April 2021

Four Visitors Test Positive for COVID-19 –Four Active Cases on Island


Four visitors from the United States tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, April 8th. All four

tested positive on their departure tests for their return trips to the US after having had negative pre arrival and arrival COVID-19 PCR tests.

Three are family members of the same household consisting of an adult male, an adult female and a child, who arrived in Anguilla on April 1st. The fourth individual is an adult male who arrived in Anguilla on April 7th.

All persons are asymptomatic and remain isolated at approved locations. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 29 with four active cases on island at this time.

The Ministry assures the public that all protocols for testing, quarantine/isolation and contact tracing are being followed to minimize the risk of transmission.

The ongoing and significant threat of the importation of COVID-19 cases is undeniable and cannot be ignored. The Ministry therefore continues to stress the importance of our stringent entry testing and quarantine protocols, which have limited the spread of COVID-19 in Anguilla and protected us from the negative health impacts. However, at this juncture, vaccinations remain a critical component to permit the full and safe re-opening of Anguilla to passenger travel. The Ministry of Health is once again appealing to persons to get vaccinated before the full re-opening of Anguilla.

While we get our vaccine coverage up to the critical mass, the Ministry of Health reminds the public to continue practicing hygienic measures to protect against COVID-19. These include:

  • Frequent Handwashing; if water is unavailable utilize an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with a disposable tissue or in the crook of a flexed elbow.
  • Avoiding contact with persons who are ill with symptoms of acute respiratory infections such as fever or cough.
  • Regularly cleaning surfaces and objects that are frequently touched or handled.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND. Additionally, persons who have been vaccinated and experience any side effects or adverse reactions are encouraged to report this at 235-4357 that is 235-HELP. The Ministry of Health will continue to provide timely updates through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai.our media partners