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We're With You - COVID-19 Update 9

Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew from 7:00pm Tonight March 31 to 6:00am Friday, April 3, 2020

Basseterre, St. Kitts (March 31, 2020) – As of yesterday evening, March 30, 2020, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris has declared that, effective as of 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, through 6:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2020 a 24-hour full curfew will be in effect.

Under the curfew, the current State of Emergency regulations have been repealed and a new regulation put into effect where no one except the Security Forces and other Security Personnel, the Health Care Officers, technical emergency officers of utilities including telecoms, and media personnel, will be allowed out of their residences. This is part of the Federal Government's scaled up response to contain and control the COVID-19 virus and minimize harm to its people by restricting the spread of the virus from one person to the next.

St. Kitts and Nevis Declare A State Of Emergency - Charlestown drone shot

Following the Prime Minister's Address to the Nation, a State of Emergency has been declared in St. Kitts & Nevis for the coming 14 days. ⁠

⁠As of 7pm Saturday, March 28, 2020, a curfew will be enforced between 7pm and 5am. All citizens and residents must remain at their place of residence, with the exception of travel for essential services e.g. the doctor, grocery store, or bank. ⁠ ⁠

These measures have been put in place to keep all citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis safe.⁠

Nevis Tourism Authority will continue to be communicative and transparent as news emerges and we invite you to visit https://nevisisland.com as well as @nevisnaturally on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.⁠

ST KITTS & NEVIS CLOSES BORDERS IN CONTINUED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 26TH, 2020 

ST KITTS & NEVIS CLOSES BORDERS IN CONTINUED FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Charlestown (March 26, 2020) 

Nevis, one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets has launched a series of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Nevis although there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federation. 

St Kitts and Nevis has now officially closed its borders and will not be accepting any commercial airline flights, ships and yachts into its seaports or airports until April 7th.

Nationals and residents overseas will now need to remain offshore until the border closing is lifted. 

It is a strong move by the destination who are serious about containing the spread of coronavirus. 

Updated: 24th March 2020

Please note the following flight suspensions from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom:

Air Canada

SKB-YYZ Flights AC 1731 (Tuesday) and AC 1730 (Saturday) - Tuesday March 24th, 2020 will be the last flight to St. Kitts for their seasonal (winter) service. Flight AC 1730 will not be in operation on Saturday March 28th, 2020.

American Airlines

SKB-MIA (Miami) Daily Flight AA 318 - Is in operation, there are no changes to the flight's schedule at this time.

SKB-MIA (Miami) Flights AA 1236 (Late Night) and AA 1466 (Early Morning) - Service has been suspended until Thursday June 4th, 2020.

SKB-JFK (New York) Flight AA 2210 (Wednesday and Saturday) - Service has been suspended until Thursday June 4th, 2020. 

SKB-DFW (Dallas) Flight AA  2690 Nonstop (Saturday Only) - Service suspension will occur on May 23rd to August 3rd, 2020. Please note, that this flight will not be in operation for Summer 2020.

British Airways

SKB-LGW (London-Gatwick) Flights BA 2256 and BA 2157 -  Wednesday March 25th, 2020 will be the last flight, service will resume on Saturday  April 18th, 2020.

Delta Airlines

SKB-ATL (Altanta) Flights DL 863 and DL 890 - Saturday service remains in operation.

SKB-JFK (New York) Flights DL 551 and DL 2103 - Service for Saturday March 28th, 2020 has been suspended.

United Airlines

SKB-EWR (Newark, NJ) Flights UA 1925 (Wednesday) and UA 1926 (Saturday) - Service has been suspended effective Monday March 23rd, 2020.

St. Kitts & Nevis Takes Further Action Against COVID-19

March 23, 2020

To date, St. Kitts & Nevis has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. Together with the world, St. Kitts & Nevis is navigating the rapid changes taking place as a result of a shared global effort to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). During this time, our foremost priority is to protect the health and safety of all citizens, visitors and residents.

