St Kitts and Nevis to reopen borders from October 31

St Kitts and Nevis is to reopen its borders on October 31, becoming the last Caribbean destination to do so.

The federation is currently exempt from Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel, and UK visitors would not be required to quarantine on their return.

Lindsay Grant, minister of tourism, transport and ports, said: “We have been working diligently to prepare for this reopening to ensure that we are ready to welcome travellers 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.

“This is particularly important as we encourage visitors to explore our islands beyond their hotels to experience what makes us a unique, authentic and quintessential Caribbean experience.”

Mark Brantley, minister of foreign affairs & aviation, added: “The genuinely friendly people of St. Kitts & Nevis are a key component of our tourism product, so the protocols we have established aim to provide for their safety in interacting with visitors as well as visitors’ safety in interacting with our people.

“It is critical to travellers’ perceptions of St. Kitts & Nevis as a safe and desirable destination of choice as well as to citizens and residents own safety in embracing their return.”

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