Data Last Updated: October 20, 2020
Saint Kitts and Nevis is planning to reopen its borders for international tourism. As per the latest update, the dual-island nation will welcome visitors to its shores beginning October 31, 2020.
Authorities in St. Kitts & Nevis will impose the following restrictions according to the country where the visitor came from:
CARICOM Bubble (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia & St. Vincent and the Grenadines) - submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an accredited laboratory.
International Travelers (outside of the “CARICOM bubble” including the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa and South America) - submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an accredited laboratory and undergo a health screening at the airport. On the first 7 days, they are free to move about within the hotel property and partake in hotel activities. On 7 -14 days, they will undergo a PCR-test. If the traveler tests negative, they are allowed to book select excursions and access select destination sites through the hotel’s tour desk. Those who will be staying 14 days or longer, must undergo a PCR-test on day 14, and if they test negative, the traveler will be allowed to integrate into the St. Kitts and Nevis.
All visitors will also be asked to download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app.
Refer to this link for more info - Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis have modified and extended the restrictions put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Under the modified restrictions, which will stay in force through at least Aug. 29, the nightly curfew remains in place, though curfew hours have been reduced to 0200-0459. During curfew hours, residents may only leave their homes for medical emergencies or essential work, such as in the health, medical, or security sectors.
Businesses may open normally outside curfew hours practicing social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitizing.
Churches have resumed services subject to social distancing. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public.
Airlines & Transport
Although previous orders allowed for citizens and residents to enter the country, the new regulations mandate that all airports and sea ports must remain closed except for cargo shipments, emergency medical flights, and the departure of aircraft and vessels from the country.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated: October 23, 2020
The dual-island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has announced that its borders will be reopening for tourism targeted for October 2020. Even though Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris did not provide an exact date, the reopening would allow for the resumption of commercial air and sea traffic carrying international passengers.
October 23 update: Saint Kitts and Nevis will reopen its borders to international visitors on October 31, 2020.
Who Can Enter Saint Kitts and Nevis?
As of the moment, the approved countries that can visit Saint Kitts and Nevis have not been officially announced, we will update the this blog as latest as possible.
October 2, 2020 update: Residents of the US state of California can now enter Costa Rica as tourists. To be allowed entry, they must provide a driver’s license or a state I.D. as proof that they live in California. They also need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
In addition, there's still no official announcement about the entry requirements but tourists should expect similar entry protocols to those returning nationals or residents:
- Presenting a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours
- Should quarantine or self-isolate for 14 days
- Take a second PCR test when the 14-day quarantine is done
- Travelers should have a travel health insurance that covers COVID-19
Health Protocols and Safety Measures
In preparation for the borders reopening, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the Nevis Tourism Authority, and the Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with the Ministries of Health and Civil Aviation are conducting training. This includes training of 5,000 tourism industry stakeholders including hotels at no cost to them. That is to say, in order for businesses to operate the must have the ‘Travel Approved' certification.
In addition, wearing a face mask is mandatory in public. Social and physical distancing protocols must be followed maintaining 6ft (1.8m) distance from others.
What's Open in Saint Kitts and Nevis?
- Public transportation in Saint Kitts and Nevis is operating under capacity limitations.
- Restaurants in Saint Kitts and Nevis are open for takeout and delivery.
- Beaches are open between 5:30 to 10:00 in the morning.
- Non-essential businesses and attractions remain closed at the moment.
To sum it up, the announcement for Saint Kitts and Nevis' reopening is ever-changing. Although the information above is the latest, it's not yet final and may change anytime. So make sure to bookmark this blog for updates of the latest announcements in the future.
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Information for Non-Tourists
All non-national travelers arriving from any other international destinations will go through advanced screening process at point of entry, subjected to a mandatory quarantine period of not less than 14 days at a government designated quarantine site, and may be refused entry. All incoming passengers will be subjected to the 14-day quarantine.
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