|Typhoid & Polio
A hospital is located in The Valley. Medical centers are located in The Valley, East End, South Hill and West End. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check best-medical-schools for more information.
: A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for travelers who want to enter within 6 days of staying in an infection area designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas, as well as transit passengers who fly on to Anguilla on the same plane.: Since there is a risk of intestinal infections, care should be taken to ensure careful food and drinking water hygiene. Except in larger hotels and restaurants, drinking water should be boiled or otherwise sterilized, or purchased packaged. When purchasing bottled water, care should be taken that the original packaging has not been opened. Caution should be exercised before consuming reef fish and seafood that is offered as a deli in dining restaurants because of possible algae poisoning.
Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found in some ponds and rivers, so swimming and wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Dengue fever can occur nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A occurs, hepatitis B is endemic. On the occasion of a trip, it is advisable to always consider a hepatitis B vaccination. Vaccination is routinely recommended for children and adolescents in Germany. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone who takes risks of infection: unprotected sexual contacts,
1 East Caribbean Dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: EC$, XCD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of EC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5; Coins in circulation: 1 EC$ and 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. US dollars are accepted almost everywhere. The East Caribbean Dollar is pegged to the US Dollar.
American Express and Visa are widely accepted. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at a few ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in the capital. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed in Anguilla in The Valley at CIBC First Caribbean International Bank.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Thu 08.00-15.00, Fri 08.00-17.00.
Foreign exchange regulations
No restrictions on importing local or foreign currency; duty of declaration. The export of local currency and foreign currency must not exceed the specified imported amount.
Money can be exchanged in the capital. ATMs are also located there.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 2.81 EC$
1 CHF = 3.35 EC$
1 USD = 2.70 EC$