We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Please note that our borders are open for commercial air and sea travel for fully vaccinated travelers as of May 29, 2021. 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.


 

Press Releases

September 20, 2021

St. Kitts a Finalist for Two 2021 OMMA Awards

St. Kitts (September 20, 2021) – Two marketing initiatives of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the “Awake Your Sense of Wander” Campaign and the “Retie the Knot” Photo Contest were recently announced as 2021 OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) Award Finalists.

“I am extremely gratified to have our team efforts recognized by such a prestigious award series as the OMMA Awards,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “Covid-19 has presented a uniquely challenging environment for those of us in the Travel and Tourism industry. Our planning, and the choice of integrated marketing tools and tactics employed in 2021, allowed us to utilize more digital platforms and social media channels than ever before. I am very pleased with the results; the team and I look forward to promoting and marketing the destination for our upcoming winter and other promotions using these digital platforms and social media channels.”

The ‘Awake your Sense of Wander Campaign,’ launched at the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown when the island was closed, was tapped for Excellence in a Travel/Tourism Campaign category. With the campaign, St. Kitts sought to maintain brand awareness and keep its target audiences engaged and inspired about travelling. The multi-channel initiative was designed to encourage travelers to experience the island virtually and dream about a future visit. As restrictions began to ease in November 2020, the campaign leveraged the post-pandemic appeal of uncrowded destinations and island hotels offering immersive on-site experiences.

The “Retie the Knot” photo contest was recognized in the Excellence in Online Advertising category. To build awareness for and encourage participation in St. Kitts’ first-ever Group Vow Renewal, the Retie the Knot Photo Contest featured a Grand Prize trip to St. Kitts to participate in the November 2021 event. For a chance to win, couples were invited to submit their wedding photos and a story about why their photo should win. Finalists were encouraged to invite their friends to vote during a public voting period and were provided with branded social graphics to support their bid.

About the OMMA Awards

Now in its 17th year, the OMMA Awards is an awards series created to honor the best in Online Media, Marketing, and Advertising with 39 categories across two sections: Excellence in Online Advertising and Excellence in Media & Marketing. Whether by channel, industry sector or medium, the OMMA Awards cover every corner of the digital advertising industry. Created by Mediapost, it honors companies and advertisers that evolve and innovate the horizons of digital advertising. Winners will be announced October 5th.

About St. Kitts & Nevis

Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Step off the beaten track in this uncrowded quintessential Caribbean destination to discover a distinctive array of tourism activities and astonishing natural beauty.

Experiences ranging from one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birth place of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis bring the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Authentic “hidden gems” abound, including local restaurants that grill up the catch of the day to barefoot beach bars and private inlets for swimming or anchoring a sailing vessel or yacht.

Become immersed in nature with a hike up the rainforested Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, speedboating or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When the beach beckons, head to one of many secluded stretches of sand to soak in the Caribbean sun until at day’s end it silently slips below the horizon.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and .

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

September 14, 2021

Celebrity Equinox Has Docked in St. Kitts!

Basseterre, St. Kitts (September 14, 2021) – At 0650 this morning, September 14, 2021, the Celebrity Equinox docked at St. Kitts’ Port Zante with 1247 passengers and 918 crew members on board, ushering in the next phase in the re-building of the cruise sector.

“Today is a day of hope. It is my privilege to welcome the captain and crew of the Celebrity Equinox back to St. Kitts for the first commercial call to Port Zante since March 2020. This day has been anxiously anticipated, and a long time in coming, as we continued our phased approach to rebuilding the cruise sector. The Royal Caribbean Group is a valued partner and with calls from their three main brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea, were instrumental in the destination welcoming over one (1) million passengers for two consecutive years, cementing our position in the marketplace as a marquee port,” said Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports.

“This is exciting – we have been waiting 17 months for this day! Seventeen (17) months during which we experienced the negative impacts of COVID-19 and observed the collapse of economies globally. Tourism industries around the world suffered significant losses and the face of travel changed. However, we have made significant strides; this industry is resilient and has the power to sustain livelihoods. Today, on this momentous occasion, we continue our progressive journey to rebuild tourism safely in a manner that allows us to continue our tradition as a marquee port and reap economic benefits for all,” remarked Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority.

