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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:05:25 +0100

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Required travel documents for Antigua and Barbuda
Required travel documents for Antigua and Barbuda: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 60 Hz [...]



Area code to Antigua and Barbuda
Area code to Antigua and Barbuda: +1268 [...]



Fort James
Fort Bay, which stretches north from the fort, is the closest beach to St John's and is thus popular with islanders. [...]



St John's Anglican Cathedral
The twin-spired St John's Anglican Cathedral is the town's dominant landmark. The cathedral interior is unusual in that it's completely encased in pitch pine, creating a church-within-a-church effect that was intended to buffer the structure from damage b [...]



Banks
Antigua and Barbuda Development Bank, Antigua and Barbuda Investment, Bank Antigua Commercial Bank, Bank of Antigua, Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Bank PLC, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Caribbean Corporation Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Swiss Americ [...]



Currency/Money in Antigua and Barbuda
Official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar which is fixed to the US dollar. Recent exchange rate was US$1.00 = EC$2.65. US currency, travelers checks and major credit cards are welcome everywhere. [...]



Time Zone in Antigua and Barbuda
Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and the same as Eastern Daylight Time. GMT -4. [...]



Electricity in Antigua and Barbuda
Part of the island is 110 volts, the remainder is 220 volts. Most hotels have both voltages available. [...]



Tipping/Gratuities in Antigua and Barbuda
Same as in the US; 10-15% depending on the service. Some restaurants & hotels will automatically add a 10% gratuity. If in doubt, just ask. Give porters and bellhops 50 cents per bag, taxi drivers 10-15% of the fare. [...]