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St. Kitts Coronavirus Update

 

Please note that our borders will reopen for commercial air and sea travel on October 31st. Please visit this page periodically for updates on the reopening of our borders and when airline service to the destination will resume for airlines that provide service to St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Airline Resources

 

Below you will find more information on flights to St. Kitts as of March 23, 2020.

 

 

Airlines Serving St. Kitts
Airline Gateway Frequency Schedule

Toronto (YYZ)

SaturdaysService resumes December 5, 2020

Schedule

Paris (CDG) - St. Martin (SXM)
Connections to St. Kitts via
LIAT Airlines.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays - Sundays Schedule

Miami (MIA)

New York City (JFK)

Charlotte (CLT)

Dallas (DFW)

Saturdays Additional services available from Nov 21-29, 2020

Saturdaysservice suspended 

Saturdays servicesuspended 

Saturdays service suspended

Schedule

London Gatwick (LGW)              via Antigua

SaturdaysService resumes November 7, 2020

Schedule

Frankfurt (FRA) - Antigua (ANU)
Connections to St. Kitts via
LIAT Airlines.

 

Mondays Schedule

Atlanta (ATL)
New York City (JFK)

Saturdays  Service resumes December 19, 2020 SaturdaysService suspended

Schedule

Antigua (ANU)

San Juan (via Antigua)

St. Martin (SXM)

St. Thomas

Nevis

3 times Daily

Daily

3 times Daily

2 times Daily

Daily

Schedule

Anguilla (AXA)

St. Eustatius (EUX)

Once Daily on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Twice Daily on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday

Schedule

San Juan (SJU)

Service temporarily suspended

Schedule

Newark (EWR)

WednesdaysService suspended Saturdays  Service resumes December 19, 2020

Schedule

London Gatwick (LGW) - Antigua (ANU)
Connections to St. Kitts via
LIAT Airlines.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays Schedule

Antigua (ANU)

St. Maarten (SXM)

Daily

Daily

Schedule
North America to St. Kitts NONSTOP Flights
Airline Gateway Frequency Schedule

Miami (MIA)

New York City (JFK)

Charlotte (CLT)

Dallas (DFW)

Saturdays Additional services available from Nov 21-29, 2020

Saturdaysservice suspended 

Saturdays servicesuspended 

Saturdays service suspended

Schedule

Toronto (YYZ)

SaturdaysService resumes December 5, 2020

Schedule

Atlanta (ATL)

New York City (JFK)

Saturdays  Service resumes December 19, 2020
Saturdaysservice suspended

Schedule

Newark (EWR)

WednesdaysService suspended

SaturdaysService resumes December 19, 2020

Schedule

Europe to St. Kitts DIRECT FLIGHTS
  
Airline Gateway Frequency Schedule

London Gatwick (LGW)
via Antigua

SaturdaysService resumes November 7, 2020

Schedule

 

 

Press Releases

October 20, 2020

Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Border Reopening October 31st

 

 

St. Kitts & Nevis is pleased to once again welcome visitors to its shores beginning October 31, 2020. The Federation will observe a phased reopening with specific entry and travel requirements to be observed by visitors. The travel requirements outlined here are for Phase 1.

In Phase 1 of the reopening, St. Kitts and Nevis will designate visitors into three categories:

  1. Travelers from the CARICOM Member States that are part of the “Caribbean bubble”.
  2. International travelers coming from a country or territory outside the “Caribbean bubble”.
  3. Returning Nationals (Citizen and passport holder of St. Kitts and Nevis, Residents (proof of residency stamp in passport), Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) certificate holders and Work Permit Holders.

I. CARICOM Bubble

 

Travelers from within the “Caribbean bubble” include those traveling from the following 8 CARICOM member states: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia & St. Vincent and the Grenadines (the list of states is subject to change based on the level of risk determined by the amount of positive cases per 100,000 of the population within a 14-day period). Those coming from within the “Caribbean bubble” must have resided in a “Caribbean bubble” territory for at least 21 days and must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the entry form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel (List of accredited labs to be provided by the Ministry of Health, at a later date).
  • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
  • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less).

