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General Information on Anguilla
General Information on Anguilla

Entry requirements, language, electricity, currency, driving, taxes, Anquilla Facts

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Anguilla Information

Anguilla is the most northern island in the Leeward Island chain, less than ten miles north of St. Martin and 200 miles east of Puerto Rico, two of our major gateways.

Approximately 16 miles East End to West End and 3 miles at its widest point, Anguilla is flat, low-lying and comprised of coral and limestone, covered mostly with rock, sparse scrub oak, few trees and some salt ponds.One main road runs through the center of the island, making Anguilla easy to traverse by car in less than a half an hour.

Anguilla boasts well over 33 of the most beautiful beaches in the world.Beach access is public, and beaches are uncrowded.

Passports - A passport valid beyond your departure date and return and onward tickets are required for all visitors to Anguilla.

Green Cards - Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport from their country of origin. In some cases, visas are still required for entry into Anguilla. Please see the list of countries from which visas are required below.

Visas - For the latest information on Nationals requiring visas or Direct Airside Transit Visas to enter Anguilla please visit 

Visa Applications - Visit a British consulate for visa applications.

Customs & Immigration - All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must clear Customs & Immigration at either the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. Persons traveling by private boat must contact and clear Customs & Immigration at Sandy Ground.

Language - English 

Government -  British Overseas Territory

Capital -  The Valley

Size - 35 square miles; 16 miles long by 3 miles wide at widest point 

Electricity: 110 Volts AC, same as the United States

Currency: While the Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency of Anguilla, the US dollar is widely accepted across the island.

ATMs: ATMs can be found in many convenient locations throughout the island. We recommend withdrawals by Friday should you be staying the weekend.

Water: Water is potable. Bottled water is also available at most hotels and convenience stores.

Driving: Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, and a driver’s license is required.

Rentals: Car, jeeps and bike rentals available

Departure Tax: A US $20 departure tax applies to all tourists departing from Anguilla, whether by plane or ferry. There is no charge for children under two (2) years old. The departure tax for day trips to surrounding islands is US $5 for trips through Blowing Point Ferry Terminal ONLY. Residents of Anguilla and residents of St. Martin/St. Maarten are also subject to a US $5 departure tax through Blowing Point Ferry Terminal.

Dress Code: Casual, but in good taste (short shorts, bikinis, bra-type tops and toplessness in both men and women are undesirable in public places; nude and topless swimming and/or sunbathing are not permitted). All beaches are public.

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