Travelers have heard, seen and are experiencing changing immigration policies and laws mandated by specific countries. However, we must agree, it is changing times and countries must protect their borders. Antigua and Barbuda is no exception to the rule and is one of the countries where there are visa requirements for some nationals who wish to visit our twin Island states. My advice to travelers is to research the immigration laws of any country you wish to visit, as that knowledge in hand, helps to avoid any hurdles upon arrival in that country.
In Antigua and Barbuda, visa application is made easy with two available options:-
- There is an online visa application Electronic Entry Visa (EEV) for visitors with a visa requirement.
- Also, a visitor’s visa can be granted upon arrival at the V C Bird International Airport
Visitors who would normally require a visa to enter the State of Antigua and Barbuda who are in-transit passengers would not need a visa, providing they leave the State the same day of arrival. In-transit passengers upon arrival must provide to the immigration officer proof of their onward journey and should not leave the “controlled space” of the airport. Cruise ship passengers are also extended the same curtsies as in-transit passengers providing they arrive in the morning and depart the same day.
Not to worry visitors, here on my Island you are always welcome and we never miss the opportunity to show our great Antigua and Barbuda hospitality. Why? Because we always want you, our visitors to return and on your departure, to do so with fond memories.
ATI Air Transport International Boing 757-200 departing V C Bird International Airport