St. Kitts and Nevis lift travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Dec 12, 2021

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While other parts of the world are re-implementing new COVID-19 restrictions due to the new omicron variant, St. Kitts and Nevis are making it easier for people to visit the dual-island country.

As of Dec. 11,  fully vaccinated travelers no longer have to take a PCR test upon arrival, and will also be able to skip the 24-hour quarantine period. As TPG reported several months ago, only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed onto St. Kitts and Nevis. Children 12 and older are now also required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country. There are exemptions for citizens and residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as for children under the age of 12 who are accompanying their fully vaccinated parents or guardians.

Unvaccinated travelers are still unable to visit the islands.

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Canons at Brimstone Hill Fort, St. Kitts. (Photo by Simon Crockett)

In addition to easing entry requirements, the country is also reopening its borders for cruise ships. Fully vaccinated cruise passengers arriving at Port Zante, Charlestown or South Friars will now be allowed to “fully integrate” into St. Kitts and Nevis, government officials said.

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“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, the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports.

According to Reuters, St. Kitts and Nevis have distributed enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to fully inoculate a little over half of the population. The same statistics indicate there have been five COVID cases reported per 100,000 people in the past week.

Related: 5 things to do with families in St. Kitts

Guests who are vaccinated are now also able to move about more freely. For example, eligible visitors can now book stays at multiple hotels on one island or arrange an itinerary that includes both St. Kitts and Nevis.

Related: Country-by-country guide to reopenings

Fully vaccinated international travelers still must show a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to travel. They also have to fill out the embarkation form, answer health screening questions and get their temperature checked when they arrive. You can find more details on the required forms and where to upload them on the federation’s official tourism website.

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