The quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers entering St. Kitts has been reduced to 24 hours once said passenger has tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival and 72 hours prior to arriving in the Federation.

This was announced Wednesday in the Federation’s new Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 38 of 2021.

 The SR&O said, “Notwithstanding the provisions of the COVID-19 (Prevention and Control) Act, all arriving travellers who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (a) shall remain in a government-approved COVID-19 Hotel or quarantine facility for a period of twenty-four hours and a COVID-19 test sample would be taken within that period; or (b) may quarantine at a private residence certified by the National COVID-19 Taskforce, with the written permission of the Chief Medical Officer in consultation with the Commissioner of police and shall remain in quarantine for a period of twenty-four hours and a COVID-19 test sample would be taken within that period; and (c) shall only be released from quarantine upon receiving a negative RT-PCR test.”

It also says that, all travellers shall be required to submit official proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to entry into Saint Christopher and Nevis and that all travellers shall be required to submit official proof of their vaccination status against the COVID-19 virus, prior to entry into Saint Christopher and Nevis.

Not fully vaccinated passengers would have to quarantine for 14 days at a pre-approved or government facility at their own cost