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Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 26.11.2020
Cape Air resumes flights to, from Vance W. Amory International Airport at Newcastle as borders reopen

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Open for travel from Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Saint Kitts and Nevis if they have been in a country listed below: a European Union member state, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea (South), Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Flight Restrictions

published 27.11.2020

Entry restrictions
A completed “Customs, Border and Health Entry Form” must be submitted before departure at knatravelform.kn.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure. The certificate must be in English.

Passengers and airline crew must have a confirmation of an approved accommodation; details can be found at knatravelform.kn.

Passengers must install the SKN COVID 19 mobile app (EXMAPP).

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Quarantine

Quarantine Requirement- Unknown where.
There is a list of approved hotels for international travellers and protocols which set out what visitors are able to do during the first two weeks of their stay. PCR tests will need to be taken at the visitor’s expense on days 7 and 14 of the stay. Details can be found on the St. Kitts Tourism website.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Before arrival travellers must submit a negative PCR test completed within 72 hours of travel from an accredited laboratory.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2017)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Other country requirement(s) (2016)
Oral polio vaccination is required for travellers arriving from polio-endemic countries as identified by WHO.

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  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre Latest News: Borders to reopen to international commercial flights and travelers on 31 October (PR Newswire, 02.10.2020). Government will begin reopening borders in October (The Points Guy, 14.09.2020).

    International Restirictions:
    The borders of St Kitts and Nevis are open to non-nationals and non-residents from 31 October with travel protocols and certain restrictions in place.
    Before arrival, travellers must complete the entry form on the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis website and submit a negative PCR test completed within 72 hours of travel from an accredited laboratory. Arriving passengers will undergo a health screening at the airport, including a temperature check and a health questionnaire. They must download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app, which is to be used for the first 14 days of travel.
    There is a list of approved hotels for international travellers and protocols which set out what visitors are able to do during the first two weeks of their stay. PCR tests will need to be taken at the visitor’s expense on days 7 and 14 of the stay. Details can be found on the St. Kitts Tourism website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Businesses are open. Everyone is required to practice social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitising. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public.

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    30.10.2020
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre Government plans to reopen borders with new health protocols (WIC News, 22.07.2020).

    *****International Restirictions:
    All airports are closed. Flights to St. Kitts and Nevis are suspended. Currently the borders of St Kitts and Nevis are closed to all arriving passengers except nationals or residents of St Kitts and Nevis. Access is not available either through the sea port or the airport to non-nationals. Authorities have banned private yachts and cruise ship services. The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has announced that the borders will open again in October. Arriving citizens will be obliged to observe a minimum of 14 days mandatory quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency and the COVID-19 regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act have been extended to 29 August. The period of curfew is currently to Monday – Sunday 2.00am to 5.00am. The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has eased the tight restrictions imposed under the emergency regulations. Businesses may open normally outside curfew hours practising social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitising. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Schools and places of entertainment remain closed. Restaurants are open subject to curfew hours. Beaches may be accessed 5.00am to 6.00pm for the purposes of swimming and exercise only, with no picnics or beach parties allowed. Face masks are mandatory for all people while in public places. Violators may be fined $500.

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    14.08.2020
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre Government plans to reopen borders with new health protocols (WIC News, 22.07.2020).

    *****International Restirictions:
    Currently the borders of St Kitts and Nevis are closed to all arriving passengers. Access is not available either through the sea port or the airport either to nationals, residents or non-nationals. Arriving citizens will be obliged to observe a minimum of 14 days mandatory quarantine.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency and the COVID-19 regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act have been extended until 29 August. The period of curfew has been amended to Monday – Sunday 02.00pm to 5.00am. The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has eased the tight restrictions imposed under the emergency regulations. Businesses may open normally outside curfew hours practising social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitising. Churches have resumed services subject to social distancing. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Schools and places of entertainment remain closed. Restaurants are open subject to curfew hours. Beaches may be accessed 5.00am to 6.00pm for the purposes of swimming and exercise only, with no picnics or beach parties allowed.

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    10.08.2020
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre *****International Restirictions:
    Currently the borders of St Kitts and Nevis are closed to all arriving passengers. Access is not available either through the sea port or the airport either to nationals, residents or non-nationals. Arriving citizens will be obliged to observe a minimum of 14 days mandatory quarantine.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency and the COVID-19 regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act have been extended from 13 June to 27 June. The period of curfew has been amended to Monday – Sunday 10.00pm to 5.00am. The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has eased the tight restrictions imposed under the emergency regulations. Businesses may open normally outside curfew hours practising social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitising. Churches have resumed services subject to social distancing. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Schools and places of entertainment remain closed. Restaurants are open subject to curfew hours. Beaches may be accessed 5.00am to 6.00pm for the purposes of swimming and exercise only, with no picnics or beach parties allowed.

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    02.07.2020
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre *****International Restirictions:
    Currently the borders of St Kitts and Nevis are closed to all arriving passengers. Access is not available either through the sea port or the airport either to nationals, residents or non-nationals.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency and the COVID-19 regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act have been extended from 13 June to 27 June. The period of curfew has been amended to Monday – Sunday 10.00pm to 5.00am. The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has eased the tight restrictions imposed under the emergency regulations. Businesses may open normally outside curfew hours practising social and physical distancing protocols, maintaining 6 feet distance and ensuring hand sanitising. Churches have resumed services subject to social distancing. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Schools and places of entertainment remain closed. Restaurants are open subject to curfew hours. Beaches may be accessed 5.00 am to 6.00 pm for the purposes of swimming and exercise only, with no picnics or beach parties allowed.

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    29.06.2020
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre All airports and ports are closed, inclusive for transit.

    Inbound restrictions:

    All travellers who have been to or travelled through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore or South Korea within the 14 days prior to arrival are advised to not enter the country, and may be denied entry. Persons coming from or who have transited China will be subject to screening at the port of entry and may be detained and taken to a health facility for quarantine or have movement restricted if they are found to be symptomatic upon completion of a health screening. Increased surveillance at all ports of entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 30 September. The nightly curfew has changed to 20.00 to 05.00 and beaches are open from 05.30 to 09.00 (local time) for exercise only. Non-essential businesses are closed, and essential businesses that remain open are required to maintain 6-feet between all persons inside and outside the business.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 30 September. 19-22 May: People can go out for essential purposes from 20.00 to 05.00. The nightly curfew has changed to 20.00 to 05.00 and beaches are open from 05.30 to 09.00 for exercise only. Non-essential businesses are closed, and essential businesses that remain open are required to maintain 6-feet between all persons inside and outside the business.

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    30.05.2020
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre Flights to St. Kitts and Nevis are suspended. Airports in St. Kitts and Nevis are closed.

    Persons coming from or who have transited China will be subject to screening at the port of entry and may be detained and taken to a health facility for quarantine or have movement restricted if they are found to be symptomatic upon completion of a health screening.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 30 September.
    A 24-hour curfew is in effect. It will be relaxed from 5-8 May, to 06.00 to 19.00 (local time). Only essential travel is permitted during curfew hours; the relaxed curfew means that businesses will be able to open and conduct limited operations.
    Non-essential businesses are closed, and essential businesses that remain open are required to maintain 6-feet between all persons inside and outside the business.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source SITATA/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
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