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November 24, 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis Confirms Two Additional Cases of
COVID-19 Since Border Reopened October 31st 2020
Update #2

St. Kitts & Nevis reports two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the reopening of the Federation’s borders on October 31, 2020. These cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases from 20 to 22 with 0 deaths and no community spread.

The confirmed cases were detected in two returning Nationals/Residents, who arrived on Saturday, November 21 and have remained in isolation at a Government facility since arrival. At this time, all persons who have had contact with these persons are being tested and monitored. All persons who arrived on the same flight have been asked to quarantine at their hotels. Contact tracing for case 20 showed no community spread, indicating that the established protocols are an effective tool in mitigating the spread.

The CDC currently rates St. Kitts & Nevis as Level 1: Low Risk of COVID-19.

  • The current travel requirements for International Travellers arriving by air into St. Kitts and Nevis:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and submit a negative RT-PCR test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard, taken 72 hours prior to travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test for their trip.
    2. Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire and download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.
    3. 1-7 days: “Vacation in Place” travellers are not allowed to leave their hotel, only use hotel facilities and amenities. If staying for 7 days or less, all travellers are required to do a RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure.
    4. 8-14 days: “Vacation in Place” travellers are required to conduct a RT-PCR Test (150 USD visitors’ cost), if negative they can participate in the St. Kitts Highlights Tour by Travel Approved Certified Taxi/Tour Operators.
    5. 14 days or more: “Vacation in Place” travellers are required to conduct a RT-PCR Test (150 USD visitors’ cost), if negative they are free to integrate into the Federation.
  • The current travel requirements for National and Residents arriving by air into St. Kitts and Nevis:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and upload an official COVID 19 RT-PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard, taken 72 hours prior to travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test for their trip.
    2. Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
    3. Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

    Any traveller in this category who wishes to stay in one of the seven (7) approved hotels for “Vacation in Place,” for International Travelers are required to do the following:

    1. 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
    2. 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100, Resident/Nationals’ cost) on day 7. If the traveller tests negative on day 8 they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (listed above under requirements for International Travellers).
    3. 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100, Resident/Nationals’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • Travellers arriving via the country’s seaports must meet the following requirements:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) including evidence of a negative RT-PCR test. The test must be done 72 hours prior to departing the last port of call or conducted before departure if they are at sea longer than 3 days.
    2. The vessel will be required to dock at one of six ports, submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the port health officer and interact with other border agencies. The six ports are: The Deepwater Port, Port Zante, Christophe Harbour, New Guinea (St. Kitts Marine Works), Charlestown Pier and Long Point Port.
    3. These travellers will be processed accordingly and will vacation in place or quarantine as previously outlined. The prescribed quarantine time will be determined by the vessels or ships transit time from the last of port of call to their arrival to the Federation. Transit time must be supported by official documentation and sail clear advance notification system.
    4. Yachts and pleasure vessels over 80 feet must quarantine at Christophe Harbor in St. Kitts. Yachts and pleasure vessels less than 80 feet must quarantine at the following locations: Ballast Bay in St. Kitts, Pinney’s Beach and Gallows in Nevis. There is a fee to monitor yachts and pleasure vessels that are less than 80 feet that are in quarantine (fee to be announced later).

The Federation would like to remind its citizens and residents that adherence to the “All of Society Approach” is critical to the health and safety of all persons and encourages everyone to continue practicing the measures that are proven to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 including mask-wearing in public, maintaining hand hygiene, maintaining a safe social distance of 6 feet and avoiding crowds and events with significant number of persons. Going forward, we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

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

 

 


 

November 20, 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis Confirms First Case of COVID-19
Since Border Reopened October 31st 2020

St. Kitts & Nevis reports the first confirmed case of COVID-19 since the reopening of the Federation’s borders on October 31, 2020.

The confirmed case is a returning National/Resident, who arrived alone on a private charter and currently remains in a Government quarantine facility.  This case brings the total number of COVID 19 to 20 cases, 0 deaths and no community spread.

The CDC currently rates St. Kitts & Nevis as Level 1: Low Risk of COVID-19.

  • The current travel requirements for International Travellers arriving by air into St. Kitts and Nevis:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website () and submit a negative RT-PCR Test, 72 hours prior to travel.
    2. 1-7 days “Vacation in Place” travellers are not allowed to leave their hotel, only use hotel facilities and amenities. If staying for 7 days or less, all travellers are required to do a RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure.
    3. 8-14 days “Vacation in Place” travellers are required to conduct a RT-PCR Test, if negative they can participate in the St. Kitts Highlights Tour by Travel Approved Certified Taxi/Tour Operators.
    4. 14 days or more “Vacation in Place” travellers are required to conduct a RT-PCR Test, if negative they are free to integrate into the Federation.

