St Kitts – Nevis one of 31 countries not required to quarantine on entry to New York

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts – International travelers coming from St Kitts and Nevis will not be subject to a mandatory quarantine upon entry to New York, as the Federation is one of 31 exempted countries/territories outlined in a new executive order signed by Governor Andrew. M. Cuomo on September 28, 2020.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently assessed the Federation’s COVID-19 risk as very low and designated it as “No Travel Health Notice” required, having had only 19 cases of the Coronavirus, no community spread and no deaths. Further, St Kitts and Nevis have one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test recognized as the gold standard of testing.

The executive order reminds international travelers entering New York from Level 2 and 3 countries to quarantine and fill out the NYS Department of Health traveler health form. The form can be found on the official government website of New York.

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