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Anguilla

If you’re travelling to Anguilla, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security Status

High degree of caution.

Latest Travel Alert

Anyone considering travel should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice, and all passengers should undertake proper research and carefully consider the necessity of their travel at this time. Citizens should be aware of the possible limitations to any consular assistance that could be provided. It is also important to check with your travel insurance provider on coverage before travel.

If considering travelling abroad, you are advised to monitor the official advice and information provided by the authorities at your destination. Information about entry restrictions applied by other countries is available below. Additional restrictions may be imposed by the country of your destination, including during your visit.

In the last days, emergency responses to the COVID-19 crisis in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have included restrictions of flights from Europe; restrictive new quarantine arrangements in Central America as well as restrictions affecting admissions of Irish people already travelling in the region to other countries in Latin America.

Moreover, we very strongly advise against any further travel into the region until the COVID-19 crisis has been contained there.

Travel to Anguilla

For Entry Permission you will need:

  • To be fully vaccinated – As of July 1st, all wishing to visit Anguilla and are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, MUST be fully vaccinated to be granted Entry Permission to Anguilla. According to Anguilla’s Ministry of Health, fully vaccinated means, visitor has received last dose (in a 2 dose vaccine) only dose (in a 1 dose vaccine) 3 weeks/ 21 days prior to arrival on Anguilla.

 Apply for “Entry Permission” via https://ivisitanguilla.com/

  • A negative result from a RT-PCR COVID-19 test (polymerase chain reaction) from a naso-pharyngeal swab (from the nose), taken three (3) to five (5) days prior to arrival.

General Travel Advice

Because there is no resident Irish Embassy or Consulate in Anguilla, we are limited in the help as can offer you in an emergency situation. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Washington DC in the United States 

Extreme Weather in the Caribbean Region

The Atlantic hurricane season generally runs from June to November each year and can also affect the eastern and southern USA with heavy rain, flooding and extremely high winds.

Citizens with plans to be in the affected region during this period should consider the need to travel based on information relating to extreme weather projections.

Met Éireann world weather Service

Further travel information

Further travel advice is available from other foreign ministries:

Travel to Ireland

 

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Terrorism

While the threat from terrorism is minimal, it is important not to rule out the risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by tourists and expatriates. 

Crime

Crime remains relatively low but you should take sensible precautions: 

  • Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home.
  • Avoid showing large sums of money in public and don’t use ATMs after dark.
  • Avoid dark and unlit streets and stairways, and arrange to be picked up or dropped off as close to your hotel or apartment entrance as possible.
  • Lock doors and windows at night.

Reporting crime

If you’re a victim of a crime, report it to the local police immediately. And you can contact us at the Irish Embassy in Washington DC if you need help.

Driving

If you’re planning to drive in Anguilla, be careful and take these simple precautions:

  • Bring your full Irish and international driving license and make sure you have adequate and appropriate insurance
  • Keep your vehicle doors locked and your bags kept out of sight to prevent opportunistic bag-snatching if you’re stopped at traffic lights

Hiring a vehicle

If you’re hiring a vehicle, do not to hand over your passport as a form of security. If you’re allowing your passport to be photocopied, keep it in your sight at all times.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Illegal drugs

Illegal drug use (no matter what the drug) carries stiff penalties, including fines and long prison terms. 

Law enforcement

It’s illegal to sunbathe topless or nude in Anguilla.

Health

Health

Vaccinations

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations.

Zika Virus

Anguilla has a history of previous Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) outbreaks in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) - Zika 

There is currently no evidence of an on-going Zika Virus outbreak.

Additional Information

Additional information

Visa  

Ask your travel agent or contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Anguilla, for information on the entry requirements for Anguilla.  Also you can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

Airport departure tax

If you’re staying more than 24 hours, an airport departure is payable for each adult (over the age of 12 years).

Medical facilities

We advise you to check with the medical clinic if they will accept your medical travel insurance as payment for emergency medical treatment, as well as liaising with your insurance company.

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities.  You can monitor weather updates by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.

Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
USA

Tel: +1 202 462 3939
Fax: +1 202 232 5993

Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16:00

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