Anguilla

Anguilla

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Anguilla is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea near Saint Kitts and Nevis and east of Puerto Rico. The population is about 16,000 people. The chief of state is the Queen of the United Kingdom who is represented by a governour general, and the head of government is a chief minister.

English settlers arrived in Anguilla about 1650. In colonial days, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain. In 1824, the island was administratively incorporated with Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1967 and again in 1969, revolts occurred with the goal of independence from Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1980, Anguilla achieved its goal and gained independence becoming a British overseas territory.

Tourism and offshore banking are major contributors to the economy. Travellers can enjoy the ocean and beaches, diving and snorkelling, and boating.

Currency XCD: East Caribbean dollar
Language English
Capital The Valley
Recent Alerts 1
Latest Alert March 21, 2017 - Zika virus in the Caribbean - update

Diseases To Be Aware Of

The diseases listed below are those which occur most often in Anguilla. Other, less frequently encountered diseases might be displayed within the Travel Alerts section if they have occurred recently.

Hepatitis A

There is a risk for hepatitis A virus exposure in Anguilla through contaminated food or water. Infection can still occur at tourist destinations and resorts.

Hepatitis B

There is a risk for acquiring hepatitis B in Anguilla.

Typhoid Fever

Unvaccinated people can become infected through contaminated food and water in Anguilla, especially when visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where food and water sources may be contaminated.

Rabies

Rabies may be present in bats. Vaccination may be considered for travellers who might come in contact with bats.

Dengue Fever

Outbreaks of dengue fever may occur.

Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya fever has occurred in this country.

Zika Fever

Zika occurs in this country.

Vaccinations to Consider

The following is a list of recommended vaccinations for travelling to Anguilla.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

There is a risk of exposure to hepatitis A for this country, therefore, the vaccination is recommended.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

There is a risk of infection with hepatitis B for this country, therefore, the vaccination is recommended.

Typhoid Fever Vaccine

There is a risk of exposure to typhoid fever in this country through consumption of unsafe food and water. Since exposure to unsafe sources is variable within this country, the vaccination against typhoid fever is generally recommended, especially when visiting smaller cities or rural areas, where food and water sources may be contaminated.

Rabies Vaccine

Rabies may be present in bats. Vaccination may be considered for travellers who might come in contact with bats.

Medications to Consider

The following is a list of recommended medications for travelling to Anguilla.

None required.

Safety and Security in Anguilla

Emergency Numbers

911

Personal Safety

The crime rate is low in this country, and most travellers have no trouble. However, petty crime, such as pickpocketing, bag snatching, or other theft can occur in any crowded area or tourist destination. Always be alert to your personal safety. Keep valuables secured and out of sight to avoid becoming a target for theft. Safeguard your important documents, such as your passport. Avoid walking alone at night. Do not accept drinks or food from strangers and never leave your drinks out of your sight.

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