The traveler will be allowed to integrate within the Federation. Travelers from the “Caribbean Bubble” can stay at private homes, condos, villas or “Travel Approved” certified hotel properties:

  1. The Hermitage Inn
  2. Hamilton Beach Villas and Spa
  3. Montpelier Plantation & Beach
  4. Nevis Golden Rock Inn
  5. Paradise Beach Hotel
  6. Pinney's Beach Hotel
  7. Sugar Bay Club
  8. Timothy Beach Resort

II. International Travelers

The second category of travelers refers to those coming from outside of the “Caribbean bubble” including the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa and South America. These travelers must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the entry form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an accredited laboratory (List of accredited labs to be provided by the Ministry of Health, at a later date).
  • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
  • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less).
  • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
  • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative on day 8, they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (list to be announced later).
  • 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.

Approved hotels for international travelers are:

  1. Four Seasons Nevis
  2. Koi Resort, by Curio, Hilton
  3. Oualie Beach
  4. Park Hyatt St. Kitts
  5. Royal St. Kitts Hotel
  6. St. Kitts Marriott Resort

III. Returning Nationals, Residents (proof of residency stamp in passport), Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) certificate holders and Work Permit Holders

The third category of travelers refers to those returning Nationals, Residents (proof of residency stamp in passport), Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) certificate holders and Work Permit Holders. These travelers must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the entry form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an accredited laboratory (List of accredited labs to be provided by the Ministry of Health, at a later date).
  • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
  • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less).

Following the airport health screening, the traveler will be allowed entry into the Federation and transported to government-approved accommodations, where they will stay at their cost for 14-days in quarantine. The cost for quarantine is USD 600 and USD 100 for each COVID-19 test.

The Government approved accommodations are:

 

        • Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
        • Oualie Beach
        • Potworks
        • Royal St. Kitts Hotel

 

Any traveler in this category who wishes to stay in one of the four (4) approved hotels for “Vacation in Place”, are required to do the following:

      • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
      • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative on day 8, they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (list to be announced later).
      • 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a PCR test (USD 100, visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.

The CDC recently assessed the Federation's COVID-19 risk as very low and designated it as "No Travel Notice" required, having had only 19 cases of the Coronavirus, no community spread and no deaths.

Stakeholders in every sector of the industry have been trained in our health and safety protocols, which include a comprehensive system of inspection and monitoring to encourage everyone to maintain the basic standards. Stakeholders who have participated in the training receive a certificates and business who have been inspected and meet the “Travel Approved” criteria, will receive their “Travel Approved” Seal.

Specifically, the “Travel Approved” program achieves two things:

      1. It offers “Travel Approved” training for tourism stakeholders and awards the “Travel Approved” seal to those businesses which meet, both the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Ministry of Health inspections standards.
      2. It allows for St. Kitts and Nevis on their respective websites, to promote those business entities that have received the “Travel Approved” seal. Those without the seal are not approved for visitors.

Visitors will also be asked to follow basic health and safety protocols of frequent handwashing and or sanitizing, physical distancing and mask wearing. Masks are required whenever the visitor is outside of their hotel room.

Travelers should regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Nevis Tourism Authority websites for updates and information.

 

 


 

 

October 1, 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis to Reopen Borders on
October 31, 2020

 

 

St. Kitts & Nevis is pleased to once again welcome visitors to its shores beginning October 31, 2020. In order to ensure a responsible reopening of its borders, the Federation is the last Caribbean destination to do so.

“The CDC recently assessed the Federation's Covid-19 risk as very low and designated it as "No Travel Notice" required, having had only 19 cases of the Coronavirus, no community spread and no deaths.