To help control the spread of the virus and, the Federal Government of St. Kitts & Nevis is now advising citizens and residents to avoid all non-essential travel to countries or jurisdictions where cases have been reported and where there is local/community transmission, including: China, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the European Union (EU), Switzerland, the United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (USA), as well as the Dutch and French territories in the Caribbean.

TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE - Address By Dr The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister Of St. Kitts And Nevis On The COVID-19

Snippet from Address By Dr The Honourable Timothy Harris Prime Minister Of St. Kitts And Nevis On The COVID-19

22nd March 2020

TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE

Our Working Group recommended that Cabinet should update our Travel Advisory and we have accepted that recommendation. The key elements of our revised Travel Advisory are:

  1. Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel to countries or jurisdictions where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and where there is local/community transmission. Such countries include China, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

Nevis travel advisory

NEVIS STILL HAS NO CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

Charlestown, Nevis – In light of the global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nevis Ministry of Health has assured both the Nevisian public and all travellers to Nevis that it takes the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) extremely seriously.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the government is taking all necessary steps to keep it this way.

Increasing surveillance at ports of entry, training and equipping healthcare workers, and education of the general public on how to protect themselves, their families and the wider Nevisian community by preventing infection are all top priority.

St. Kitts & Nevis Takes Further Action Against COVID-19 Update #4

Basseterre, St. Kitts (March 16, 2020) – Together with the world, St. Kitts & Nevis is navigating the rapid changes taking place as a result of a shared global effort to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). During this time, our foremost priority is to protect the health and safety of all citizens, visitors and residents.

 To date, St. Kitts & Nevis still has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, to help control the spread of the virus and, the Federal Government of St. Kitts & Nevis has issued COVID-19 travel advisories for visitors, citizens and residents arriving in from China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, France, Germany and Spain.

 Air passengers travelling to/from any of the above listed destinations within the last 14 days are asked to note travel restrictions and the 14-day mandatory quarantine period that is enforced for Nationals, Residents and Visitors. Persons who travel to St. Kitts & Nevis from these destinations will be subject to screening at the port of entry and a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, wherein their movements will be restricted to a designated facility, for air passengers, most likely their hotel. Air travellers are advised to contact their hotel in advance of arrival to determine if the hotel can accommodate a quarantine and to request information about fees and policies if travellers choose to postpone or cancel their trip.

St. Kitts & Nevis Takes Further Action Against COVID-19

Basseterre, St. Kitts (March 14, 2020) – To date, St. Kitts & Nevis still has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, in response to the rapid international spread of the disease and the fact the (a) the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the virus has now become a pandemic and (b) several CARICOM member states have now reported cases – all of which have been imported into the region, The Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis announces the following:

 · At St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, all incoming air passengers to the Federation will continue mandatory completion of question #17 of the Customs/Immigration Form, which requires a listing of “countries visited during last six weeks.”

 o Travel advisories remain in effect for any and all incoming passengers who have travelled to or from any of the following countries within the last six (6) weeks prior to arrival in the Federation. Those travellers will continue to be asked to provide travel history, history of exposure to the virus and contact information: China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Japan

 o Travel advisories have now been issued for The United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany and Spain.

NEVIS TAKES PREVENTATIVE ACTION TO PREVENT COVID-19 INFECTION

Charlestown, Nevis, March 12, 2020 – In light of the global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nevis Ministry of Health wishes to allay fears and assure the Nevisian public and travelers to Nevis that it is taking the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously.

 There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the government is taking all necessary steps to increase surveillance at ports of entry, to train and equip healthcare workers, and to educate the general public about protecting themselves, their families and the wider Nevisian community by preventing infection. The Ministry will further engage in educational sessions and discussions with schools, hotels, businesses and other organizations throughout the island.

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  • P.O. Box 184,
    Main Street
    Charlestown,
    NEVIS

 

 

Please note in line with the latest COVID-19 guidance the Nevis Tourism Authority office will be closed until Tuesday 14th April 2020. Please contact us via email or our social media channels.

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