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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 (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. Please note, acceptable COVID-19 PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

b) Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.

c) 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities. 

d) 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.  

e) 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.

f) All travelers are required take a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) 48 to 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. Those travelers staying 72 hours or less, will complete the test upon arrival at RLB International Airport. 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. 

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


April 22, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis to Welcome Back Seabourn Odyssey in July

St. Kitts & Nevis is pleased to announce its inclusion on the itinerary of the Seabourn Odyssey, a ship in the ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise line, which resumes Caribbean sailings late July, 2021. The 7-day itinerary includes Antigua, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Maarten. The Odyssey will be calling in St. Kitts every week and is our first scheduled port of call for the phased re-opening for cruise tourism, announced Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports today.

“We look forward to welcoming Seabourn Odyssey to St. Kitts. The benefits of the cruise industry have been vital to the economies of St. Kitts & Nevis and we are delighted to welcome our first vessel back, as we begin our phased approach to resume cruise tourism,” said Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports. “It has been a long 13 months and the re-opening of cruise signals the continued rebuilding of tourism and our economy. We see our cruise industry returning with a fervor and we are working hard to ensure it happens safely, proficiently and promptly.

While not the official opening of the cruise sector, which is projected for October 2021, later this year, when St. Kitts and Nevis would have achieved herd immunity. The minimum protocols for any cruise ship, visiting in St. Kitts & Nevis include:

  1. All crew and all passengers over the age of 18 must be vaccinated.
  2. All passengers, crew and children under the age of 18 must present a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of homeport embarkation.
  3. Only bubble vaccinated tours and attractions will be offered to cruise passengers.
  4. All personnel interacting with cruise vessel operations including ship agents, port staff, taxi and tour operators must be vaccinated.

The Ministry of Tourism and St. Kitts Tourism Authority are currently working with all taxi/tour operators and attractions, to ensure compliance with the vaccination requirements, health and safety protocols for cruise to be Travel Approved.

“We continue to work with our stakeholders on the resumption of cruise, just as we did for the phased reopening for Stay Over on October 31st, 2020,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “Safety of our nationals, residents and visitor remains a top priority for us and we are working to ensure passengers can enjoy the exceptional and diverse attributes of the destination and can have a memorable shore experience while being confident in their safety.”

Seabourn is recognized as one of the world’s leading luxury cruise lines. Its boutique ships are known for their all-suite accommodations and their industry-leading service. Known for providing its guests with unique experiences, selecting St. Kitts as a destination on its itinerary reinforces the island’s position as an attractive destination that offers guests one-of-a-kind experiences.

St. Kitts & Nevis closed its borders on March 25, 2020 and reopened to international travel on October 31, 2020 with some of the most comprehensive travel requirements in the region. To-date, the Federation has reported only 44 confirmed cases of Covid, with no community spread and no deaths. As of today 11,848, people have been vaccinated.

In recent years St. Kitts has become a major cruise destination. The island’s attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress, the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, and Caribelle Batik where artisans maintain the ancient wax-dye method are unique experiences that continue to attract visitors.

 

 


 

 

 

March 23, 2021

St. Kitts & Nevis Extends Travel Advisory for Travelers from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa Through to April 7th

St. Kitts & Nevis has extended the travel advisory for travelers arriving from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa through to April 7, 2021. Persons from the aforementioned destinations are advised not to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis at this time. Any International Traveler who arrives from the UK, Brazil or South Africa will be required to quarantine at their hotel and not “vacation in place” for the duration of their stay in the Federation or mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

The decision to extend the travel advisory comes as a result of the Government’s interest in protecting the people of St. Kitts & Nevis in response to the three variants that have been identified in the aforementioned countries. The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation and will provide updates on the situation 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.

 

 


 

 

 

January 29, 2021

Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
Update #8

St. Kitts & Nevis has added Montpelier Plantation & Beach to the list of Travel Approved hotels for international travelers. Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a luxury boutique hotel in Nevis.

Please note, acceptable COVID-19 PCR tests must be taken by nasopharyngeal sample. Self-samples, rapid tests, or home tests will be considered invalid.

All travelers are now required to take a RT-PCR test 48 to 72 hours prior to departure.

All other travel requirements outlined below remain unchanged and should be referred to by those planning a trip 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:

      • 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. Tests completed at a LabCorp location are currently not accepted.
      • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
      • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.
      • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
      • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a 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).
      • 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.
      • All travelers are now required to take a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) 48 to 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. Golden Rock Inn
      3. Marriott Vacation Beach Club
      4. Montpelier Plantation & Beach
      5. Paradise Beach
      6. Park Hyatt
      7. Royal St. Kitts Hotel
      8. 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.

    2. 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.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.
      • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
      • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

      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 Bird Rock Apartment Complex is USD 500.00, Koi Resort is USD 60.00/night for a standard room and USD 90.00/night for a suite, OTI is USD 500.00, Ocean’s Edge is USD 800.00, and 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. Bird Rock Apartment Complex
        2. Koi Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton
        3. Ocean's Edge
        4. Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
        5. Oualie Beach Resort
        6. Potworks
        7. Royal St. Kitts Hotel

       

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

      • 1-7 days: National/Resident visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
      • 8-14 days: National/Resident visitors will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100 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).
      • 14 days or longer: National/Resident visitors will need to undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100 cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
    3. In Transit Passengers
      Passengers who are in-transit at RLB Airport must observe the following requirements:

      • Show a negative COVID-19 RT-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 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:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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).

    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 (www.stkittstourism.kn) and Nevis Tourism Authority (www.nevisisland.com) websites for updates and information.

