Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles. Its highest point is Mount Obama (1319 ft., 402 metres), formerly known as Boggy Peak, located in the southwestern corner of the island. Barbuda, a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles due north. The nation also includes the tiny (0.6 square mile) uninhabited island of Redonda, now a nature preserve. The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John's on Antigua.
Passports & Immigration
Most countries do not require a visa to enter Antigua & Barbuda but must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiry. Visa waivers will be available for participants entering from countries requiring a visa. Please advise well in advance if you require a visa waiver. If you wish to apply for a visa, A visa application kit may be downloaded by clicking here (PDF – 395Kb).
For more information, click here to download a list of countries that do not require visa.
Health & vaccines
This is a hot country and it is summer so bring lots of sun cream and a hat. The Government have a mosquito
control programme but they cannot get them all. Bring mosquito repellent.
Vaccines: No vaccinations are required unless the visitor is arriving from an endemic area. Please check this website for endemic areas. Please note that visitors from Argentina have reported being asked for the Yellow Fever proof of vaccination before being allowed to get on the plane flying to Antigua.