    The current travel requirements for National and Residents arriving by air into St. Kitts and Nevis:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (knatravelform.kn) and upload an official COVID 19 RT-PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard, taken within 72 hours of travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test for their trip.
    2. Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
    3. Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (full details yet to be released), to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

    Any traveller in this category who wishes to stay in one of the seven (7) approved hotels for “Vacation in Place,” for International Travelers are required to do the following:

    1. 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
    2. 8 -14 days: visitors will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100, Resident/Nationals’ cost) on day 7. If the traveller tests negative on day 8 they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (listed above under requirements for International Travellers).
    3. 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a RT-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
  • Travellers arriving via the country’s seaports must meet the following requirements:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (knatravelform.kn) including evidence of a negative RT-PCR test. The test must be done 72 hours prior to departing the last port of call or conducted before departure if they are at sea longer than 3 days.
    2. The vessel will be required to dock at one of six ports, submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the port health officer and interact with other border agencies. The six ports are: The Deepwater Port, Port Zante, Christophe Harbour, New Guinea (St. Kitts Marine Works), Charlestown Pier and Long Point Port.
    3. These travellers will be processed accordingly and will vacation in place or quarantine as previously outlined. The prescribed quarantine time will be determined by the vessels or ships transit time from the last of port of call to their arrival to the Federation. Transit time must be supported by official documentation and sail clear advance notification system.
    4. Yachts and pleasure vessels over 80 feet must quarantine at Christophe Harbor in St. Kitts. Yachts and pleasure vessels less than 80 feet must quarantine at the following locations: Ballast Bay in St. Kitts, Pinney’s Beach and Gallows in Nevis. There is a fee to monitor yachts and pleasure vessels that are less than 80 feet that are in quarantine (fee to be announced later).

The Federation would like to remind its citizens and residents that adherence to the “All of Society Approach” is critical to the health and safety of all persons and encourages everyone to continue practicing the measures that are proven to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 including mask-wearing in public, maintaining hand hygiene, maintaining a safe social distance of 6 feet and avoiding crowds and events with significant number of persons. Going forward, we hope everyone, and their families remain safe and healthy.

 

Travelers should regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (www.stkittstourism.kn) and Nevis Tourism Authority (www.nevisisland.com) websites for updates and information.

 


 

November 19, 2020

Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Update #5

St. Kitts & Nevis is now officially welcoming visitors to its shores. The travel requirements outlined below supersede all previously provided information and should be referred to by persons intending to travel to the Federation during Phase 1 of the reopening.

All incoming passengers to St. Kitts & Nevis are required to complete the Travel Authorization Form, which can be found at www.knatravelform.kn, prior to their arrival. International travelers must have their negative RT-PCR test and booked accommodation to complete the Travel Authorization Form required for entry. Once the form is completed and submitted, with a valid email address, it will be reviewed, and the visitor will receive an approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

The Federation's phased approach for reopening outlines the specific travel requirements for travelers arriving by Air and Sea for Phase 1.

  • Travelers arriving by Air (Private Jets, Charters and Commercial Aircraft) please note below:

    1. International Travelers (Non-Nationals/Non-Residents)
      Travelers coming from the Caribbean (including those within the “CARICOM travel bubble”), US, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa and South America. These travelers must meet the following requirements:

      1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and upload an official COVID 19 RT-PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard, taken prior to 72 hours of travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test for their trip.
      2. Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
      3. Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (full details yet to be released), to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.
      4. 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
      5. 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 150, 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 (details on available tours below).
      6. 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
      7. Travelers staying 7 nights or less, are required to take a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) 72 hours prior to departure. The RT-PCR test will be done on the hotel property, at the nurse’s station. The Ministry of Health will advise the respective hotel, of the date and time for the traveler’s RT-PCR test before departure. If positive before departure, the traveler will be required to stay in isolation at their cost, at their respective hotel. If negative, travelers will proceed with departure on their respective date.

      Upon arrival if a traveler’s RT-PCR test is outdated, falsified or if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 they will be required to undergo a RT-PCR test at the airport at their own cost.

