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The country of Antigua and Barbuda is a Caribbean nation made of two islands. Located in the West Indies, it is a part of the “Leeward Islands,” group. Antigua and Barbuda is known for its sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Antigua and Barbuda. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Antigua and Barbuda: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Rabies is prevalent in bats in Antigua and Barbuda. If you are going to be do any hiking or other outdoor excursion it is recommended you receive this vaccine.
Dengue is a risk in the country. Make sure you bring and use mosquito repellents or netting.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Travelers to Antigua and Barbuda are at risk of contracting Zika. Pregnant women should be especially cautious. Zika is known to cause severe birth defects in fetuses.
Use insect repellant and wear clothing which covers the arms and legs.
For more information on Zika, see our information page. Your local Passport Health will also carry a variety of repellents for your trip.
Proof of return travel arrangements may be required at entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Antigua and Barbuda’s climate is warm and dry. The temperatures range from the low-70’s to high-90’s.
October to January are the hottest months of the year. But, they are not unbearable thanks to the cooling southern winds.
June through November are known as the rainy months. Daily rain showers are not uncommon. The islands are also located in a hurricane zone making tropical storms and hurricanes a risk.
Antigua and Barbuda’s economy is centered on tourism. Much of the crime is focused on tourists as well. Be aware of your surroundings to avoid pickpockets or stolen bags.
Violent crime is less common. Avoid making trouble and keep a low profile to prevent becoming a target.
This market is a trademark of the island where vendors from all over come to sell a wide-variety of goods. The market gets very crowded so it is best to go in the morning to give yourself plenty of time.
It also has plenty of food stands which offer breakfast and lunch. Be careful what you eat and where you eat it from as food contamination is a common cause of illness. Consider bringing a traveler’s diarrhea kit with you to avoid problems.
The market is a bustling place full of vibrant colors and spirits where both travelers and natives can gather together to experience the best of what Antigua has to offer.
Antigua and Barbuda is a magical place to visit. But, its important to make sure you have everything with you to have a safe and fun trip. Some key items include:
The U.S. Embassy is able to help those who have been the victim of crimes. They are able to help you find medical care, contact relatives back home, and assist you with working with local police. To better prepare consider enrolling in the State Department’s free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
While there is no embassy in Antigua and Barbuda, the nearest embassy is in Bridgetown, Barbados.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Phone: (246) 227-4000
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