     


     

    January 5, 2021

    St. Kitts & Nevis Extends Suspension of
    British Airways Service from the UK

    St. Kitts & Nevis has extended the suspension of service from the UK until January 16, 2021. Any International Traveler who arrives from the UK will be required to quarantine at their hotel and not “vacation in place” for the duration of their stay in the Federation or mandatory 14 day quarantine period.

    The UK has reported a new strain of coronavirus which, according to the WHO, has “increased transmissibility.” As such, several nations around the world have suspended travel from the UK until more is known about the Covid-19 varient. The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation in the UK and will update the protocols accordingly.

    All persons who have arrived to St. Kitts from the UK to-date were required to present a negative RT-PCR test upon arrival, underwent a health screening at the airport and will remain at their approved hotel and undergo serial testing for the duration of their stay in St. Kitts & Nevis.

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

     


     

     

    December 23, 2020

    Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
    Update #7

    St. Kitts & Nevis has added a new property to the list of quarantine accommodations for Nationals/Residents.

    Please note there has been a change in testing costs for Nationals/Residents who are required to quarantine for 14 days in a government facility in the Federation for the Public Holidays Saturday, December 26th, 2020 and Saturday, January 2nd 2021. The change is an increase of 50% to the USD100 base test cost, should they wish to have tests on the public holidays of December 26th, 2020 and January 2nd, 2021.

    The Federation is currently not accepting RT-PCR tests for International Travelers, Nationals/Residents and Non-Nationals/Non-Residents conducted by LabCorp.

    For United Kingdom travelers, please see the most recent press release for news on British Airways.

    All other travel requirements outlined below remain unchanged and should be referred to by those planning a trip 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:

        • 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. Tests completed at a LabCorp location are currently not accepted.
        • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
        • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.
        • 1-7 days: visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
        • 8-14 days: visitors will undergo a 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).
        • 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.
        • 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. Golden Rock Inn
        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.

      2. 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.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.
        • Undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
        • Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app to be used for the first 14 days of travel or less.

        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 Bird Rock Apartment Complex is USD 500.00, OTI is USD 500.00, Ocean’s Edge is USD 800.00, and 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. Bird Rock Apartment Complex
          2. Ocean's Edge
          3. Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
          4. Oualie Beach Resort
          5. Potworks
          6. Royal St. Kitts Hotel

        Please note, for Nationals and Residents who wish to have RT-PCR Tests conducted on the public holidays Saturday, December 26, 2020 and Saturday, January 2, 2021 who are in quarantine in the Federation, there is a 50% increase to the USD 100 test cost.

        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: National/Resident visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
        • 8-14 days: National/Resident visitors will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100 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).
        • 14 days or longer: National/Resident visitors will need to undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 100 cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
      3. In Transit Passengers
        Passengers who are in-transit at RLB Airport must observe the following requirements:

        • Show a negative COVID-19 RT-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 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:

      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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 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).

      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 (www.stkittstourism.kn) and Nevis Tourism Authority (www.nevisisland.com) websites for updates and information.

       


       

      December 23, 2020

      St. Kitts & Nevis Temporarily Suspends
      British Airways Service from the UK

      St. Kitts & Nevis has temporarily suspended British Airways flights from the UK effective Saturday, December 26, 2020 to January 2, 2021. An update will be given in relation to the Federation resuming service. In addition, any International Traveler who arrives from the UK will be required to quarantine at their hotel and not “Vacation in Place” for the duration of their stay or mandatory 14 day quarantine in the Federation, for December 26, 2020 to January 2, 2021.

      The UK has reported a new strain of coronavirus which, according to the WHO, has “increased transmissibility.” As such, several nations around the world have suspended travel from the UK until more is known about the Covid-19 varient. The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation in the UK and will update the protocols accordingly.

      All persons who have arrived to St. Kitts from the UK to-date were required to present a negative RT-PCR test upon arrival, underwent a health screening at the airport and will remain at their approved hotel and undergo serial testing for the duration of their stay in St. Kitts & Nevis.

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

       


       

      December 11, 2020

      Travel Requirements for St. Kitts & Nevis
      Update #6

      St. Kitts & Nevis has added a new property to the list of Travel Approved hotels for International Travelers and a new quarantine property for Nationals/Residents as the twin-island nation welcomes more visitors and returning Nationals/Residents to its shores. All other travel requirements outlined below remain unchanged and should be referred to by those planning a trip 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:

          • 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.
          • 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 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).
          • 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.
          • 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. Golden Rock Inn
          3. Koi Resort, by Curio, Hilton
          4. Marriott Vacation Beach Club
          5. Paradise Beach
          6. Park Hyatt
          7. Royal St. Kitts Hotel
          8. 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.

        2. 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.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.
          • 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 Bird Rock Apartment Complex is USD 500.00, 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. Bird Rock Apartment Complex
          2. Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI)
          3. Oualie Beach Resort
          4. Potworks
          5. Royal St. Kitts Hotel

          Any traveler in this category who wishes to stay in one of the eight (8) 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 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).
          • 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.
        3. In Transit Passengers
          Passengers who are in-transit at RLB Airport must observe the following requirements:

          • Show a negative COVID-19 RT-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 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:

        • 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.
        • 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.
        • 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 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 currently rates St. Kitts & Nevis as Level 1: Low Risk of COVID-19, having had only 27 cases of the coronavirus, no deaths and no community spread.

        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.</li<
        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 (www.stkittstourism.kn) and Nevis Tourism Authority (www.nevisisland.com) websites for updates and information.

         


         

        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 m
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