      Approved hotels for international travelers are:

      1. Four Seasons
      2. Koi Resort, by Curio, Hilton
      3. Marriott Vacation Beach Club
      4. Paradise Beach
      5. Park Hyatt
      6. Royal St. Kitts Hotel
      7. St. Kitts Marriott Resort

      International travelers who would like to stay at private rental home or condo must stay at a property that has been pre-approved as a quarantine housing at their own cost, including security. Please submit request to info@stkittstourism.kn.

      At this time the only tour open to International Travelers is the Kittitian Highlights tour which includes a visit to Timothy Hill overlook, the capital city of Basseterre’s historical sites and Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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

      1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) and upload an official COVID 19 RT-PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard, taken prior to 72 hours of travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test for their trip.
      2. Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
      3. Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (full details yet to be released), to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

      Any traveler in this category will be allowed entry into the Federation and transported to approved accommodations, where they will stay at their cost for 14-days in quarantine. The cost for quarantine at the Government facility at OTI is USD 500.00, at Potworks it is USD 400.00, and the cost for each COVID-19 test is USD 100.00. Returning nationals and residents may also opt to stay in pre-approved quarantine housing at their own cost, including appropriate security.

      The approved accommodations are:

      1. Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
      2. Oualie Beach Resort
      3. Potworks
      4. Royal St. Kitts Hotel

      Any traveler in this category who wishes to stay in one of the seven (7) approved hotels for “Vacation in Place,” for International Travelers are required to do the following:

      1. 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
      2. 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a RT-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 (listed above under requirements for International Travelers).
      3. 14 days or longer: visitors will need to undergo a RT-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.
    2. In-Transit Passengers
      Passengers who are in-transit at RLB Airport must observe the following requirements:

      1. Show a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result upon arrival.
      2. Must wear a mask at all times.
      3. Undergo a focused health screening at the airport.
      4. Must remain in the airport after clearing customs.

      Travelers may consult TestforTravel.com to find a lab in their area that offers RT-PCR testing that can be completed in the required 72-hour window. Please note, the traveler is responsible for confirming that the lab is a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, as results from a non-accredited laboratory will not be accepted.

      The information contained on TestforTravel.com is for information purposes only. The St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Nevis Tourism Authority have no affiliation with TestforTravel.com and are not endorsing this list or the particular labs listed therein. Neither the St. Kitts & Nevis Tourism Authority nor the Nevis Tourist Authority make representations or warranties of whatever nature in respect to TestforTravel.com including, but not limited to, the accuracy or completeness of any information and facts contained therein.

  • Travelers Arriving by Sea (Private Vessels e.g. Yachts) please note below:
    Travelers arriving via the country’s seaports must meet the following requirements:

    1. Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn) including evidence of a negative RT-PCR test. The test must be done 72 hours prior to departing the last port of call or conducted before departure if they are at sea longer than 3 days.
    2. The vessel will be required to dock at one of six ports, submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the port health officer and interact with other border agencies. The six ports are: The Deepwater Port, Port Zante, Christophe Harbor, New Guinea (St. Kitts Marine Works), Charlestown Pier and Long Point Port.
    3. These travelers will be processed accordingly and will vacation in place or quarantine as previously outlined. The prescribed quarantine time will be determined by the vessels or ships transit time from the last of port of call to their arrival to the Federation. Transit time must be supported by official documentation and sail clear advance notification system.
    4. Yachts and pleasure vessels over 80 feet must quarantine at Christophe Harbor in St. Kitts. Yachts and pleasure vessels less than 80 feet must quarantine at the following locations: Ballast Bay in St. Kitts, Pinney’s Beach and Gallows in Nevis. There is a fee to monitor yachts and pleasure vessels that are less than 80 feet that are in quarantine (fee to be announced later).

The CDC has 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.

 


 

November 11, 2020

Revisions to the Travel Requirements
for St. Kitts & Nevis
Update #4

St. Kitts & Nevis officially opened its borders to international travel on October 31, 2020. Since the opening of the borders on Saturday, the Federation has welcomed 183 travelers to its shores who were greeted with a festive performance by the St. Kitts Masqueraders. All persons were processed proficiently and transferred to their accommodations. This update outlines a change to the exit test requirements.

All International Travelers (Non-Nationals/Non-Residents) are required to take a PCR-Test, 72 hours prior to travel and submit proof of test with the Travel Authorization Form (www.knatravelform.kn). Travelers staying 7 nights or less, are required to take a PCR-test 72 hours prior to departure. The PCR-test will be done on the hotel property, at the nurse’s station. The Ministry of Health will advise the respective hotel, of the date and time for the traveler’s PCR-test before departure. If positive before departure, the traveler will be required to stay in isolation at their cost, at their respective hotel. If negative, travelers will proceed with departure on their respective date.

