St Kitts and Nevis Lifting UK Travel Ban

st kitts nevis uk travel banNevis, seen from the Park Hyatt St Kitts.
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St Kitts and Nevis is set to lift its ban on travel from the United Kingdom. 

The ban on incoming travelers from the United Kingdom will be lifted on Sept. 1. 

The country had imposed the UK ban on July 20 as a result of mutations of the Covid-19 virus. 

“As our vaccination rate increases and we have greater protection, we lowered the bar a bit so that we can absorb some more risk knowing that we are protected,” said Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at the Joseph N. France General Hospital. 

Wilkinson said St Kitts and Nevis’ high rate of vaccination was a factor in the decision to lift the ban. 

“As our vaccination rate increases and we have greater protection, we lowered the bar a bit so that we can absorb some more risk knowing that we are protected,” Wilkinson said. “The Delta variant is in the United States [and] we have five flights coming here, but we have been doing well with our high vaccination rate.”

— CJ