Antigua and Barbuda Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import:
Residents (min. stay abroad must have been at least 3 nights) and non-residents:
1. if being 18 years of age or older:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grammes of tobacco;
- 2 liters of wine and/or spirits;
2. articles up to USD 200.-. If being 9 years of age younger: up to USD 100.-.
3. personal effects (incl. jewellery).

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Prohibited .

Wild Fauna and Flora::

An import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture of Antigua and Barbuda and a phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin is required for all planting material.

Crew members customs regulations::

Same regulations as for passengers apply. However, gift articles are allowed up to USD 100.-.


Only pets (cats and dogs) with an Official (government issued) Health Certificate and Import License will be accepted. Requirements to obtain such a license depend on country of departure and can be obtained from the "Veterinary and Livestock Division" in Antigua at: [email protected]. Tel: (268)460-1759, Fax: (268)462-6104.
WARNING: Non-compliance with regulations will result in the animal being returned, or confiscated and destroyed.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry, which is always in Antigua.
Exempt are:

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) and foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent. Higher amounts must have been declared on arrival.

Passport, Visa & Health advice

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.

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