Quarantine period reduced to 3 days for fully vaccinated travellers in St Kitts and Nevis

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 10, 2021 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis had currently reduced the quarantine period for travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have been coming to the island.

In a national address on Saturday, July 10, 2021, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris declared that fully vaccinated travellers would only be asked to quarantine for three days upon arrival into the twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.

PM Timothy Harris said that quarantine for incoming travellers those had been fully vaccinated travellers would be reduced from nine days to three days with testing on the fourth day and released once the test report would be negative. PM Timothy Harris said that children under 18 years who have not been vaccinated and accompanying their fully vaccinated parents or guardians would be treated the same way with the same guidelines as their parents or guardians in relation to the period of quarantine.

Dr Harris reported that the standard 14-day quarantine period for unvaccinated individuals would remain as it was. The quarantine could be done at a government-approved facility or a hotel those have been offering vacation in place. Home quarantine has been possible but should be approved by the National COVID-19 Task Force, and private security should be contracted to secure the premises of the home or building used for quarantine facilities.

The reduced quarantine announcement became active just after the decision by the Cabinet of Ministers, which was regarding the reduction of the travel taxes for the next six months. At a monthly press conference on Thursday, July 08, Prime Minister Harris said that the measure had been taken to boost visitor arrival, thereby creating additional income-generating opportunities for persons in the tourism and hospitality industry.

All incoming travellers would still be required to submit a negative RT-PCR Test three days before arriving in the Federation.


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