We are pleased to announce that Long Bay Villas Anguilla is on the list of approved Anguilla resorts, villas and hotels able to host international guests during Anguilla’s re-opening, and has been awarded a Safe Environment Certificate by Anguilla’s Ministry of Health. We can’t wait to welcome you!
New Government Covid-19 Safety Protocols
In June 2020, Anguilla was categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having “no cases” of COVID-19 and continues to have a classification of “No Travel Health Notice: Very Low Risk for COVID-19” from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). To date, there are no active or suspected cases on the island, and to ensure that this remains the case, the government has implemented new COVID-19 safety protocols and is requiring visitors to complete an online entry application. A negative test result obtained three to five days prior to arrival along with travel health insurance that covers COVID-related treatment is required, and all visitors will be given a PCR test at entry. Guests will stay in place at their resort and a second test will be administered on day 10 of their visit, for those originating from low-risk countries, and on day 14 for guests arriving from higher-risk countries. Once a negative result is returned after the second test, guests are then cleared to explore the island.
What to Expect Before & After You Arrive
Everything you need to know about applying for entry is on the government portal at www.ivisitanguilla.com/escape. We encourage you to talk with us first before applying for entry, as protocols may change and could be different at your time of stay. As always, traveler’s/trip insurance is recommended.
Relaxing & Playing in Place
Our staff is prepared and committed to keeping everyone healthy and happy, and ensuring you have a vacation experience starting day one. Protocols are subject to change at any time by the Anguilla government and may be different at your time of stay — especially if your dates are further out in the future. Below references current protocols for Phase II Reopening which starts November 1, 2020.
Our staff has completed extensive health and wellness instruction and we continue to deliver both 5-star service and safety. While guests are relaxing and playing in place on the property and Long Bay Beach, we are able to provide contactless concierge, butler, beach service and modified housekeeping, as well as grocery/bar stocking, restaurant delivery, wine selections and even chef service through our staff-only commercial kitchen. Guests will also find plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained from swimming to beach volleyball to kayaking and paddle-boarding to fishing. We can also arrange live music and beach yoga, online art and cooking classes, a beach bonfire with s’mores and movies by the pool. Guests will be able to use the gyms, tennis and basketball courts and will of course have free WIFI. After being cleared to explore the island, guests can also enjoy an expanded menu of optional services including onsite massage, in-person chef, childcare, island excursions, dine out at Anguilla’s award-winning restaurants, golf at the world-class CuisinArt Golf Resort and visit other beaches, resorts and spas.
If You Test Positive for the Virus
If you receive a positive test result, have a temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or exhibit other signs of the COVID-19 virus, the Ministry of Health will determine If you should be moved to a medical facility, otherwise you will need to isolate in your villa until cleared by the Ministry of Health – typically after documentation of 10 symptom-free days, physical exam and negative PCR test administered according to approved national testing protocols – even if it means extending your stay beyond your check out date. To protect our staff’s safety, we are unable to provide in-person housekeeping services for guests who test positive and are in isolation, but food, beverages, personal items and medical supplies can be arranged and delivered contactless to you (some at additional charge). We will provide cleaning supplies.
We provide complimentary disposable masks and gloves, as well as hand sanitizer and sanitizing stations. Please also bring your own mask to wear at entry to Anguilla and when traveling to the property. Masks must be worn for all health screenings and may be required at other times during your stay.
Above information is as of 10/5/2020 and subject to change at any time without notice. Please refer to the official Anguilla government portal for the most updated information. Protocols may be different at your time of stay.