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Antigua

To bring your dog and/or cat into Antigua, you must apply for a Veterinary Import License from the Veterinary & Livestock Division.

The Country of origin will determine the procedure that is taken.

If the country of origin is a Rabies infected country such as the USA, Canada, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago or a country that does not maintain strict entry control requirements of imported pets from rabies endemic countries, the requirements are:

•Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination (rabies vaccine within 1 year of importation)

•Certification of Microchipping

•Results within accepted levels of the Rabies FAVN (Antibody Titer) tested at an OIE approved Laboratory.

The paperwork for Rabies FAVN Serology can be retrieved at:

www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/rabies/favntest.htm  the list for other approved labs can be located at the DEFRA website

Geography

Antigua's tourist office boasts that the island has 365 beaches, 'one for each day of the year'. It has great reefs and wrecks for diving and snorkeling. On neighboring Barbuda you can track the island's fabled frigate birds and visit the Caribbean's largest rookery.

Capital: Saint John's

Language: English

Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

 


Climate

January and February are the coolest months, when the daily high temperature averages 27°C (81°F), while the nightly low drops to 22°C (72°F). In July and August, the hottest months, the high averages 30°C (86°F), the low 25°C (77°F). The islands are relatively dry, averaging about 45in (1150mm) of rain annually. The rainiest months are late August to November, when measurable precipitation occurs on average eight days each month. February to April is the driest period, with an average of just three rainy days each month.

Geography

The country consists of a number of islands, of which Antigua is the largest one, and the most populated. Barbuda, just north of Antigua is the other main island. The islands have a warm, tropical climate, with fairly constant temperatures year round. Redonda – annexed in the 1860s when Phosphate reserves were noted, unoccupied since 1930 also belongs to the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The islands are mostly low-lying, with the highest point being Boggy Peak, at 402 metres (1,319 ft). The small country's main town is the capital Saint John's on Antigua; Barbuda's largest town is Codrington. The local people like to say that Antigua has 365 beaches.