As the weather turns a bit chillier, travelers will be relieved to know that they have more and more options for sunny vacations. St. Kitts and Nevis, a Caribbean nation comprised of two islands, announced today that it will reopen to international flights and travelers on October 31, 2020.
The island’s chief medical officer announced that travelers will be split into two categories — those coming from the CARICOM Travel Bubble and those who are international visitors. Travelers from inside the bubble must provide a negative PCR test while those coming from outside the bubble must stay in one of several COVID-approved accommodations. The CARICOM bubble consists of Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Lindsay F.P. Grant, the tourism minister for St. Kitts, said in a statement, “We have been working diligently to prepare for this reopening to ensure that we are ready to welcome travelers by training and certifying local businesses and individuals in the health and safety protocols they are required to meet and be certified in to be permitted to operate.”
St. Kitts and Nevis closed its borders to international tourism on March 25.