Antigua and Barbuda (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Might be required to quarantine based on results.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 11.02.2021
1. Passengers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine.
4. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival.
5. A completed Health Declaration Form must be presented to the Port Health Authorities upon arrival.
6. Passengers and airline crew staying overnight in transit must stay at a hotel or at a designated facility until their next flight.
7. More Coronavirus (COVID-19) related information can be found at .


Detailed Tourist Information

Borders are open to foreign travelers. All travelers must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical certificate issued within 7 days of their flight. Upon arrival, visitors are subject to medical screening and must complete a health declaration form. Everyone will be monitored for COVID-19 for up to 14 days. Travelers may be subject to further COVID-19 testing at their own cost.

Lockdown Details

A State of Emergency is in place until 31 March 2021. Under these measures:

all persons must remain in their accommodation from 11pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention. An exception is only on 1 January 2021 when the curfew period will be from 1am to 5am
face masks must be worn in any public place and must be worn for entry in to any supermarket or market
face masks must cover nose and mouth, leave eyes, forehead, and ears visible, and cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses
bars, gyms and in-house dining at restaurants that have passed government inspection are permitted to operate
retailers such as food and clothes shops, pharmacies, and hardware stores are allowed to operate between 5am and 9pm
public-facing government offices have restricted opening hours and visitors
beaches are open between 5am and 7pm for exercise or relaxation only. On public holidays the beaches will be open from 5am to 1pm. During these hours picnics, music, drinking alcohol, and parties are prohibited. See Safety and security – ‘Swimming’ for more information
no more than two people may travel in a motor vehicle at any one time if they are not of the same household. Members of the same household comprising more than two people may travel together in the same vehicle. Face masks must be worn in motor vehicles when there is more than one occupant
people may undertake exercise in open fields, at the side of roads, and play golf or tennis between 5am and 9pm each day. They may be accompanied by members of their household, or by one other person if they are not of their household. All must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
private parties and social events such as banquets which host more than one household are prohibited except on Christmas Day, 25 December, and New Year’s Eve, 31 December, where private parties may be held provided there are no more than 10 persons and all must observe a distance of six feet and wear face masks
wedding, funeral, baptism and church services may take place providing all participants observe distances of six feet and wear a face mask
social clubs and associations are permitted to convene providing social distancing measures and wearing of face masks is adhered to
Failure to comply with the State of Emergency regulations will result in either a fine of up to XCD10,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

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