Antigua Carnival cancelled

Rihanna at Antigua Carnival

Antigua Carnival 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Minister of Tourism Daryll Matthew said that the Cabinet, during its discussions over the weekend, accepted his recommendation to cancel the 2020 Carnival festivities, which were scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 4.

“Cabinet looked at the circumstances surrounding the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and agreed that the hosting of the activities at this time would not be in the best interest of the population in maintaining good health, which is the foremost priority of the government. It was, therefore, agreed to cancel the celebrations and advised that the focus should be placed on the planning of Carnival 2021”, Minister Matthew said. “We will continue to plan for the Independence celebrations in late October or early November in anticipation that the environment would facilitate activities of this nature,”

Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence celebrations are expected to be held in the next 6 months from October 24 to November 2, 2020.

Antigua and Barbuda are 2 islands and a favorite tourist destination accessible via direct flights from the UK, the USA, and Canada. The islands are best-known for their friendly and welcoming people, pink and white-sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and an enjoyable climate.