By Clive Bacchus
St Kitts and Kitts (WINN): American Airlines and British Airways are scheduled to resume flights to St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday, November 7, according to the St Kitts Tourism Authority. The AA flights are from Miami to SKB as follows:
AA MIA-SKB 318 – November, 2020
o Saturday 7th November 2020
o Saturday 14th November 2020
o Wednesday 18th November 2020
o Saturday 21st November 2020
o Sunday 22nd November 2020
o Wednesday 25th November 2020
o Saturday 28th November 2020
o Sunday 29th November 2020
British Airways Flights 2157, from London Gatwick to St. Kitts and Nevis, resumes November 7 with flights scheduled for every other Saturday for the month of November.
WINN understands, at the time of writing, that no other flights are confirmed for St Kitts and Nevis when the borders reopen on October 31.
There is also no word as yet on regional flights as per the agreed CARICOM Bubble.
Officials here have announced several measures to handle the influx of visitors including the following:
Entry protocols for international visitors, including U.S travelers include proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken 72 hours prior to arrival and a second PCR test upon arrival.
If negative, visitors must quarantine for seven days at one of four approved accommodations (the Park Hyatt, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Koi Resort on St. Kitts, and the Four Seasons Resort on Nevis.
A third PCR test is administered, and if negative, visitors are free to leave the hotel to partake in select excursions or visit select tourist sites (a list will be released at a later date).
Visitors will be free to move about the island after taking a test on the 14th day of their stay if their test results are negative.
If a visitor tests positive either upon arrival or during quarantine, they will be transferred to an isolation room in one of the four approved hotels, or if the situation requires additional medical attention, to a hospital.
Visitors will not be required to purchase COVID-19 insurance for travel to St. Kitts and Nevis; visitors in quarantine must remain at their hotel but can go to pools, beaches and other facilities on the property.
Masks are mandatory in public spaces at all times and those who violate that rule are subject to a fine of EC$500 or US$175.