Antigua and Barbuda is strategically situated in the Leeward Islands near maritime transport lanes of major importance to the United States.
Antigua and Barbuda's Membership in International Organizations Antigua and Barbuda and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization of American States, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.
More information about Antigua and Barbuda is available on the Antigua and Barbuda Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. S.-ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with Antigua and Barbuda in 1981 following its independence from the United Kingdom. Air Force operates an air station on Antigua under a lease agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
Relations between the United States and Antigua and Barbuda are friendly and cooperative. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico makes it an attractive transshipment point for narcotics traffickers. The Ambassador and Embassy officers are resident in Barbados and travel to Antigua frequently.
assistance to Antigua and Barbuda is primarily channeled through multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, and through the U. Agency for International Development office in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bilateral Economic Relations Antigua and Barbuda is a beneficiary of the U. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), which grants duty-free entry into the United States for many goods. Other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List. More information about Antigua and Barbuda is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here: Department of State Antigua and Barbuda Page Department of State Key Officers List CIA World Factbook Antigua and Barbuda Page USAID Antigua and Barbuda Page U. Embassy: Barbados and Eastern Caribbean History of U. Relations With Antigua and Barbuda Human Rights Reports International Religious Freedom Reports Trafficking in Persons Reports Narcotics Control Reports Investment Climate Statements U.
counternarcotics assistance, and it benefits from U. military training, exercises, and humanitarian civic assistance construction projects, including through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). S.-CARICOM Trade and Investment Council, the parties approved an action agenda outlining priorities for strengthening and deepening the trading relationship.
Persons requiring a visa for Antigua and Barbuda: (Please list below or confirm with the High Commission) Please note that the citizens of the following countries DO NOT REQUIRE a visa for entry into Antigua and Barbuda: Cruise ship visitors who would normally require a visa would not require one provided that they arrive in Antigua and Barbuda in the morning and depart the same evening.
‘Intransit’ passengers traveling within the same day, who normally require a visa, do not need a visa for entry into Antigua and Barbuda, provided that they have proof of their onward journey, and they do not leave the ‘controlled space’ of the airport.