Citizens of the United States of America are not required to secure visas for a stay of up to 180 days. However, all travelers are required to have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States. It is strongly encouraged that all American citizen travelers apply for a U.S. passport or passport card with plenty of time to spare prior to trips.
Additionally, immigration officials in Antigua and Barbuda follow stringent guidelines about obtaining exact information such as:
- Proof of citizenship (passport, original or certified birth certificate, etc.)
- Where visitors are staying
- Request to see return tickets or tickets for onward travel
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover the visitor’s expenses for the duration of his or her stay
- Confirmation of accommodation
- Visitors are banned from bringing meat products inside personal luggage into Antigua and Barbuda.
- Cruise ship visitors who would normally require a visa will not need one as long as they arrive in Antigua and Barbuda in the morning and leave the same evening.
In transit passengers who would normally require a visa will not need an entry visa for Antigua and Barbuda as long as they are traveling within the same day and can provide proof of an onward trip (ticket, E-ticket).