New Travel, Beach Access & Other Restrictions
NEW TRAVEL, BEACH ACCESS, AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS
Photo ©: Policy on the Management of COVID-19/ ABS Television/Radio

As Antigua and Barbuda's vaccination efforts continue, concerns of the virulent SARS-CoV-2 have prompted authorities to introduce further restrictions across the twin-island nation as COVID-19 variants create more virus-related uncertainty.

As of 1 October 2021, all arriving passengers, including returning nationals and residents, will require proof of vaccination against coronavirus, having received at least the first dose of an approved vaccine by the appropriate authorities in Antigua and Barbuda. Upon arrival, you must also have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within seven days and follow all protocols. Children five years and younger are exempt from testing.  

Beaches will open between 5am and 12pm for two weeks, commencing on the 20 September 2021. All pleasure craft fetes, parties, and entertainment events, and excursions around the coastal waters and offshore islands are suspended from 18 September until 29 September 2021. Thereafter, only authorized excursions will be permitted by the appropriate authorities 

If you're planning a trip to Antigua and Barbuda, here's what you need to know.
WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK
COVID-19 VACCINATION CARDS
Over 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine cards will soon be made available to fully vaccinated persons, by appointment only and elderly walk-ins. Email: getvaxcard@ab.gov.ag or call:788-8299, 780-8461 or 736-8299 to register & submit your photo with the front and middle of the vaccine paper card.  
JOB VACANCIES
There are a few job opportunities at the Blue Waters Resort — from Storekeeper to Water Sports Attendant. Review these latest job vacancies here then tailor your CV and cover letter for each application, based on your skills. Apply on or before Friday, 17 September 2021. 
RESTAURANT RUMBLINGS 
Restaurants continue takeout service only as SUBWAY introduces its newest offer. Fans of Catherine Café (photo) can win a table for two with EC$500 to spend at Catherine's Reopening on Saturday, 9 October. Stay up to date on the latest restaurant news and opening times here.
TRIED AND TRUE TAKEOUTS
AL PORTO
12″ pizzas at EC$29, pastas at EC$39 + other specials daily, 12pm to 7:15pm  
BAY HOUSE
Full menu with to-go orders by phone or WhatsApp via QuikServe and KariBites
BIG BANANA
Order to go at Redcliffe Street on Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6:30pm 
C & C WINE HOUSE
Sumptuous meals and tasty wines to go on Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 7pm
CLOGGY'S CAFÉ
Salad, steak, coconut shrimp etc. on Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:30am
CLUB HOUSE
Sushi, steak and so much more at prices slashed by 20%, daily from 4pm
DARKWOOD BEACH BAR
A full menu of starters, sandwiches, and Antiguan specialties daily from 9am
DENNIS
A great mix of local fare and international dishes from Fridays to Sundays at 10am
FRED'S 
Belgian waffles with ice cream, sorbets & drinks on Thursdays-Sundays from 1pm
HEMINGWAY'S 
Soups, salads, sandwiches & specialties on Mondays to Saturdays from 11:30am
INDIAN SUMMER
Mughlai and Punjabi cuisines on the go, Wednesdays to Mondays from 11:30am
SUBWAY
Subs to go, Mondays to Saturdays from 7:30am to 6pm & on Sundays from 9am
LIFE ON THE CORNER
Faves including Chicken Jalfrezi, burgers & fries on Mondays to Fridays from 5pm
MAIA LOUNGE @ SOUTH POINT
Signature sushi rolls, salads, and other choices are available on the go until 19/9
MR. PANZEROTTO
Nutella, veggies & meat filled Panzerotti on Fridays to Wednesdays from 10am
NOMAD
Salad, pasta, and other specials daily for pick up or delivery from 11:30am  
SALT PLAGE
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:30am-9pm
SHEER ROCKS
Tapas Takeaway is available on Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm 
THE LARDER
The sushi bar & gourmet deli-café is open Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 7pm
TRAPPAS
A fantastic range of starters, mains, sides & desserts daily from 5:30pm to 7:45pm 
SIZZLING EVENTS
WEEKEND VACCINATION 
Walk-in vaccination site for first and second doses this Saturday at AUA
STEAKS TO GO
A choice of steaks with two sides from the menu to go, Sundays at Club House
FLAMING IN THE FUTURE
WINE TASTING & PAIRING
Explore five wines and a selection of delish cheeses on 2/10 at Bay House
BOOK SIGNING
Book signing with Marguerite Jennifer Joseph is on 9/10 at The Best of Books
CATHERINE'S CAFÉ REOPENING
Catherine’s Café will reopen its doors on Saturday, 9 October 2021
CHARTER YACHT SHOW 60TH 
The diamond jubilee of the Antigua Yacht Charter Show is set for 4-9/12
SIZZLING SPECIALS
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING
Get 10% off select back-to-school items at Harper's, and donate to help Stuff the Bus for underprivileged students. 
Teachers save 10% this month at Exotic Antigua. Take advantage of deals & tech bundles at ACT and shop online with AllMart. Browse specials here.
TRAVEL UPDATES
 
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: With the exception of the flight crew, no persons may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa. The travel ban has been lifted on India and the Dominican Republic. All passengers five (5) years and older entering or transiting must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 7 days of their flight.

With effect from the 1st of October, all arriving passengers including returning nationals and residents are required to have received at least the first dose of the vaccine approved by the appropriate authorities in Antigua and Barbuda. Citizens and residents who have taken the vaccine abroad may submit their data here for the national database.


Quarantine protocols vary. No quarantine and COVID-19 PCR test on arrival for fully vaccinated returning nationals and residents, please click here for Antigua and Barbuda's latest travel information. 

Testing:  Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre advised to commence the application for testing at least 7 days prior to departure date to facilitate an appointment for swabbing.

UK: All persons entering or returning to the United Kingdom must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three days before airport departure. 

USA: All air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country must be tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.

CANADA: Fully vaccinated travelers are permitted to enter Canada and not be subjected to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on Day 8. 
THE LATEST NEWS
TOURISM GROWTH CONTINUES
Recent statistics show that stay-over air arrivals totaled 18,792 visitors in August
CRYPTO-FRIENDLY ISLAND
Citizens International is now accepting cryptocurrency for investments
CARIFESTA XV WITHDRAWAL
A & B withdraws from hosting CARIFESTA XV due to the challenges of COVID-19
LIVING SPACES
Contemporary and modern, top quality furniture for your home and office
KEEP ANTIGUA NICE
LOCATIONS FOR FLORESCENT LIGHT BULB DISPOSAL
Find safe disposal bins for florescent light bulbs at the above locations, as part of the Mercury Phase Out Initiative.
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