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CDC “No Travel Health Notice” for St. Kitts & Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts (September 8, 2020) – In its latest update on travel recommendations by destination, the CDC has upgraded St. Kitts & Nevis COVID-19 Risk Assessment Level as “No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low.” This assessment classification reinforces that St. Kitts & Nevis is among the safest destinations worldwide for individuals considering travel at this time.  St. Kitts & Nevis is 1 of only 10 Caribbean countries to have this CDC classification.

“The recent assessment by the CDC is a testament to the success of our ‘All of Society Approach’ to combating the threat of COVID-19,” said the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism & Transport. “Citizens and residents of the Federation have adhered to the health and safety protocols established by medical experts resulting in one of the lowest rates of infection in the Caribbean. Their commitment has helped us to achieve this milestone, which comes just as the Federation is preparing to reopen borders in the coming month.”

To date, the Federation has reported 17 total cases all of which have recovered and currently there are no active cases. St. Kitts & Nevis has one of the highest testing rates in CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean and uses only the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test which is the gold standard of testing.

As of August 6, 2020, the CDC replaced their global travel notice advising against all non-essential travel with destination-specific COVID-19 notices for all foreign countries providing public data classifying them into four different categories: Level 3 (high risk), Level 2 (moderate risk), Level 1 (low risk), or no THN (very low risk). St. Kitts & Nevis has been assessed at “very low risk,” thus requiring No Travel Health Notice. It is one of only 26 countries worldwide and one of only 10 Caribbean nations where the risk is categorized very low – so low that No Travel Notice is required.

The Federation announced the planned reopening of its borders earlier in August for October 2020. The reopening date along with travel requirements and protocols for visitors will be announced.

About St. Kitts 
Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, you will find the captivating island of St. Kitts. Step off the beaten track in this northern Leeward isle to discover an unparalleled array of activities that belies its small size. Experiences ranging from one-of-a-kind attractions such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway and Caribelle Batik factory, to the “hidden gems” including Rum Runners walking tour, roadside eateries offering authentic local fare and restaurants where fishermen grill the morning’s catch await the adventurous traveler. Hike through the rainforest to the summit of Mount Liamuiga or zipline over the lush canopy to appreciate the island’s natural beauty. Relax on the beach or venture into the water for kayaking, speedboating or a catamaran tour to Nevis. The island’s many secluded bays and coves provide a private spot for a swim or anchorage for sailing vessels and yachts. Two marinas offering state-of-the-art facilities, convenient customs & immigrations processing and services are also available for yachters. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are shopping, golf, tennis, fine dining, gaming and more. For more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn.

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