New Tourism Experiences Reopen in Antigua and Barbuda 

With Antigua and Barbuda seeing an increase in vaccination rates for COVID-19, on-island restrictions have been eased allowing visitors a chance to enjoy some newly re-opened tourism experiences. 

Guests can look to spend time at one of the island’s 365 beaches; new opening hours for all beaches are from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For those looking to jet-off on the water, water excursions are also officially open. Guests can sail to Antigua’s sister-island Barbuda, for a visit to the Magnificent Frigatebird Sanctuary or drop anchor within reach of a deserted beach. Back in Antigua, the activities to look forward to include kayaking, a circumnavigation cruise and snorkeling, along with various other water-based experiences that stretch across the coastline. Land-based excursions continue to operate.

Following a short break, restaurant tables are also set to reopen for dine-in service. Fully vaccinated travelers can get a taste of Antigua and Barbuda’s culinary offerings. The curfew hours have also been relaxed, and will now apply from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., thus allowing visitors to spend more time out at night. 

Visitors should observe all COVID-19 protocols during their stay and are encouraged to book only COVID-19-certified businesses such as restaurants and excursions during their trip. Before traveling to Antigua and Barbuda, visitors must also review the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s latest travel advisory. 

All travelers, 18 years and older are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) or Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment (MOHWE) approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or a single-dose vaccine to be permitted entry into Antigua and Barbuda. All arriving passengers by air, ages five years and older, are also required to present a negative COVID- I9 RT-PCR taken within four days of their flight. 

For the full travel advisory, destination updates and details on COVID-19-certified businesses, go to 

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