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St. Kitts & Nevis reopening borders in October

St. Kitts & Nevis reopening borders in October
Pax Global Media

St. Kitts & Nevis expects to reopen its borders in October, allowing for the resumption of air and sea commercial traffic carrying international passengers into the destination's ports.

In conjunction with borders reopening, the Prime Minister the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that the Federation's major hotels remain committed partners to the tourism sector. 

Hotels now open

The St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Park Hyatt St. Kitts will reopen in October 2020 as well. The Park Hyatt's Fisherman's Village reopened on Aug. 7th, 2020. 

Koi, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, will reopen in the fourth quarter of 2020. The Royal St. Kitts Hotel is currently operating with reduced capacity. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis will soon announce reopening plans.

Stakeholder training in session

In preparation for the borders reopening, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the Nevis Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with the Ministries of Health and Civil Aviation are conducting training for over 5,000 tourism industry stakeholders including hotels at no cost to them. 

The training aims to educate stakeholders in the health and safety protocols and standards that must be met in order to obtain the "Travel Approved" certification and seal from the respective Tourism Authority that will be required for them to operate.

Zero active COVID-19 cases

The phased reopening is being implemented with the advisement of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Chief of Staff and medical experts. 

At their advice, the Federation has successfully flattened the curve.

St. Kitts & Nevis has the fewest number of confirmed cases in all the CARICOM independent states at a total of 17 with zero active cases at this time and zero deaths to date. This is a direct result of the Federation's "all society approach" and adherence to established protocols including social distancing, handwashing and mask-wearing that remain in place.

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