All passengers on board the ship have been fully vaccinated, with the exception of one person under the age of 12. At a time when the Delta variant is prolific in the US, our primary source market, the vaccination rate in St. Kitts and Nevis has set a benchmark as the highest in the OECS and indeed the region, with 75.1% of the target population receiving one dose and 66.3% of the target population fully vaccinated as of yesterday, September 13, 2021.

Cruise ship passengers will explore the destination via “Travel Approved” bubble vaccinated tours and attraction sites, where the passengers will interact solely with fully vaccinated tour operators, seaport officials and any other cruise-related personnel. These include:

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park
  • Carambola Beach Club
  • Caribelle Batik
  • Fairview Great House
  • Palms Court Gardens
  • Port Zante including vendors from Amina Craft Market and Black Rocks
  • St. Kitts Scenic Railway

St. Kitts’ renown Port Zante has provided cruise passengers with a premium experience to shop freely in the open Port and enjoy the wide variety and diversity of crafts, jewelry, souvenirs, restaurants, bars and the casino.

To maintain the integrity of the “Travel Approved” bubble, the public has been asked not to venture into these designated areas while the ship is in port.

About St. Kitts & Nevis

Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Step off the beaten track in this uncrowded quintessential Caribbean destination to discover a distinctive array of tourism activities and astonishing natural beauty.

Experiences ranging from one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birth place of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis bring the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Authentic “hidden gems” abound, including local restaurants that grill up the catch of the day to barefoot beach bars and private inlets for swimming or anchoring a sailing vessel or yacht.

Become immersed in nature with a hike up the rainforested Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, speedboating or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When the beach beckons, head to one of many secluded stretches of sand to soak in the Caribbean sun until at day’s end it silently slips below the horizon.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and .

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

September 3, 2021

Welcome Back Celebrity Equinox!

September 14, 2021, will be a banner day when St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes the Celebrity Equinox back to Port Zante. Officially a stop on their 2021/2022 itinerary, the Celebrity Equinox is part of the fleet of Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Group, announced Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports. "

We are excited to welcome our first ship from the Royal Caribbean Group as a highlight of our phased approach to rebuilding cruise," said Minister Grant. "St. Kitts achieved Marquee Port status after reaching the one million passenger mark in two cruise seasons in a row, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 and Royal Caribbean played an instrumental role in this achievement. St. Kitts and Nevis remains in high demand as a port, renowned for our unique tours complemented by an excellent experience that cannot be replicated. We look forward to the next call of the Celebrity Equinox on October 5, 2021, and continuing to rebuild towards our preeminent cruise position in the region."

At present, the minimum protocols for any cruise ship, visiting in St. Kitts & Nevis include:

All cruise passengers age 12 and older, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a World Health Organization (WHO) or U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine in order for the ship to be allowed entry to the port. Emergency contractors required for critical ship maintenance can be exempted of the vaccination requirement as well as any medical / religious exemptions granted pursuant to applicable law (i.e., US law). This requirement will be in effect until December 31, 2021.

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a single dose in a one-dose series (only Johnson and Johnson vaccine in this instance) or last dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm or Sinovac).

All fully vaccinated passengers age 2 and older must submit a negative RT PCR test or Antigen test approved by the WHO 72 hours/3 days before embarkation of vessel at homeport at the beginning of the cruise.

Unvaccinated passengers over the age of 2 must submit a negative RT PCR test 72 hours/ 3 days within embarkation of vessel at homeport at the beginning of the cruise.

Unvaccinated passengers must be tested by the cruise line at the terminal on the day of embarkation at homeport before the beginning of the cruise using a RT PCR test to confirm a negative COVID-19 status.

95 % of all crew onboard the vessel must be fully vaccinated as per CDC guidelines. All crew servicing guests onboard the vessel must be fully vaccinated.

Self-samples, or unsupervised (not administered by approved medical professional) home test kits, and test with oral swabs, and RT PCR test with oral swabs will be considered invalid.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are not to board the vessel.

