St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis

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Saint Kitts and Nevis are located in the Caribbean Sea and consist of two main volcanic islands. The population is about 51,000 people. The government is a parliamentary democracy with the Queen of the United Kingdom as chief of state and who is represented by a governor general, with a prime minister as head of government.

The British settled this area in about 1623, and the islands gained independence in 1983 becoming St. Kitts and Nevis. The island of Nevis continues efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

The economy depends on tourism, service businesses and offshore finance. Travellers can enjoy the beaches and tropical climate of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Currency XCD: East Caribbean dollar
Language English
Capital Basseterre
Recent Alerts 1
Latest Alert March 21, 2017 - Zika virus in the Caribbean - update

Diseases To Be Aware Of

The diseases listed below are those which occur most often in St. Kitts & Nevis. Other, less frequently encountered diseases might be displayed within the Travel Alerts section if they have occurred recently.

Hepatitis A

There is a risk for hepatitis A virus exposure in Saint Kitts and Nevis through contaminated food or water. Infection can still occur at tourist destinations and resorts.

Hepatitis B

There is a risk for acquiring hepatitis B in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Typhoid Fever

Unvaccinated people can become infected through contaminated food and water in Saint Kitts and Nevis, especially when visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where food and water sources may be contaminated.

Yellow Fever

There is no risk of yellow fever transmission. However, this country requires a yellow fever vaccination certificate for travellers 1 year of age and older arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, unless the traveller is transiting through St. Kitts and Nevis from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission, and unless the traveller has transited through an airport in a country/territory at risk for yellow fever transmission..

Rabies

Rabies may be present in bats, but has not been reported in domestic or wild animals in this country.

Dengue Fever

Outbreaks of dengue fever may occur.

Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya fever has occurred in this country.

Zika Fever

Zika fever may occur in this country.

Vaccinations to Consider

The following is a list of recommended vaccinations for travelling to St. Kitts & Nevis.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

There is a risk of exposure to hepatitis A for this country, therefore, the vaccination is recommended.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

There is a significant risk of infection with hepatitis B for this country, therefore, the vaccination is recommended.

Typhoid Fever Vaccine

There is a risk of exposure to typhoid fever in this country through consumption of unsafe food and water. Since exposure to unsafe sources is variable within this country, the vaccination against typhoid fever is generally recommended, especially when visiting smaller cities or rural areas, where food and water sources may be contaminated.

Rabies Vaccine

Vaccination against rabies is recommended for travellers whose activities or employment may bring them into direct contact with bats (i.e. adventure travellers, veterinarians, wildlife professionals, researchers, etc.).

Yellow Fever Vaccine

There is no risk of yellow fever transmission. However, this country requires a yellow fever vaccination certificate for travellers 1 year of age and older arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, unless the traveller is transiting through St. Kitts and Nevis from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission, and unless the traveller has transited through an airport in a country/territory at risk for yellow fever transmission..

Medications to Consider

The following is a list of recommended medications for travelling to St. Kitts & Nevis.

None required.

Safety and Security in St. Kitts & Nevis

Emergency Numbers

911

Personal Safety

The crime rate is low in this country, and most travellers have no trouble. However, petty crime, such as pickpocketing, bag snatching, or other theft can occur in any crowded area or tourist destination. Always be alert to your personal safety. Keep valuables secured and out of sight. Safeguard your important documents, such as your passport. Avoid walking alone at night. Do not carry large amounts of cash. Do not accept drinks or food from strangers and never leave your drinks out of your sight.

Violent crime does occur in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Even if visiting family, remain alert to personal safety.

Roads are generally in good condition, but exercise caution at night as some areas are not well lit and animals sometimes stray onto the roads.

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