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Visa Requirements for Antiguan and Barbudan Citizens
Most countries and territories around the world have a list of visa requirements for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. Travelers from the island country must comply with these rules and obtain any necessary entry permit before making a trip abroad.
The Henley Passport Index ranks the Antigua and Barbuda passport as the 28th strongest in the world in terms of travel freedom in 2021. It allows holders to visit over 150 destinations worldwide without having to apply for a visa in person at an embassy beforehand.
The visa requirements for Antiguans and Barbudans vary depending on the destination, the length of time the traveler plans to spend there, and the purpose of the trip.
Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda can obtain either an electronic visa (eVisa) or electronic travel authorization (eTA) for many countries and territories by applying online.
These digital platforms are widely regarded as the simplest and most convenient method by which Antiguans and Barbudans can obtain an entry permit, avoiding the need to go to a diplomatic mission to apply in person.
Some destinations have a visa on arrival service for Antiguans and Barbudans. This visa is obtained by completing an application at border control, although this can be time-consuming and involves standing in line for the visa and again to clear immigration.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are required to apply for a visa at an embassy in order to visit a number of countries and territories around the globe. This involves going to submit the application and supporting documents in person and may include an interview.
In addition, long-term visas, work permits, and various other non-tourist visas for the majority of destinations can only be obtained at an embassy, in accordance with their immigration requirements for Antigua and Barbuda.
There are also a number of countries that have no visa requirements for Antiguan and Barbudan citizens for short-term stays for the purposes of tourism, leisure, and, in some cases, business and other reasons for travel.
In these cases, a passport issued by Antigua and Barbuda is the only travel requirement.
Learn more about the visa requirements for Antiguans and Barbudans visiting different destinations below.