ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
It is almost time for your trip to St. Kitts and/or Nevis! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the island. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: May 14th, 2021
1. Complete Travel Authorization Form
All passengers arriving by air MUST complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website and submit a negative RT-PCR test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard, taken 72 hours prior to travel. They should also bring a copy of the negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test for their trip. To complete the form, click here.
2. Undergo a Health Screening/Download the SKN COVID-19 Contact Tracing Mobile App
All passengers must undergo a health screening at the airport which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire.
Full Vaccinated Travelers:
Fully vaccinated travelers are required to submit their official Vaccination Record Card when completing their travel authorization process here, in addition to their 72-hour RT-PCR test and other required arriving passenger documentation. A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford) or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson). The traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will be accepted as proof. Fully vaccinated air travelers will be asked to “Vacation in Place” at a Travel Approved hotel for only nine (9) days vs. the current (14) days. Fully vaccinated air travelers will be allowed to enter the destination’s sporting venues.
Fully vaccinated travelers staying beyond 9 days are required to be tested on day 9 (USD 150 visitors’ cost) of their stay. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to submit an exit RT-PCR test.
Non vaccinated travelers, in addition to their 72-hour RT-PCR test and other required arriving passenger documentation who are traveling 1-7 days, are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities. If traveling 8-14 days, the traveler will undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative, on day 8 they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites. Traveling 14 days or longer, visitors will need to undergo a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
Non vaccinated travelers are required take a RT-PCR test (USD 150, visitors’ cost) 48 to 72 hours prior to departure. The RT-PCR test will be done on the hotel property, at the nurse’s station. The Ministry of Health will advise the respective hotel of the date and time for the traveler’s RT-PCR test before departure. Those travelers staying 72 hours or less, will complete the test upon arrival at RLB International Airport. If positive before departure, the traveler will be required to stay in isolation at their cost, at their respective hotel. If negative, travelers will proceed with departure on their respective date.
Before returning to the USA
Effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available here. Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel. To view these travel supplier policies, click here.
For more details and information, please visit the St. Kitts/Nevis Tourism Board website.