St. Kitts and Nevis reopening borders in October

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The Park Hyatt St. Kitts will welcome guests in October when the island federation reopens its borders to international visitors.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts will welcome guests in October when the island federation reopens its borders to international visitors.

St. Kitts and Nevis plans to reopen its borders to international travelers in October, according to Prime Minister Timothy Harris.

The reopening will allow the resumption of commercial air traffic as well as sea traffic when cruising resumes.

Major hotels on the two islands "remain committed partners to the tourism sector," according to Harris.

These include the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, which will reopen in October; the Park Hyatt's Fisherman's Village reopened on Aug. 7; Koi Resort Saint Kitts, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, plans to reopen in the fourth quarter of 2020; the Royal St. Kitts Hotel is currently operating at reduced capacity; and the Four Seasons Resort Nevis will soon announce reopening plans.

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the Nevis Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism, along with the Ministries of Health and Civil Aviation, are conducting complimentary training sessions on health and safety protocols for more than 5,000 tourism workers.

These protocols must be met in order to obtain the Travel Approved certification and seal required for tourism businesses to operate.

All travelers arriving in St. Kitts and Nevis must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, quarantine for 14 days and take a second test after 14 days.

If the test is negative, travelers are then released from quarantine.

All travelers must have valid insurance that covers Covid-19 for the duration of their stay. Masks are required in public.

For details, visit www.covid19.gov.kn.

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