"We have been working diligently to prepare for this reopening to ensure that we are ready to welcome travelers by training and certifying local businesses and individuals in the health and safety protocols they are required to meet and be certified in to be permitted to operate," said the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports. "This is particularly important as we encourage visitors to explore our islands beyond their hotels to experience what makes us a unique, authentic and quintessential Caribbean experience."

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Aviation, added, "The genuinely friendly people of St. Kitts & Nevis are a key component of our tourism product, so the protocols we have established aim to provide for their safety in interacting with visitors as well as visitors' safety in interacting with our people. It is critical to travelers' perceptions of St. Kitts & Nevis as a safe and desirable destination of choice as well as to citizens and residents own safety in embracing their return."

The twin-island Federation has received international recognition of their successful management of the first wave of the global pandemic as a result of early and aggressive testing, contact tracing and quarantine program along with an "All of Society Approach" that includes mask-wearing in public, social distancing and sanitization protocols to ensure everyone's health and safety. Key outlets such as the BBC, Sky News and Tripoto have named St. Kitts & Nevis among the few countries in the world to have effectively "beat" the virus.

Ongoing and careful consultation with the Chief Medical Officer and Ministry of Health to fully develop and implement health and safety protocols for the entire industry was paramount to ensure the well-being of all citizens, residents and visitors. In fact, for business to reopen, tourism industry businesses, employers and employees must undergo "Travel Approved" training for their respective sector/business/department and upon completion of the training they receive the "Travel Approved" Certification and Seal. The "Travel Approved" Certification and Seal provides assurance to citizens, residents and visitors the destination is ensuring health and safety protocols are not compromised in St. Kitts & Nevis and can be trusted.

It was only then St. Kitts & Nevis decided to reopen its borders.

 

 


 

 

September 8, 2020

CDC "No Travel Health Notice"
for St. Kitts & Nevis

  

In its latest update on travel recommendations by destination, the CDC has upgraded St. Kitts & Nevis COVID-19 Risk Assessment Level as “No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low.” This assessment classification reinforces that St. Kitts & Nevis is among the safest destinations worldwide for individuals considering travel at this time. St. Kitts and Nevis is 1 of only 10 Caribbean countries to have this CDC classification.

“The recent assessment by the CDC is a testament to the success of our ‘All of Society Approach’ to combatting the threat of COVID-19,” said the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism & Transport. “Citizens and residents of the Federation have adhered to the health and safety protocols established by medical experts resulting in one of the lowest rates of infection in the Caribbean. Their commitment has helped us to achieve this milestone, which comes just as the Federation is preparing to reopen borders in the coming month.”

To date, the Federation has reported 17 total cases all of which have recovered and currently there are no active cases. St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which is the gold standard of testing.

As of August 6, 2020, the CDC replaced their global travel notice advising against all non-essential travel with destination-specific COVID-19 notices for all foreign countries providing public data classifying them into four different categories: Level 3 (high risk), Level 2 (moderate risk), Level 1 (low risk), or no THN (very low risk). St. Kitts & Nevis has been assessed at “very low risk,” thus requiring No Travel Health Notice. It is one of only 26 countries worldwide and one of only 10 Caribbean nations where the risk is categorized very low – so low that No Travel Notice is required.

The Federation announced the planned reopening of its borders earlier in August for October 2020. The reopening date along with travel requirements and protocols for visitors will be announced.

 

 

 


 

 

August 22, 2020

St. Kitts is Undamaged
by Tropical Storm Laura

 

 

St. Kitts and Nevis are pleased to report that both islands did not sustain any injuries to persons or loss of life as a result of the passage of Tropical Storm Laura.

As a safety precaution, all Government offices were closed at 1:00pm yesterday, August 21, 2020. As of 11:00 p.m. August 21, 2020, the tropical storm warning for the Federation was discontinued.

