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Beginning on May 25, 2021, Anguilla welcomed back tourists following the April 22, 2021, shut down due to a detected COVID-19 cluster.
As of May 6, 2021, 66 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Anguilla, with all of the cases "linked to the cluster of COVID-19 cases first identified on 21 April," according to a May 6 statement from Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam, Anguilla's governor, and Ellis Webster, the country's premier (travelpulse.com)
However, there have been no additional cases linked to the cluster since May 10, and as of May 20, there were only two COVID-19 cases in Anguilla (beatcovid19.ai).
According to Quincia Gumbs-Marie, parliamentary secretary for tourism, "We acted swiftly and implemented a number of proactive measures to manage and contain this cluster of infections, along with an expanded vaccination outreach. The result is that we are confident we can now safely reopen while protecting the health of our residents and visitors" (travelpulse.com).
Before the recent cluster outbreak, Anguilla only had 23 imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths, and zero community spread since the start of the pandemic (travelnoire.com). According to Webster, the initial cluster case was thought to have been brought into Anguilla through illegal reentry (beatcovid19.ai).
What You Need to Know if You Are Traveling to Anguilla
According to the Caribbean Journal: