Antigua and Barbuda Passport now strongest in the OECS


The Antigua and Barbuda passport is now the strongest in the OECS sub-region of the Caribbean, offering visa free access to 165 jurisdictions across the world.

Following new visa waiver agreements in recent months, with Russia, Kosovo, India, Bolivia and the United Arab Emirates,  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that

in addition to countries of the European Union, including the United Kingdom, Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda enjoy visa free entry to 165 jurisdictions,  Among the jurisdictions

are 124 sovereign states, 13 British Overseas Territories, 10 overseas Departments and Collectivities of France, 6 Dutch territories and 3 territories of other European countries.

Foreign Minister E.P. Chet Greene commented that: “This development follows the government’s objective of garnering respect for the integrity of the Antigua and Barbuda

passport, allowing all Citizens to travel visa free to as many countries as possible.   Our diplomats have been engaged in this exercise steadily over the last five years, and they will intensify these negotiations in the coming months”.

Minister Greene added: “Both our Citizenship by Investment Programme and our tourism industry will also benefit from the mutual abolition of visa agreements that we are   concluding worldwide”.



    • Yes congratulations is sure in order…It has always been a very strong passport compare to the other Caribbean islands. It got more stronger under the CIP Program which was implemented and put into action under the UPP government. And I am not an UPP cronies, I am an outsider looking in.

  1. Is this really news?Passports for sale.How many Antiguans and Barbudans are going to Russia,and the other places mentioned in the above article.The places where Antiguans and Barbudans visits most.They would need Visas to visit.

  2. Translate what this news item mean in pure English. Two weeks ago i went to america and the first thing the CBP Officer asked was where is my VISA

    • The very US government point out that the rejection rate for Antiguan’s is less than that for any other independent English speaking Caribbean island with the exception of Barbados. The latter has a large advantage to other OECS islands due to the location of the embassy hence persons can easily reapply multiple times in the same year with no burdensome cost.

  3. So if we as citizen of Antigua would like to travel to U.K . Then do we need visa to entry there? Please answer this question because I am really confused.

  4. “Fake news!”

    This useless government lost our visa free access to Canada! Who the hell wants to go to Russia and Kosovo?

  5. The visa waiver agreement with UAE is one way only
    Visa requirement for A&B citizens is not waived in this agreement

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