Government Extends Travel Ban For Travellers From Brazil, The United Kingdom And South Africa
Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 16th 2021 (ZIZ News) The Government has further extended a previous travel advisory Applying to travellers from Brazil, the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa.
Persons intending to travel from these aforementioned destinations are once again advised not to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis at this time.
The advisory which was originally issued on February 7, 2021 has been further extended for an additional 30 days, effective April 8, 2021.
The decision comes amid three new variants of Covid-19 – from Brazil, South Africa and the UK – being identified in a number of CARICOM territories since February.
According to a statement, these variants continue to be cause for concern for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, particularly as this UK mutation of the original virus is deemed to be far more transmissible and has a higher likelihood of death from the symptoms of Covid-19.
The statement advises that persons intending to travel from these aforementioned destinations must be approved by the Ministry of National Security, following the process stipulated on the online platform www.knatravelform.kn.
Citizens and legal residents returning from any of the aforementioned countries will not be denied reentry into the Country, but must also process their travel requests through the online platform www.knatravelform.kn.