Antigua & Barbuda Approve Mixed Vaccines For Visitors

Saint John, Antigua and Barbuda Mixed Vaccines
Saint John, Antigua and Barbuda

The government of Antigua & Barbuda has confirmed it has approved the mix of the AstraZeneca vaccine with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the mixing of a Moderna and a Pfizer vaccine for international travellers.

The country is already welcoming fully vaccinated travellers with two doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

“We are looking forward to welcoming all fully vaccinated Canadians to Antigua & Barbuda under these new and approved guidelines” said Colin James, CEO of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority.

Antigua & Barbuda’s Ministry of Health & the Environment also notes that visitors looking to enter the country are also expected to follow its travel protocols, which can be found on its website, and have been updated as of 23JUL 2021.

This news comes as controversy surrounding 'mixed vaccines' increases world wide - and affects many Canadians. Some destinations and most cruise lines have said they would not accept mixed vaccines.

Most cruise lines, after weeks of uncertainty, have all settled into vaccine policies that align with CDC prohibitions against recognizing a combination of Astra Zeneca with an mRNA vaccine.  One cruise line told OpenJaw that guests would have to get a third shot, consisting of a second mRNA vaccine, to qualify as fully vaccinated.

Some destinations, like Barbados, have reversed earlier policy decisions and now accept mixed vaccines. Many Canadians are hoping other destinations continue to join the club of countries like these that recognize mixed vaccinations for entry requirements.

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