Antigua & Barbuda Travel Guide

Antigua FAQ

What do I need to do before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for Antigua and Barbuda before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What are the visa requirements?

UK citizens will not require a visa unless their stay is due to exceed 30 days. You will require a return airline ticket and a passport valid for at least six months after your date of departure. 

What is the currency in Antigua and Barbuda?

The official currency of Antigua and Barbuda is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, however US dollars are also widely accepted. Credit cards are also widely accepted, although smaller restaurants may only accept cash or travellers cheques. 

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

Antigua and Barbuda uses flat, two-pin style plugs (as found in the USA), so you will require an adaptor. 

What is the language in Antigua and Barbuda?

Although there are various local dialects, the official language of Antigua and Barbuda is English. 

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

In Antigua, it is considered an offence for anyone (including children) to dress in camouflage clothing. 

Is Antigua and Barbuda safe?

Antigua and Barbuda is mainly safe, however take care to guard your personal belongings carefully and leave valuables in your hotel room where possible, as incidents of theft do occur. 

What is the cuisine like in Antigua?

Tropical fruit and vegetables such as breadfruit, mango and guava are abundant in Antigua, and delicious local specialities can be found in smaller restaurants at very reasonable prices. A wide range of imported delicacies are usually served in larger hotels at prices similar to those found in the UK. 

What nightlife is available?

The larger hotels will often provide vibrant nightly enteratainment in the form of calypso, dancing, steel bands, limbo dancers and moonlight barbeques, and The English Harbour Area has become something of a nightlife hotspot for tourists.

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