"The first Celebrity Cruise arrival for the 2021 season is certainly an occasion for celebration," said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. "The safety of our nationals, residents and visitors has always been our top priority and we have worked closely with stakeholders to establish bubble tours that will allow cruise ship passengers to enjoy our one-of-a-kind and awe-inspiring experiences, such as a visit to Brimstone Hill National Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or a scenic ride around the island on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway. Visitors are captivated by the beauty of the view from Timothy Hill and Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor continues to provide visitors an introduction into the ancient art of wax-resist dyeing to make vibrant batiks. We are a destination brimming with activities waiting to be discovered and enjoyed."

The Celebrity Equinox leaves Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, September 5, 2021, on a 13-day itinerary that includes St. Croix, Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Maarten and St. Kitts and returns to Fort Lauderdale on Friday, September 17, 2021.


 

 

August 18, 2021

British Airways Resumes Service to St. Kitts and Nevis October 3, 2021

Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 18, 2021) – St. Kitts & Nevis welcomes fully vaccinated international air travelers from the UK effective September 1, 2021. The travel restriction for UK international travelers ends on August 31, 2021. British Airways has announced the resumption of service from Gatwick to the Federation on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Please note the flight schedule for British Airways below:

  • The flight will operate two consecutive Sundays, October 3rd and October 10th, providing once a week service for those two weeks
  • Twice-weekly service Saturdays and Wednesdays commences on Saturday, October 16th.

The vaccination rate in St. Kitts and Nevis continues its upward momentum, with 72.8% of the adult population having received one dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine and 61.4% of the adult population fully vaccinated. On August 11, 2021, the Federation received the first of three tranches of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, making a second vaccine option available to the Federation’s Citizens and Residents and providing the ability to soon offer the vaccine to children and teenagers between the ages of 12 – 17.

The Ministry of Health has approved mixing vaccines that have two doses. The Federation is accepting all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO): Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Johnson + Johnson. A fully vaccinated traveler is an individual who has received their one dose or doses for two dose regimen and is 14 days post their last shot.

As announced on May 29, 2021 only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry to the Federation. Exemptions are in place for Citizens and Residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and children under the age of 18 coming from international destinations.

  • Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are welcome.
  • Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents will observe the same period of Vacation in Place as their parents.

All Travel Protocols and Requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. Please see

Travel restrictions for Brazil, India and South Africa remain in place, with persons from the aforementioned destinations denied entry into the Federation at this time.

The previously announced travel requirements for non-vaccinated travelers are null and void. Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers:

a) A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two-dose single or mixed vaccine series of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, or Sinovac, or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson).

b) Proof of vaccination is a scanned copy of the traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Upon submission of their vaccination card and completion of their travel authorization form, once verified, international travelers will receive authorization of their vaccination card and a KN number.

c) Traveler must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website , including uploading your proof of vaccination and proof of booking at a Travel Approved hotel.

d) Upon submission of a completed KNA travel form, the traveler must upload their 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. There are no exceptions to the 72-hour timeframe.

e) Upon submission of the copy of their official vaccination card and copy of their COVID -19 RT-PCR test negative result, the traveler’s information will be reviewed and they will receive the approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

f) For their trip, the traveler should bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

g) International travelers will undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Upon arrival, if a fully vaccinated traveler is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during the health screening, they can be required to undergo a RT- PCR test at the airport at their own cost (150 USD).

h) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air will be asked to Vacation in Place at a “Travel Approved” hotel for four days.

i) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air and staying beyond three days are required to be tested on day four (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay and once their test is negative, they may integrate into the Federation.

j) All fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are free to move throughout the “Travel Approved” hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities only.

k) Effective May 1, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are required to submit an exit RT-PCR test (USD 150 visitors’ cost). Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts are required to submit to a pre-departure RT-PCR test only if the test is required for the country of destination (USD 100 traveler’s cost). The RT-PCR test will be taken 72 hours prior to departure. Example: If a person is staying 7 days, their pre-departure test will be on day 4; if a person is staying 14 days, their pre-departure test will be taken on day 11.

l) Travel Approved hotels for international travelers are:

    • Four Seasons
    • Golden Rock Inn
    • Marriott Beach Club
    • Montpelier Plantation & Beach
    • Paradise Beach
    • Park Hyatt
    • Royal St. Kitts Hotel
    • St. Kitts Marriott

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

About St. Kitts & Nevis

Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Step off the beaten track in this uncrowded quintessential Caribbean destination to discover a distinctive array of tourism activities and astonishing natural beauty.

