Antigua and Barbuda will open its borders to international travellers from tonight. The first flight carrying residents and tourists from the United States is scheduled to land tonight.

American Airlines will host the flight and would be a part of the country’s first phase of reopening.

The first phase is expected to last from June through September, with the airports in Antigua and Barbuda mandating temperature check for all arrivals, requiring face covering for anyone entering the facilities and issuing coronavirus tests.

More airlines are expected to start returning to the islands with flights in July.

Airports will follow similar guidelines as hotels, bars, restaurants and other tourism-facing establishments, which were developed by government and health officials with help from the World Travel and Tourism Council and World Health Organization.

Guests ready to stay at the hotels and resorts on the islands will experience a new normal, with increased cleaning protocols, a move to a more touchless experience and doctors and nurses on each property.