UK - FCO Antigua and Barbuda



Latest update: Summary - the island of Barbuda was seriously hit by Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017 and further affected by Hurricane Jose on 9 September 2017. Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage to infrastructure and essential services. Many buildings have been destroyed or damaged. The airport has been damaged and some telephone and internet communications cut. The government of Antigua and Barbuda has evacuated the population of Barbuda to Antigua. They are also organising emergency supplies of food, drinking water and medical supplies. You should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. There are no reports of damage to hotels or tourist infrastructure on Antigua. The airport is open. Visitors should follow the advice of the local authorities and their tour operators.

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