Blue Waters Covid Travel Information
Our mission is to provide a more premium and memorable Caribbean experience, whilst guaranteeing the health & safety of our guests and Team Members. As a result, we have enhanced our health & safety protocols, as well as our service offering, to include a more premium food & beverage service to compliment these measures. These measures are designed so that you will feel confident that you will remain in a safe environment, whilst not distracting from the high quality experience you would expect at Blue Waters.
The information below includes the current Covid rules for entry into Antigua & Barbuda, as well as for returning back to your home destination. This information is subject to change and we strongly advise that you visit this link for up to date information https://covid19.gov.ag/pdf-post/travel-advisory/
The Government of Antigua & Barbuda is introducing a Tourism Guest Levy for all guests from 1st October 2021. Please see further information below.
Arrival into Antigua VC Bird International Airport
For guests arriving from 1st October 2021 –
All guests 18 years and over must have received at least one dose of a WHO approved vaccine. All Covid-19 vaccines administered in the UK are WHO approved. Please take proof of your vaccination to be shown on arrival.
Arriving guests must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 4 days of their arriving flights into Antigua.
The PCR tests must be an ‘in clinic administered’ test rather than an ‘at home’ test
Children aged 4 and under do not require a COVID-19 test to be taken.
All arriving guests must wear a face mask on disembarkation of the aircraft and in all public areas in Antigua airport. Additionally, the wearing of face mask in public spaces is mandatory throughout Antigua and Barbuda.
All arriving guests must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. The health declaration will be handed out for you to complete on your arriving flight.
Blue Waters Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocols
To find out more on the enhancements we have made since re-opening, please visit our page here
Departure from Antigua VC Bird International Airport
Most countries are now requiring a negative Covid Antigen test to be taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure from Antigua VC Bird Airport. Blue Waters Resort & Spa are delighted to announce that we can offer Covid Antigen testing on site at the resort. The cost is US$70 per person. Please ensure you book this with the front desk on your arrival at Blue Waters.
ALL guests of ALL ages require an antigen test prior to departure from Antigua to travel back to the USA
Guest from the UK are no longer required to take a test prior departure back to the UK.
You must provide the original test result notification. It must include the following information:
- your name, which should match the name on your travel documents
- your date of birth or age
- the result of the test
- the date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider
- the name of the test provider and their contact details
- confirmation of the device used for the test, or that the test was a PCR test
The test certificates provided from Blue Waters Resort & Spa will contain all the necessary information above. The airline must receive the test results at least 4 hours prior to your departure from Antigua.
UK Visitors – Rules for return to the UK for arrivals from 4th October 2021
- Book and pay for 1 COVID-19 travel tests to be taken on or before day 2 after your arrival into the UK (arrival day is day zero). Children under 5 are not required to take this test A list of providers and costs can be found here – Day 2 Private Provider List
- Complete a passenger locator form online https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
- If you are travelling back by British Airways, you can upload all your documentation onto the Verifly App, which will be sent securely directly to the airline.
US Visitors – Antigua CDC Level 3 – Return to the USA
Before you travel back to the USA, you must –
Complete a Covid Antigen test within 72 hours of boarding a flight back to the USA (ALL visitors of all ages)
Please see the link below for information regarding arrivals protocols for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers back to the USA –
Tourism Gust Levy – for stays from 1st October 2021
The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has introduced a new Tourism Guest Levy, which is applicable for all guests staying overnight in accommodations on the islands of Antigua & Barbuda.
The Tourism Guest Levy is a charge applicable to all guests 6 years and over for each night of the guest accommodation period in Antigua.
This is US$5 per guest per night.
The levy is applicable for ALL bookings for arrival from 1st October 2021.
The levy will be collected locally at the resort and added to your final bill prior to check out.