Antigua and 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 Barbuda.

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 November.

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 information.

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.

Major Landmarks in Antigua and Barbuda


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 coronavirus.


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 Public Health.

Practical information

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 take cash.

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 islands.

According to allcitycodes, 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) 462-0044/999/911.

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. Friday

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 -4).

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.