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Anguilla

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, part of the British West Indies. It is a small but rapidly developing island.

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Anguilla
Continent: Caribbean
Capital City: The Valley
Boundary Countries:

No land boundaries.

Recommended Hospitals in Capital:
Main Cities:

The Valley, Blowing Point Village

Country Size: 102 sq km
Population: 13,677

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

English (official)

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Predominant Religions:

Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%, Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3%

National Holidays: Anguilla Day, 30 May (1967)
Economic Status:

Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry, which has spurred the growth of the construction sector, has contributed to economic growth.

Security:

Defense is the responsibility of the UK.

US Presence:

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados has consular responsibility over Anguilla. The Embassy is located in Bridgetown in the Wildey Business Park in suburban Wildey, southeast of downtown Bridgetown. The main number for the Consular Section is (246) 227-4399; after hours, the Embassy duty officer can be reached by calling (246) 227-4000. Americans may also contact the Consular Section via email. Hours of operation are 8:30a – 4:30p Monday through Friday, except Barbadian and US holidays.

Document Requirements:

All Americans traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter the United States. This requirement will be extended to sea travel (except closed-loop cruises), including ferry service, on June 1, 2009. Until then, US citizens traveling by sea may present government-issued photo identification and a document showing their US citizenship (for example, a birth certificate or certificate of nationalization). Starting June 1, 2009, all travelers must present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a passport card for entry to the United States. While passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are sufficient for entry into the United States, they may not be accepted by the particular country you plan to visit; please be sure to check with your cruise line and countries of destination for any foreign entry requirements.

In addition to a valid passport or passport card, US citizens need onward or return tickets, and sufficient funds for their stay. A departure tax is charged at the airport or ferry dock when leaving. For further information, travelers may contact the British Embassy, 19 Observatory Circle NW, Washington, DC  20008; telephone (202) 588-7800; or the nearest consulate of the United Kingdom in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Seattle, or San Francisco. Visit the British Embassy web site  for the most current visa information.

Major Airports:

Anguilla, The Valley, ANGUILLA
Website: www.news.ai/ref/airport.html

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Risks and Precautions:

While Anguilla’s crime rate is relatively low, both petty and violent crimes have been known to occur. Travelers should take common-sense precautions to ensure their personal security, such as avoiding carrying large amounts of cash or displaying expensive jewelry. Travelers should not leave valuables unattended in hotel rooms or on the beach.
All Caribbean countries can be affected by hurricanes. The hurricane season normally runs from June to the end of November, but there have been hurricanes in December in recent years.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  19.61 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL 77.46 years  (male 74.53/female 80.49)

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None
Recommended: Hep A & B, Typhoid, Boosters: MMR & DPT

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes in this region.
Cutaneous larval migrans is a risk for travelers with exposures on beaches and leptospirosis is present. There remains very limited risk of schistosomiasis in few areas. Other hazards for travelers include toxic fish poisoning.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Medical facilities are limited. There is only one hospital and a few clinics on Anguilla. Serious problems requiring extensive care or major surgery may require evacuation to the United States.

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Direct Payment: 0
Referrals: 4
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Dengue epidemics have occurred on many of the Caribbean islands.  Most islands are infested with Aedes aegypti, so these places are at risk for introduction of dengue.  Protecting yourself against insect bites (see below) will help to prevent this disease.
In 2006, malaria (falciparum) was confirmed in travelers to Great Exuma, Bahamas, and Kingston, Jamaica, areas where malaria transmission typically does not occur.  An outbreak of eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis occurred in travelers to Jamaica.
Cutaneous larval migrans is a risk for travelers with exposures on beaches and leptospirosis is common in many areas and poses a risk to travelers engaged in recreational freshwater activities.  Such activities may include whitewater rafting, kayaking, adventure racing, or hiking. Endemic leptospirosis is reported in Jamaica. Travelers to regions in Jamaica can reduce their risk to leptospirosis by avoiding activities which expose them to contaminated fresh surface water. Outbreaks of ciguatera poisoning, which results from eating toxin-containing reef fish, have occurred on many islands.
Endemic foci of histoplasmosis are found on many Caribbean islands, and outbreaks have occurred in travelers.

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  1 + local number (no country code)
Internet Code:  .az

 



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