Antigua and Barbuda is updating its travel protocols beginning Oct. 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.
Most notably, all arriving passengers are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine in order to enter the country.
That does not apply to children below the age of 18, however.
All travelers will need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken and received within four days of their flight to Antigua.
Children below the age of five do not require a test, however.
Fully vaccinated visitors (meaning those for whom at least two weeks have passed since their final vaccine dose) will be allowed to stay at the country “bio safe/certified accommodations.”
Partially vaccinated visitors (those who have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine) will be allowed to stay only at COVID-19 certified accommodation and lodging.
The move comes as one of the island’s leading hotel companies, Elite Island Resorts, recently launched a protocol requiring all of its guests 16 and over to show proof of vaccination.
Travelers who have been to Brazil and South America in the last two weeks are restricted from traveling to Antigua and Barbuda.
For more on the country’s health protocols, visit Antigua and Barbuda Tourism.
Here’s the full list of certified accommodations.