The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis will reopen its borders to international commercial flights and travellers on October 31st. The entry protocols and requirements have been announced. This was announced by Prime Minister Timothy Harris during the monthly press conference held at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). According to officials, this decision comes after careful consideration with the country’s Chief Medical Officer. St Kitts and Nevis first closed borders to international visitors on March 25th.
According to Hazel Laws, the Chief Medical Officer, in order to minimise risk, all travellers will fall into one of two categories: those coming from the CARICOM Travel Bubble and those who are international visitors. Those coming from nations inside the bubble will have to provide a negative PCR test while individuals coming from outside the bubble will have a variety of COVID-approved accommodations to choose from. St Kitts and Nevis was also recently designated as a “No Travel Notice” required destination by the Centers for Disease Control due to having only 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with zero deaths.
“We have been working diligently to prepare for this reopening to ensure that we are ready to welcome travellers by training and certifying local businesses and individuals in the health and safety protocols they are required to meet and be certified in to be permitted to operate,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay F. P. Grant in a separate statement.
CARICOM Travel Bubble countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Other Member States and Associate Members will be allowed to participate when they meet the criteria.