Experiences ranging from one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birth place of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis bring the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Authentic “hidden gems” abound, including local restaurants that grill up the catch of the day to barefoot beach bars and private inlets for swimming or anchoring a sailing vessel or yacht.

Become immersed in nature with a hike up the rainforested Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, speedboating or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When the beach beckons, head to one of many secluded stretches of sand to soak in the Caribbean sun until at day’s end it silently slips below the horizon.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and .

 

 

 


 

 

 

July 29, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Advisory Update for Travelers from Brazil, India, South Africa & UK

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts (July 29, 2021) – St. Kitts & Nevis has further extended the travel advisory for travelers arriving from the U.K., Brazil, India and South Africa as of July 19, 2021 until August 31, 2021. Persons from the aforementioned destinations are advised not to travel to St. Kitts& Nevis at this time. Entry into the Federation will be denied. Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts & Nevis who are arriving from any of these countries must process their travel request through the online platform . Those who have been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more prior to their arrival will be required to quarantine for four (4) days upon arrival and await a negative RT-PCR Test taken on day four (4), before they can be released from quarantine. Those Citizens and Residents who have not been fully vaccinated for two weeks prior to their arrival will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

The decision to extend the advisory is based on the advice of the Ministry of Health and enacted by the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis through the National Covid-19 Task Force in the interest of protecting its borders and the health of its citizens. The Government is extending the advisory in response to Covid-19 variants that have originated in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and India. Of particular concern at this time is the Delta variant. The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation and will provide updates accordingly.

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

About St. Kitts & Nevis

Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Step off the beaten track in this uncrowded quintessential Caribbean destination to discover a distinctive array of tourism activities and astonishing natural beauty.

Experiences ranging from one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birth place of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis bring the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Authentic “hidden gems” abound, including local restaurants that grill up the catch of the day to barefoot beach bars and private inlets for swimming or anchoring a sailing vessel or yacht.

Become immersed in nature with a hike up the rainforested Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, speedboating or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When the beach beckons, head to one of many secluded stretches of sand to soak in the Caribbean sun until at day’s end it silently slips below the horizon.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and .

 

 

 


 

 

July 12, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Further Reduces Restrictions for International Air Travelers

 

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced, effective Monday, July 12, 2021, the Vacation in Place period for fully vaccinated international air travellers is reduced from nine days to three days, with testing on day four and the ability to fully integrate into the Federation upon receipt of a negative test result.

International borders remain open for travel by commercial air and sea vessels. Summer family travel is at its peak in July, thus the travel requirements for non-vaccinated children under 18 have been aligned with those of their parents:

  • Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are welcome.
  • Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents will observe the same period of Vacation in Place as their parents.

The increased vaccination rate in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, with 69.7% of the adult population having received one dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine and 57.6% of the adult population fully vaccinated, has achieved notable improvements over the past two weeks managing the number of Covid-19 cases since the first case of community spread was reported on May 19, resulting in 530 cases and three (3) deaths.

As announced on May 29, 2021 only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry to the Federation. Exemptions are in place for Citizens and Residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and children under the age of 18 coming from international destinations. All Travel Protocols and Requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. Please see .

Travel restrictions for the UK, Brazil, India and South Africa remain in place, with persons from the aforementioned destinations denied entry into the federation at this time.

The previously announced travel requirements for non-vaccinated travelers are null and void. Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers:

a) A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford) or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson).

b) Proof of vaccination is a scanned copy of the traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Upon submission of their vaccination card and completion of their travel authorization form, once verified, international travelers will receive authorization of their vaccination card and a KN number.

c) Traveler must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website , including uploading your proof of vaccination and proof of booking at a Travel Approved hotel.

d) Upon submission of a completed KNA travel form, the traveler must upload their 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.There are no exceptions to the 72-hour timeframe.

e) Upon submission of the copy of their official vaccination card and copy of their COVID -19 RT-PCR test negative result, the traveler’s information will be reviewed and they will receive the approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

f) For their trip, the traveler should bring a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

g) International travelers will undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Upon arrival, if a fully vaccinated traveler is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during the health screening, they can be required to undergo a RT- PCR test at the airport at their own cost (150 USD).

h) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air will be asked to Vacation in Place at a “Travel Approved” hotel for three days.

i) All fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are free to move throughout the “Travel Approved” hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities only.

j) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air and staying beyond three days are required to be tested on day four (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay and once their test is negative, they may integrate into the Federation.

k) Effective May 1, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are not required to submit an exit RT-PCR test. If a pre-departure test is still required for the country of destination, the RT-PCR test will be taken 72 hours prior to departure. Example: If a person is staying 7 days, their pre-departure test will be on day 4; if a person is staying 14 days, their pre-departure test will be taken on day 11.

l) Travel Approved hotels for international travelers are:

  • Four Seasons
  • Golden Rock Inn
  • Marriott Beach Club
  • Montpelier Plantation & Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Park Hyatt
  • Royal St. Kitts Hotel

 

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

About St. Kitts & Nevis

Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Step off the beaten track in this uncrowded quintessential Caribbean destination to discover a distinctive array of tourism activities and astonishing natural beauty.

Experiences ranging from one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birth place of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis bring the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Authentic “hidden gems” abound, including local restaurants that grill up the catch of the day to barefoot beach bars and private inlets for swimming or anchoring a sailing vessel or yacht.

Become immersed in nature with a hike up the rainforested Mt. Liamuiga in St. Kitts or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, speedboating or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When the beach beckons, head to one of many secluded stretches of sand to soak in the Caribbean sun until at day’s end it silently slips below the horizon.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and .

 

 


 

 

June 26, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Remains Open To International Travelers

 

On Friday, June 25, 2021, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that based on the surge in COVID-19 cases since the first case of community spread was reported on May 19, resulting in 428 cases and three (3) deaths, there will be a period of “Shelter in Place” enacted for St. Kitts. However, the “Restriction of Movement” remains in place for Nevis. International borders remain open for travel by commercial air and sea vessels.

  •  During the period of “Shelter in Place” in St. Kitts, visitors vacationing in place are being asked to verify with their hotels prior to arrival the respective activities they can do on property.
  • For those persons staying 7 – 14 days, no tours or attraction sites will be operated.

The period and guidelines for “Shelter in Place” for St. Kitts are listed below:

  •  “Shelter in Place” is enacted from 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 27 to 5:00 a.m. Thursday, July 1.
  •   There will be a period of “Restriction of Movement” for essential businesses from 6:00 a.m.  to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2.
  • “Shelter in Place” resumes from 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 2 to 5:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8.
  •  There will be a period of “Restriction of Movement” for essential businesses from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9.
  • “Shelter in Place” resumes from 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 9 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, July 11.

During the time of “Shelter in Place” in St. Kitts, international travelers vacationing in place are being asked to be aware that only essential business will be able to operate. This includes airports and seaports, “Travel Approved” Vacation in Place hotels and restaurants in those hotels catering to in-house guests.

As announced on May 29, 2021 only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry to the Federation. Exemptions are in place for Citizens and Residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and children under the age of 18 coming from international destinations. All Travel Protocols and Requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. Please see

With the summer family travel season underway, please note the travel requirements for non-vaccinated children under 18:

  •  Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are welcome.
  •  If the family is staying 9 days or less, the current Vacation in Place guidelines apply.
  •  If the family is staying 10 days or more, the parents and the child will have to Vacation in  Place until day 14 when the child and adults will be tested.
  • Vaccinated parents traveling with a non-vaccinated child will not be allowed to integrate into the Federation until after the child is tested on day 14 and the test results come back negative.

