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Antigua and Barbuda Travel Information

According to picktrue, Antigua and Barbuda is a country and island nation in the Caribbean Sea (North America) that has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1981. Antigua and Barbuda belongs to the Lesser Antilles and consists of the islands of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda. The capital of Antigua and Barbuda is Saint John’s. Some major cities in Antigua and Barbuda are: All Saints, Liberta, Potter’s Village and Bolans.

Antigua and Barbuda is known for its many pearly white beaches with clear blue water. It also has rainforests, many bird species and a colorful underwater world with many corals and fish species. And don’t forget the colorful summer carnival. You can also admire many British forts in the country. In short, everything to relax. See justinshoes for Antigua and Barbuda 365 beaches.

Where is Antigua and Barbuda?

Travel information of Antigua and Barbuda

Official name: Antigua and Barbuda
Continent: North America
Area: 442 km²
Capital: Saint John’s
Country code: AG, ATG
Population: 98,179 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 402 m (Mount Obama)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saint John’s): 6,872 km
Flight time: approximately 9 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Antigua and Barbuda that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Antigua and Barbuda, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Antigua and Barbuda. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Antigua and Barbuda?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Antigua and Barbuda at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Antigua and Barbuda has a tropical climate. Temperatures fluctuate from 25-30 degrees during the day to about 20 degrees at night. From May to November you will have to deal with the rainy season. In the months of August and September with the hurricane season.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Antigua and Barbuda can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Antigua and Barbuda can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to Antigua and Barbuda. You then avoid the hot period, the rainy season and the hurricane season.

English is the official language in Antigua and Barbuda.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is still valid for 6 months upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Antigua and Barbuda for less than 3 months.
You must pay a departure tax of approximately 15 to 20 euros per person on departure from Antigua and Barbuda.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago (also for Antigua and Barbuda):
Dutch consulate in Antigua and Barbuda:
Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda in the United Kingdom (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Antigua and Barbuda it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Antigua and Barbuda, the currency is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Antigua and Barbuda can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices in Antigua and Barbuda are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +35% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (6% cheaper), food (50% more expensive), imported beer in catering (1% more expensive), cigarettes (58% cheaper) and public transport (63% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Antigua and Barbuda it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 10% is given.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in Antigua and Barbuda.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Antigua and Barbuda on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Antigua and Barbuda you must drive on the left.
You must apply for a temporary driver’s license in Antigua and Barbuda to drive a motor vehicle. This is possible with rental companies.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Antigua and Barbuda.

In Antigua and Barbuda you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Antigua and Barbuda can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 268
– Fire: 268
– Ambulance: 268
The international numbers 999 and 911 can also be used.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Antigua and Barbuda can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Antigua and Barbuda can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Antigua and Barbuda end
Official websites of Antigua and Barbuda: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Antigua and Barbuda is 001268 or +1268.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Antigua and Barbuda? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Antigua and Barbuda.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Antigua and Barbuda.

An overview of all public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Antigua and Barbuda, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Antigua and Barbuda?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Antigua and Barbuda. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Antigua and Barbuda can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Antigua and Barbuda can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest in Antigua and Barbuda are as follows:
– Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
– Fort James
– Betty’s Hope sugar plantation
– Devil’s Bridge
– Nelson’s Dockyard National Park
– Fort Barrington
– Shirley Heights
– VC Bird Monument

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Antigua and Barbuda? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, food, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Antigua and Barbuda.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.
– Clothing: Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.

Did you know that…
…Antigua and Barbuda has a youth army with 200 children from 12 to 18 years old?
…15% of Antigua and Barbuda’s exports are motor vehicles?
…Tourism is the main pillar of the economy in Antigua and Barbuda?
…Cricket is the main sport of Antigua and Barbuda?

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