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Quarantine Stays in Place For Travelers, No Date Set For Return of Cruise Ships

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by Clive Bacchus

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Cruise ships will not return to the Federation and the 14-day quarantine for tourists and returning nationals will not be lifted, until St. Kitts and Nevis achieves “herd immunity”.

That is the position declared by the Federal government at the press conference hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris at the headquarters of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Tuesday (March 23).

Some countries are allowing vaccinated travelers entry without quarantine.

Royal Caribbean International announced Friday (March 19) that it will restart cruises to the Caribbean in June and will require all adult passengers to be vaccinated.

WINN’s Kevon Browne asked about the return of cruise ships to St Kitts and Nevis, and quarantine arrangements for people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Laws recounted a recent experience with a vaccinated traveler to St. Kitts and Nevis who tested positive for the coronavirus after his quarantine.

The Chief Executive Officer of the St Kitts Tourism Authority Raquel Browne responded to the question about cruise ships returning to the Federation.

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