New Immigration And Customs Form To Be Launched Today Ahead Of SKN Borders Reopening
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 28th , 2020 (ZIZ News):
By: Chaïra Flanders
A new Immigration and Customs form is being launched today, Wednesday October 28 2020 for travellers preparing to visit St. Kitts and Nevis after the reopening of borders on Saturday October 31.
This was revealed by Chief Immigration Officer, (CIO) Merclyn Hughes during Tuesday’s edition of Leadership Matters on ZIZ. She used the opportunity to inform the public that all persons seeking entry must meet specific requirements.
“All travellers to St. Kitts and Nevis, must complete a pre-arrival Online Immigration and Customs form at least 24 hours before arrival. The online form will also include personal health information which includes evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test done within 72 hours or 3 days of travel”, she said.
Hughes also highlighted the importance of having a valid email to allow a smooth process of form submission.
“Passengers must have a valid email and once the form is completed and submitted, the passenger will receive an automatic reply in that email thanking you for successfully submitting your form. The information would be reviewed by agents from Immigration. Customs, Health and the Ministry of National Security. Upon approval, passengers will be notified by email with further instructions on entry into St. Kitts and Nevis”, the CIO explained.
She said in the case where a passenger is rejected, that individual will be notified and advised to contact the Ministry of National Security. Once approval is granted to enter St. Kitts and Nevis, a confirmation email will be sent.
The CIO outlined the steps that follow the confirmation email once permission to enter the twin island federation has been granted.
“The email must be saved to a mobile device or it must be printed. The information which includes a receipt number and a QR Code which must be presented to Immigration and Customs official upon arrival”, she explained.
The new immigration form will be launched at a special National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) briefing at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel later this afternoon.
The online form will be available at www.knatravelform.kn