We’re hoping to be able to take you to Antigua again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.

We’ve got your back

Our COVID Cover’s included as standard on all First Choice holidays due to depart by 30th April 2020. And, our COVID Cover is included on holidays departing on or before 31st October 2021, if the trip’s booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021. Having this means you can change your booking for free if you get COVID-19 before your holiday, or if you’re officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates. This also applies if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. An AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy is also part of the package. This sorts you out for medical assistance abroad, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if you need it. T&Cs apply.

On your flight and at your hotel

Flights for our holidays to Antigua are taken care of by a few of our partner airlines. You can expect some major changes on board when you fly long-haul with them, but rest assured they’ve all been put in place to keep you safe. You can expect online check-in and rules around face masks, as well. We’re keeping a close eye on our hotels, too, to make sure they’re squeaky-clean and properly prepped before re-opening their doors. Find out more about what to expect on your First Choice holiday.


  • COVID Cover on selected holidays
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Package holiday refund guarantee
  • Approved testing partners
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise, as well as everything we’re doing to keep you safe, on our Travel With Confidence hub.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 2 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults Face masks are mandatory in any public place, and must be worn on entry to supermarkets and markets. They must cover your nose and mouth, leaving your forehead and ears visible. Masks cannot be worn at the same time as head coverings or dark glasses.
Face mask requirements for children Children aged five years and older must wear a mask.
Pre-departure forms and testing requirements You need to get a COVID-19 PCR test before travelling to Antigua.
Find out more about Antigua entry requirements.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Antigua.

Beaches Open between 5am and 7pm, for exercise and relaxation purposes. Picnics, music, the consumption of alcohol, and parties are banned.
Restaurants Restaurants and bars that have passed government inspections are open.


Supermarkets VARADERO


Other facilities Tour guides will read the temperatures of every participant before the start of every excursion.

Plus, your coach will be deep-cleaned on a regular basis.


Havana is currently under quarantine, so no excursions to or in the city will go ahead.


At the moment, no excursions to Trinidad or the Topas de Collantes National Park can go ahead. Please be aware, any excursions that are due to visit, or pass through, the area may experience changes and delays because of the current restrictions in the Sancti Spiritus province.


All excursions to Varadero will go ahead.

Here’s the key information on getting to Antigua

Flights with First Choice You’ll fly to Antigua with one of our partner airlines. Please contact the airline you’re flying with directly for the latest travel information.

Here are your options for travelling within Antigua.

Car rental Car rental is available. You aren’t allowed to be outside of your hotel during the curfew that’s in place between 11pm and 5am.
Public transport No more than two people can travel in a car, or other motor vehicle, if they’re not from the same household. Face masks also need to be worn when there’s more than one person.
Hiking You can go hiking, as long as you’re back in your hotel for the curfew that’s in place between 11pm and 5am.
Biking You can go biking, as long as you’re back in your hotel for the curfew that’s in place between 11pm and 5am.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Antigua.

Read the full FCDO advice here