St Kitts and Nevis is set to reopen its borders on Oct. 31, and the twin-island federation has now revealed its entry protocols for travelers.
Crucially, travelers from the US, UK, Canada and Europe, among others, will have to submit a negative PCR test completed within 72 hours of travel.
They’ll then have to undergo a temperature check and health questionnaire at the airport upon arrival, and then download a contact tracing app.
Travelers will be restricted to their hotel and hotel grounds for the first 1-7 days of their stay.
For those travelers staying longer than a week, they will be tested again on day 7; if negative, they can book select excursions and access select destination sites.
Travelers staying more than 14 days will take another test on day 14; if that’s negative, they are free to integrate into St Kitts and Nevis.
Officials have approved six hotels and resorts in the country for international travelers: they include the Four Seasons Nevis and Oualie Beach Resort in Nevis.
In St Kitts, approved hotels for international travelers include the Koi Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton; the Royal St Kitts Hotel; the St Kitts Marriott and the Park Hyatt St Kitts.
The country has also implemented protocols for travelers from CARICOM member states which can be found here.
The CDC recently assessed the country’s COVID risk as “very low.” There have only been 19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in St Kitts and Nevis.
St Kitts and Nevis has been training stakeholders in the country’s “Travel Approved” safety program.
As for visitors, they will be asked to follow basic health and safety protocols like frequent hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing and mask wearing. They will be required to wear masks whenever they are outside of their hotel room.
For more on how to travel to St Kitts and Nevis, see here.