Visa Requirements for Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda

Check the visa requirements for Antiguan and Barbudan citizens traveling to different countries around the world.

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.

List of Visa Countries for Antiguan and Barbudan Passport Holders in 2021

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda must obtain some sort of visa or travel authorization to visit over 150 different countries and territories in 2021.

The terms of visas vary depending on the destination. For example, some countries have separate tourist visas, business visas, and transit visas for Antiguans and Barbudans, while others have permits that cover various purposes of travel.

Depending on the country or territory, a visa for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda might be valid for a single entry only or for multiple entries.

Various destinations have an online application system that Antiguans and Barbudans can use to obtain an eVisa or eTA. These are typically valid for short stays for tourism and, in some cases, other purposes.

The visa requirements of other countries for Antiguan and Barbudan visitors state that a visa must be obtained from an embassy or consulate.

Antiguan and Barbudan citizens can apply for a visa on arrival for several destinations. These may not be available at every entry point to the destination country, so the trip must be planned accordingly.

Use the map below to find out which visa is required by Antiguans and Barbudans to visit each country around the world.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization for Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda

Travelers from Antigua and Barbuda can apply online for permission to enter various countries and territories. Depending on the destination, this might either be an electronic visa (eVisa) or electronic travel authorization (eTA).

An eVisa for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda is a visa that is obtained by completing a simple online application form, avoiding having to go to an embassy.

An eTA for Antiguan and Barbudan nationals is a visa waiver that allows the holder to travel to the destination without a visa by registering their details online.

In practice, both eVisas and eTAs feature a similar streamlined application process and allow Antiguans and Barbudans to obtain authorization to travel from the comfort of their own homes.

Around 30 different countries have either an eTA or eVisa for Antiguans and Barbudans.

In some cases, eVisas and eTAs allow holders a single entry, while others are valid for multiple entries.

Both eVisas and eTAs permit visitors from Antigua and Barbuda to enter for short-term stays. The maximum length of time allowed varies from 14 days to 3 months, depending on the destination.

Visits for the purpose of tourism and leisure are permitted with an eVisa or eTA. Some countries also allow Antiguans and Barbudans to use an electronic permit to visit for other reasons, such as business. Transit is usually also possible.

For long-term stays or to travel for other purposes (such as to live and/or work in the country), it is generally necessary for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda to apply for the relevant type of visa at an embassy, since eVisas rarely cover such activities.

Find below the list of countries that Antiguans and Barbudans can visit with an eVisa or eTA.

Visa On Arrival for Antiguan and Barbudan Nationals

Antiguans and Barbudans are able to apply for and obtain a visa on arrival (VoA) for several destinations. This type of entry permit is available at certain ports of entry and border checkpoints of countries that offer this service.

Over 20 countries have a visa on arrival for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda.

VoAs for Antiguans and Barbudans are typically valid for a single entry, although certain countries may have a multiple-entry option.

Antigua and Barbuda passport holders may apply for a visa on arrival if visiting for tourism, leisure, and, in some cases, business.

Visas on arrival can generally be used only for short-term visits, allowing Antiguans and Barbudans a maximum stay of between 7 and 120 days, depending on the country.

In order to apply for a visa on arrival, travelers from Antigua and Barbuda should ensure they bring all the necessary paperwork with them. Failure to do so could result in them being denied entry and forced to return home.

Upon arrival at border control, Antiguans and Barbudans must join the visa on arrival queue and wait in line to complete the application and receive the visa before going through the normal immigration process. This means spending a lot of unnecessary time at the airport, seaport, or border checkpoint before being allowed in.

For these reasons, it is advisable to apply in advance for an eVisa if this is also an option.

Countries that have a visa on arrival available to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda can be found in the list below.

Visa On Arrival for Antiguan and Barbudan Nationals: Country list

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  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu

Embassy Visa Required by Antiguan and Barbudan Citizens

An embassy visa or consular visa for Antiguans and Barbudans is any type of visa issued by a diplomatic mission.

As a rule, citizens of Antigua and Barbuda must apply for the relevant types of visa and permit to move to and/or work in a foreign country.

In addition, the visa requirements of around 100 different countries and territories state that Antiguan and Barbudan nationals must obtain a visa to enter for any reason or length of time.

Tourist visas and short-stay visit visas for Antiguans and Barbudans issued by embassies vary from country to country. Some allow one entry, while others are multiple-entry permits.

Antiguan and Barbudan citizens must go to a diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) and submit an application in person, bringing the supporting documentation required.

Embassies are usually located in capital cities. Due to the small size of Antigua and Barbuda, only 4 embassies and high commissions are located in St. John’s as well as a Consular Agent from the US and a Swiss Honorary Consulate. Diplomatic missions from various other countries are located in nearby Caribbean and American countries.

Many embassies take much longer to process visa applications than eVisa services, so it is advisable to apply well in advance of the planned trip.

See below the list of countries that require Antiguans and Barbudans to apply for a visa from an embassy for any visit.

Embassy Visa Required by Antiguan and Barbudan Citizens: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kuwait
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required by Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda

Antiguan and Barbudan citizens are exempt from visa requirements to visit various countries. They simply need a passport issued by Antigua and Barbuda to enter for short-term stays.

Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda may visit over 90 different destinations visa-free.

Visa exemption for Antiguans and Barbudans generally covers short stays for tourism, leisure, and, in some cases, business. The maximum stay allowed without a visa ranges from 14 days to 1 year, depending on the country.

Long-term visits and activities not covered under the terms of the visa exemption for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda will require the relevant visa.

Notable exceptions are countries that form the OECS along with Antigua and Barbuda. Citizens of member states have a right to freedom of movement within the bloc.

Browse the list of countries below to find out which destinations can be visited without a visa by Antiguan and Barbudan citizens.

Visa Not Required by Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda: Country list

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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Freedom of Movement for Antiguans and Barbudans

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda enjoy complete freedom of movement within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). This means that they can live and work in the following countries visa-free:

  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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