Blessed with 33 white-sand beaches and colourful reefs, this British Overseas Territory is also famous for its native rock art. The 35-square-mile island is easy to explore by car, bicycle or quad bike thanks to its flat terrain and tiny size. Popular island activities include snorkelling, scuba diving, glass-bottom kayaking and boat trips.
Is Anguilla on the green list?
Anguilla was recently added to the UK’s green watchlist, which means it is at risk of being moved from green to amber.
Will I have to quarantine?
The government has set up a traffic light system, which ranks countries based on risk alongside the restrictions required for travel. The Department for Transport has included the following key factors in its assessment:
- the percentage of their population that have been vaccinated
- the rate of infection
- the prevalence of variants of concern
- the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
Anyone wishing to travel to Anguilla, including children, will need to apply for approval from the government’s health team by completing an online form on its Covid-19 website.
From July 1, travellers who have been fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival will not need to quarantine and will not need to be tested on arrival, but they will need to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken three to five days before arrival. Accepted proof of vaccination status includes an NHS Covid Pass or an NHS letter. An NHS appointment card will not be accepted.
Non-vaccinated travellers will need to self-isolate for 10 days in approved accommodation. They must also take a Covid-19 test on arrival and show a negative RT-PCR test taken three to five days before arrival.
On return to the UK, travellers do not have to quarantine – although they must complete a passenger locator form, take a pre-departure test and another test on or before the second day after arriving in the UK. Read more on ABTA’s travel hub.
How do I get there?
There are no direct flights to Anguilla from the UK. Travellers can fly to Antigua with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways and then make the local transfer via a small charter plane. Alternatively, scheduled flights to Anguilla are available from Puerto Rico with Cape Air and Tradewind Aviation. Winair fly from Sint Maarten, and LIAT fly from Antigua and Saint Thomas.