Anguilla travel information: Safety and security
Summary - updated to remove reference to Hurricane Jerry
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 20 Jan 2020.
Crime levels are low. However, you should take sensible precautions such as:
- locking doors and windows at night and securing your car when you leave it.
- avoid isolated areas, including beaches after dark.
- don’t carry large amounts of cash or jewellery.
- valuables and travel documents should be left, where possible, in safety deposit boxes and hotel safes.
- don’t offer resistance if an armed robbery is attempted.
There is no public transport except taxis, but car rental is widely available. You will need to bring your driving licence if you plan to rent a car and obtain a local driving licence from the car rental company at a cost of US $25 (which is valid for 3 months), and car hire costs approximately US$50 per day. Most rental cars are automatic. If you want a manual one, it’s best to order in advance. Driving is on the left, the same as in the UK. Take care when overtaking as most vehicles are left hand drive. Observe speed limits and do not drink and drive.
All airlines require early check-in times for passengers and luggage. Check-in times should be confirmed locally as inter-Caribbean flights do, on occasion, depart earlier than timetabled. All items of luggage are subject to search.
As Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory there’s no formal British diplomatic or consular representation. The local authorities deal with all requests for emergency assistance.
Following the impact of the 2017 hurricane, the UK government continues to provide interim and long term assistance to infrastructure re-building, but this won’t impact visitors to the island, which is open for business with levels of security at pre hurricane norms.
In an emergency, dial 911 for a local emergency response.
Hospital: Telephone: +(264) 497 2551
Victims of crime should contact the Royal Anguilla Police Force: Telephone: +(264) 497 2333.
Marriage, Birth and Death registration enquiries: Judicial Department Telephone: +(1 264) 476 2377
Immigration and Visa information: Anguilla Immigration Department Telephone: +(1 264) 497 3994 email: Immigration@gov.ai
Passport Information: Anguilla Passport Office Telephone: +(1 264) 497 7394
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