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Antigua and Barbuda

Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

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Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)

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At present the Republic of Bulgaria has no functioning embassy in Antigua and Barbuda. The Embassy covering Antigua and Barbuda is in Havana, Cuba.

Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria in Havana, Cuba
Address: Calle "B" № 252, Entre 11 y 13; Vedado, Ciudad de La Habana, PC:10400
Telephone: +53 7 833 31 25; +53 7 833 31 26
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

General information

general information

Local currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Typically, most credit cards are accepted. British pounds are exchanged in banks.

Interesting Facts

Antigua and Barbudais an island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Leeward Islands which are part of the Lesser Antilles island group. Antigua and Barbuda are neighbouring Guadeloupe to the south, Montserrat to the southwest, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west, Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and Anguilla to the northwest. The capital city is St. Johns.

The first inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda were Indian tribes. Later the islands were inhabited by the Arawak and the Carib tribes. After 1493 the Spaniards and Frenchmen built the first settlements but later the islands passed under British rule. In 1667 England founded a colony on the island of Antigua and settled Irish slaves. Slavery on the islands was abolished in 1834. The islands gained independence within the British Commonwealth in 1981.

The Official language is English but among the local population the Patu, an Antillean Anglo-Creole dialect, is widespread.  

Customs requirements

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco, 1 litre wine or strong alcohol, 170 ml (6ozs) perfume are exempted from customs duty.

The import of weapons and drugs is expressly prohibited

Travel papers and visas

Passports must be valid six months from the date of entry.

Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa in order to visit the islands for either tourism or business.

Fees

Departure fee - USD 28.00 (XCD 70.00)

For additional information please contact:

High Commission for Antigua and Barbuda in London
Address: 2nd floor, 45 Crawford Place, London W1H 4LP
Telephone: +20 7258 0070
Fax: +20 7258 7486

Practical advice

Electricity is 220/110 volts.  Dual voltage adapters are recommended.

Every year in the summer the most colourful festival of costumes, dances, talents and good music takes place.

Emergency phone number is 911.

Competitive service

Certification and Legalisation

Bulgariaand Antigua and Barbuda are parties under the Hague Convention on the abolishment of the requirement for legalization of foreign public documents dated 1961. Thus, the documents/deeds comprised in each of the two countries shall be provided with a seal – “Apostille” of the relevant Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as translated and verified under the relevant order, to serve in front of the competent authorities of the other country.  

Emergency Travel Document
In case of emergency (lost passport) Bulgarian citizens can seek assistance locally by the diplomatic mission of any EU Member State in order to be issued an Emergency Travel Document.

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