Heading to Antigua and/or Barbuda? Make sure you have done your research on hurricanes and how they could impact your trip, and make sure your travel insurance covers you for any potential issues.

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The hurricane season in Antigua and Barbuda normally runs from June to November. You should monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the instructions of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

The island of Barbuda was seriously hit by Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017 and further affected by Hurricane Jose on 9 September 2017. Many buildings were destroyed. Reconstruction work is still taking place. If you’re planning to visit Barbuda during the 2018 hurricane season, you should monitor local and international weather updates, follow the advice of the local authorities and ensure your accommodation is secure.

You can find further information on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the website of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/antigua-and-barbuda

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