The cost for the PCR test is USD $150 for Non-Nationals/Non-Residents.

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

 


 

November 6, 2020

Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Update #3

St. Kitts & Nevis officially opened its borders to international travel on October 31, 2020. This update outlines three changes that have been made to the travel requirements for visitors arriving to the Federation.

  1. The price for the PCR test for International Travelers (Non-Nationals/Non-Residents) is now USD $150 and for Nationals/Residents the cost remains USD $100.
  2. The Travel Authorization form can be found at knatravelform.kn. To complete the travel form visitors will be required to have proof of a negative PCR test completed within 72 hours of travel and proof of their booked accommodations at one of the seven (7) approved hotels for International Travelers (Non-Nationals/Non-Residents).
  3. The test can be taken at a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard.

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

 

 


November 4, 2020

Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Update #2

St. Kitts & Nevis is now officially welcoming visitors to its shores. Today, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis announced that St. Kitts & Nevis has withdrawn from the “Caribbean bubble” immediately. Travelers from all CARICOM Member States are now officially part of the “International Traveler” category. Furthermore, St. Kitts & Nevis has officially announced requirements for travelers arriving by sea vessel and has instituted a new requirement: a PCR-test for exit required for those staying less than 14 days.

All incoming passengers to St. Kitts & Nevis are required to complete the Travel Authorization Form, which can be found at www.knatravelform.kn, prior to their arrival. International travelers must have their negative PCR-test and booked accommodation to complete the Travel Authorization Form required for entry. Once the form is completed and submitted, with a valid email address, it will be reviewed, and the visitor will receive an approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

The Federation's phased approach for reopening outlines the specific travel requirements for travelers arriving by Air and Sea for Phase 1.

  • Travelers arriving by Air (Private Jets, Charters and Commercial Aircraft) please note below:

    1. International Travelers
      Travelers coming from CARICOM Member States (including those within the “Caribbean bubble”) as well as travelers from US, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa and South America. These travelers must meet the following requirements:

      • Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.travelform.gov.kn) and upload an official COVID 19 PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard, taken within 72 hours of travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 PCR test for their trip.
      • 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 (full details yet to be released), 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 150 for Non-Nationals/Non-Residents) 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 150 for Non-Nationals/Non-Residents) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
      • If the visitors stay is less than 14 days, they will be asked to take a PCR-test before departing St. Kitts & Nevis. The test must be negative.

    Upon arrival if a traveler's PCR-test is outdated, falsified or if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 they will be required to undergo a PCR-test at the airport at their own cost.

    Approved hotels for international travelers are:

    1. Four Seasons
    2. Koi Resort, by Curio, Hilton
    3. Marriott Vacation Beach Club
    4. Paradise Beach
    5. Park Hyatt
    6. Royal St. Kitts
    7. St. Kitts Marriott Resort

    International travelers who would like to stay at private rental home or condo must stay at a property that has been pre-approved as a quarantine housing at their own cost, including security. Please submit request to info@stkittstourism.kn.

    1. Returning Nationals, Residents (proof of residency stamp in passport), Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) certificate holders and Work Permit Holders
      Travelers who are 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 Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.travelform.gov.kn) and upload an official COVID 19 PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard, taken within 72 hours of travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 PCR test for their trip.
      • 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 (full details yet to be released), to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

      Any traveler in this category will be allowed entry into the Federation and transported to approved accommodations, where they will stay at their cost for 14-days in quarantine. The cost for quarantine at the Government facility at OTI is USD 500.00, at Potworks it is USD 400.00, and the cost for each COVID-19 test is USD 100.00. Returning nationals and residents may also opt to stay in pre-approved quarantine housing at their own cost, including appropriate security.

