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Saint Kitts and Nevis

If you’re travelling to Saint Kitts and Nevis, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Entry requirements
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

High Degree of Caution.

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens should exercise caution in any decisions about international travel, taking account of their overall health, their vaccine status, and the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad. Anyone considering travelling abroad should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice, and additional restrictions may be imposed by the country of your destination, including during your visit.

Travel to Saint Kitts and Nevis

All passengers 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated and present either a negative Antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival, or a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival.

Passengers must also complete the embarkation form and upload their test results and evidence of vaccination prior to departure. 

Children under the age of 18 are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.

Passengers must have hard copies of their negative RT-PCR, NAAT or Rapid Antigen test results and Vaccination Record card (Vaccination Certificate). Passengers must present their travel approval letter via their mobile device or printed format to the required airline and health officials.

General Travel Advice

The Ministry of Health has approved mixing vaccines that have two doses. The Federation is accepting all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO): Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Johnson + Johnson. Fully vaccinated means having received two doses of the vaccine more than 14 days prior to arrival (or one dose for one-dose vaccines). Non-vaccinated adult visitors will not be permitted entry to St Kitts and Nevis.

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.

Health

Health

Zika Virus

There have been outbreaks of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

Vaccinations

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Visa/Passport

If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.

You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.

The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will contact you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you may contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin at + 353-1-408 2000.

Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
USA

Tel: +1 202 462 3939
Fax: +1 202 232 5993

Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00

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