Caribbean nation’s opening order still has a number of restrictions for international travelers
The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will reopen its borders to international commercial flights and travelers Oct. 31, according to an announcement by Prime Minister Timothy Harris. The decision comes after careful consultation with the country's chief medical officer, Hazel Laws.
St. Kitts and Nevis first closed borders to international visitors March 25.
In order to minimize risk, Laws said all travelers will be sorted into two categories: Those coming from the CARICOM Travel Bubble, and those who are international visitors.
Those coming from nations “inside the bubble” will have to provide a negative PCR test, while individuals coming from “outside the bubble” will have a variety of COVID-approved accommodations to choose from.
St. Kitts and Nevis was also recently designated as a No Travel Notice Required
destination by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to having only 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with zero deaths.
"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 St. Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay F. P. Grant in a separate statement. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis