Entry requirements

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Anguilla set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the Government of Anguilla London Office. You should also check with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Entry to Anguilla

Anguilla’s ports, sea and air, are open. The regular ferry service from Marigot Port (French St. Martin) to Blowing Point Ferry Port has been suspended until further notice, however the ferry service is operational from Simpson Bay, Dutch Sint-Maarten.

Pre-arrival requirements: If you wish to travel to Anguilla you will need prior approval from the Government’s Health Team. You can apply for approval by completing the online form on the Government’s COVID-19 website. As part of the approval process you must provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test taken 3 to 5 days before the planned date of your arrival. Rapid PCR tests and rapid antigen tests will not be accepted. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

All visitors and returning residents will be tested on arrival and you may be subject to further testing. On arriving at your destination, either a residential property, hotel, guest house or private rented villa, you must remain at the property until you have been officially notified by the Ministry of Health that you have tested negative.

All fully vaccinated people will receive a yellow wrist band. All unvaccinated people including residents and minors, will receive a red wrist band. Wrist bands can only be removed at the direction of the Ministry of Health. Details on vaccination requirements below.

You must use certified ground transportation to move from your port of arrival to your destination. On arrival, you cannot rent vehicles or go in private vehicles until you receive a negative result (more on testing below).

VISITORS

ARRIVAL TYPE ACCOMODATION PRE-TRAVEL CLEARANCE / FEE TESTS QUARANTINE
Visitor – (non-business) Any length of stay Hotel, Resort or Licensed villa. Villa licensed to operate as a villa rental business under the Villa Rental Business Regulations Act, R.S.A. c V 30 Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days before travel. A single USD $200 per person testing fee required for all visitors On arrival day 4 test required Remain on property until arrival test negative result. No 4 day quarantine requirement
Visitor – (non-business) Any length of stay Staying with persons living in Anguilla, at a private home or rental accommodation which is not a licensed villa Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days before travel. A single USD $200, per person testing fee required for all visitors On arrival day 4 test required 4 day quarantine
Business-technical short term visitor Must operate in a Ministry approved work bubble for no less than 4 days Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days before travel. A single USD $200 per person testing fee required for all visitors On arrival day 4 test required 4 day quarantine or Ministry approved work bubble

RESIDENTS

ARRIVAL TYPE ACCOMODATION PRE-TRAVEL CLEARANCE / FEE TESTS QUARANTINE
Fully Vaccinated Resident Staying with persons living in Anguilla, at a private home or rental accommodation not licensed as a rental villa Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR taken test 3-5 days before travel A single USD $200 per person testing fee required On arrival day 4 test required 4 day quarantine
Unvaccinated Adult Resident Staying with persons living in Anguilla, at a private home or rental accommodation not licensed as a rental villa Apply on portal, upload negative RT-PCR taken test 3-5 days before travel. A single USD $600 per person (adults) testing fee required On arrival exit quarantine test required 10 day quarantine

Entry requirements for visitors

All adult visitors arriving in Anguilla must be fully vaccinated and have received their last vaccination at least 14 days before arrival. The only exception to this requirement is for pregnant women and children. As well, all visitors are required to pay a single testing fee of US$200.00 per person.

Vaccinated visitors and unvaccinated children under the age of 18 staying in Anguillan households or unlicensed villas are required to quarantine for 4 days after arrival and be re-tested on the fourth day (day one is the day after arrival).

Vaccinated visitors and unvaccinated children under the age of 18 staying in a hotel, resort or licenced villa do not need to quarantine but will be re-tested on the fourth day.

In a multi-generational family or groups of visitors comprising fully vaccinated adults and unvaccinated children under the age of 18, or pregnant women staying in a hotel, resort or licenced villa the unvaccinated persons will be required to take a further RT-PCR test four days after arrival, but will not need to self-isolate.

Entry requirements for short-term critical business visitors

Fully vaccinated technicians and short-term critical business visitors will be required to pay a single testing fee of US$200.00 per person and to quarantine for four days, unless given permission to operate in an approved “health bubble” by the Ministry of Health.

Entry requirements for returning residents

Returning residents who are fully vaccinated are required to pay a single testing fee of US$200.00 per person, self-isolate for 4 days on arrival and will be required to take a further RT-PCR test four days after arrival (day one is the day after arrival).

Returning residents who are not fully vaccinated, including children under the age of 18, will be required to pay a single testing fee of US$600.00 per person self-isolate for a period of 10 days after arrival in approved accommodation.

Unaccompanied children

Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 who are not fully vaccinated, coming from a fully vaccinated household and arriving to stay in a fully vaccinated household, will be required to take a RT-PCR test four days after arrival but will not be required to self-isolate on arrival.

Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 who are not fully vaccinated, coming from an unvaccinated household and/or arriving to stay in an unvaccinated vaccinated household, will be required to take a RT-PCR test four days after arrival and will be required to self-isolate for 10 days in approved accommodation.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status

Anguilla will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Regular entry requirements

Visas

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Anguilla as a visitor, but accommodation must be booked prior to arrival. Visitors will be granted entry for a 3-month period. A work permit is required for any form of employment during your stay and with effect 30 June 2021 work permits will only be issued to or renewed for fully vaccinated persons.

Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter Anguilla. Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining on your date of entry into Anguilla.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry to and exit from Anguilla.

Departure tax

A departure tax payment of US$28 cash per person is payable at the airport when departing Anguilla by air.

Departure tax is payable at the ferry terminal when leaving Anguilla by sea to either French St. Martin or Dutch St. Maarten. The amount you pay is dependent on age, whether you are going on a day trip or leaving Anguilla permanently, and whether you are travelling to St. Martin or St. Maarten. Payment at the ferry terminal can be made by credit card or cash.