St. Kitts And Nevis Reopens Borders To International Travelers
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 31st , 2020 (ZIZ News):
St. Kitts and Nevis reopened its borders to international travellers on Saturday October 31 2020 after a 7 month closure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this time, the Federation will observe a phased reopening with specific entry and travel requirements to be observed by visitors. The travel requirements outlined here are for Phase 1 which will designate visitors into three categories: Travelers from the CARICOM Member States that are part of the “Caribbean bubble”, International travelers outside the “Caribbean bubble” and Returning Nationals/Residents.
Travelers from within the “Caribbean bubble” include those traveling from Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia & St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Travelers from the “Caribbean Bubble” can stay at private homes, condos, villas or “Travel Approved” certified hotel properties including Hermitage Inn, Hamilton Beach Villas & Spa, Montpelier Plantation & Beach, Golden Rock Inn, Sugar Bay Club and Timothy Beach Resort.
International travellers include persons coming from outside of the “Caribbean bubble” including the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa and South America. These travelers must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the website, www.knatravelform.kn and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72-hours of travel from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory; 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.
Approved hotels for international travelers are Four Seasons, Koi Resort by Curio, Hilton
Marriott Vacation Beach Club, Paradise Beach Nevis, Park Hyatt, Royal St. Kitts Hotel and the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
All residents and visitors alike are asked to follow basic health and safety protocols of frequent handwashing and or sanitizing, maintaining the required social and physical distancing as well as mandatory mask wearing during this time.
St. Kitts is expected to receive its first commercial flight on November 7th. This flight will be an American airlines flight from Miami.
On March 25, 2020, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis closed the borders to all commercial airline flights to protect citizens and residents against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.