Main Terminal - specific location of ticket counter may vary
Recommended Check-in Time
Even More® Speed
Ticket Counter Hours
12:00 p.m. - flight departure
Baggage Claim Phone Number
268-484-1370 (office)268-484-1371 (fax)
Even More® Speed
12:00 p.m. - flight departure
268-484-1370 (office)268-484-1371 (fax)
JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage.
*kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation
Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:
V.C. BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
c/o Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority,P.O Box 1051,Coolidge, St. Georges,Antigua, W.I
General airport phone number: 268-484-2300
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.
ANTIGUA’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY OF ANY ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON.
Service AnimalsPlease 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:
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:
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.
CatsAlthough proof of rabies vaccination is not required for cats entering the U.S., it is recommended by most state and local health authorities.
Baggage Claim is located on the ground level in the Customs area.
Making a baggage claim
If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.
If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office at the airport you flew into within four (4) hours after arrival.
Baggage Service Office telephone: 268-484-1370Baggage Service Office fax: 268-484-1371
Baggage claim followup
To follow-up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click here for hours of operation and contact information.
Duty-Free Exemptions for Travel to Antigua:
The following goods may be imported into Antigua by persons over 18 years of age without incurring customs duty. If more is imported, the whole quantity is dutiable:
JetBlue boards and deplanes by jetbridge or airstairs at V.C. Bird International Airport.
Our ticket counter is located in the Main Terminal, but the specific location is subject to change from day to day. The ticket counter will be open on days with flights from 11:30 a.m. until flight departure.
We recommend you arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through security screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cut-off times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.
To get through security you will need to check in at the ticket counter and receive your boarding pass.
Check-in requirements for international travel
Documents required for travel vary according to citizenship, residency, age (for minors), length of stay, purpose of visit, student status, etc. Please check for specific requirements for the country, or countries, you are visiting to make sure you have the correct documents.
Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements.
Boarding cut-off time
Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 20 minutes prior to departure.
Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.
Kiosk check in
Kiosk check in is not available.
skycap and curbside check in
We currently do not offer curbside check in at V.C. Bird International Airport, but skycap service is available
Click here for specific entry/exit and documentation requirements for minors based on origin and destination country.
Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.
Drop off information
For Flights to the U.S.:
For Flights to Antigua:
Airport Operations crewmembers must also ensure the other UMNR’s documentation and forms are contained in the Junior Crew Pouch. UNMRs will not be released to anyone other than the adult listed on the child’s UNMR paperwork.
When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:
In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor.
The following forms must be completed by the Parent or Guardian dropping the child off at the airport and must be inserted into the Junior Crew Pouch:
Pick up information
Parents or guardians who are picking up an unaccompanied minor should wait outside of the Customs area. A JetBlue crewmember will accompany the unaccompanied minor from the gate until the parent/guardian arrives. Please arrive at the airport no later than 45 minutes before the scheduled arrival.
The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government-issued photo ID.
Car rental agency information may be found by clicking here.
St John's, Antigua and Barbuda to V C Bird International Airport (Central)
V C Bird International AirportBurma Road, Osbourn, Antigua & Barbuda
English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda (South)
Jolly Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda (West)
Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on jetblue.com.
Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.
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Traveling to/from the airport? Schedule a ride ahead of time with JetBlue Ground Transfers and your ride will be waiting.
Using ridesharing apps or taxi? You can be picked up and dropped off right outside the terminal.
Want to take public transit? The M60 SBS & Q47 bus stop is located on Marine Terminal Road outside of Terminal A.The Q70 SBS, Q72 & Q48 are accessible from Terminal B. If you take one of these to Terminal B, you can take the free BLUE shuttle to Terminal A.
The airport is located 9 km from St. Johns (downtown).
Additional areas of interest:
If you're making a connection, click here for a list of other airlines that fly to/from V.C.. Bird International Airport.
Parking information may be found by clicking here.
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.
For additional travel tips, saftey, immigration and customs information, visit http://www.vcbia.com/passenger-info/travel-tips
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