Some showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the morning, but conditions will gradually improve throughout the day. Residents have been notified to continue to exercise caution in areas prone to flash-flooding, landslides, street-flooding or rock falls. Currently, a small craft warning remains in effect due to rough sea conditions.

There were no disruptions to power, water services or phone/cable/internet/wi-fi services.

As of 6:00 a.m. August 22, 2020, the National Emergency Management Operations issued the “All Clear” notice.

St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), Port Zante, and marinas have been closed to international commercial traffic since the closure of the Federation’s borders on March 25, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 


 

 

 

August 11, 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis to Reopen Borders in October

 

 

In a press briefing today, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, announced that the Federation expects to reopen its borders, October 2020. This would allow for the resumption of air and sea commercial traffic carrying international passengers into the Federation’s ports.

In conjunction with borders reopening, the Prime Minister announced that the Federation’s major hotels remain committed partners to the tourism sector. The St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Park Hyatt St. Kitts will reopen in October 2020. The Park Hyatt’s Fisherman’s Village reopened last week Friday, August 7, 2020. Koi, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, will reopen in the fourth quarter of 2020. The Royal St. Kitts Hotel is currently operating with reduced capacity. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis will soon announce reopening plans.

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 for over 5,000 tourism industry stakeholders including hotels at no cost to them. The training aims to educate stakeholders in the health and safety protocols and standards that must be met in order to obtain the “Travel Approved” certification and seal from the respective Tourism Authority that will be required for them to operate.

The phased reopening is being implemented with the advisement of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Chief of Staff and medical experts. At their advice, the Federation has successfully flattened the curve. St. Kitts & Nevis has the fewest number of confirmed cases in all the CARICOM independent states at a total of 17 with 0 active cases at this time and 0 deaths to date. This is a direct result of the Federation’s “all society approach” and adherence to established protocols including social distancing, handwashing and mask-wearing that remain in place.

 

 


 

 

August 8, 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis Phased Approach
to Resume Social and Economic Activities
Update #2

 

 

Under the new SR&O No. 38 of 2020 published on August 7, Government has introduced new regulations effective August 8 through Saturday, August 29, 2020. The new regulations are part of the process of gradually relaxing restrictions and reintroducing the Federation to more economic and social activity in preparation for the eventual reopening of its borders.

      • Saturdays through Sundays, nightly curfews have been extended by two hours, 2:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.
      • Hotels, Private Early Childhood Education Centers and Sport Management Teams or Clubs may apply for approval to reopen during a first phase reopening period in compliance with established standards and protocols outlined in Schedule III with specifics detailed in Regulation 19.

The borders of St. Kitts & Nevis remain closed to both air and sea commercial traffic. The following travel requirements have been established:

      • All incoming passengers must provide a negative RT-PCR test result to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws at hazel.laws@gov.kn, 72 hours prior to arriving in St. Kitts & Nevis.
      • All incoming passengers must quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days. On the 14th day, they must take another RT-PCR test; once a negative test result is received, they will be released from quarantine.
      • All incoming passengers must comply with established Regulations under the current SR&O.

Further, in preparation for the reopening of the borders:

      • The St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the Nevis Tourism Authority have commenced “Travel Approved” Training for the tourism industry. “The Travel Approved” training covers the required health and safety protocols for all sectors within the industry.
      • Hotels must apply to the Ministry of Tourism for a certificate of compliance, from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority or the Nevis Tourism Authority that training has been completed.
      • Hotels and Businesses meeting the established standards will receive a “Travel Approved” certification and seal.
      • Improvements to the RLB International Airport that will include minimizing interaction with immigration and customs officers.

What constitutes a “public space” in which the wearing of masks is required, has been specifically defined. Exemptions for not wearing a mask in a “public space” are outlined below:

      • If the person is under the age of three years old.
      • If the person suffers with a disability, cognitive impairment, dementia, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease or other similar health condition.
      • If the person is within a private space including in a private vehicle.

