Anguilla is set to reopen its borders for tourism on May 25, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The island had closed its borders for a month to manage a cluster of active cases identified on April 22.
Anguilla said it had successfully contained the recent cluster.
“We acted swiftly and implemented a number of proactive measures to manage and contain this cluster of infections, along with an expanded vaccination outreach. The result is that we are confident we can now safely reopen while protecting the health of our residents and visitors,” said Quincia Gumbs-Marie, the island’s Permanent Secretary for Tourism.
Anguilla had recently announced plans to modify its entry protocols for vaccinated travelers, and the island will push ahead with those plans.
That includes the reduction of quarantine period for vaccinated travelers from 10-14 days to 7 days, depending on country of origin.
On July 1, Anguilla will require all visitors who are eligible for vaccination at home to be fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival, along with the elimination of quarantine for vaccinated visitors. (Visitors will still have to produce a negative test within 3-5 days of arrival).
Anguilla is in the midst of a vaccination push, targeting 70 percent of the island’s resident population.
So far, 58 percent of the island’s target population has received their first vaccine dose.
“Anguilla remains a desirable and sought-after destination, which is reflected in our solid forward bookings for the Memorial Day weekend and beyond,” said Anguilla Tourism Director Stacey Liburd. “We look forward to welcoming back our many repeat guests and introducing a host of new friends to Anguilla, who will discover for themselves what makes our island a Beyond Extraordinary destination.”
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