St. Kitts and Nevis, a two-island country popular among tourists, has loosened COVID-19 travel requirements. This Caribbean nation is going against the grain as other countries worldwide tighten restrictions because of the Omicron variant.
The country has welcomed fully vaccinated travelers for several months, but those travelers still had to follow tight restrictions. Reduced restrictions are likely to make St. Kitts and Nevis a more appealing destination compared to Europe.
The nation loosened entrance requirements on Dec. 11. Here are the changes for vaccinated travelers:
- PCR tests will no longer be necessary.
- A 24-hour quarantine requirement has ended.
- Tourists can now travel between the nation’s two islands with ease.
- Any visitor can book stays at multiple hotels rather than having to pick just one.
Despite the nation’s loosened requirements for adult tourists, leaders did add more restrictions for minors above age 11. That age group must now be fully vaccinated to enter the country.
Unvaccinated children under 12 may still visit, though a fully vaccinated adult must accompany them.
Cruise lovers will be happy to learn of the loosened restrictions. Previously, passengers who arrived at the nation’s ports couldn’t explore much on land.
The country is loosening restrictions in phases, meaning it’s still not entirely back to normal. Tourists will still be limited to travel-approved taxis, restaurants, attractions, and more.
COVID-19 rates in the country are at an all-time low since the pandemic’s beginning. Only two recorded COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the past month.