Individuals who do not comply with mask wearing and other regulations are subject to receive a fixed penalty notice of EC $500 by the police. Those who refuse the ticket or do not pay the penalty within 10 days of receiving it will be summoned to court and will be liable to a fine of up to EC $5,000 or a term of up to 6 months’ imprisonment.

The continuing relaxation of restrictions is being implemented at the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Chief of Staff and medical experts. At their advice, the Federation has successfully flattened the curve. Established protocols including social distancing, handwashing and mask-wearing remain in place.

As of Saturday, August 8, there have been a total of 17 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Federation with 0 deaths to date. A total of 1,168 persons have been sampled and tested for COVID-19, with 1151 persons having tested negative and 0 test results pending. 36 persons are currently quarantined in a government facility and 1 person is in isolation and recovering. A total of 1,155 persons have been released from quarantine.

St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which is the gold standard of testing.

To read the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations as part of the Government's response to contain and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, click here. The Government continues to act under the counsel of its medical experts, who advised that St. Kitts & Nevis has met the 6 criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for doing so and that all persons who need to be tested have been tested at this time.

At this time, we hope everyone and their families remain safe and healthy.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Caribbean Public Health Agency

 

 


 

 

July 29, 2020

St. Kitts is Undamaged by
Potential Tropical Cyclone #9

 

 

St. Kitts and Nevis are pleased to report that both islands did not sustain any injuries to persons or loss of life as a result of the passage of Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 approximately 123 miles to its south-southwest earlier today. The disturbance herein referred to as Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 has not been upgraded to Tropical Cyclone or Tropical Storm Isaias status as of 8:00 p.m. EDT today.

As a safety precaution, all non-essential businesses closed today but will reopen tomorrow. This includes banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and other businesses. As of 5pm today, all tropical storm watches and warnings for the Federation have been discontinued. A small craft warning remains in effect due to rough sea conditions.

Due to high winds with maximum sustained gusts up to 46 mph, in some locations there are tree branches, debris and, in some locations, electric services were disrupted. Power in all but three of those areas has now been restored. Power restorations in those three remaining areas are expected to be completed by tonight. There were no disruptions to water services or phone/cable/internet/wi-fi services by providers FLOW or Digicel. Services by The Cable cable/internet/wi-fi provider that were not disrupted by loss of electrical power are up and running.

As of 9:00 p.m. this evening, the National Emergency Management Operations set-up will stand down.

St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), Port Zante, and marinas have been closed to international commercial traffic since the closure of the Federation’s borders on March 25, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 


 

 

June 12, 2020

 

St. Kitts & Nevis Phased Approach to
Resume Social and Economic Activities

 

 

Today, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the new SR&O No. 25 of 2020, Government will be introducing new regulations. Effective Saturday, June 13, 2020 through Saturday, June 27, 2020, the new regulations are part of the process of gradually relaxing restrictions and reintroducing the Federation to more economic and social activity. The Prime Minister announced:

      • Saturdays through Sundays, nightly curfews will be in effect from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. The shorter nightly curfews will facilitate nightly religious services with the same protocols already established for daytime services.
      • Beaches will now be open from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily for the purpose of exercise.
      • The suspension of retail liquor licenses has been removed and bars can open in compliance with physical distancing measures.
      • Restaurants can open for in-dining in compliance with physical distancing measures, maximum per table allocations and appropriate sanitization programs.
      • Restaurant patrons are required to wear masks on arrival except when eating and drinking.

The borders of St. Kitts & Nevis remain closed to commercial traffic by air and sea to prevent and/or delay the possibility of importing new cases of COVID-19 to the Federation. A coordinated effort is being made with regional and international partners to determine the opportune time at which to open the borders.

The continuing relaxation of restrictions is being implemented at the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Chief of Staff and medical experts. At their advice, the Federation has successfully flattened the curve.

