Travel Advisory

The health and well-being of all who enter or reside in Montserrat remains the number one priority.

How To Travel Safely And Responsibly In Montserrat
Latest Advisory – 18 March 2021

Montserrat’s John A. Osborne Airport would be closed during the period April 11-22, 2021 to facilitate the re-surfacing of the runway. Continued access during the airport closure would be provided via a helicopter service, which would be on standby to undertake any medivac and passenger travel between Montserrat and Antigua.

February 26, 2021 – Advisory

The following individuals are exempted from the negative PCR COVID-19 test requirement:

  • Children aged 12 and under
  • A person entering Montserrat in circumstances related to a medical evacuation
  • A person who has been granted permission by the Minister to enter Montserrat for the purpose of aiding with preparations for a disaster or after a disaster.
  • These individuals may be subject to screening, temperature checks and clinical examinations on entering Montserrat.

Along with the negative COVID-19 Test Results, all persons must still register to travel to Montserrat prior to booking their flights to Montserrat. This registration process requires persons to complete and submit the declaration form published on the Government of Montserrat website www.gov.ms/register-to-travel-to-montserrat/. The form must be completed and submitted no later than three days prior to booking a ticket to enter Montserrat.

Protocols for travelling by Air

At this time, travel to Montserrat is only by air via our international travel gateway, Antigua. The following protocols are to be observed:

  • All persons must wear a mask or face covering on the aircraft, and while being processed at the Airport.
  • Upon arrival in Montserrat, Health Officials will screen passengers before allowing them to proceed through immigration.
  • The screening process will include officials asking questions regarding one’s travel history, address/place of residence for the last 14 days, accommodation arrangements while on Montserrat and transportation arrangements from the Airport to the home address on Montserrat.
  • Temperature checks will also be conducted.
Quarantine Protocols

All persons arriving on Montserrat will be required to self-quarantine for 14-days If such persons are staying at a residence with other occupants, the host and family may also be required to self-quarantine. Following an assessment, the Ministry of Health & Social Services will make a determination and indicate whether the entire household should also be quarantined

Exceptions

The only exception to the self-quarantine requirement is for a non-resident technician, who is only allowed to travel to and from the place where he/she is undertaking his/her work as a non-resident technician.

Such person would be required to wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing while at the place where he/she is undertaking work and remain at his/her place of occupancy at all times, except when travelling to and from the place where the work is being undertaken as a non-resident technician.

Persons arriving on Montserrat are reminded that in accordance with the Public Health Order they may be subjected to medical examinations. Medical Officers are authorized to:

  1.  Conduct clinical examinations
  2. Isolate any person who is considered to be high risk of being infected with COVID-19.
Eligibility to travel to Montserrat

Persons eligible to travel to Montserrat are:

  • Montserratians;
  • The husband, wife, child or other dependant of a Montserratian, whether travelling with or separately from the Montserratian;
  • A person who holds a permit of permanent residence;
  • A person who is ordinarily resident on Montserrat;
  • A person who owns a habitable house/home on Montserrat;
  • The husband, wife, child or other dependant of a person who falls under categories (3), (4) or (5) whether travelling with or separately from the person, once the husband, wife, child or other dependant of a person resided in Montserrat, for any period of time, prior to 16th March, 2020;
  • A professional person who has been engaged by an entity in the public or private sector, and who has been granted permission by the Minister of Health to enter Montserrat, prior to travelling to Montserrat;
  • A member of the crew of an aircraft or ship;
  • A non-resident technician, once he has been granted permission to enter Montserrat prior to travelling to Montserrat.
  • A person, granted permission by the Minister, for the purpose of aiding with preparations for a disaster or after a disaster.
  • A person who has been granted a remote employment stamp;
  • An attorney-at -law, judge or other officer of the court for the purpose of appearing in, or presiding over court proceedings; and
  • Any other person, as may be determined by the Minister, for the purpose of aiding in the suppression of COVID-19.

*’Minister’ means Minister of Health

GOVERNMENT APPROVED QUARANTINE FACILITIES