April 2022 Update
Anguilla has updated its travel protocol to make it safe and easy for visitors to come to their favourite holiday destination. As of 1 April 2022 fully vaccinated visitors are no longer required to apply for authorisation to enter the island. Evidence of full vaccination status is still required, as is a negative Covid-19 test. Both of these must be presented to the airline during check-in.
Travellers who have completed the vaccination cycle or have taken a booster shot within six months of their trip to Anguilla will not be required to test upon arrival.
All the information is available online at the official website of the Anguilla Tourist Board, ivistanguilla.com, but here’s a simplified rundown of what fully vaccinated visitors need to enter the island:
- Evidence of full vaccination status, ie final dose or booster shot must have been administered within three weeks and six months of the date of arrival.
- A negative Covid-19 PCR test conducted within 3 days of your arrival in Anguilla, or else an antigen test taken within 2 days of travel.
Travellers who completed their vaccination cycle more than six months ago and have not taken a booster shot can still travel to Anguilla without applying for pre-authorisation to enter the island. However, they will be tested upon arrival at their own expense (US$50) and will be required to self-isolate until they get their negative result, typically within 24 hours of arrival. Like fully vaccinated visitors, they must present evidence of their vaccination status and a negative Covid-19 prior to check-in.
Unvaccinated visitors who have been granted medical exemption need to complete a visitor application form with health assessment and accommodation details. They will also be tested upon arrival and be required to quarantine for 5 days. The visitor application form can be found online, and it’s a similar process to filling an ESTA form or waiver when entering the US. A fee of US $100 is applied to all applicants but it only is due once you have received your entry pre-approval.
Whether you’re planning a relaxing long weekend on one of Anguilla’s heavenly beaches or you’re looking to to spend a long stint on The Rock, Anguilla is eager to have you and ready to show you that, even in the most difficult of circumstances, you’ll have a blast.