St Kitts and Nevis is planning to reopen its borders for international tourism, according to Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.
Harris said the twin-island federation expected to reopen its borders in October, allowing for the resumption of air and sea commercial traffic carrying international passengers.
The reopening will be accompanied by the relaunch of a pair of high-profile resorts in St Kitts: the St Kitts Marriott Resort and the Park Hyatt St Kitts, both of which will reopen in October, he said.
The Park Hyatt has announced an Oct. 1 reopening, according to the property’s Web site.
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis will also be announcing its reopening plans soon, he said.
Local tourism authorities are in the midst of conducting training for more than 5,000 industry stakeholders in the country, focusing on health and safety protocols.
St Kitts and Nevis will be requiring hotels and tourism businesses to obtain a “Travel Approved” certification and seal in order to open.
The country’s phased reopening is being implemented in partnership with St Kitts and Nevis Chief Medical Officer and medical experts, the country’s government said.
St Kitts and Nevis has the lowest total of confirmed cases among independent CARICOM states with 17 — there are no active cases, and there have been no deaths in the country due to the virus.
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