Antigua and Barbuda Entry Requirements

Antigua and Barbuda Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country and have at least one blank page.

Visa information

Generally required, with the exception of nationals of the following countries listed in the table above for tourist and business stays of up to 90 days in any 6 month period (although actual length of stay is at the discretion of border officials): (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries; (b) Switzerland; (c) Turkey; (b) Cruise ship passengers who normally require a visa do not need a visa if departing Antigua and Barbuda within 24 hours.

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Visa fees vary by nationality.


A single visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue, a multiple entry visa is valid for 6 months. A multiple entry e-Visa is valid for 1 year.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who fly on within 24 hours on the same aircraft, have the necessary travel documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not need a visa. In person or by post to the High Commission in London (see contact details). E-visas can be applied for at

Application required

(a) 1 application form. (b) 1 recent color passport photograph. (c) Passport that is valid for at least six months upon departure. (d) Return or onward flight ticket or receipt from the travel agency for the booking of a package tour. (e) Proof of payment for visa fees (payment only by money order in British Pounds, cash also possible if applying in person). (f) Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel booking or inviting friends or relatives. (g) Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay (e.g. bank statements for the last two months).

Temporary Residence

Germans, Austrians and Swiss who want to stay longer than 6 months in Antigua and Barbuda must apply for a residence permit on site. Applications to: Commissioner of Police, PO Box 132, Police Headquarters, American Road, St. John’s (tel: 462 03 60).

Processing time

min. 5-10 days from receipt of all documents if no further inquiries in Antigua and Barbuda are necessary. An e-Visa should be applied for at least 7 days before departure. Applications should be received by the High Commission at least 4 weeks prior to departure.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return/Onward Ticket. (b) Proof of Accommodation. (c) Sufficient Funds.

Entry with children

Attention: When entering via the USA, please note the entry regulations of the USA. German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport (recommended). Children must also have an onward or return ticket. Austrians: Own passport. Children must also have an onward or return ticket. Swiss: Own passport. Children must also have an onward or return ticket. Turks: Own passport. Children must also have an onward or return ticket. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. A notice: Minors traveling alone should carry an officially certified declaration of consent from the legal guardian. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

A permit is required from the Veterinary Office for the importation of dogs and cats (The Acting Chief Veterinary Officer, PO Box 1282, St. Johns, Antigua, Tel./Fax: (268) 460 17 59. Processing time approx. 60 days). The animal must also have an implanted microchip and have an official health certificate and a certificate of vaccination against rabies.

Antigua and Barbuda Entry Requirements