Antigua and Barbuda 2002

Yearbook 2002

Antigua and Barbuda. The integration between the country and the other members of the eastern Caribbean cooperation organization OECS was deepened during the year. From spring, residents could travel freely within the region for up to six months. According to Countryaah website, national day of Antigua and Barbuda is every November 1. A joint passport for the OECS countries would be issued on January 1, 2003. An economic union would also be formed at year-end 2002/2003 to strengthen the region in the international export market.

Antigua and Barbuda Border Countries Map

In the spring, Antigua and Barbuda were removed from the OECD’s list of tax havens with weak rules on money laundering since the country opened its financial sector for better transparency.

Saint John’s – city of Antigua and Barbuda

Saint John’s, the capital of the Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda; 43,400 residents (2007). The city is located by a good natural harbor on Antigua’s northwest coast and has a modern deep-water port that can receive the largest cruise ships. Hurricane Luis destroyed a large part of the country’s buildings in 1995, but the city is still characterized by 18th-century architecture, now mixed with modern houses.

Antigua and Barbuda Country Overview

Finn does not need a visa for a stay of less than six months. NOTE. The passport must be valid for 6 months from arrival in the country.

Every person participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.

Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well. In many locations, the insurance must also be valid when moving at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, in which case it also covers mountain sickness.

Many hiking or diving trips require more extensive insurance, which covers, for example, diving or moving on a glacier. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.

Diphtheria tetanus, MPR and hepatitis A are all recommended vaccines. Based on the risk assessment, the vaccines to be considered are hepatitis B and typhoid. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if yellow fever is reached from the risk area.

Please always check the vaccination requirements at your health center or the vaccination advice of the tourist clinic

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). The U.S. dollar also goes to many places. Currency can be obtained from Finland by booking in advance. Check availability and course at

It is customary for waiters to leave a 10-15% tip, unless the service fee is included in the invoice price. The same amount can be dropped in taxis. Bag carriers tend to leave one US dollar.

difference The time difference to Finland is -6 hours in winter and -7 hours in summer.

Electric current
230V, 60Hz. Finnish devices need an adapter.

Mobile phones
Please check the coverage of your subscription with your operator. The area code for Antigua and Barbuda is + 1-268.

The island has a tropical climate. Temperatures are almost +30 all year round. From June to October, the Caribbean is in danger of a hurricane. Rain is produced all year round, but the most active rainy season lasts from June to October.