On May 18, it was announced that all 15 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Federation have successfully recovered and there have been 0 deaths to date. As of Wednesday, June 10, a total of 417 persons have been sampled and tested for COVID-19, 15 of whom tested positive with 402 persons tested negative and 0 test results pending. 13 persons are currently quarantined in a government facility while 0 persons are quarantined at home and 0 persons are in isolation. A total of 829 persons have been released from quarantine.

St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which is the gold standard of testing. The Federation was the last country in the Americas to confirm a case of the virus and among the first to report all cases having recovered with no deaths.

Click here to read the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations as part of the Government's response to contain and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Government continues to act under the counsel of its medical experts, who advised that St. Kitts & Nevis has met the 6 criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for doing so and that all persons who need to be tested have been tested at this time.

At this time we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:
World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Caribbean Public Health Agency

 

 


 

 

May 18, 2020

 

All Confirmed Cases in
St. Kitts & Nevis are Recovered

 

 

St. Kitts & Nevis is pleased to announce that, as of today, all 15 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Federation have successfully recovered from the virus with 0 deaths. St. Kitts & Nevis was the last country in the Americas to confirm a case of the virus and among the first to report all cases having recovered with no deaths.

 

“An important milestone was reached today with the recovery of all 15 persons testing positive for COVID-19. This demonstrates the unprecedented achievements by St. Kitts & Nevis and the Caribbean region in containing and controlling the spread of the virus,” said Minister of Tourism the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant. “I am gratified that our Federation’s ‘all society approach’ starting with early and aggressive actions, the excellent work of our medical community and the cooperation of all persons in the Federation have brought us to this place. However, at this time we must continue to remain vigilant with our mitigation procedures in place for everyone to remain safe.”

With the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Chief of Staff and medical experts St. Kitts initiated a comprehensive operational response including an early and aggressive quarantine, testing and contact tracing program that has proven to be successful. It has been 29 days since the last case was reported. As such, Government has begun to ease restrictions to allow for more economic activity and for citizens to have more exercise time outside their homes.

Federation has succeeded in flattening the curve, however, with the advice of our medical experts, the borders remain closed. Everyone is advised to exercise precautions and adhere to the regulations and measures put in place to ensure the safety and health of all residents and citizens, even as restrictions have begun to be incrementally relaxed in the Federation and around the Caribbean.

Therefore, limited curfews remain in effect as follows:

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence go to work, to shop for essential items but curfews in effect every night):

      • Tuesday, May 19 through Friday, May 22 from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Beaches will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for swimming and exercising only with the social distancing measures of remaining at least 6 feet apart in full effect with the exception of persons living in the same household.

In addition to reporting that all 15 confirmed positive cases have recovered with 0 deaths, a total of 391 persons have been tested for COVID-19 to date, 15 of whom tested positive with 373 persons tested negative and 3 test results pending. 1 person is currently quarantined in a government facility while 1 person is quarantined at home and 0 persons are in isolation. A total of 813 persons have been released from quarantine. St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the molecular tests which are the gold standard of testing.

 

St. Kitts & Nevis’ medical experts further advise that all persons who need to be tested have been tested at this time.

 

Going forward, we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Caribbean Public Health Agency

 

 


 

 

April 29, 2020

 

Two Additional Persons Recovered,
Brings Total Persons Recovered To Six

 

 

As of today, 2 additional persons have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered persons to 6 with 0 deaths. To date, a total of 293 persons have been tested for COVID-19, 15 of whom tested positive with 271 persons tested negative and 7 test results pending. 1 person is currently quarantined in a government facility while 55 persons are currently quarantined at home and 9 persons are in isolation. 688 persons have been released from quarantine. St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the molecular tests which are the gold standard of testing.

 

On April 24, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the State of Emergency put in place on March 28, 2020 and which Cabinet voted on Friday, April 17 to extend for 6 months, Government introduced another round of Regulations effective from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday April 25, 2020 through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to control and combat COVID-19 in the Federation.

