Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda (ANU)

V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU)

Terminal    Main Terminal - specific location of ticket counter may vary
Recommended Check-in Time 2 hours

Even More® Speed

Ticket Counter Hours

12:00 p.m. - flight departure

Baggage Claim Phone Number

268-484-1370 (office)
268-484-1371 (fax)

Skycap/Curbside Yes/No
Airport Website N/A

Cut-off Time for Checking In
  • If you're not checking bags, you must check in no later than 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes for international flights.
  • Checked bags will not be accepted more than six (6) hours ahead of scheduled departure time, nor less than 40 minutes (domestic) and 60 minutes (international) prior to departure.
  • All customers must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time for domestic and international flights.

JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for bags that were checked late, nor liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked bags.

ANU - Traveling to Antigua & Barbuda with Animals

JetBlue does accept pets (small dogs and cats) for transportation to/from Antigua. Service and Emotional Support dogs and cats are also accepted.

Dogs of the “Pit Bull” breed or mixes of this breed are not allowed to land on Antigua and Barbuda. Any dog, which physically resembles this breed, must be accompanied by certification from a recognized kennel club, which verifies that the dog is not of this breed (Pit Bull).

Dogs and cats may only enter Antigua, from any country, if they are fully compliant with the import requirements.

Entry requirements for pet cats and dogs are very restrictive. An import permit, rabies inoculation, health certificate, micro/identification chip, rabies antibody testing, medical and vaccination history, treatment for parasites, and notification of date and time of arrival must be completed before travel. Complete information regarding entry, as well as a list of prohibited animal breeds and other pet types (species), can be found by contacting the Antigua Veterinary and Livestock Division at 1-268-460-1759, or by email.

Note: Failure to comply with any of the requirements may result in refusal of entry of the pet into Antigua & Barbuda or confiscation and euthanization of the pet.


Service Animals
Please note, in addition to the requirements above for all dogs and cats, special conditions apply for the transportation of Service Animals.

Evidence that an animal is a Service Animal will be accepted in the form of identification cards or other written documentation, the presence of harnesses or markings on harnesses, tags, and the credible verbal assurances of the Customer with a disability using the animal. The service animal should be trained in a task that assists the Customer the animal is traveling with. The animal must behave appropriately and not be a safety threat to the other Customers.  If the animal barks, is aggressive, growling, biting or has elimination events, JetBlue does not have to transport the animal.  A CRO should be called to handle the concerns and create a CRO report if the Customer is denied travel. 

NOTE: Documentation is not required as a condition for permitting an individual to travel with his or her service animal in the cabin unless a Customer’s verbal assurance is not credible.
Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals – require current documentation (i.e., not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating:

  • The Customer has a mental health-related disability
  • The animal accompanying the Customer is necessary to the Customer’s mental health or treatment
  • The individual providing the assessment of the Customer is a licensed mental health professional and the Customer is under his or her professional care
  • The date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.

NOTE: Service Animals that are not trained or are in training will not be transported.

Service Animals to the U.S.
It is necessary for Customers traveling with a Service Animal, (including Emotional Support Animals) from Antigua to the U.S., to have the following documents:


Dogs more than 3 months of age must be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate that includes the following information:

  • The breed, sex, age, color, markings, and other identifying information.
  • A vaccination date at least 30 days before entry
  • The vaccination expiration date.  If not shown, the date of vaccination must be within 12 months of date of entry
  • The signature of a licensed veterinarian

If the dog is not accompanied by the certificate described above, it may be admitted into the U.S. provided that the Customer completes a confinement agreement.  The dog must be kept in confinement during transit, and be vaccinated within 4 days of arrival at the U.S. destination and must remain in confinement for at least 30 days after the date of vaccination.

A dog less than 3 months of age may be admitted provided the Customer completes a confinement agreement.  The dog must be kept in confinement during transit and at the U.S. destination until it is vaccinated at 3 months of age and for at least 30 days after vaccination.

Although proof of rabies vaccination is not required for cats entering the U.S., it is recommended by most state and local health authorities.

ANU - Boarding & Deplaning Options

JetBlue boards and deplanes by jetbridge or airstairs at V.C. Bird International Airport.

ANU - Special Service Information

For your convenience, both regular and oversized wheelchairs are available upon request.

An information desk is located in the check-in area closest to ticket counter 1, and is available from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

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