"Canadians Are Our Kind Of Tourist," Says Anguilla Tourist Board Chairman Kenroy Herbert
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Haydn Hughes, Anguilla’s newly appointed Minister of Tourism
Kenroy Herbert, newly appointed Chairman of the Anguilla Tourist Board.
Canadians are more welcome than ever to visit Anguilla, says Kenroy Herbert, newly appointed Chairman of the Anguilla Tourist Board.
"Canadians are important to Anguilla on a number of levels. First of course, Canada has traditionally been the second source market for visitors to our destination. Canadians are our kind of tourist – relaxed, warm and friendly like our own people," he says.
Herbert also expressed confidence in Canadians' ability to travel responsibly and adhere to safety protocols established in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
"We admire the way the country has responded to the pandemic crisis and we watched as individual Canadians self-isolated and respected the health of others," he says. "We know that they will bring this same approach and these values with them when they visit us and will show respect for the new rules that will have to be in place and social distance appropriately."
Anguilla has been COVID-free for some time, according to Herbert Hughes, the destination's newly appointed Minister of Tourism. As of 21AUG, visitors wishing to enter Anguilla must pre-register online at the Anguilla Tourist Board’s website. Application requirements include a negative PCR test, taken within three to five days prior to arrival, and a health insurance policy that covers medical expenses incurred in relation to COVID-19 treatment.
All passengers also undergo a PCR test on arrival in Anguilla, with a second test administered on day 10 of their visit. During this period, they can enjoy all the facilities and amenities at their villa. Once a negative result is returned after the second test, guests are then free to explore the island. In the event of a positive test, the guest will have to isolate at a government-approved location.
"Our track record throughout the pandemic demonstrates that we will always put the health and safety of our visitors and our people first," Hughes says. "I believe that will be something travellers will respond to in a very positive way."
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.