The following is a press release from the National COVID-19 Task Force:
In the interest of continuing to protect our borders and the health and wellness of our citizens and residents, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, through the National COVID-19 Task Force, hereby advises that it has implemented a travel advisory in response to the emergence of three (3) new variants of the COVID-19 Virus.
These variants have originated in Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK).
The UK variant of the virus has already appeared in at least
three CARICOM territories.
This is a cause for concern for the Government of
St. Kitts and Nevis, particularly as this UK mutation of the original virus is far more transmissible and carries a higher likelihood of death from the symptoms of COVID-19.
In light of these developments, the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis announces the following:
1) Travel advisories have now been issued for the United Kingdom (UK), South Africa and Brazil.