 He also announced full 24-hour and limited curfews will be in effect as follows:

 

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

      • Thursday, April 30 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Friday, May 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Full 24-hour curfew (persons must remain in their residence):

      • Saturday, May 2, Sunday, May 3 and Monday, May 4 all day until Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 a.m.

 

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

      • Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, May 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Friday, May 8 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

During the extended State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act, no one is permitted to be away from their residence without special exemption as an essential worker or a pass or permission from the Commissioner of Police during full 24-hour curfew. For a complete listing of essential businesses, click to read the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations and refer to section 5. This is part of the Government's response to contain and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

The Government continues to act under the advisement of its medical experts in relaxing or lifting restrictions. These medical experts have informed the Government that St. Kitts & Nevis has met the 6 criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for doing so and that all persons who need to be tested have been tested at this time. St. Kitts & Nevis is the last country in the Americas to confirm a case of the virus, has no deaths from it and has now reported 6 recoveries.

 

At this time we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Caribbean Public Health Agency

 

 


 

 

April 26, 2020

 

Two Additional Persons Recovered,
Brings Total Persons Recovered To Four

 

 

As of today, 2 additional persons have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered persons to 4 with 0 deaths. To date, a total of 292 persons have been tested for COVID-19, 15 of whom tested positive with 247 persons tested negative and 30 test results pending. 1 person is currently quarantined in a government facility while 85 persons are currently quarantined at home and 11 persons are in isolation. 661 persons have been released from quarantine. St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the molecular tests which are the gold standard of testing.

 

On April 24, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the State of Emergency put in place on March 28, 2020 and which Cabinet voted on Friday, April 17 to extend for 6 months, Government introduced another round of Regulations effective from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday April 25, 2020 through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to control and combat COVID-19 in the Federation.

 He also announced full 24-hour and limited curfews will be in effect as follows:

 

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

      • Monday, April 27 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, April 28 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Full 24-hour curfew (persons must remain in their residence):

      • Wednesday, April 29 all day until Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 a.m.

 

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

      • Thursday, April 30 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Friday, May 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Full 24-hour curfew (persons must remain in their residence):

      • Saturday, May 2, Sunday, May 3 and Monday, May 4 all day until Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 a.m.

 

Limited curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities and curfews in effect every night from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.):

      • Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, May 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Friday, May 8 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

During the extended State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act, no one is permitted to be away from their residence without special exemption as an essential worker or a pass or permission from the Commissioner of Police during full 24-hour curfew. For a complete listing of essential businesses, click to read the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations and refer to section 5. This is part of the Government's response to contain and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

The Government continues to act under the advisement of its medical experts in relaxing or lifting restrictions. These medical experts have informed the Government that St. Kitts & Nevis has met the 6 criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for doing so and that all persons who need to be tested have been tested at this time. St. Kitts & Nevis is the last country in the Americas to confirm a case of the virus, has no deaths from it and has now reported 4 recoveries.

 

At this time we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Caribbean Public Health Agency

 

 


 

 

April 23, 2020

 

Two Recoveries - Reducing the
Total Confirmed Cases to Thirteen

 

 

As of today, one additional person has recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis down to 13. To date, a total of 250 persons have been tested, 15 of whom tested positive with 233 persons tested negative, 12 test results pending and 0 deaths. 1 person is currently quarantined in a government facility while 106 persons are currently quarantined at home and 13 persons are in isolation. To date, 633 persons have been released from quarantine and 2 persons have recovered. Currently, St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the molecular tests which are the gold standard of testing.

The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced on April 15, 2020 an easing of restrictions when there will be a partial curfew restored to allow individuals to purchase the necessary supplies to remain in their homes during full curfew. He also announced that partial and full curfews will be in effect as follows-

 

Partial curfew (relaxed restrictions wherein persons may leave their residence to shop for necessities):

      • Today

 

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