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Anguilla has a diverse selection of properties to choose from for your stay.
List of approved properties
Disclaimer: Please note, the list of properties is continuously being updated as new properties become Safe Environment Certified.
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Answers to questions you may have.
1. Is the airport open?
The airport is currently open to pre-approved travelers. Visitors desirous of visiting Anguilla must complete our travel request form via www.ivisitanguilla.com/escape.
2. What happens if I cannot get my test results in time to upload before traveling to Anguilla?
A negative PCR test taken three to five days before arrival is an absolute requirement before receiving approval to travel to Anguilla. The website is constantly monitored, so once the test is done within the specified timeframe, entry permission certificates will be issued up to the day of travel. Failing that, approval would not be granted and your trip would have to be rescheduled.
3. What are the hotels/villas cancellation policies, especially if I cannot travel at the last minute?
Hotels/villas are encouraged to implement flexible cancellation policies. However, each visitor must familiarize himself/herself with the cancellation policy of the property at which they intend to stay.
4. How long does it take to get the test results on the island?
The typical turnaround time for a test is less than two hours. Results are available within 24 hours.
5. If the results are negative from our first test, are we free to move around the island?
Visitors are free to move around the island without restrictions only after a second negative test on Day 10 or Day 14 of their visit. Visitors staying less than 10 or 14 days can participate in our guided movement period. This period allows visitors to use Safe Environment Approved ground transportation to visit Safe Environment Certified restaurants and Safe Environment Approved Activities on island.
6. If we are staying for a long period, why do we have to have a third test?
Visitors remaining for more than five days are required to undergo at least two tests on the island – one upon arrival and one at the end of their stay in place period. This is to ensure that persons are COVID free before they are free to move around the island without restrictions.
7. What happens if I test positive on arrival, do I have to go to a government facility?
A visitor who tests positive on arrival may be allowed to remain in isolation at his approved accommodation if he/she is asymptomatic or is experiencing mild symptoms that do not require management at a medical facility. He/she will be managed by the health team, which will include monitoring of symptoms, hospital transfer if necessary, and subsequent medical clearance.
8. What happens if I contract the virus and test positive while in Anguilla?
A visitor who tests positive while in Anguilla may be allowed to remain in isolation at his/her approved accommodation if he/she is asymptomatic or is experiencing mild symptoms that do not require management at a medical facility. He/she will be managed by the health team, which will include monitoring of symptoms, hospital transfer if necessary, and subsequent medical clearance.
9. Can I leave the island if I test positive?
It is unlikely that a visitor who tests positive will be able to leave the island before medical clearance of the infection unless as medical evacuation, covered under their COVID-19 insurance policy.
10. Am I required to have travel health insurance?
Yes, you are required to have travel health insurance and your policy must cover Covid-19 related illness.
11. What fees are travelers now expected to pay when traveling to Anguilla?
12. Are there discounts for families and groups traveling together?
13. How are travel advisors and airline staff serving Anguilla being kept updated?
14. Are Anguilla’s protocols the same for passengers arriving from all markets?
All visitors are required to have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, taken three to five days before the date of arrival in Anguilla. Approval is granted subject to a negative result. All visitors are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival to Anguilla and at the end of their stay in place period, to ensure that they are COVID-19 free. The stay in place period is 10 days for visitors coming from areas of low prevalence (less than 0.2%) of COVID-19 and 14 days for visitors coming from areas of high prevalence (more than 0.2%). Visitors staying less than 10 or 14 days will only be allowed to move around the island through the guided movement system.
15. What is the quarantine/stay in place period for US and Canadian travelers?
Based on the current epidemiological situation, the stay in place period is as follows, 10 days for visitors coming from areas of low prevalence (less than 0.2%) of COVID-19 and 14 days for visitors coming from areas of high prevalence (more than 0.2%).
16. How are transfers from the airport to my accommodations being handled? Are we crowding in a van with other visitors? Are there new limits on capacity?
Transfers are being handled by Safe Environment Approved ground transportation operators. Capacity and seating will depend on the ability to ensure social distancing for visitors/passengers who are not travelling in groups or a family unit.
17. What amenities can I use at my property during my ‘stay in place'?
Amenities vary by property. Each approved property has a list of available amenities.
18. If we have to stay in our accommodation, can I only dine at the hotel restaurant?
Visitors are permitted to dine out but only at “Safe Environment Certified” restaurants. However, reservations are required and must be made by your property’s concierge. Transportation to and from the restaurant must only be provided by a “Safe Environment Certified” ground tour operator.
19. If there is no restaurant on property, can someone deliver groceries/restaurant takeout to our hotel/villa?
Yes, you can have someone deliver groceries or meals to your hotel or villa.
20. Is it possible to hire a chef to prepare meals for us during our stay in place period?
Yes, once the protocols are followed you can hire a chef to prepare your meals.
21. Will housekeeping be provided during our stay in place period?
Yes, each approved accommodation has its standard operating procedures as it relates to housekeeping and cleaning.
22. Can I visit the beach and will I need to wear a mask on the beach?
Beach access is allowed with the presence of a beach attendant and Safe Environment Approved ground transfer. Please check with your accommodation property regarding the onsite options. Masks are not required on the beach. However, social distancing of at least 1 meter must be maintained at all times, for persons who are not within the same group.
