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Anguilla locks down to visitors for two weeks, tourism director says

Anguilla is on a government-mandated 14-day lockdown, effective at midnight April 22, due to a surge in Covid-19 cases on the island, according to Shellya Rogers-Webster, deputy director of tourism.

The airport on Anguilla and ferry services connecting Anguilla with St. Maarten/Martin are closed to incoming travelers, although travelers already on Anguilla will be allowed to leave.

All people on Anguilla other than those providing essential services are required to stay home; public gatherings are prohibited; schools are closed, and restaurants and other food establishments are restricted to take-out services only.

Anguilla had 30 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of April 20.

Approximately 50% of the adult population have received either first or both doses of the vaccine. The island had just recently detailed its plan for allowing only visitors who are fully vaccinated, starting in July. 

Belmond Cap Juluca has informed its guests in residence and is contacting guests who had booked their stay during this two-week period. The luxury property said it is working closely with the Anguilla health authorities to ensure guests’ safety and that of the local community. 

“Belmond has a flexible booking policy in place and has advised any guests with existing bookings or booking enquiries to contact the central reservations office or their travel advisor to discuss options,” a spokesperson said

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