June 2020

Deputy Governor- Update on Repatriation


JUNE 17TH 2020

The Repatriation team continues to make arrangements for repatriating Anguillians from the Caribbean region, the UK and the US.

The Process

– 478 persons located in 23 countries have registered their interest in returning to Anguilla.

-355 applications processed by the Immigration Department are deemed eligible to return to Anguilla.

As of 16 June, 2020, there are 37 people in self-quarantine and 64 persons are in a GoA approved and monitored quarantine facility for a total of 101 persons repatriated. Currently no COVID-19 results pending.

Quarantine – a reminder

Immediately on arrival, everyone returning will be assessed by medical personnel. They will also be tested for COVID-19. Following medical assessment and tests, all returnees will go through Immigration and Customs and then proceed to their quarantine location to begin the mandatory quarantine period for a minimum of 14 days.

Health professionals will monitor everyone throughout their quarantine period. This will include visits and calls to those self-quarantining. Anyone reporting or showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be managed appropriately. The legal quarantine period is 14 days in either an approved facility for self-quarantine or in one of the government run facilities. By law, this period cannot be reduced and individuals found breaching the regulations will be sanctioned. At the end of the 14 days, a second COVID-19 test will be taken and if clear the individual will be released from quarantine.

As per the Public Health (Temporary Closure of Ports) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 all ports in Anguilla remain closed for passenger movements until June 30, 2020 with the exception of persons qualified to be repatriated in accordance with the relevant COVID-19 Public Health Regulations and Rules.

Once again, may I remind you of the link to the repatriation form – Repatriation Form

If you have registered or you know of someone who has registered but has not received a response, please call the Covid-19 hotline at 1-(264)-476-7627 or 1-(264)- 584 – 4263.

Country- based classification for quarantine of repatriated Anguillian residents.

(Travel Associated Exposures within past 14 days)
 Direct travel from Caribbean countries with WHO transmission classification of sporadic cases or clusters of cases: Antigua and Barbuda Aruba
Barbados Belize Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Cuba Curacao Dominica Grenada Guadeloupe Guyana Jamaica
Martinique Montserrat
Puerto Rico
Saint Barts
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands USVI
  Eligible for mandatory self-quarantine for at least 14 days subject to home inspection.
  Daily monitoring by health personnel
  Transfer to government quarantine if found in violation of self-quarantine conditions.
Travel from countries with Community Transmission, examples include: Brazil
Dominican Republic/Haiti France
Iran Italy
United Kingdom
United States of Americ Italy
  Mandatory quarantine for at least 14 days at a government facility.
 Daily health monitoring conducted by onsite health personnel.