Travel Advice for St Kitts & Nevis
St Kitts & Nevis
Capital: Basseterre

Time Zone GMT - 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1 869
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 1 (Caribbean, Canada and USA) 011 elsewhere
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
911
Tourist
Information
St Kitts & Nevis Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Environment, Box 132, Bay Rd, Basseterre, St.Kitts. Tel: 465 2602 or 465 4040 Fax: 465 8794.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all except nationals of Canada and the USA with valid ID (for up to 6 months). Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except nationals of: Great Britain, Australia, Canada, USA, EU Countries (except Portugal who do require a visa) and Japan. Commonwealth countries (except Namibia and South Africa who require visas) Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, South Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherland Antilles, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands and Venezuela. Visitors continuing their journey to a third country within 14 days (Not available to certain nationals - see High Commission).
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency Easter Caribbean Dollar (EC$) = 100 cents.
Amex and Visa are the only credit cards accepted. Travellers cheques in US dollars are preferred.
ATM availability: 2 locations.
Cost of
Living
Very expensive, especially accommodation although this is reduced in the low season.
Languages English
Weather Hot tropical climate with cooling sea breezes. Possibility of hurricanes Aug - Oct. Most rainfall during the summer May - Oct. Showers may occur throughout the year.
Electricity 230 volts Ac, 60 Hz.
Post 5 - 7 days.
Transport SEA: There is a regular ferry service between St Kitts and Nevis.
ROAD: A good road network on both island makes anywhere accessible within minutes.
BUS: There are private; regular but unscheduled buses, which provide a comfortable service.
TAXIS: Services on both islands have set fares.
CAR & MOPED HIRE: Several agencies provide hire services. It is best to book cars through the airline well in advance.
DOCUMENTATION: A local temporary licence must be obtained from the Police Traffic Department before driving any vehicle. This is readily issued on presentation of a valid national licence and a fee of EC$ 30.
Special
Information
The islands are now commercialised and all visitors are readily welcomed. Suitable clothes should be worn for towns and hotel/restaurants Tourism is on the increase, especially on Nevis.