• A beach in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
    A beach in Saint Kitts and Nevis. | Photo: Twitter/ @StKittsTouris

On Sunday, British Airways resumed its commercial flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to Basseterre Robert L. Bradshaw Airport after the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis reopened its country’s borders to tourists.

“Tourism is a major driver of our economic growth since it has a unique potential to create jobs and livelihoods. It also plays a role in preserving our natural and cultural heritage and promoting the responsible and sustainable use of the natural environment,” Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant recalled.

The authorities will only admit the entry of those tourists who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before their arrival in this Caribbean country. The exceptions are under-18-year-old tourists arriving with adults.

Travel restrictions for Brazil, India, and South Africa also remain in place since these countries were listed as areas with new coronavirus strains.

In addition to their vaccination certificate, all tourists arriving in Saint Kitts and Nevis must submit a COVID-19 PCR negative test result taken 72 hours before their travel. They also must submit a taxi fare since only travel-approved taxis will be allowed to transport tourists to their accommodations.