Capital: St John's
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
Electricity: 110 V, 60Hz. Some hotels have 220 V.
Government: Constitutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth.
Land size: 441 km2, including Barbuda
Language: English, local dialects
Population: 79,500 approx, including Barbuda
Religion: 75% Anglican, 11% Protestant, 10% Roman Catholic, 3% Rastafarianism, 1% other
Driver's License: International license recommended. Must be 25 years old and have a credit card. A visitor's permit of US $20 must be purchased. Antiguans drive on the LEFT.
Entry Requirements: Canadians require a passport, or a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, as well as proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate. A visa is not required for stays of up to one month.
Antigua And Barbuda Vacation Tips
In Antigua, the legal tender is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. Although prices are listed with the national currency, US dollars are readily accepted. Canadian currency can be exchanged at any bank and change offices. ATMs, dispensing EC$, are available at the island's banks and at the airport.
Although the water is generally safe to drink in Antigua, it is advisable to drink bottled water. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat. The most common illness is the traveler's diarrhea (turista) and sunstroke.