Antigua & Barbuda Travel Information
Entry bans have been introduced through both ports
and airports. Except are 'empty' aircraft sent to
repatriate foreigners. New restrictions on movement
include recommendations to keep distance and limit
gatherings of people up to 25 people, including at
restaurants and elsewhere. For more information about
coronavirus, see the section Health.
Most trips to Antigua and Barbuda go safely and
without special problems, but travelers should be alert
and take reasonable precautions.
It is recommended to dress easily and not show
visible signs of prosperity when leaving the hotel area.
Take special care after dark; It is recommended not to
walk alone and avoid illuminated areas. One should at
all times secure his personal belongings and documents.
Visitors should be extra careful during the holidays;
especially at Christmas and Carnival.
To drive a car in Antigua and Barbuda you need to buy
a local license. You drive on the left side of the road.
The main roads are mostly well maintained but lack
marking. Always exercise caution when driving in a
country you are not used to driving in. The terror threat is considered low in Antigua and
- Countryaah: Saint Johní»s is the capital
of Antigua and Barbuda. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Antigua and Barbuda can be hit by tropical storms,
hurricanes and cyclones with strong winds and high
rainfall, with subsequent danger of flooding and
landslides. The hurricane season is from June to
November, with the highest frequency in October and
Hurricanes: In the case of
hurricanes, Norwegians staying in affected areas are
encouraged to follow the advice and directions of local
authorities. In addition, the National Hurricane Center
as well as local media is a useful source of up-to-date
It is imperative to make preparations in advance of
notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have
access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath
of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of
weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and
telecommunications networks and damage to roads and
buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be
closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float
water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
does not normally provide travel advice in connection
with natural disasters.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians do not need a visa for stays of up to six
months. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six
months after departure. You may also be asked to present
your return ticket and maintenance status.
For other types of visas contact Antigua and Barbuda
Consulate in Stockholm. A departure fee of 27 EC $ is
required upon departure.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Entry bans have
been introduced at both ports and airports. Except are
'empty' aircraft sent to repatriate foreigners. New
restrictions on movement include recommendations to keep
distance and limit gatherings of people up to 25 people.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
Malaria does not exist. Dengue fever can occur
throughout the year. Therefore, precautions should be
taken to avoid mosquito/insect bites.
Tourists should take common precautions to avoid
being exposed to HIV/AIDS.
Tourists should take common precautions when it comes
to food and drink in tropical areas.
For official health travel advice and health
professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling
abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of
Currency unit and credit card: The
currency in Antigua and Barbuda is the East Caribbean
Dollar (XCD/EC $). 1 USD = 2.7 XCD (as of 30.06.2015), 1
NOK = 0.34 XCD (as of 30.06.2015)
Common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex
and Diners are accepted by most hotels, restaurants,
shops and car rental companies. Smaller restaurants only
The mains is 110/220 volts.
Telephone: There are generally good telephone
connections in Antigua and Barbuda. Mobile coverage, on
the other hand, can be poor outside cities and on the
Country code to call Antigua and Barbuda is + 1-268.
Emergency number: Police: (1-285) 462-0125/999/911,
ambulance (1-268) 462-0251/999/911, fire (1-268)
Emergency number for all services: (1-268) 999 or 911
Normal opening hours: Work week is from Monday to
Friday, shops 08: 00-16: 30, public offices 08: 00-16:
00 Monday to Friday and 08: 00-12: 00 Saturday, Banks
08: 00-15: 00 Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Good
Friday and 1st Easter Day, May 1 (Workers' Day), 2nd
Pentecost, 3-4 years. August (Carnival), November 1
(Liberation Day), December 9 (National Heroes Day), 1st
and 2nd Christmas Day
Norway is six hours ahead of Antigua and Barbuda (GMT
The average temperature of Antigua and Barbuda is
between 25 and 28 degrees.
It should be noted that Antigua and Barbuda have
severe penalties for all drug offenses.
The official language of Antigua and Barbuda is
English. Some sections of the population also speak
Spanish or Creole.