Anguilla adds new ‘day four’ PCR test for tourists

Anguilla now requires guests to take a PCR test on day 4 of their journey, along with the present test carried out on arrival.

The new rule will come into impact on 1 October on the British Overseas Territory within the jap Caribbean, which is at the moment on the UK’s inexperienced record.

The island’s authorities introduced on Tuesday that they’d lifted the earlier four-day quarantine interval for all worldwide leisure travellers staying at motels or villas, no matter their size of keep, TravelPulse reported.

Instead, on arrival in Anguilla, holidaymakers should take an preliminary PCR test, then keep at their lodging whereas awaiting the results of that first test, which is often delivered inside 12 hours.

As lengthy as that is damaging, they’ll transfer freely across the island in between testing damaging on arrival and receiving their day-four test.

Assuming the day 4 test additionally comes up damaging, they’ll proceed their vacation freely.

But the lighter guidelines don’t come low cost – in response to TravelPulse, officers have stated 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 inexperienced record at current: specifically Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos islands.

Anguilla can also be on the UK’s “green watchlist” which marks locations at larger threat of shifting abruptly to the amber record, with stricter guidelines for travellers.