Antigua and Barbuda : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals.

Travel within the country: 

Driving is on the left and visitors must purchase a local driving licence before hiring a car; these can be bought from the car hire company on production of a foreign driving licence.

There are local bus networks but services are infrequent. Taxis are widely available and have standardised rates. Additionally, many taxi drivers will agree to take visitors on sightseeing trips.

Local boats are available for excursions, and visitors can take the Barbuda Express ferry to and from St John’s five days a week; journey time is 90 minutes. There are daily flights between Antigua and Barbuda and journey time is around 20 minutes.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis B and schistosomiasis (bilharzia).

There were 244,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.