The previously announced travel requirements for non-vaccinated travelers are null and void. Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers:

a) A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford) or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson).

b) Proof of vaccination is a scanned copy of the traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Upon submission of their vaccination card and completion of their travel authorization form, once verified, international travelers will receive authorization of their vaccination card and a KN number.

c) Traveler must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (), including uploading your proof of vaccination and proof of booking at a Travel Approved hotel.

d) Upon submission of a completed KNA travel form, the traveler must upload their 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. There are no exceptions to the 72-hour timeframe.

e) Upon submission of the copy of their official vaccination card and copy of their COVID -19 RT-PCR test negative result, the traveler’s information will be reviewed and they will receive the approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

f) For their trip, the traveler should bring a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

g) International travelers will undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Upon arrival, if a fully vaccinated traveler is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during the health screening, they can be required to undergo a RT- PCR test at the airport at their own cost (150 USD).

h) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air will be asked to Vacation in Place at a “Travel Approved” hotel for nine (9) days.

i) All fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are free to move throughout the “Travel Approved” hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities only.

j) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air and staying beyond 9 days are required to be tested on day 9 (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay and once their test is negative, they may integrate into the Federation, but will need to follow the restricted movement protocols June 12 – June 26.

k) Effective May 1, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are not required to submit an exit RT-PCR test. If a pre-departure test is still required for the country of destination, the RT-PCR test will be taken 72 hours prior to departure. Example: If a person is staying 7 days, their pre-departure test will be on day 4; if a person is staying 14 days, their pre-departure test will be taken on day 11.

l) Travel Approved hotels for international travelers are:

  •  Four Seasons
  •  Golden Rock Inn
  •  Marriott Beach Club
  •  Montpelier Plantation & Beach
  •  Paradise Beach
  •  Park Hyatt
  •  Royal St. Kitts Hotel

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

 

 


 

 

 

June 12, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Implements Restriction of Movement- Borders Still Open To International Travelers

 

On Friday, June 11, 2021, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced a period of restriction of movement. The period and guidelines for the restriction of movement are listed below.

Commencing on Saturday June 12, 2021 to Saturday June 26, 2021:

  • Movement is restricted from 6:00 p.m. of each day until 5:00 a.m. the following day.
  • International borders remain open for travel by commercial air and sea vessels.
  • During this period of restriction of movement, visitors vacationing in place are being asked to verify with their hotels prior to arrival the respective activities they can do on property.
  • For those persons staying 7 – 14 days, no tours or attraction sites will be operated.

During this time, we are asking international travelers vacationing in place to be aware that only essential business will be able to operate. This includes airports and seaports, “Travel Approved” hotels or quarantine facilities, approved taxi operators, approved ferry operators, bakeries, supermarkets, pharmacies, private medical facilities, banks and other businesses where employees can practice social distancing and hygiene protocols. Restaurants can operate only for delivery and takeout, with the exception of restaurants in “Vacation in Place” Travel Approved hotels catering to their in-house guests.

As announced on May 29, 2021 only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry to the Federation. Exemptions are in place for Citizens and Residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and children under the age of 18 coming from international destinations. All Travel Protocols and Requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis.

With the summer family travel season underway, please note the travel requirements for non-vaccinated children under 18:

  • Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are welcome.
  • If the family is staying 9 days or less, the current Vacation in Place guidelines apply.
  • If the family is staying 10 days or more, the parents and the child will have to Vacation in Place until day 14 when the child and adults will be tested.
  • Vaccinated parents traveling with a non-vaccinated child will not be allowed to integrate into the Federation until after the child is tested on day 14 and the test results come back negative.

The previously announced travel requirements for non-vaccinated travelers are null and void. Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers:

a) A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford) or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson).

b) Proof of vaccination is a scanned copy of the traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Upon submission of their vaccination card and completion of their travel authorization form, once verified, international travelers will receive authorization of their vaccination card and a KN number.

c) Traveler must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website www.knatravelform.kn, including uploading your proof of vaccination and proof of booking at a Travel Approved hotel.

d) Upon submission of a completed KNA travel form, the traveler must upload their 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. There are no exceptions to the 72-hour timeframe.

e) Upon submission of the copy of their official vaccination card and copy of their COVID -19 RT-PCR test negative result, the traveler’s information will be reviewed and they will receive the approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

f) For their trip, the traveler should bring a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

g) International travelers will undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Upon arrival, if a fully vaccinated traveler is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during the health screening, they can be required to undergo a RT- PCR test at the airport at their own cost (150 USD).

h) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air will be asked to Vacation in Place at a “Travel Approved” hotel for nine (9) days.

i) All fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are free to move throughout the “Travel Approved” hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities only.

j) Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air and staying beyond 9 days are required to be tested on day 9 (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay and once their test is negative, they may integrate into the Federation, but will need to follow the restricted movement protocols June 12 – June 26.

k) Effective May 1, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air are not required to submit an exit RT-PCR test. If a pre-departure test is still required for the country of destination, the RT-PCR test will be taken 72 hours prior to departure. Example: If a person is staying 7 days, their pre-departure test will be on day 4; if a person is staying 14 days, their pre-departure test will be taken on day 11.

l) Travel Approved hotels for international travelers are:

  • Four Seasons
  • Golden Rock Inn
  • Marriott Beach Club
  • Montpelier Plantation & Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Park Hyatt
  • Royal St. Kitts Hotel

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

 

 


 

 

 

June 5, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Advisory Update for Travelers from Brazil, India, South Africa & UK

Basseterre, St. Kitts (June 5, 2021) – St. Kitts & Nevis has extended the travel advisory for travelers arriving from the U.K., Brazil, India and South Africa as of June 5, 2021, until June 12, 2021. Persons from the aforementioned destinations are advised not to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis at this time. Entry into the Federation will be denied. Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts & Nevis who are arriving from any of these countries must process their travel request through the online platform www.knatravelform.kn and will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, even if they have been fully vaccinated for two weeks or more prior to their arrival.

The decision to extend the advisory is based on the advice of the Ministry of Health and enacted by the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis through the National Covid-19 Task Force in the interest of protecting its borders and the health of its citizens. The Government is extending the advisory in response to Covid-19 variants that have originated in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and India. The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation and will provide updates accordingly.

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

 

 

 


May 26, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Open Only to Fully Vaccinated Travelers Effective May 29

The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris announced last evening that based on the cluster of 16 new cases of COVID-19, the first of which was reported on May 19, 2021, involving a national with no travel history, the Government would immediately enact a series of initiatives in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Currently, the Federation has a total number of 64 confirmed COVID -19 cases with 45 cases fully recovered and zero deaths. The 19 new patents are stable and are being monitored. While the extensive contact tracing proceeds, new travel requirements for International Travelers were announced:

  1. Effective May 29, 2021, only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry into St. Kitts & Nevis. Exemptions for Citizens and Residents.
  2. With the summer family travel season beginning considerations have been made for families traveling with children. The following will apply to non-vaccinated children under 18:

    • Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are welcome.
    • If the family is staying 9 days or less, the current Vacation in Place guidelines apply.
    • If the family is staying 10 days or more, the parents and the child will have to Vacation in Place until day 14 when the child will be tested.
    • Vaccinated parents traveling with a non-vaccinated child will not be allowed to integrate into the Federation until after the child is tested on day 14 and the test results come back negative.
  3. A curfew was imposed from 11p.m. to 5a.m. daily, starting May 25 for 14-days.

Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers. The previously announced travel requirements for non-vaccinated travelers are null and void.

  1. A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford) or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson). The traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will be accepted as proof.
  2. Traveler must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website www.knatravelform.kn. Once the Travel Authorization Form is completed, the traveler must submit a copy of their official Vaccination Card (back and front scan). The vaccination card must be sent for verification via email or WhatsApp. The date of arrival and the KN number generated on their completed KNA travel form must be included.

    1. Vaccination Record cards may be submitted via one of two methods:

      • WhatsApp Phone Numbers - 869-762-0238 or 869-765-4880
      • Email - officeofcmo@gov.kn, Subject line: Vaccination Card
    2. Upon review, the Chef Medical Officer will email the acceptance status of the traveler’s vaccination card.
  3. Upon submission of a completed KNA travel form and approval of their vaccination card, the traveler must upload their 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. There are no exceptions to the 72-hour timeframe.
  4. Upon receipt of the copy of the COVID -19 RT-PCR test negative result and their official vaccination card, the traveler’s information will be reviewed, and they will receive the approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).

