Travel

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Note – The ferry service has been discontinued until further notice as of September 30, 2020.

Montserrat is serviced daily by two airlines. Flight time between Montserrat and Antigua is roughly 20 minutes each way.

The Government of Montserrat now subsidises airline travel between Montserrat and Antigua. Flights cost, inclusive of taxes, XCD150 one-way.

BMN/SVG Air

BMN Airways a subsidiary of SVG Air provides daily flights between the islands.

Book online here –> https://booknow.antigua-flights.com/

Tel – 1-664-491-4200 | Email – emeraldtravelservicesmni@gmail.com

Fly Montserrat

Fly Montserrat provides daily flights and medevacs between the islands.

Book online here –> https://www.flymontserrat.com/

Tel – 1-664-491-3434 | Email – info@flymontserrat.com

Cargo

Persons requiring cargo services between Antigua and Montserrat should contact the Access Office at 491-4702 or 491-4703. Service operates twice a month. Dates are posted on the Access Division’s Facebook page.


COVID-19 Travel Protocols

Persons allowed to travel to Montserrat are:

  1. Montserratians;
  2. Individuals who hold a permit of permanent residence;
  3. a person who is ordinarily resident in Montserrat;
  4. a member of the crew of an aircraft or ship (including freight, cargo or courier craft or vessel;
  5. husband, wife, child or other dependant of a Montserratian or permanent resident;
  6. non-resident technician, once permission has been granted for the person to disembark in Montserrat prior to travelling to Montserrat;
  7. any other person, as may be determined by the Minister for the purpose of the suppression of COVID-19;
  8. (From October 1, 2021) Visitors who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Before Arrival

Persons must register to travel to Montserrat by completing and submitting the ‘Access Declaration Form’ at least 72 hours or three days prior to the expected date of arrival.  Additionally, entry into Montserrat will only be allowed through air access at the John A. Osborne Airport.  The electronic ‘Access Declaration form’  is available here….

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRiry4e6TYXvf0Jd4qv5SWAqGxCnICJJya9wZGM86iFTM0MA/viewform

For passengers who are not normally resident in Montserrat, they must request permission to enter from the Minister of Health. This must be done by email or letter sent to geraldcc@gov.ms and/or ryann@gov.ms.

The letter should outline who the persons are, purpose of the visit, proposed dates of arrival and departure, vaccination status and any other information you deem appropriate.

Travelling to Montserrat

During the travel and arrival process, several protocols are also in place to minimise the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19.  The protocols which must be followed, are as follows:

  1. All persons must wear a mask or face covering on the aircraft, and while being processed at the Airport.
  2. Upon arrival, Health Officials will screen passengers before allowing them to process 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.
  3. Temperature checks will also be conducted.
  4. All unvaccinated persons arriving on Montserrat will be required to self-quarantine for 14-days; the host and family may also be required to self-quarantine.  Following the assessment, the Ministry of Health will make a determination and indicate whether or not the entire household should also be quarantined.

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, and
  2. Isolate any person who is considered to be high risk of being infected with COVID-19.

Updated Protocols

Read the latest SRO protocols here….

As of June 20, 2021 individuals who are fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine at his home, place of occupancy, quarantine facility or place of isolation for five days; a reduction from the previous 10-day quarantine period. However, before being released from quarantine, the individual will be required to take a PCR or RNA COVID-19 test between three and four days after arrival. Once this test indicates that the individual is not infected with COVID-19 then he she will be released from quarantine when the five days have elapsed.

The quarantine requirements outlined above do not apply to the following persons:
1. an attorney-at-law, judge or other officer of the court who intends to come to Montserrat for the purpose of appearing in or presiding over court proceedings;
2. a member of the crew of an aircraft or ship (including freight, cargo or courier craft or vessel);
3. non-resident technician provided he has been granted permission to enter Montserrat prior to travelling to Montserrat;
4. 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;

No changes have been made to the quarantine and testing protocols for persons who are not vaccinated.

Non-resident technician – Fully Vaccinated

SRO 32 of 2021 also amends the regulations as it relates to non-resident technicians.
Once on Montserrat, a fully vaccinated non-resident technician is only required to take a PCR COVID-19 test or a RNA COVID-19 test within 24 hours of entry into Montserrat.
After five days the fully vaccinated non-resident technician is allowed to be in public places, other than his/her place of work.

Protocols for Children

The new SRO has also introduced protocols for children. These protocols are as follows:
A child –
a) Over 12 years of age shall take a PCR COVID19/RNA COVID19 Test no earlier than five days prior to entering Montserrat;
b) Under 18 years of age is NOT required to be tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of arrival.
c) Under 18 years of age shall remain in quarantine for the same period as the adult who accompanied him/her to Montserrat.
d) Under 18 years of age is required to take a PCR/RNA test before the expiration of the self-quarantine, on the same day as the adult who accompanied the child to Montserrat

A child (under the age of 18) is not required to pay for a COVID-19 test.

A person is considered fully vaccinated —

(a) fourteen days after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series; or
(b) fourteen days after receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

SRO 32 of 2021 will expire on July 18, 2021 at 5AM. All other regulations under the principal order, SRO 15 of 2021 remain in place.

S.R.O. 32 of 2021 can be read at the following link:
https://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SRO.32-of-2021-Public-Health-COVID-
19-Suppression-No.10-Amendment-No.4-Order-2021-1.pdf