- Normal precautions
- High degree of caution
- Avoid non-essential travel
- Do not travel
- Safety and Security
- Local Laws and Customs
- Additional Information
- Embassy Contact
General Travel Advice
Irish citizens do not require a visa to enter the Anguilla.
A valid passport is required for travel to the Anguilla. A passport valid beyond your departure date and return and onward tickets are required for all visitors. Passport cards cannot be used.
Visitors to the Anguilla are advised to follow the guidance of national and local authorities and stay fully informed of what's going on by monitoring local news and social media.
Citizens can also follow the Embassy of Ireland, USA on to ensure access to relevant updates and alerts.
The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.
Citizens with plans to be in the affected region during this period should consider the need to travel based on information relating to extreme weather projections.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
You can contact the emergency services Anguilla by dialling 911. Specific emergency numbers are:
- Police: 911.
- Fire brigade: 911.
- Ambulance: 911.
Our tips for Safe Travels:
- Get comprehensive travel insurance that covers all your planned activities.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
- Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.
As there is no Irish Embassy in Anguilla, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Washington DC.
Safety and Security
Safety and Security
Safety and security
While the threat from terrorism is minimal, it is important not to rule out the risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by tourists and expatriates.
Crime remains relatively low but you should take sensible precautions:
- Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home.
- Avoid showing large sums of money in public and don’t use ATMs after dark.
- Avoid dark and unlit streets and stairways, and arrange to be picked up or dropped off as close to your hotel or apartment entrance as possible.
- Lock doors and windows at night.
If you’re a victim of a crime, report it to the local police immediately. And you can contact us at the Irish Embassy in Washington DC if you need help.
If you’re planning to drive in Anguilla, be careful and take these simple precautions:
- Bring your full Irish and international driving license and make sure you have adequate and appropriate insurance
- Keep your vehicle doors locked and your bags kept out of sight to prevent opportunistic bag-snatching if you’re stopped at traffic lights
Hiring a vehicle
If you’re hiring a vehicle, do not to hand over your passport as a form of security. If you’re allowing your passport to be photocopied, keep it in your sight at all times.
Local Laws and Customs
Local Laws and Customs
Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations.
There have been outbreaks of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
Ask your travel agent or contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Anguilla, for information on the entry requirements for Anguilla. Also you can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.
Airport departure tax
If you’re staying more than 24 hours, an airport departure is payable for each adult (over the age of 12 years).
We advise you to check with the medical clinic if they will accept your medical travel insurance as payment for emergency medical treatment, as well as liaising with your insurance company.
The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. You can monitor weather updates by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.
If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.
Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16:00
Get travel and medical insurance
Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.