Anguilla to introduce day 4 PCR and drop its free test policy

By Lisa James
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Anguilla is to add an additional COVID test requirement for arrivals from next month and will no longer offer free tests to visitors.

From 1 October, visitors will have to take a PCR test on day 4, in addition to the PCR conducted on arrival, which has been a requirement since 1 July, when the country reopened.

Since 1 July, there has been no cost for the test on arrival. However, from 1 October, visitors will have to pay $200 (around £145) to cover the arrival and day 4 tests.

Guests staying at hotels, resorts or licensed villas must stay there while awaiting the result of their test on arrival, which should arrive within 12 hours.

Provided this is negative, they can move freely around the island in between testing negative on arrival and receiving their day 4 test.  

Some hotels and villas will arrange for the day 4 test to be taken at the accommodation, while other guests will have to go to a medical centre or Princess Alexandra Hospital.

People staying at a private home or rental accommodation that is not a licensed villa must quarantine for four days.

International visitors must continue to apply for entry permission at and must submit a negative COVID PCR test from a nasopharyngeal swab taken three-five days prior to arrival.

Only fully vaccinated, adult travellers are allowed entry to Anguilla, although under 17s and pregnant women are exempt.

Visitors are asked to adhere to COVID-19 protocols on the island, including wearing a face covering in indoor public spaces, social distancing and observing proper hygiene with frequent hand washing or using hand sanitiser.

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