The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is among the 59 countries worldwide, exempt from the 14 day quarantine travel rule for visitors entering the UK published on Friday July 3rd.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said 14-day quarantines would remain for countries where the virus was not under control.
Included in the official statement: “passengers arriving in England from any of the 59 countries and territories will not be forced to self-isolate for 14 days on entering the country from July 10th. The “travel corridors” will allow holidaymakers to visit the exempt countries and not have to isolate on their return, while overseas visitors from the 59 countries can also come to England without having to quarantine.
The list has been met with harsh criticism by many world leaders from excluded countries, travel operators, airlines and hotel owners, labeling the list as unfair and quite absurd, noting that it will greatly damage industries already affected by the pandemic.
The list which comes into effect on July 10th 2020, includes other islands in the region such as: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Caymans Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos islands.
Countries excluded from the list include the United States and China.