      The approved accommodations are:

      1. Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
      2. Oualie Beach Resort
      3. Potworks
      4. Royal St. Kitts Hotel

      Any traveler in this category who wishes to stay in one of the seven (7) approved hotels for “Vacation in Place,” for International Travelers 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 for Nationals/Residents) 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 for Nationals/Residents) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
    2. In-Transit Travelers
      Passengers who are in-transit at RLB Airport must observe the following requirements:

      • Show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result upon arrival.
      • Must wear a mask at all times.
      • Undergo a focused health screening at the airport.
      • Must remain in the airport after clearing customs.
  • Travelers Arriving by Sea (Private Vessels e.g. Yachts) please note below:
    Travelers arriving via the country’s seaports must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.knatravelform.kn).
    • The vessel will be required to dock at one of six ports, submit the maritime declaration of health to the port health officer and interact with other border agencies. The six ports are: The Deepwater Port, Port Zante, Christophe Harbor, New Guinea, Charlestown Pier and Long Point Port.
    • These travelers will be processed accordingly and will vacation in place or quarantine as previously outlined. The prescribed quarantine time will be determined by the vessels or ships transit time from the last of port of call to their arrival to the Federation. Transit time must be supported by official documentation and sail clear advance notification system.
    • Yachts and pleasure over 60 feet must quarantine at Christophe Harbor in St. Kitts. Yachts and pleasure vessels less than 60 feet must quarantine at the following locations: Ballast Bay in St. Kitts, Pinney’s Beach and Gallows in Nevis. There is a fee to monitor yachts and pleasure vessels that are less than 60 feet that are in quarantine (fee to be announced later).

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 certificate and businesses 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 31, 2020

Open for Business October 31st
Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Update #1

As St. Kitts & Nevis welcomes visitors to its shores beginning today, this update provides additional information on changes to hotel properties to be used by visitors and a link to the Travel Authorization form to be completed by all visitors.

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 which 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 of St. Kitts and Nevis (passport holder), Residents (proof of residency stamp in passport), Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) certificate holders and Work Permit Holders.

All incoming passengers to St. Kitts & Nevis are required to complete the Travel Authorization Form, which can be found at www.travelform.gov.kn, prior to their arrival. Those coming from outside the CARICOM Bubble, must have their accommodations booked before submitting the Travel Authorization Form as your reservation information will be required to complete the form. Visitors are also required to upload proof of their negative PCR-test when completing the form. Once the form is completed and submitted, with a valid email address, it will be reviewed, and the visitor will receive approval to enter the Federation.

  • 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 Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.travelform.gov.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel at an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.
    • 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 (full details yet to be released), 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 Spas
    3. Montpelier Plantation & Beach
    4. Golden Rock Inn
    5. Sugar Bay Club
    6. Timothy Beach Resort
  • 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 Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.travelform.gov.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.
    • 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 (full details yet to be released), 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
    2. Koi Resort, by Curio, Hilton
    3. Marriott Vacation Beach Club
    4. Paradise Beach
    5. Park Hyatt
    6. Royal St. Kitts Hotel
    7. Kitts Marriott Resort

    International travelers who would like to stay at private rental home or condo must stay at a property that has been pre-approved as a quarantine housing at their own cost, including security.  Please submit request to info@stkittstourism.kn.

  • 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 Travel Authorization Form on the national website (www.travelform.gov.kn) and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.
    • 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 (full details yet to be released), to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

    Travelers in this category returning from a territory within the “Caribbean bubble” can stay at a private residence or a non-branded hotel. Returning nationals and residents and may also opt to stay in pre-approved quarantine housing at their own cost.

    Any traveler in this category who arrives from outside the “Caribbean bubble” will be allowed entry into the Federation and transported to approved accommodations, where they will stay at their cost for 14-days in quarantine. The cost for quarantine at the Government facility at OTI is USD 500.00, at Potworks it is USD 400.00, and the cost for each COVID-19 test is USD 100.00.

    The approved accommodations are:

    1. Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
    2. Oualie Beach Resort
    3. Potworks
    4. Royal St. Kitts Hotel

    Any traveler in this category arriving from outside the “Caribbean bubble” who wishes to stay in one of the seven (7) approved hotels for “Vacation in Place,” for International Travelers 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.

 


 

 

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 service suspended 

Saturdays service suspended

Schedule

London Gatwick (LGW)              via Antigua

Saturdays
service cancelled

Schedule

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

 

Mondays Schedule

Atlanta (ATL)

New York City (JFK)

Saturdays Service resumed December 19th
Saturdays Service 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)

Saturdays

Schedule

Newark (EWR)

Wednesdays      service suspended

Saturdays
Service resumes December 19th, 2020

Schedule

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays Schedule

St. Maarten (SXM)

Saturdays

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 service suspended 

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)

Wednesdays
service suspended

Saturdays
Service resumes December 19, 2020

Schedule

Europe to St. Kitts DIRECT FLIGHTS
  
Airline Gateway Frequency Schedule

London Gatwick (LGW)
via Antigua

Saturdays
service cancelled

Schedule

 


For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

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

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