Airplane: Regional flights land in St. Kitts as well as some direct flights from the USA, while Nevis is only served from the Caribbean region.
Airlines that offer flights to St Kitts Island include
- American / American Eagle – Miami, New York, San Juan
- Delta – Atlanta
- LIAT – Antigua, St. Thomas, Sint Maarten
- US Airways – Charlotte
- Winair – Sint Maarten
The island of Nevis is made up of the following airlines approached (sometimes only seasonally and on weekdays):
- American Eagle – San Juan
- LIAT – Antigua
- Winair – Sint Maarten, St. Kitts
From Europe there are connections to nearby islands such as Antigua and Barbuda, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), from where there are connecting flights to St Kitts and Nevis.
Airports: The modern Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw Airport (SKB) on St Kitts is 3 km north of Basseterre. Taxis go to the city center.
Newcastle International Airport (NEV) on Nevis is 7 miles from Charlestown.
Ship: There are no international ferry connections to St Kitts and Nevis, ferries only run nationally between the two islands of St Kitts and Nevis.
On your own, however, it may be possible to come to St. Barthélemy or Sint Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles): on most of the southern beaches of St. Kitts there are fishermen who can take these stretches in their boat. However, these journeys can be very choppy.
According to mathgeneral, numerous Eastern Caribbean cruises visit St. Kitts, the cruise ships anchor in Basseterre’s deep sea port. It is a good idea to email the national tourism organization to find out when a particularly large number of cruise ships call at St Kitts, as some places like the beaches in the south or the St Kitts Railway are overcrowded with cruise tourists at these times. There are no sufficiently large ports in Nevis, so that the cruise ships stay further out and the passengers have to be brought ashore with smaller ships.
Shipping companies that offer stops on St Kitts include Princess Cruises, Cunard, Seabourn and Royal Caribbean Cruise.
St Kitts and Nevis – Entry Requirements
is a general requirement for traveling to St Kitts and Nevis. Of the passport(or the temporary passport) must be valid for at least 6 months after the planned departure. When entering St. Kitts and Nevis by flight, you should have a return or onward ticket.
When entering St-Kitts and Nevis, the American entry regulations must also be observed.
For tourist and business trips, with a maximum stay of 90 days on St Kitts and Nevis, citizens of Germany, Austria and Switzerland do not need a visa.
Entry with children :
Every child needs their own travel document. The same visa requirements apply to accompanying children as to their parents. This means that the children’s travel documents must also be valid for at least 6 months after the planned departure.
Germany: the German child ID card (with photo) or your own passport is accepted. Child ID cards are no longer issued in Germany, existing child ID cards remain valid until the expiry date.
Austria: Children need their own passport.
Switzerland: children need their own passport.
It is recommended that minors traveling alone on St Kitts and Nevis have a certified consent form from the legal guardian.
Foreign visitors must have sufficient funds for their trip.
Residence Permit : For extended stays in St Kitts and Nevis, contact the Home Office in Basseterre, St Kitts.
Health and Diseases in St Kitts and Nevis
For travel, no compulsory vaccinations are required to go to St. Kitts and Nevis, there is an exception when entering from yellow fever areas, where proof of a valid yellow fever vaccination should be available.
However, vaccinations against hepatitis A, diphtheria and tetanus, for longer stays an additional vaccination against typhoid and hepatitis B.
Malaria does not exist on St. Kitts and Nevis. However, the dengue virus, which is transmitted by diurnal mosquitoes, does occur. It is therefore recommended to protect yourself from mosquito and insect bites (including mosquito nets and mosquito repellants).
HIV / AIDS
Similar to other Caribbean islands, St. Kitts and Nevis are also affected by HIV / AIDS, so caution is advised, especially with holiday acquaintances.
When traveling in St Kitts and Nevis, you should pay particular attention to hygiene when consuming fruit, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat. Tap water should not be used as drinking water in St. Kitts and Nevis; it can be bought in bottles in grocery stores.
Medical care in St Kitts and Nevis is poor, so before traveling to St Kitts and Nevis you should definitely take out international travel health insurance with emergency repatriation.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.