AIRPORT, IMMIGRATION, CUSTOMS, VISAS, DUTY FREE
V.C. BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
As well as receiving daily international flights from the US and UK - VC Bird Airport is a hub for onward travel to other island destinations, with 3 local small plane operators flying in and out daily. The closest islands are Barbuda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Martin and Dominica.
You can also take day tours to neighbouring islands either by small propeller plane or by helicoter. Many tour companies offer this service.
Facilities at VC Bird International Airport include a restaurant, tourism information desk, taxi stand and car rental agencies. The departure lounge has a second Big Banana Bar, and duty free shopping - from CD's, perfume and gifts to jewellery.
Can be found in the following places:
- Departure lounge
- Arrivals lounge - but only before you have cleared customes. Once you are through and waiting for baggage and to go through the final customs check there are no toilets.
- Outside - close to the departure gate
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda require a valid passport, a return or onward ticket, confirmation of accommodation throughout the stay and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. On arrival, the immigration officer must be satisfied that your reason for visiting Antigua and Barbuda is legitimate.
PASSPORTS & IMMIGRATION
U.S., Canadian, U.K. and passport holders of other European Union country nationals require proof of citizenship - a valid passport, original or certified birth certificate. Other nationalities should contact the nearest tourst office for entry requirements.
If you arrived in Antigua by sea and wish to depart by air, along with your ongoing ticket, you must have an official sign-off letter from the Skipper, releasing you to do so.
VISA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
As this changes you can check out the latest information on this link including documentation requirements and payments.
CRUISE SHIP VISITORS
Cruise ship visitors who would normally require a visa would not require one provided that they arrive in Antigua and Barbuda in the morning and depart the same evening.
The departure tax payable by tourists and non Caricom citizens when leaving Antigua is US$28.00 or EC$70.00 and for Antiguan and Caricom citizens this is reduced to EC$50.00 or US$20.00. If you visit another island the day before flying home for example Montserrat the departure tax paid on that journey will be valid for your journey home.
DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES
The duty free allowance is as follows: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco, 1 litre wine or spirits, 170ml (6ozs) perfume. Weapons of war and unprescribed drugs are prohibited.
For general enquiries, please call Immigration at +1 (268) 562-1387 or +1 (268) 562-1389, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For citizenship interview appointments or queries please call +1 (268) 562-5584 or email email@example.com
*This appointment follows the initial interview with the Citizenship and Passport Office on Queen Elizabeth Highway.
For all other appointments please call +1 (268) 562-7883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Appointments must be made at least two weeks prior to the expiration of one’s existing status. Work Permit holders should seek to renew their work permit at least six weeks prior to the expiration of their current work permits.
Appointments by telephone may be made during the hours of 9 am and 3 pm, Mondays to Thursdays, and on Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm. The office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. For more information please visit here.