St Kitts and Nevis updates travel protocols from April 1

St Kitts and Nevis updates travel protocols from April 1

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St Kitts and Nevis: The twin-island federation has been updating the travel protocols. These protocols would come into effect from April 1, 2022.

According to the revised travel rules, the travellers must show either a negative antigen test (within 24 hours before arrival) or a negative PCR test (within 72 hours prior to arrival). Earlier, the travellers have to show the negative PCR test report only.

St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay FP Grant stated that the Federation would wholeheartedly welcome visitors and travellers during the spring and summer months. “We are fully open for visitors, and we are pleased to share revised entry protocols that make air travel to the destination easier for our international guests. We are confident that these amended entry requirements will aid in the rebound of our air arrivals and the ongoing recovery of our tourism industry and related economies,” the minister was quoted.

Only vaccinated travellers can visit St Kitts and Nevis as per the protocols. These rules are not implemented for children under 18 years old.

CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority – Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, “Spring and summer are ideal times to experience our destination, and easing our entry processes means more seamless arrivals for our guests. We look forward to travellers immersing themselves in our quintessential Caribbean experiences this season, whether they’re seeking a relaxing escape, the adrenaline of the outdoors, exceptional cuisine, live music, or a destination rich in history.”

The Tourism Ministry further explained that children below the age of 11, accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents or guardians, can travel to the country on their vaccination status. On the other side, the unvaccinated children between the age of 12 and 17 must undergo testing to enjoy vacations with their families while awaiting their test results.