Antigua and Barbuda visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Antiguan, Barbudan Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 180 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans visiting Antigua can stay without a visa for up to 180 days
  • South Africans visiting Antigua should have a passport valid for the duration of their visit.
  • South Africans visiting Antigua can extend their stay at the immigration office, for a period of 180 days. 
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  • South Africans visiting Antigua must present a document showing the proof of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • A passport must be valid for nine months after the intended period of stay, and with two blank pages. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, TAAG, British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Antigua and Barbuda.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Antigua is 24 hours, 1 day, 2 hours from Cape Town, and 6 hours and 1 day, 3 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is Antigua’s official currency, but most business outlets accept the United States Dollar and credit/debit cards.
  • ATMs are available in Antigua and Barbuda as not all businesses accept cards. Foreign currencies can also be exchanged in banks and foreign exchange offices.
  • Antigua has a tropical climate, that makes the weather hot and humid throughout the year. The dry season lasts from January to April and the rainy season from mid-June to mid-November
  • Antigua and Barbuda’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Antigua and Barbuda use the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Antigua and Barbuda are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 230V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • A large number of people in Antigua and Barbuda are adherents of Christianity, with many members of the Anglican church.
  • Getting around in Antigua and Barbuda is possible with buses, taxis, car rentals, Pick-me-ups, etc.
  • English is the official language in Antigua and Barbuda and is spoken by many. Visitors should have little trouble navigating communication in most parts of the country.
  • Antigua and Barbuda is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Antigua a safe place to visit??

Antigua is a safe place for travelers, but visitors should take a few precautions while in the country.

How long do you need on your passport to travel to Antigua??

To visit Antigua and Barbuda, a passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay and containing one blank page is required.

What is the best time to visit Antigua??
The best time to visit Antigua is from May to November, the island's off-season. Rates are cheapest at this time, and although there is a slight threat of hurricanes, the weather rarely escapes 80 degrees.Travelers encounter less rain between December and April, but rates are expensive and crowds are much. 

What country owns the island of Antigua??
 Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region and the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981.