St Kitts and Nevis: The government of St Kitts and Nevis – through the National Covid-19 Task Force – announced that the travel advice originally issued on February 7, 2021 and extended once so far, has been further extended for another 30 days and is effective from April 8, 2021. This advice is intended for travellers from Brazil, the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa.
The decision to further expand the travel advice comes as a result of the government’s firm interest in continuing our borders and protecting the health and well-being of our citizens and residents in response to the 3 new strains of the Covid-19 disease that originated in Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The British strain of the coronavirus has been identified in a number of CARICOM
areas since February. Since then, additional strains of the British variant have also been identified in the UK and considered as ‘variants under investigation’ (VUI), given their likelihood of evading some immunity to vaccination or previous infection.
These variants are still of concern to the government of St. Kitts and Nevis, especially since this British mutation of the original virus is considered more transmissible and the probability of death is greater due to the symptoms of Covid-19.
In light of these developments and the fact that our country has not yet reached its vaccination target of 70% coverage of our population, the federal government of St. Kitts and Nevis to:
1) Travel advice has now been further expanded for the United Kingdom (UK), South Africa and Brazil.
2) Persons wishing to travel from these above destinations are again advised not to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis to travel. In addition, such persons are reminded that travel to the Federation is regulated by the National Covid-19
Task Force and must be authorised by the Ministry of National Security, according to the process set out on the online platform www.knatravelform.kn.
3) The Federal Government again recommends that all citizens and legal residents returning from any of the above countries will not be re-entering the country, but must also process their travel requests via the online platform www.knatravelform.kn
4) The travel advice for the United Kingdom (UK), Brazil and the South Africa remains in force for another 30 days and begins Thursday 8 April 2021.
St. Kitts and Nevis’s government is committed to maintaining its citizens and residents safe and well-informed as it extends to manage this ongoing global public health crisis and limit its impression on our people.