Travel to Antigua and Barbuda

By | October 12, 2021

How to get to Antigua and Barbuda

AirplaneScheduled flights to Antigua and Barbuda are offered by numerous airlines, including British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss International, British Midland Airways, Continental Airlines, Air France, American Airlines and Delta Airlines. See topschoolsintheusa for studying in Antigua and Barbuda.

Departure airports to St. John’s on Antigua include New York, London, Frankfurt / M., Miami, Toronto and Montréal.

Caribbean Airlines flies between London and Antigua. Caribbean Star Airlines and LIAT fly between Antigua and more than 20 destinations in the Caribbean. Other airlines that connect Antigua with other Caribbean islands include American Eagle, Air Jamaica, Caribbean Star, Carib Aviation and Caribbean Sun.
Condor offers cheap flights between Germany and Antigua.

Airports: VC Bird International (ANU) Airport is 5 miles northeast of St. John’s. Taxis go to St. John’s (cost about $ 10); public transport does not run from the airport.

Ship: Antigua is one of the popular cruise destinations. Cruise ships call at the deep water port of St. John’s (Heritage Quay) from the USA, South America, Puerto Rico and Europe. Another port for cruise ships is near Falmouth Harbor. Combined cruise-flight programs are often offered, among others by Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity, Norwegian, Cunard and Princess Cruises.

Sometimes a ferry runs between Antigua and Montserrat, but the connection is very irregular.

Antigua and Barbuda – Visa Requirements


is generally required for travel to Antigua and Barbuda. When entering Antigua and Barbuda, the passport (or the temporary passport) must be valid for at least 6 months after the planned departure and contain at least one blank page. An identity card is not sufficient when entering Antigua and Barbuda.


is generally required for travelers in the country, but there are numerous exceptions:
Citizens of EU countries and Switzerland do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days (can be extended up to 6 months), British citizens can stay for up to 6 months visa-free.
Normally, travelers who require a visa, who arrive in Antigua and Barbuda on a cruise ship in the morning and leave again on the cruise ship on the same day at the latest, do not need a visa either.

Travelers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda by plane should be able to present a return or onward ticket upon arrival.


Visitors requiring a visa who do not leave the transit area, who have the necessary onward travel documents and who are flying on within 24 hours, do not need a visa.

Visa Fees:
Single Visa: £ 30, Multiple Visa: £ 40.


is possible in person or by post at the High Commission

Period of validity: Single visa: valid for 3 months from the date of issue.
Multiple visa 6 months.

Processing time: at least 3 working days. Minors traveling alone require an officially certified declaration of consent from the custodian to enter Antigua and Barbuda. Germany:

The German child ID (with photo) or your own passport are accepted. Child ID cards have not been issued in Germany since January 1, 2006; existing child ID cards remain valid until the expiry date. Please note that minors entering Antigua and Barbuda with a child ID must be accompanied by a custodian.
Children must also have their own onward or return flight tickets.

Austria: a separate children’s passport is required to enter the country. Children must have their own onward or return flight tickets.

Switzerland: Children need their own passport. Children must have their own onward or return flight tickets.

Residency permit
If a stay of more than 6 months is planned, Germans, Swiss and Austrians need a residence permit. This must be requested on site: Commissioner of Police, PO Box 132, Police Headquarters, American Road, St. Johns (phone: 462 0360, fax: 462 0954).

Entry with pets
It is not allowed to bring pets into Antigua and Barbuda from Germany, Switzerland or Austria.

Antigua and Barbuda – money

Local currency: East Caribbean dollar, divided into 100 cents.

Currency abbreviations: XCD, EC $

There are banknotes to the value of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 EC $ in circulation, there are also coins to the value of 1 EC $ and 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. In addition, US dollars are accepted almost everywhere. The East Caribbean dollar is pegged to the US dollar with a fixed exchange rate.

Exchange rate:

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Currency exchange : in the capital St. John’s you can find international banks that exchange common currencies (some banks only US dollars). in addition, hotels and some shops offer exchange options. US dollars and euros are the easiest to exchange.

Credit Cards: the well-known credit cards such as Eurocard, Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Club are widely accepted.

Travelers Checks: the major banks in the capital as well as hotels and larger shops accept travelers checks. They should be made out in US dollars, travelers checks made out in euros are not so popular.

Foreign exchange regulations: There are no restrictions on the import and export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare.

Bank opening times: Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Bank of Antigua is also open on Sat 9 am-1pm.

Travel to Antigua and Barbuda