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Returning Students (Med 2,3,4,BSIS)

We are pleased to announce that all students will be welcome to campus for in-person learning in Antigua for Fall 2023 term.

Travel & Vaccinations

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

    Please refer to the latest travel advisory from Antigua & Barbuda here.

  • What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

    In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine

    If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are not considered fully vaccinated. For more information, please view the CDC’s guidelines here.

  • Am I required to be fully vaccinated to study on campus?

    Effective as of January 15, 2023, while AUA strongly recommends that students be fully vaccinated against the COVID -19 virus, including all CDC recommended boosters, the University will not require students to be so vaccinated. However, because, at present, most of the University’s clinical affiliated teaching hospitals require that students be fully vaccinated before they will be permitted to engage in training at those affiliated hospitals, unvaccinated students will be limited in where they will be able to complete their clinical clerkship training and may find it difficult, more costly and/or more inconvenient, if not impossible, to complete the requirements for graduation, timely or at all. As part of its curricular requirements, the University requires its preclinical students to participate in clinical training at St. John’s Hospital, the only hospital in Antigua. Presently, St. John’s Medical Center requires that students be fully vaccinated before they are permitted to train there. AUA will endeavor to provide training as comparable as is reasonable in lieu of the training requirement at St. Johns.

  • When do we need to arrive at Antigua?

    Please check the academic calendar here for dates.

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

  • Will I be quarantined when I arrive in Antigua?

    If you have tested negative for COVID-19 per the official guidelines of Antigua and Barbuda and can present documentation showing that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not have to quarantine upon entering the country.

    Arriving passengers who test positive for COVID-19 will be isolated per guidelines from the Ministry of Health Officials. Read Antigua & Barbuda’s official travel advisory for more information.

  • 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 are subject to change. Please view current Antigua requirements here.

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