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Returning Students (Med 2,3,4)

After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that students in Med 2,3 and 4 will be participating in our curriculum on-campus in Antigua.

On-Campus Learning

Travel & Vaccinations

  • Do I need to be tested before I fly out to Antigua?

    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will need to take a PCR test no more than 7 days prior to boarding their plane to Antigua. Please refer to the latest travel advisory from Antigua & Barbuda here: https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

  • Do I need to be tested before my flight, even if I am vaccinated?

    Yes, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to take the PCR test no more than 7 days prior to boarding their plane to Antigua.

  • Do I need to be fully vaccinated to return to Antigua?

    All students coming to campus should be vaccinated for COVID -19. Exceptions will be made for medical situations only and require documentation. All students will be required to follow any guidelines set down by the Antiguan government, or AUACOM.  Failure to do so, will result in not being able to participate in the educational program.

    If your adult family members are accompanying you, they must be vaccinated.

  • What is the process for applying for an exception from being fully vaccinated to return?

    If you believe you have a legitimate medical exception to being vaccinated as outlined in CDC guidelines, send a physician’s letter explaining why, along with appropriate supporting documentation, to [email protected].

  • When do we need to reach Antigua?

    All fully vaccinated students will need to be in Antigua by Sunday, July 18, 2021, and students who are not fully vaccinated due to medical reasons will need to return to Antigua by Monday, July 12, 2021. This time period will allow for the mandatory quarantine.

  • Will I be quarantined when I arrive 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.
  • Does the Antiguan government have specific requirements for travel?

    Students will need to follow any regulations set by the government of Antigua and Barbuda during the travel period. These regulations may be subject to change. Please view current Antigua requirements here.

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