Anguilla was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017. The process of recovery is ongoing and all services are working on the island (100% power network) airport and ports are operational and hotels and restaurants are re-opening.

The hurricane season usually runs from June to November. You can monitor the progress of approaching storms on the US National Hurricane Centre website. In the event of any storms, you should follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural Disasters.

Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory. There is therefore no formal British diplomatic or consular representation. The local authorities deal with all requests for emergency assistance. See Emergency assistance.

UK health authorities have classified Anguilla as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

Most visits to Anguilla are trouble-free. However, cases of robbery and other crimes do occur. See Crime.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Anguilla, attacks cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.