23. What excursions/tours are available/open?
Available excursions and tours are:
However, these can only be provided by a property/company that is “Safe Environment Certified”.
24. What Restaurants are open?
Please visit https://ivisitanguilla.com/escape/files/restaurants.pdf for a list of restaurants open and serving. Not all restaurants are Safe Environment Certified and ar not serving guests who are within their 10/14 day stay in place period.
25. Can I rent a car and drive around the island myself?
The use of rental vehicles is prohibited until after visitors are medically cleared by a negative PCR test result on day 10 or day 14 of the visit.
26. Do I have to stay in my bubble?
Visitors are permitted to share their stay between different properties. (e.g If a visitor is on the island for 6 nights, he/she can spend 2 nights at one property, 2 nights at another, and your final 2 nights at another. All properties must be “Safe Environment Certified”. However, at least one day before checkout, properties must inform the relevant authorities of your change in accommodation.
27. Can I visit a certified and approved beach/restaurant/store outside my bubble?
Guests staying at a beachfront property can enjoy the beach there in the presence of a beach warden/attendant. Persons not staying at the beachfront can have their property collaborate with a beachfront property to access the beach that property. You are permitted to dine out but only at “Safe Environment Certified” restaurants. However, reservations must be made by your property’s concierge and transportation to and from the restaurant can only be provided by a “Safe Environment Certified” ground tour operator. Visits to stores are not permitted.
28. What are the protocols on the island? i.e. What are the social distancing guidelines for dining and properties?
The social distancing protocol is three (3) feet or 1 meter.
29. Are masks mandatory even after we have tested negative for the second or third time?
Masks are not mandatory and are not required after persons have been medically cleared from the stay in place. However, visitors are required to use masks upon arrival to Anguilla while traveling through the airport or seaport and on their way to their approved accommodation.
30. Will PPE be available for purchase?
Yes, PPE is available for purchase. However, visitors are required to use masks upon arrival to Anguilla while traveling through the airport or seaport and on their way to their approved accommodation.
31. How will passengers bound for Anguilla be handled at connecting points, such as SXM and SJU, and other hubs?
Please refer to travel requirements/protocols for your designated hub/transit destination and fill out all necessary entry
The links are as follows:
Sint Maarten: www.stmaartenehas.com
St. Kitts and Nevis: https://www.knatravelform.kn
United States (US) Virgin Islands: https://usvitravelportal.com
32. Is Anguilla part of any arrangement where coronavirus testing is done by the airlines immediately before departure?
No, Anguilla does not have arrangements with airlines for coronavirus testing before flight departure.
33. Can I visit/travel between nearby islands during my visit? Are there different protocols for each island?
No, visits to other islands are not allowed during your visit to Anguilla. Yes, each island has different protocols.
34. When will Blowing Point reopen and ferry services from St. Martin resume?
Ferry Service between Anguilla and St Martin (French) has been discontinued until further notice. However, from November 1, 2020, Charter and Shuttle service will be available for boat transfer to/from St. Maarten via the Anguilla-St. Maarten Ferry Terminal. Reservations are required.
35. How will transfers from the airport to the ferry be handled? Are we crowding in a van with other visitors? Are there new limits on capacity?
Airport transfers to the Ferry will be handled as per the protocols instituted for Taxis on St Maarten.
36. How many people will be allowed on a ferry over to Anguilla?
This will vary according to the passenger capacity of the Ferry.
37. Will we be tested before we get on the ferry or when we arrive in Anguilla?
Testing will be done upon arrival at Blowing Point Ferry Terminal, Anguilla.
38. What are the protocols for passengers on yachts arriving at Road Bay?
As it relates to the testing and quarantine protocol, it is the same as for other visitors once they intend to enter Anguilla.
39. Where can Anguilla’s travelers get accurate, updated information?
40. What is the age requirement for testing a child, and do they have to undergo the PCR nasal swab test?
PCR testing is also conducted on children. However, the swab is taken through the mouth (oropharyngeal swabbing). This is especially for babies and children less than five years of age.
41. What is the Guided Movement period?
A period in which protocols are used to guide and facilitate ALL movements of a visitor on island. This applies to visitors who are on property (hotels/villas etc.) for less than 10-14 days. Due to their short stay will not get the opportunity to receive medical clearance and as such will not be able to explore the island at will.
42. What is “Home Stay in Place”?
This is a 10-14 day period in which movements are restricted to a private dwelling. This applies to all who received approval. This can only occur if your property has been Safe Environment Certified.
43. What does it mean to be Safe Environment Certified?
This certification is ONLY awarded to properties and restaurants which have received specific training and have met the requirements put in place by the Ministry of Health and whose protocols have been approved.
44. What does it mean to be Safe Environment Approved?
This certification is ONLY awarded to Services/activities which received training and or attended sensitizing seminars and whose operating protocols have been approved.
45. How can an independent restaurant be included in phase two?
An independent restaurant can be included when they become Safe Environment Certified. Guests in the Guided Movement period are not allowed to mingle with local patrons therefore, it is recommended that Safe Environment Certified restaurants specify what days they want to serve Guided Guests and what days they want to serve locals.
46. What do the fees cover?
The fees cover two tests per person, surveillance and the cost associated with the additional public health presence.