Getting Through Customs in Antigua

Learning customs regulations makes traveling to Antigua easier

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Antigua Customs

Before embarking on your trip to Antigua there are a few rules that must be remembered when entering and leaving the island.

Becoming familiar with the following customs of Antigua will insure that you have hassle-free vacation:

  • Visitors are allowed to bring up to 200 cigarettes, one quart of liquor, and six ounces of perfume to Antigua

  • Upon returning, visitors 21 and older are allowed to bring up to two liters of liquor duty-free from Antigua as long as it was produced on the island

  • Up to 200 cigarettes and 100 non-Cuban cigars can be brought back from Antigua

  • Antiques and original works of art can be brought back from the island, duty-free

  • Gift packages may be sent from Antigua to the United States duty-free with the exception of tobacco, alcohol, and perfume, as long as only one parcel is sent per day

Sometimes customs policies change; consult these sources to stay updated:

Country Customs Contact
United States U.S. Customs Service
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20229
United Kingdom HM Customs & Excise
Canada Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Australia Australian Customs Service
New Zealand New Zealand Customs Service

Registering certain items such as laptops, cameras, watches, and other digital devices with customs before leaving the country will keep you from having to pay expensive customs duty on items you already have. You can get a certificate of registration or bring your sales receipts or insurance forms, which you can take with you on other trips.

When returning home with items you have purchased on the island, keep receipts of the items you purchased in Antigua, and keep these items handy in case you have to go through inspection upon returning to your country.


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