St. Kitts & Nevis Approves Antigen Test for Departing Air Travelers

Basseterre, St. Kitts  – St. Kitts & Nevis announced from October 20, 2021, that the Antigen test would be offered to outgoing air travelers whose countries accept approved rapid testing upon return from international destinations. The Federation has removed the exit testing requirement for travelers whose countries of origin do not require return testing.

The exit tests will be taken at the visitors “Travel Approved” hotel or accommodation solely by a Ministry of Health approved health professional 48 – 72 hours prior to departure, with samples tested in a certified local lab. Scheduling of the test must be through the hotel concierge at the respective “Travel Approved” hotels; travelers staying in villas, condos and/or private homes are advised to contact the COVID-19 taskforce hotline 311 or to schedule their test. Please note the tests are at the traveler’s cost with cost ranging between USD 50.00 and USD 55.00.

Approved labs at this time are: The Joseph N. France Laboratory; NextGen Laboratory; Avalon Laboratory and Quality Diagnostics.

For entry into the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, all Travel Protocols and Requirements remain in place, including the submission of negative test results from an RT PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival. For full information, please see

Visitors are reminded to regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority http://www.stkittstourism.and Nevis Tourism Authority http://( websites for updates and information.

About St. Kitts & Nevis
Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Discover a distinctive array of wellness pursuits, resort relaxation, astonishing natural beauty and a dash of history on one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean.

Boasting quintessential Caribbean charm, St. Kitts and Nevis offers authentic, one-of-a-kind cultural attractions, such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birthplace of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis, bringing the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Experience the island-wide dramatic natural beauty that exemplifies the best the Caribbean has to offer. Become immersed in nature with a hike up Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano carpeted with lush rainforest in St. Kitts, or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, scuba diving, speedboating, yachting, or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When it’s time to unwind, soak in the Caribbean sun on one of the many secluded beaches.

Although full of “hidden gems”, St. Kitts & Nevis provides the more traditional vacation pastimes, including shopping, dining, golf, fine dining, gaming and more.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and

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