ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Blessed with 365 beaches, Antigua offers you a different beach every day of the year. If privacy is a requisite, you’ll find it is waiting for you on soft white sand looking over turquoise blue waves. If you enjoy action, numerous water sports are sure to keep you busy.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Antigua and Barbuda has now reopened its borders. Upon arrival, all travelers must wear masks and must go through medical screening and present a completed health declaration form, and all travelers 12 and over except for those arriving from Montserrat must have a medical certificate stating a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued within 48 hours before arrival. Travelers subject to a coronavirus test on arrival must pay a fee of US$ 100 or local equivalent in cash. Travelers without a valid medical certificate will be quarantined for 14 days at their own cost or until they test negative for coronavirus.For up to date information, see here.

 

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  • Capital: Saint John's

  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

  • Area: 443 sq km

  • Population: 96 286 (2018)

  • Language: English (official), Antiguan and Barbudan Creole

  • Religion: 73.2% Protestant (21.5% Anglican), 19.6% Other

  • Electricity: 230V/60Hz (UK plug)

 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 November, Independence Day
  • 9 December, National Heroes’ Day
  • 26 December, Boxing Day

Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

 

WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Caribbean island nations have a tropical climate with one rainy season, from May to November. Average annual precipitation throughout the region is 2200 mm or higher, but varies widely. All countries in the region experience drought conditions. The climate on the coasts is humid and warm with high temperatures averaging 32°C in the hottest month (July) and 29°C in the coolest month (February), and lows averaging 24°C and 23°C, respectively. Further into the interior, the climate cools due to an increase in altitude, with recorded nighttime readings as low as 12°C.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

Outdoor activities in Antigua and Barbuda are best enjoyed during the drier months from December to April, but are generally accessible throughout the year.

BEACH:

Although you can visit the stunning beaches of Antigua and Barbuda at any time of the year, the dry season from December to April is by far better.

WIND:

The windy kitesurfing season in Antigua and Barbuda is from December to May, with some fantastically beautiful and diverse spots.

For more details on kite surfing in Antigua and Barbuda expand this section!

SURFING:

Antigua and Barbuda are not the best surfing destinations, but they do get some pretty good surf from November to February. The best beach is Turtle Bay.

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

Antigua and Barbuda

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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