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Anguilla extends closure of all sea and air ports through Dec. 12 due to COVID-19; highly regulated entry is permitted for all travelers.

 

Summary
Authorities in Anguilla have extended the closures of all sea and air ports to most nonresident foreign passengers through at least Dec. 12; however, officials are allowing certain exceptions for international travelers subject to pre-approval. The border closures are part of ongoing efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Cargo transportation, medical emergencies and evacuations, and departures are not included in the ban.

As of Nov. 1, authorities in Anguilla have revised the entry requirements for all citizens and legal residents following the end of the territory's repatriation program. Along with nonresident foreign nationals, returning citizens and residents must apply for entry into Anguilla; however, authorization is highly regulated. Anguillians and residents will be allowed to quarantine in their own property subject to prior property inspection and approval. All pre-approved travelers from high and low-risk countries, as well as short-term business travelers (less than five days), are subject to the following entry and quarantine requirements:

  • Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no less than three and no more than five days prior to arrival.
  • Travelers from low-risk countries will be subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine at a government-approved location, while travelers from high-risk countries must quarantine for 14 days. There are no quarantine requirements for short-term business travelers.
  • Travelers will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing on arrival, at the end of the quarantine period, or at any stage during the quarantine.


Internal restrictions on businesses and gatherings were lifted April 29. Nonetheless, the government has urged the public to continue adopting social distancing and hygiene practices and for businesses, facilities, and institutions to enforce sanitation protocols. Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice, depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

 

Advice
Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Liaise with trusted contacts for further updates and guidance. Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.

 

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