ATM 24 Hour Service

Cirrus and Plus Systems generally accepted:

Bank of Nevis Ltd
Bank of Nova Scotia
First Caribbean International Bank
National Bank
Vance W Amory Airport (open when airport is open)
RBTT - Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Nevis Cooperative Credit Union


Bank of Nevis;
Bank of Nova Scotia;
First Caribbean International Bank;
Nevis Credit Union;
RBTT Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago;
St. Kitts-Nevis National Bank

Banks are open Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm; Friday 8am-4pm

Cable Television

You can watch around 70 different channels including pay movie stations (HBO, Cinemax, The Movie Channel and Disney) for about $70 US per month for a complete package. Different tiers are available on request.


There are over 50 churches and 11 denominations on Nevis. Worship services are usually held on Sundays and Saturdays but some churches do meet during the week for prayer and bible services. All the churches warmly welcome visitors.

Credit Cards

Most hotels, restaurants, and businesses accept credit cards, but it's best to check before you travel. Bank ATM machines will provide EC funds through some credit cards.


The economy of Nevis focuses on four main areas: tourism, agriculture, fishing, and international financial services. The government is a significant employer on the island but with the increase in up-market tourism, the private sector is expected to be the main employer of local people.

Emergency Numbers

Dial 9-1-1
Police 469-5391?
Alexandra Hospital 469-5473?
Fire Services 469-3444

Importation of Pets

Nevis is a rabies free island. Please help us keep it that way.

Veterinary Services
Department of Agriculture
Prospect Estate, Nevis, W.I.
Telephone (869) 469-0878 - Fax (869) 469-0878 after 4:30pm

Language and Education

The official language of the island is English. The island has a 98% literacy level and its CXC and GCE results are among the highest in the Caribbean.

Local Etiquette

Please dress tastefully in public and remember that bikinis, bare chests and bare feet are for the beach only. Before taking photographs of residents or their homes, please be respectful and ask for permission.

Join in with the local ritual of saying “good morning” and “good afternoon” even to total strangers. They won’t be strangers for long.

Dress for dinner is generally ‘casually elegant’ so jackets and ties are not required for men at any of the restaurants.


The currency on Nevis is the East Caribbean (EC) dollar, which can be obtained at any bank. Most stores and businesses accept US dollars or travellers’ cheques, but change will be given in EC. Neither banks nor stores accept US coins, only paper bills. The exchange rate is fixed at US$1.00 = EC$2.70.

Both Euros and GBP are accepted at banks on the island, with exchange rates fluctuating daily.

All major credit cards are also widely accepted on the island.

Post Office

The General Post Office, located in Charlestown, is open Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Nevis has a modern communications system which delivers efficient telephone, facsimile and internet connections throughout the world. To make an overseas call, dial 1 or dial 3-5-5 and then follow the instructions for using a credit card. Phone cards for use locally or overseas are available through Digicel and Lime. Chippi is another telephone company on Nevis, while internet services are provided by Lime.


Time Zone

Nevis is on Eastern Standard Time, but does not change for daylight savings.


A service charge of 10% is generally included in restaurant bills, but it’s best to ask (if you want to give more, please do!). Hotels add 20% to their bills, including 10% service and 10% VAT.

Tourist Information

The Nevis Tourism Authority office is open Mon-Fri 8:00am -5:00 pm in Charlestown. You’ll find brochures there about many of the island’s activities and businesses.
For information, call 1-869-469-7550 (local), 1-407-287-5204 (from the USA), 1-403-770-6697 (from Canada) or +44(1)305 233107 (from the UK).

Travel Agencies

TDC Airlines Service (Nevis) Ltd.
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Claxton Services
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Most hotels and homes use 110 volts but 220 volts are sometimes available. Please ask your hotel or travel agent.

Visa & Immigration Requirements

U.S. and Canadian citizens are required to present a passport with a photo ID to enter the island. Visitors may stay for a maximum of six months, but extensions may be requested at the immigration office in Charlestown. Visitors must enter with a return ticket. Departure tax, when leaving the island, is $20.50 US or $54 EC, which includes an environmental levy and airport security tax.

Citizens of some countries are not required to have visas in order to enter St. Kitts – Nevis. Please click here to view the complete list, apply for a visa, or for details of the St. Kitts-Nevis Embassies.


Drinking water is pure and safe to drink, but if you are sensitive to food and water changes, you may prefer commercially bottled water. Bottled water is sold in stores, restaurants, and hotels. Boiling water is recommended when staying in homes that use cisterns for their water supply.

Plan Your Trip

Contact Us

Nevis Tourism Authority

  • P.O. Box 184,
    Main Street


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