St Kitts and Nevis PM Timothy Harris announces new measures to control COVID-19

The government of St Kitts and Nevis officials reopened its international borders on 31 October 2020. The decision has been taken to bring back its residents stuck abroad and also to welcome tourists from around the world.

The twin-island Caribbean nation entirely depends on the tourism sector as a large portion of the economy is supported by the construction of hotels, restaurants.

The borders have been reopened under strict health guidelines, and protocols and the government have decided to quarantine every individual entering the country from all ports.

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris announced on his Leadership Matters show that the government would not be practising leniency for travellers coming from CARICOM travel bubble, and all arrivals would be subjected to isolation at government facilities.

The travellers can also quarantine themselves in government certified hotels after their arrival examinations.

The Caribbean island has been extremely lucky as no coronavirus related deaths have been recorded so far, and the country is currently without any active coronavirus cases.

Unline its sister nation Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis have been in a much pleasant situation when it comes to the pandemic.

The general elections of the smallest nation in the western hemisphere were also observed during the six-month state of emergency imposed to restrict gatherings and events to save the country from the shadow of the contagious COVID0-19.

The government of St Kitts and Nevis have decided to reopen itself to travellers from all across the world. However, all the arrivals will be going through on arrival, rapid testing and isolation for at least fifteen days are mandatory.

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris stated that the government had taken the decision to reopen the borders after several consultations with health officials of the country.

Furthermore, he added that his government intends to safeguard the citizens, which is why they would be isolating the travellers coming from CARICOM travel bubble that allows travellers from lower-risk countries to avoid fifteen-day isolation period.