US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving.
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
With 365 beaches and the historic naval buildings around English Harbour, Antigua derives most of its income from tourism. Sister island Barbuda is an unspoilt retreat.
Area: 170.5 sq miles
Capital: St. John
Political: Independence in 1967
Official website: www.antigua-barbuda.org
Indigenous name: Wadadli
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC). US Dollars widely used.
Passport Valid passport required
Visa Needs No visa required, maximum stay six months.
Emergency Health Care Holberton Hospital in St. John as well as private clinics.
Banks & ATMS. ATMs in St John’s and English Harbour, but distribute EC Dollars
Free WIFI Locations. Around hotels and in English Harbour
Internet Cafes. Plentiful
Cell Phones access/Dialing code +268
Safety Tips. Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.
Departure Tax $25