Visit the Antigua and Barbuda Government website for their latest Covid Travel Advisory. For Barbuda the information is the same. If you have completed the entry requirements for Antigua, you may travel (with the same evidence of PCR, vaccination dates etc) to Barbuda.
However, the certified accommodation and other hospitality sector lists for Barbuda on the governments site typically do not include many Barbuda businesses, not because they are unsafe but because the department have not travelled to Barbuda to ensure we are properly represented. But rest assured we take Covid very seriously, have had fewer cases and we take care in our service to visitors, and in the past we have implemented our own stricter lockdown rules on Barbuda to safeguard our community.
On arrival on Barbuda your temperature will be checked and your name and contact number taken. Some guest houses will ask to see the same documentary evidence.
When you leave Barbuda a PCR test can be booked and completed on Barbuda for your next journey (ie back to the USA, UK, Canada etc) It currently costs $100 usd. Or you can complete this on Antigua if you have more time there.
If you are booking your flights from overseas to Antigua and Barbuda as an independent traveller; there are several flights a week from the US, UK, and Canada that go to Antigua, and from there you will get the 90 minute ferry ride – weather permitting – or a 15 minute flight to Barbuda.
Barbuda is offered as a day tour from Antigua and many people on holiday in Antigua do visit us for the day – ask at your hotel or contact one of our local taxi and tour operators direct. Below you will find links to all the transport and accommodation options for Barbuda.
We think you will have an even better experience if you stay here for at least two or three nights, because the day-return plane and ferries do not allow much time here. If you want to stay longer you will find most of the information you need below, and by contacting the taxi drivers, guest houses and hotels direct you will be making an important and welcome contribution to the local economy.
It’s difficult to find detailed or accurate information about Barbuda anywhere, which is one of the reasons we started this site over fifteen years ago. Since then, Hurricane Irma has put us firmly on the map but we are much more than just an island that has experienced difficult times. Barbuda’s charm is that it is undeveloped and is one of the few remaining almost completely natural islands left in the world, with world-class public beaches to match any other. As a result it’s a very special destination. To understand more about us you can read the history of the island and explore the complicated relationship we have with Antigua regarding Barbuda land. On the whole Barbudans welcome development but we are very careful – we do not want to lose our rich heritage of communal land and our unique culture to globalisation.