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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Saint Kitts and Nevis
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Saint Kitts and Nevis


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): High -

Essential businesses operational but with significant disruption.

Healthcare systems under pressure, even in LOW and MEDIUM Medical risk-rated countries, likely delaying access to non-life threatening but urgent care. Existing security concerns may be increasingly exacerbated by the socio-economic pressures of COVID-19 on the systems and/or diversion of resources. Further reduced avenues of recourse for in-country medical/security issues especially in HIGH/EXTREME rated security environments, with knock-on impacts on operational sustainability.  Highly disruptive BCP mitigation actions in effect, such as temporary suspension of all but essential activities. 

RestrictionsInboundInternational travellers, including children, must:
- Complete the entry form found here: https://www.knatravelform.kn/ and submit a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of travel at an approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
- Provide proof of booked accommodation at an approved hotel for international travellers. The list of approved hotels can be found here: https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-advisory-update
- Undergo a health screen at the airport with a temperature check and health questionnaire.
- Download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile application.
- For the first seven days, guests will be allowed to move around hotel property and partake in hotel activities.
- Travellers will be tested again on days seven and 14 at their own expense. If a negative test is achieved on day seven, the traveller will be allowed access to approved tourist attraction sites. If a negative test is achieved on day 14, they will be allowed to integrate into society. Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to leave quarantine on day nine if their test from day seven comes back negative. If the visit is for fewer than seven days, the traveller must undergo a test two days prior to departure.
- Travellers must get tested prior departure. If the result is positive, the traveller is not allowed to depart and must remain in isolation at their own cost.
- Travellers must use COVID-19-certified taxis or ground transport between the airport, hotel and approved tourist sites. Travellers going to Nevis will have to use COVID-19-certified sea taxis.
- Fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from quarantine requirements.
(Until further notice)
- Returning nationals and residents may stay at a COVID-19 certified hotel. Approved accommodations for returning nationals and residents can be found here: https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-advisory-update
- Returning nationals are allowed to self-isolate at home if pre-approved by the authorities and they employ private security at their own expense.
- Transiting passengers must also have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result. They will not be permitted to leave the airport. They will undergo a health screen upon arrival and if they test positive, they will undergo a period of isolation at their expense at one of the approved hotels.
- Passengers entering by sea ports of entry must also fill out the Customs, Border, and Health entry form and include evidence of a negative PCR test. Their vessel must quarantine at one of six ports. The prescribed quarantine time will be determined by the transit time between the last port of call and the date of arrival into the federation. Yachts over 60 feet (18 metres) must quarantine at Christophe Harbor in St Kitts. Yachts under 60 feet must quarantine at Ballas Bay in St Kitts or Pinney's Beach and Gallows in Nevis.
(Until further notice)
OutboundTravellers will get tested 48 to 72 hours prior departure. If the test result is positive, the traveller is not allowed to depart and must remain in isolation at their own cost. Travellers staying seven nights or fewer must take a PCR test two days prior to departure. The test will be done on the hotel property and its date and time will be determined by the Ministry of Health.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticFace masks are mandatory in public areas.
(Until further notice)
Curfew and stay-at-home orders have been lifted. Social distancing and physical distancing restrictions still apply. The state of emergency has been extended.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for St Kitts and Nevis

COVID-19 information for St Kitts and Nevis

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime represents the main risk to business travellers, but rates are low. Incidents of burglary, armed robbery and assault have been known to take place, along with the normal petty crime that is present in all resort areas. Crime is generally confined to outlying neighbourhoods, but no area is crime-free. Business travellers should adopt sensible security precautions at all times to reduce the risk of exposure to crime.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Saint Kitts and Nevis
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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PolioAll travellers coming from polio-endemic
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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