to 7 days. (Non-vaccinated travelers’ quarantine remains as 10-14 days depending on country of origin).
  • Multi-generational families and/or groups with a mix of unvaccinated and vaccinated persons will all have to quarantine for a 10-day period, utilizing only approved short stay services.
  • PHE approved COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test will be approved for use for persons requiring a test for onward travel only. These tests will not be utilized for persons entering Anguilla or to exit quarantine.
  • Fees for visitors will be $300 for individual + $200 for any additional person(s) on application.
  • The fees for visitors staying in private accommodation will be:
  • 1) vaccinated person(s) $300 for an individual + $200 for any additional person(s).
  • Persons travelling in groups (more than 10 persons) will be required to be vaccinated to enter and conduct any mass gatherings in Anguilla i.e., conferences, weddings, etc.
  • Spa, Gym and Cosmetology services will be permitted to short stay visitors if both staff and visitor(s) are fully vaccinated, i.e. three weeks have passed since the final dose of an approved vaccine.

July 1st, 2021 | Vaccinated Visitor(s)

  • All visitors to Anguilla who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to be fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.
  • Travelers with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination will not be required to quarantine on arrival if the final vaccine dose is administered at least three weeks before the date of arrival.
  • Persons entering Anguilla will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test administered 3-5 days prior to arrival.
  • Fully vaccinated persons will not be tested upon arrival.
  • Visitors must apply for entry permission.
  • No proof of health insurance is required.
  • No fees for entry.
  • Multi-generational families and/or groups with a mix of individuals who are not eligible for the vaccine (i.e. children), will not need to quarantine, but they will need a negative PCR test administered 3-5 days ahead of arrival, and may be tested on arrival and subsequently during their stay. Said tests may be subject to a fee.

The Government of Anguilla continues to update both its citizenry and the tourism community on the status of the pandemic on island in regular briefings broadcast live on its Facebook page.

For more travel information on Anguilla go to:

Facebook: Facebook.com/AnguillaOfficial

Instagram: @Anguilla_Tourism

Twitter: @Anguilla_Trsm, Hashtag: #MyAnguilla.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by COVID-19? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

Previous travel alerts for Anguilla

Hurricane Maria - 18 September, 2017

Hurricane Maria, a category 1 storm is predicted to pass to the south of Anguilla on Monday, and it may have strengthened to category 3 by that time. Beware of strong winds and flooding from heavy rain. If yu have not already left the island you shold immediately seek the help of authorities in finding suitable shelter.

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How to Survive a Hurricane

The absolutely best way to survive a hurricane is to avoid one. Get away from it, but if you make the decision to leave make that decision early. Do not leave it until the last minute because you may find yourself caught without proper shelter.

If you decide to stay and "ride it out" it is advisable to get to an authorized shelter. The locations of these will be broadcast, or locals will know where they are. If there is no shelter, prepare to "shelter in place" in an internal room without windows.

Once a "storm watch" has been issued, make sure you are prepared in the event that the watch becomes a "warning."

  • Fill the gas tank of your car.
  • Check batteries in flashlights and radios.
  • Have extra batteries on hand.
  • Secure all doors and windows.
  • Close shutters or board up the windows.
  • Have extra supplies on hand such as non-perishable food, clean drinking water, a half-gallon of water per person/per day (enough for a couple of days), and prescription drugs.

During the storm

  • Never go out during the storm. The winds can send flying debris into you causing injury and even death.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Keep on the alert for additional storm warnings. Hurricanes are known to spawn tornadoes so be prepared to take cover if one should strike.
  • While the storm is in progress avoid using electrical appliances.
  • Stay off the telephone.
  • All pets should be secure in carriers. The storm will be a frightening experience for them as well, and they could injure themselves or you if they panic.
  • Do not light candles or lanterns; they could get blown over causing a fire.
  • The eye of the storm passing over could make you think the storm is over when the worst is still yet to come. Only use this calm in an extreme emergency to make critical repairs.
  • Only after an official "all clear" has been issued is it safe to come out.

After the storm

  • Beware of downed power lines and gas leaks.
  • Stay away from heavily damaged areas.
  • Listen to your radio for instructions.

Am I Covered for a Hurricane?

There may be cover for you if you purchased your policy prior to the storm or hurricane being declared. Check your policy or call our customer assistance teams if you are unsure.

Coverage may vary depending on your place of residence and the level of cover you have purchased, however, GENERALLY the cover and benefits of Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption may assist you. If regular carriage services to your destination have ceased for 24 hours or more (so you can't get there) you may be able to make a claim. Check with our customer assistance teams.

Hurricane Irma - 6 September, 2017

Now classified as a Category 5, Hurricane Irma made landfall early this morning on St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, and Anguilla.  Widespread damage has been reported, but no casualties at this time.

Irma is now heading towards Puerto Rico and threatening St. Kitts and Nevis, the Virgin Islands, Hispaniola, and Cuba.

Travel warnings have been issued for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra, the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti, Guadeloupe, Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The United States has declared states of emergency in Florida, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico.

Aside from extremely strong winds, Hurricane Irma is likely to create a storm surge of 11 feet or more, and large, breaking waves. Heavy rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.

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4 Comments

  • Liss said

    Hi! What are the details of the second phase for tourist to visit?

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  • jeffrey P keverline said

    I was told a new decision was coming on Oct 31 regarding travel restrictions, any news

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  • William Burnett said

    Just need Covid 19 update

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