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St Kitts and Nevis is preparing to welcome tourists

St Kitts and Nevis is preparing to welcome tourists back to the twin island nation, and in doing so the Government has started a series of training programs for hospitality stakeholders including restaurants, bars and tour operators. The programs are expected to run through August 27.

The Prime Minister made recents remarks reaffirming that the islands cannot afford to become complacent. He said “the JNF Hospital now has the equipment to do high quality tests for COVID-19, and we are working to […] put staff in training so that we can do more tests in St Kitts and Nevis.”

When the twin islands reopen for tourists, only certified service operators who successfully followed and completed the necessary training programs will be allowed to operate.

Tourism in St Kitts and Nevis has been on the rise in recent years. In terms of Cruise passengers alone, the country hit the one million passenger milestone for the past 2 years in a row. The government expects this trajectory to continue, especially after inaugurating a second cruise pier at Port Zante in St Kitts. In terms of stay over tourists, the US market accounts for 75%, Canada 10% and the UK 15%. The government is working closely with golf clubs to promote St Kitts and Nevis to the wider Canadian market.

Finally, while the government of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has not yet decided on a date to reopen borders, the Minister of Tourism announced there will be a phased approach. This will see St Kitts and Nevis fully reopening locally, then regionally and lastly to International tourists.

Do you miss St Kitts and Nevis? Let us know about your past experiences here in the comments section below.

See you soon in paradise!

2 Comments

  1. jean françois monnier says:

    Hermitage!
    in a hurry to come back for the third time!
    from SaintMartin

  2. Richard Morasch says:

    We are really hoping the island will be opening up before December for Canadian tourists. We have booked our place to stay and are holding on airline tickets waiting for response from the airlines. We like to come down for 4 months and very much enjoy every day in St. Kitts. One of our requirements is the golf course being available and it looks like it will be there. WE WILL BE THERE IF WE ARE ALLOWED.

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