Antigua and Barbuda are a two-island nation that is very prosperous as a result of their strong tourism industry and offshore financial services. The tourism industry’s strength comes from its beautiful beaches and tropical climate. This has made it a popular destination for American cruise ships and has lured large investments in infrastructure. However, as the country relies on tourism it is susceptible to a downturn in the world market. An alternate source of revenue is the Internet gambling sites that are based in the country. Antigua has recently been locked in a trade dispute with the US over American restrictions on online gambling.
The majority of the population comes from Antigua and is the epicenter of business and tourism. On the other hand, Barbuda is relatively undeveloped and is home to smaller, exclusive resorts and a sanctuary for frigate birds. The incidence of crime on the islands is quite low, but expats should take normal precautions, especially at night.
Healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda
In Antigua and Barbuda, there are almost twenty-six community health clinics along with one public hospital in Antigua and an eight-bed medical facility in Barbuda. They are run by a group of healthcare workers that deliver primary healthcare. Notable achievements include nearly one hundred percent coverage for diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Any serious medical conditions may require medical treatment in the United States, so expatriates should make sure they have global healthcare and evacuation coverage.
Insurance for Expatriates
Expat Financial has a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance plans for individual expatriates in Antigua. Antigua expat healthcare plans are available via our firm from a variety of international insurance companies.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Antigua:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for Antigua and Barbuda Insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. We can also source international health plans for local nationals in Antigua. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available.