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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Antigua and Barbuda at this time.

Read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help you prepare for your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.

It's important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.

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Mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya, occur commonly in the Caribbean region, especially during the rainy season (June to December). We recommend that you take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent at all times, wearing long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing and ensuring your accommodation is mosquito proof. Seek medical advice if you have a fever, muscle pain, rash or severe headaches as they are symptoms of both dengue fever and the chikungunya virus.

More information:

  • World Health Organization's fact sheets on dengue fever and the chikungunya virus
  • Zika virus

All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, including the Caribbean. 

More information: Tsunami Warning Center

Where to get help

Depending on your enquiry, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.

Emergency phone numbers 

The national emergency telephone number is 999 or 911.

Australian Government

The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas. Australia does not have a consulate in Antigua and Barbuda. For consular assistance, see contact details below:

Australian High Commission, Port of Spain

18 Herbert Street, St Clair
Port of Spain
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Phone: +1 868 822 5450
Fax: +1 868 822 5490
Website: trinidadandtobago.highcommission.gov.au
Email: ahc.portofspain@dfat.gov.au
Facebook: Australia in the Caribbean
   

See the High Commission website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.

In a consular emergency if you're unable to contact the High Commission or Consulate, you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

Other useful information

If the situation changes and a travel advice for Antigua and Barbuda is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our email subscription service.

Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.

For additional general and economic information to assist travelling in this country, see the following links: