Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 3, 2020 (ZIZ News):
By: Chaïra Flanders
A policy has been put in place to allow returning nationals wanting to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis to apply for pre-approved home quarantine.
At the September 2 edition of the NEOC daily briefing, Chairman of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Abdias Samuel, revealed that pre-approved home quarantine site applications will now be accepted.
He explained the process which he says begins when persons contact the COVID-19 Taskforce via email.
“All you have to do now is apply to the Taskforce via the COVID-19 email address which is email@example.com. After that, an inspection will be done on the property. After the inspection is done, you will then have to reach out to the office of the Commissioner of Police for the security that will be prescribed to you which you have to contract and that will be at your cost. After that is done, then you will be given the necessary permissions to utilize the particular facility”, he said.
Returning nationals and residents on charter flights are the only persons currently allowed to enter the island.
Every traveller is tested before arriving in the country and again immediately after entry. A 14-day mandatory quarantine in a government-designated facility follows and then another test on the 14th day.