Travel in Antigua and Barbuda

Time:Local time is GMT -4.
Electricity: Electrical current is 220 and 110 volts.
Language: The official language is English, but local dialects are spoken.
Health: There are no specific health requirements for visitors to Antigua and Barbuda, except that all persons over one year of age arriving from a ‘yellow fever’ infected country need immunisation. Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended but not mandatory.
Tipping: Generally it is 10 to 15 per cent depending on the service although most hotels and restaurants add 10 per cent gratuity.
Safety:Travellers should avoid secluded areas, including beaches after dark, and should not carry large amounts of cash or jewellery. Hurricane season on the islands is usually from June to November.
Business: Business hours are 8 or 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12pm Saturdays.
Communications: The international access code for Antigua and Barbuda is +1, same for US, Canada and most Caribbean countries, followed by 268. The outgoing code is 011 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 01144 for the United Kingdom). Internet cafes are available in tourist areas.
Duty Free:Permitted duty free limit for travellers (over 18 years) to Antigua is 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 227g of tobacco; and one litre of wine or spirits.