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St. Kitts and Nevis Eases Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

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The island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis has just reduced some of its travel requirements. Effective on October 7th, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis announced a reduction of travel requirements for foreign vaccinated travelers. 

Beautiful beach with palm tree, St Kitts

Reduced Travel Requirements for Foreign Vaccinated Travelers

‘Vacation in Place’ Quarantine

St. Kitts and Nevis has a ‘vacation in place’ quarantine  since May 29th.  Only fully vaccinated international travelers were permitted entry into the Federation. Upon arrival, travelers had to quarantine in an approved hotel for four days. 

The conditions the country has set for fully vaccinated travelers are as follows:

The approved vaccines are Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac and Sinopharm. Approved vaccine types that are mixed are also accepted for entry. 

At least 14 days must have passed since the travelers second dose of the approved vaccine. 

Saint Kitts Panoramic View

Reduced Travel Requirements

The reduced travel requirement for fully vaccinated travelers is now these international arrivals are only required to quarantine at a travel approved hotel for a period of 24 hours. During this same 24 hour period, they are required to take another PCR test. 

Cruise port Zante, Basseterre, Saint Kitts.

Other International Travel Requirements Still in Effect

Although some travel requirements are now relaxed for vaccinated international travelers, other travel requirements are still in effect. 

negative Covid-19 test (PCR or serology) taken within 72 hours of departure is required to enter St. Kitts and Nevis. There are also testing facilities on the island so travelers can schedule and take their Covid-19 PCR tests for additional and departure tests at their own expense. Travelers can schedule their COVID-19 tests on St. Kitts and Nevis via email at or or contact Avalon Lab at 869-466-5558.

St. kitts and nevis

Arriving international passengers must complete an embarkation form and produce all other travel related documents no later than 24 hours before departure. These forms include: an uploaded vaccination certification and proof of a booking at a travel approved hotel. These forms can be submitted when you complete the immigration form prior to your arrival. Once all your information has been verified, travelers are sent an approval letter to enter the country. 

st. kitts and nevis two ocean view

Current ‘Travel Approved’  Hotels for St. Kitts and Nevis

  • Royal St. Kitts Hotel
  • Four Seasons
  • Paradise Beach
  • Marriott Beach Club
  • Park Hyatt
  • Golden Rock Inn
  • Montpelier Plantation & Beach

To book accommodation in a private home or condominium that is quarantine approved, travelers can submit requests via email to

St. kitts and nevis pool and palm treese

COVID-19 Entry Requirements for St. Kitts and Nevis

United States and Canadian citizens are currently permitted to enter St. Kitts and Nevis. Only fully vaccinatedtravelers with the above mentioned approved vaccines are permitted to enter the country. All arrivals, including children,  must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) result taken within three days of departure.

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International visitors will need an additional PCR test at their own expense within 24 hours of arrival. Upon receipt of a negative test result, travelers will then be permitted to move about the islands freely. These fully vaccinated international visitors will also be required to take an exit PCR test at their own expense in order to depart St. Kitts and Nevis. 

st kitts and nevis beach with clear water


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Monday 11th of October 2021

so all these vaccinations, yet you STILL need the swabs?? wasnt the whole point of vaccines was to "return to normal"? am I the only ones who thinks its only drifting away over the past 16 months??