Antigua and Barbuda Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
Residents (min. stay abroad must have been at least 3 nights) and non-residents:
1. if being older than 17 years:
- 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 younger than 10 years: up to USD 100.-.
3. personal effects (incl. jewellery).

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Prohibited .

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Additional Information on regulations:

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.


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.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

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


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.

Airport Tax

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

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