St Kitts – Nevis reduces restrictions for international air travelers and cruise passengers

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Effective Saturday, December 11, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers, nationals and locals arriving by Air into the Federation are no longer required to test upon arrival or Vacation in Place (quarantine) for 24-hours while awaiting test results.

Fully Vaccinated cruise passengers upon arrival at Port Zante, Charlestown or South Friars are now allowed to fully integrate (Free Flow) into the Federation.

Only vaccinated travelers may visit St Kitts and Nevis

Effective December 11, 2021, all children 12 and older must also be fully vaccinated in order to travel to St Kitts and Nevis. Exemptions are in place for citizens and residents of the Federation of S. Kitts and Nevis and also for children 11 and under who are accompanying their fully vaccinated parents or guardians. All travelers must submit negative test results from an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.

“The end of our Vacation in Place protocol for Air Travelers and Free Flow for Cruise passengers are major achievements in our phased approach to tourism recovery in the Covid 19 Pandemic,” said Lindsay F.P. Grant, minister of tourism, transport and ports. “We will maintain all tourism protocols through Travel Approved Certification for both air and cruise passengers. All stakeholders must be vaccinated to operate Travel Approved taxi/tours, attractions, excursions, restaurants, bars, or provide vendor services such as hair braiding. We are confident that our continued focus on a phased reopening will enable a meaningful rebound of the industry.”

Travelers must continue to show proof of vaccination to visit attractions or book tour experiences. Excursions must be scheduled through the concierge desk at Travel Approved Hotels or Resorts, and must utilize Travel Approved Taxis.

“The evolution of our protocols and the end of our Vacation in Place quarantine will make St Kitts and Nevis even more competitive for travelers planning trips for 2022,” said Racquel Brown, chief executive officer of the St Kitts Tourism Authority. “With seamless integration into the Federation, travelers can enjoy our quintessential Caribbean that engages the senses.”

This change comes on the heels of other significant announcements. International travelers can now plan overnight stays at multiple hotels, or book a twin island getaway between St Kitts and Nevis. Fully vaccinated Nationals and Residents are also able to book hotel stays for staycation experiences, and can enter the Port Zante site while cruise ships are in port. Individuals must show a photo ID alongside a photocopy or original vaccination card in order to enter retail stores, bars, restaurants and casino.

All travel protocols and requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis, including the submission of negative test results from an RT PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival. Please see https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-requirements.

International travelers who would like to stay at a private rental home or condo must stay at a property that has been pre-approved as a quarantine housing at their own cost, including security. Please submit request to info@stkittstourism.kn

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