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St. Kitts and Nevis Is Reopening To Tourists On October 31
The twin-island Federation St. Kitts and Nevis is opening its borders to international visitors again on Oct. 31 – the last Caribbean destination to do so.
The CDC recently assessed the Federation’s COVID-19 risk as very low and designated it as “No Travel Notice” required, having had only 19 cases of the Coronavirus, no community spread, and no deaths. It is one of only 10 countries in the Caribbean to have this distinction.
“We have been working diligently to prepare for this reopening to ensure that we are ready to welcome travelers by training and certifying local businesses and individuals in the health and safety protocols they are required to meet and be certified in to be permitted to operate,” said the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport, and Ports. “This is particularly important as we encourage visitors to explore our islands beyond their hotels to experience what makes us a unique, authentic, and quintessential Caribbean experience.”
While the Federation has not yet released information about travel rules when tourists arrive, all non-nationals are currently subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival at a resort, costing $500, according to the State Department.
“The genuinely friendly people of St. Kitts & Nevis are a key component of our tourism product, so the protocols we have established aim to provide for their safety in interacting with visitors as well as visitors’ safety in interacting with our people,” said The Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Aviation. “It is critical to travelers’ perceptions of St. Kitts & Nevis as a safe and desirable destination of choice as well as to citizens and residents own safety in embracing their return.”