St Kitts and Nevis announces new COVID protocols for travellers

The protocols will come into effect on Friday, Ist April 2022, as per the reports. The Health Ministry has issued protocols for Inbound and Passengers and COVID-19 testing.

St Kitts and Nevis announces new COVID protocols for travellers
St Kitts and Nevis announces new COVID protocols for travellers

St Kitts and Nevis: The Ministry of Health of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis have announced the new protocols related to the viral infection of the novel coronavirus for travellers from foreign countries. 

The protocols will come into effect on Friday, Ist April 2022, as per the reports. 

The Health Ministry has issued protocols for Inbound and Passengers and COVID-19 testing.

The Health Ministry further outlined various protocols and stated: 

  • All inbound air travellers to St Kitts and Nevis are permitted to submit and travel with an accepted valid negative COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. 
  • All inbound air travellers to St Kitts and Nevis are also allowed to submit and travel with an accepted valid negative report of Rapid Antigen tests result.
  • The RT-PCR test must be done within 72 hours or three days prior to arrival in the Federation. 
  • The Rapid Antigen Test must be done within one day prior to arrival in the Federation. 

Further, the health ministry has also outlined various protocols against the viral infection of the novel coronavirus and noted: 

  • Accepted tests include tests taken at an accredited/recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider using any of the following samples: Nasopharynheal/Oropharyngeal sample. 
  • It also exclaimed that the self-administrated tests or home kit tests and tests using saliva samples would not be accepted for any travellers coming to St Kitts and Nevis. 

St Kitts and Nevis reported no new case of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours on Thursday, March 24, 2022. St Kitts and Nevis reported a total of 26,429 people to have been fully vaccinated. Moreover, the Health Ministry of the twin-island Federation has administered 57,791 doses to the people of the country. A 77.6 percent of the total adult population received a second dose of the vaccine against the viral infection of the novel coronavirus.

The toll of the active cases of the COVID-19 pandemic stood at zero and all the active cases have been reported from St Kitts. Currently, there is no new active cases have been treated in Nevis.

As per the reports, a total of zero person have been recovered from the viral infection in the Federation over the last 24 hours.