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Antigua and Barbuda customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Antigua and Barbuda to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Antigua and Barbuda make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Antigua and Barbuda customs regulations.

Import regulations in Antigua and Barbuda

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of manufactured tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 litre of alcohol.

Cash limit

  • Funds of more than US$10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods up to a value of EC$700.
  • 170mL perfume.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Firearms having a disguised appearance; in particular pistols made to resemble pens and pencils.
  • Pipes and other utensils for use in the consumption of any drug prohibited by law.
  • Camouflage clothing.
  • Goods, the importation of which is prohibited by any other law of Antigua and Barbuda.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Animals, including pets, and their derivative products including meat, must be accompanied by a Veterinary Import Licence from the Veterinary & Livestock Division. For further information, please visit Entry Requirements for Live Animals, Meat and Animal Products into Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Plants and their derivative products must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate and may require an import permit. For further information, please visit Plant Protection Trade Regulation Information.
  • Any mechanical game which, in the opinion of the Comptroller of Custom and Excise, is such as can be used to play any game of chance for money or money's worth requires authorisation by the Comptroller of Customs and Excise.
  • The importation of tear gas requires the written authority of the Commissioner of Police.
  • Imitation currency requires authorisation from the Comptroller of Customs and Excise.
  • Herbs or plants to be used in medicine require authorisation from the Chief Medical Officer or the Chief Veterinary Officer.
  • Arms and ammunition require written permission from the Commissioner of Police.

Information has been updated: .