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The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Antigua and Barbuda. The system is projected to come near us late Saturday evening into Sunday morning. We do not expect this system to intensify while it is in our area but we will monitor the development and will provide updates.


We are pleased to announce that all students will be welcome to campus for in-person learning in Antigua for Spring 2022.


This week, the government of Antigua and Barbuda announced that it will be updating its COVID-19 quarantine protocol for travelers entering the country. This announcement could potentially affect plans for students who are traveling to Antigua for on-campus learning. These updated requirements are effective June 1, 2021. I encourage you to read the points below carefully.

  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will need to take a PCR test no more than 7 days prior to boarding their plane to Antigua. All travelers also will receive a PCR test upon arrival in Antigua.
  • All travelers arriving in Antigua will be subject to quarantine, the terms of which vary based on their individual vaccination status and PCR test results.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers should receive their PCR test results in 48 hours.
      • Those who test negative for COVID-19 can end quarantine immediately. Results are returned within 48 – 96 hours. Visitors may be asked to await at the port of entry during this time.
      • Those who test positive will need to quarantine for 14 days and must be tested again before release.
    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers should receive their PCR test results in 5 days.
      • Those who test negative can end quarantine within 7 days following arrival.
      • Those who test positive will need to quarantine for 14 days and must be tested again before release.

At least two (2) weeks must have passed since the administration of the full vaccine dosage to be considered FULLY vaccinated.

Please refer to the FAQs above if you have further questions, and visit https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/ for new updates.


Fall 2021 Updates

  • Students in Med 1 will have the option of participating in our remote curriculum at home, or in Antigua.
  • Students in Med 2-4 will participate in our campus learning activities  in person. This includes ICM activities, simulation exercises, and lectures/classes.


Dear Friends of AUA:

With the COVID-19 pandemic, travel complications, and our students’ safety in mind, American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) has decided to offer a Hybrid Curriculum for the Spring 2021 academic period. This decision applies to both new and returning students.

The campus remains open in order to facilitate the hybrid curriculum. Certain designated campus facilities, including the library, gym, food court, and study areas, are open and maintaining social distancing guidelines.

All AUA students can participate remotely either from their homes or from Antigua with access to our pre-clinical campus and in-person access to our pre-clinical faculty. Students who opt to participate from Antigua would have in-person access to AUA faculty and facilities, superior wi-fi access for learning and exams, and other educational benefits that are available only on campus.

The health and safety of our student body is of the utmost priority to us, and a university task force dedicated to COVID-19 is following a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of any students returning to Antigua. This task force is closely monitoring any potential threats the virus may pose while closely following CDC protocols.

We’ve worked to compile an exhaustive list of questions and answers about COVID-19 and its impact on our academic programming. Please read on, and if your question isn’t answered, send us an email and we’ll do our best to assist.

Stay safe, practice appropriate social distancing, and let’s defeat COVID-19 together.

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in these challenging times.

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