The island’s authorities announced on Tuesday that they had lifted the previous four-day quarantine period for all international leisure travellers staying at hotels or villas, regardless of their length of stay, TravelPulse reported.
Instead, on arrival in Anguilla, holidaymakers must take an initial PCR test, then stay at their accommodation while awaiting the result of that first test, which is usually delivered within 12 hours.
As long as this is negative, they can move freely around the island in between testing negative on arrival and receiving their day-four test.
Assuming the day four test also comes up negative, they can continue their holiday freely.
But the lighter rules don’t come cheap - according to TravelPulse, officials have said that “a $200 (£145) fee for arrival and fourth day testing will be charged beginning 1 October to ‘assist with covering the costs associated with the new testing regime’”.
Several Caribbean islands are on the green list at present: namely Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos islands.
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