  5. For their trip, the traveler should bring a copy of the negative COVID- 19 RT-PCR test and their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card as proof of completion of their vaccination. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.
  6. Travelers will undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Upon arrival, if a fully vaccinated traveler is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during the health screening, they can be required to undergo a RT- PCR test at the airport at their own cost (150 USD).
  7. Fully vaccinated air travelers will be asked to “Vacation in Place” at a Travel Approved hotel for nine (9) days.
  8. All fully vaccinated air travelers are free to move throughout the Travel Approved hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities only.
  9. Fully vaccinated air travelers staying beyond 9 days are required to be tested on day 9 (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay and once their test is negative, they may integrate into the Federation participating in tours, attractions, restaurants, beach bars, retail shopping, etc.
  10. Effective May 1, 2021 fully vaccinated air travelers are not required to submit an exit RT-PCR test. If a pre-departure test is still required for the country of destination, the RT-PCR test will be taken 72 hours prior to departure. Example: If a person is staying 7 days, their pre-departure test will be on day 4; if a person is staying 14 days, their pre-departure test will be taken on day 11.
  11. Travel Approved hotels for international travelers are:

    • Four Seasons
    • Golden Rock Inn
    • Mariott Vacation Beach Club
    • Montpelier Plantation & Beach
    • Paradise Beach
    • Park Hyatt
    • Royal St. Kitts Hotel

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

 

 

 


 

 

May 13, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Advisory Update for Travelers from Brazil, India, South Africa & UK

Basseterre, St. Kitts (May 13, 2021) – St. Kitts & Nevis has extended the travel advisory for travelers arriving from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa as of May 4 to June 4, 2021. The travel advisory now includes India. Persons from the aforementioned destinations are advised not to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis at this time. Entry into the Federation will be denied. Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts & Nevis who are arriving from any of these countries must process their travel request through the online platform www.knatravelform.kn and will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, even if they have been fully vaccinated.

The decision to extend and expand the advisory is based on the advice of the Ministry of Health and enacted by the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis through the National Covid-19 Task Force in the interest of protecting its borders and the health of its citizens. The Government is extending the advisory in response to Covid-19 variants that have originated in the UK, Brazil and South Africa and the widespread rates of Covid-19 currently being experienced in India. The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation and will provide updates accordingly.

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

 

 


 

 

April 30, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Requirements for Fully Vaccinated International Air Travelers

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris announced a change to the travel requirements for those International Travelers, arriving by air, who have been fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 effective May 1, 2021. 

International travelers who are fully vaccinated are required to submit their official Vaccination Record Card when completing their travel authorization process at www.knatravelform.kn, in addition to their 72-hour RT-PCR test and other required arriving passenger documentation. 

Please see below the travel requirements for international air travelers effective May 1, 2021:

a) A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford) or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson). The traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will be accepted as proof. 

b) Fully vaccinated air travelers will be asked to “Vacation in Place” at a Travel Approved hotel for only nine (9) days vs. the current 14 days. 

c) Effective May 20, 2021 fully vaccinated air travelers will be allowed to enter the destination’s sporting venues. 

d) Traveler must 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. For their trip, they should bring a copy of the negative COVID- 19 RT-PCR test and their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card as proof of completion of their vaccination. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

e) Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire. Upon arrival, if a fully vaccinated traveler is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 during the health screening, they can be required to undergo a RT- PCR test at the airport at their own cost (150 USD).

f) All fully vaccinated air travelers are free to move throughout the Travel Approved hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities only. 

g) Fully vaccinated air travelers staying beyond 9 days are required to be tested on day 9 (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay and once their test is negative, they may integrate into the Federation participating in tours, attractions, restaurants, beach bars, retail shopping, etc.

h) Effective May 1, 2021 fully vaccinated air travelers are not required to submit an exit RT-PCR test. If a pre-departure test is still required for the country of destination, the RT-PCR test will be taken 72 hours prior to departure. Example: If a person is staying 7 days, their pre-departure test will be on day 4; if a person is staying 14 days, their pre-departure test will be taken on day 11. 

i) Travel Approved hotels for international travelers are: 

     • Four Seasons

     • Golden Rock Inn

     • Mariott Vacation Beach Club

     • Montpelier Plantation & Beach

     • Paradise Beach

     • Park Hyatt

     • Royal St. Kitts Hotel

     • St. Kitts Mariott Resort

 
International travelers arriving by air who are not fully vaccinated must continue to abide by the following requirements:  

a) Complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (<a href="https://www.knatravelform.kn/" target="_blank"

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