With the spread of the well-known virus, traveling has become an impossible task, however, here and there, some destinations give new health insurance protocols to keep the business running.
Visitors from outside of the Caribbean, especially U.S. visitors, are required to have evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test if they want to enter St. Kitts and Nevis. Lindsay Grant, minister of tourism, transport, and ports for the dual-island nation clarified that the test will be repeated upon arrival.
St. Kitts and Nevis would reopen its borders to international travelers but not without taking new steps of safety. Grant continued that travelers from non-CARICOM bubble countries will have to show a negative test result within 72 hours of travel to the territory and undergo testing once more.
If travelers’ tests are negative at the welcome center, they are permitted to go to the approved accommodations at one of four resorts.
In addition to all the above, Grant mentioned that visitors staying in the resorts from one to seven days are granted permission to use all hotel facilities however, they have to keep in mind that they are bounded to that specific property’s grounds. After seven days, if the Visitor still finds themselves interested in staying, then they will have to put up with a second PCR test. By having a negative result, they may participate in tours and activities beyond their hotel or resort.
Despite all the clarifications that Grant announced on Thursday, some details of the process are unclear. For instance, he has told the reporters that visitors who test positive upon arrival will be isolated and provided with medical treatment and secure accommodations but has failed to say with confidence if travelers would have to take the cost themselves or not.
Nevertheless, Grand was sure to publicly say that they are confident to have a smooth transition from where they are now to where they will become October 31.