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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Antigua & Barbuda confirm: no new Covid-19 cases as islands reopen

The islands began welcoming back international visitors on the 4th of June

  • Courtesy the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority

Mr. Colin James, CEO of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, has asserted that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Antigua & Barbuda remains at 26, with only one active case at present, as reported by the Ministry of Health, Wellness & the Environment. The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has refuted claims that some passengers arriving on AA2405 on Wednesday 10th June tested positive for COVID-19.

Visitors arriving in Antigua & Barbuda on commercial flights staying at approved accommodation are evaluated for COVID-19 with a series of health screenings, temperature checks, and nose swabs taken for the coronavirus test. Returning nationals receive health screenings and temperature checks but are not routinely tested. Returning nationals are required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days when their home accommodation is deemed suitable. There is an option to quarantine at the Government’s quarantine facility if they are unable to safely quarantine at home.

At this time all results for persons arriving at the VC Bird International Airport have been negative. There have been no positive results to date for those entering the country.

Mr. James said: “Health Officials have put a full system of protocols in place to protect both visitors and our own people from COVID 19. For details on these procedures please refer to www.visitantiguabarbuda.com.”

Antigua & Barbuda reopened for tourism on 4th June, and the first American Airlines flight arrived at VC Bird International Airport at 11:15PM. For information on travel to Antigua and Barbuda, please go to www.visitantiguabarbuda.com


A message from the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority