Anguilla Travel Advice
The hurricane season in Anguilla runs from June to November. Visits to Anguilla are usually trouble-free; however normal security precautions should be taken. There is no Irish diplomatic or consular representation in Anguilla. For consular assistance, please contact the Irish Embassy in Washington DC, www.embassyofireland.org; +1 202 462 3939.
Safety and Security
The threat of terrorism is minimal. However, it is important not to rule out the risk of indiscriminate attacks, which could target areas frequented by tourists and expatriates.
Despite Anguilla’s low crime rate it is important to take precautionary measures. These include avoiding dark isolated areas and locking doors and windows at night. It is also advised not to carry a lot of cash with you and to leave valuables and travel documents locked away in a safe at your hotel. Visitors to Anguilla should take care when driving.
Local Laws and Customs
If caught with drugs of any kind there are harsh penalties. It is illegal to sunbathe topless/nude in Anguilla.
Natural Disasters and Climate
Anguilla has a tropical climate. It is important to be aware that the hurricane season runs from June through November in the Caribbean. You should check for updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and the World Meteorological Organisation.
Additional Country Info
An airport departure tax of EC$70 is payable per adult (over the age of 12 years) by visitors staying more than 24 hours. You should note that the private medical clinic, Adelin, will not accept medical travel insurance as payment for emergency medical treatment. You must pay a US$4,000 deposit via a credit card before treatment will be given. If funds deposited exceed the cost of the treatment, a refund will be given. Before being treated at Adelin you should check if your insurance company is willing to cover the cost of treatment. If not, you will need to use the General Hospital.
You may wish to review the travel advice for this country as presented by other Anglophone Foreign Ministries. Suggested links are provided below. Please be aware that The Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland is not in any way responsible for the content contained therein and is not in a position to endorse or validate any of the information supplied by other Governments. These links are merely intended as helpful suggestions for further research in advance of your trip.
• UK: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (www.fco.gov.uk/travel)
• Canada: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (www.voyage.gc.ca)
• New Zealand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.safetravel.govt.nz)
• Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
• USA: Department of State (www.travel.state.gov)