Anguilla updates entry requirements for tourists

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Anguilla updated its guidelines this week regarding entry requirements for travelers. As of November 1, travelers will no longer have to pay a $ 200 arrival test fee at the gate. Instead, the fee will be reduced to $ 50 on arrival. Travelers should still quarantine themselves in their hotel for 12 to 24 hours while awaiting test results before being allowed to travel.

In addition to the reduction in testing fees, the pre-departure Covid testing time frame will be extended from 3 to 5 days before departure to 2 to 5 days. All tests should be nasal swab PCR tests.

Beautiful Shoal Bay beach framed by palm trees and seaside cafe on the Caribbean island of Anguilla,

What are the entry requirements for Anguilla? Update

All visitors to Anguilla (including returning nationals and permanent residents) are required to apply for official travel authorization prior to departure. If you are planning to visit, complete the online form in order to be approved for travel.

Travelers applying as visitors can stay in Anguilla for up to three months. As previously mentioned, all travelers to Anguilla must present a negative PCR test result prior to departure no later than 5 days prior to travel.

Other entry conditions before departure for Anguilla:

  • Approved Travel Authorization Form (digital) that was received by email when approving your travel request.
  • Completed online passenger form and health questionnaire.
  • Travel / medical insurance is recommended for travel to Anguilla.
Elevated view of Sandy Ground village, Anguilla

Guidelines for fully immunized travelers from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom

All adult visitors to Anguilla must be fully vaccinated and have received their last dose at least 21 days before travel, according to the Visit Anguilla website. People under 18 and pregnant women will not need to show proof of vaccination to travel.

Arrival in Anguilla, guidelines for travelers:

  • Show a hard copy of your pre-departure Covid test results (RT-PCR) to a port health official.
  • Take a test on arrival and take a health exam.
  • Transfer from airport to pre-approved hotel to await test results (may take 12-24 hours).
  • Wearing a mask will be compulsory when traveling in all public places.
  • The use of rental vehicles will not be permitted until the traveler test results are negative.
  • If the test is negative, you are allowed to travel. All fully vaccinated travelers will receive a yellow bracelet to wear throughout the trip.
  • Travelers will also be tested on day 4 of their trip. This second Covid test will be offered free of charge.
white sand beach in the Caribbean, Anguilla

Fully vaccinated travelers staying in unlicensed villas or private households in Anguilla will need to be quarantined for 4 days upon arrival. A Covid test on day 4 will also be required.

To be considered fully vaccinated, travelers must have received the full dose of one of the vaccines approved for travel (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen).

Above view at family of two snorkeling in anguilla enjoying the caribbean sea

Teleworkers can apply for a digital nomad visa

In addition to requests for short stays / visitors, Anguilla also accepts requests for Digital Nomad stays of 91 days to 12 months in total. The visa is renewable annually and the cost is approximately $ 2,000, including all registration, testing, and travel fees. If you are looking for a place to stay longer, Anguilla is known to be one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean. The official language of Anguilla is English.

Applicants will also need to provide details of employment / self-employment, have travel insurance throughout your stay and provide your medical records from the previous year. You can see more details about digital nomadic visas here.

Tourists doing yoga by the beach in Anguilla, Caribbean

Non-stop flights to Anguilla

Direct flights to Anguilla will soon be available to American travelers starting this winter. On December 11, American Airlines will launch bi-weekly flights to Anguilla from Miami International Airport. Non-stop flights are also available from Puerto Rico.

Sunbeds on Meads Bay in Anguilla

Best things to do in Anguilla

The British Caribbean Island offers so much to see and do at any time of the year. Anguilla is very flat with some of the best beaches in the world, so relaxing, sunbathing, and the beach are some of the main activities here. If you are looking for adventure, there is something to do:

Sail the Prickly Pear Cays: Take a day trip on a catamaran and set out from St. Maarten to explore Prickly Pear Cays, Crocus Bay Beach, Little Bay and Mullet Bay.

Shoal Bay: Without doubt one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Take a stroll on the fine sands and dine in one of the many restaurants dotted along the beach.

Water Sports in Anguilla: Take the kids to this popular water sports venue in Anguilla. There is a large inflatable water park, stand up paddleboarding, kitesurfing lessons and more.

Shipwreck on the shore in Anguilla, Caribbean

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