Antigua and Barbuda

Capital Saint John's

Population 86,295

Area 442 km2

Key facts

Antigua and Barbuda is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Antigua and Barbuda. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Antigua and Barbuda.

The national currency in Antigua and Barbuda is East Caribbean dollar (XCD). The dollar (EC$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2.65 XCD and 1 USD is worth 2.7 XCD.

Antiguan, Barbudan
Banknotes

EC$5EC$10EC$20EC$50EC$100

Antiguan, Barbudan
Coins

1251025EC$1EC$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Antigua and Barbuda is 31.36 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Antigua and Barbuda has more ATMs.61.41 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Antigua and Barbuda, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Antigua and Barbuda. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 230 V, 60 Hz  Type B 230 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Antigua and Barbuda?

There are no Mariott hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.

There are no Hilton hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Antigua and Barbuda.

There are no Best Western hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.

There are no Radisson hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.

There are no Accor hotels in Antigua and Barbuda.

What fast food chains are present in Antigua and Barbuda?

Pepperpot, Fungee are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Antigua and Barbuda. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Antigua and Barbuda below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Antigua and Barbuda.

The KFC chain does not operate in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Burger King chain operates in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Subway chain operates in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Antigua and Barbuda.

Weather

Today the sun in Saint John's, rises at 5:57 AM and sets at 5:55 PM. The climate of Saint John's may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 27°C (80.6°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
TodayOct 5Partly cloudlyLow: 27°C (80.6°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 30°C (86°F)
FridayOct 7Rain showersLow: 26.7°C (80.06°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 26.9°C (80.42°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 26.9°C (80.42°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)

Weather data for Saint John's (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Antigua and Barbuda.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Antigua and Barbuda.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Antigua and Barbuda traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  876.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties No data available.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Antigua and Barbuda

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, but medicinal use is not allowed.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of wine or spirits

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Antigua and Barbuda?

Currently, citizens of 112 countries can enter Antigua and Barbuda without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Antigua and Barbuda.

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