Foreign travel advice

Anguilla

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Anguilla.

Anguilla was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017, which caused widespread damage to communications and infrastructure, including many homes and buildings. The island was further affected by Hurricane Maria on 19 and 20 September 2017, which brought storm force winds and caused flooding in some areas. The process of recovery from both hurricanes is ongoing.

Access to medical supplies, food and water are limited and power supplies have been severely affected.

The UK is providing assistance and financial support to Anguilla. See this page for more information on the UK government response and advice for British nationals.

The hurricane season usually runs from June to November and further storms could affect the Caribbean. The impact of these could be particularly severe in light of the damage already caused by Hurricane Irma. You are advised to monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders, in the case of any further storms. 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.

If you are considering travelling to Anguilla, you should plan very carefully and ensure you have your own contingency measures in place. There has been widespread damage to infrastructure and communications with many homes and buildings damaged.

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.