Important planning information:

Time Zone: St Kitts follows Atlantic Standard Time – which is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT).

Currency: The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the local currency. U.S. bills are accepted by most stores and businesses, and change is given in E.C. currency. U.S. coins are not accepted. Pound Sterling, Euro and Canadian notes can be converted in one of the local banks.

Primary language: English.

Health and medical:

    • According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), transmission of the Zika virus has stalled, or otherwise reached undetectable levels, for over 12 months. This finding prompted the World Health Organization to remove Caribbean nations — including St. Kitts — from its Zika virus country classification scheme.
    • There are no particular health concerns associated with St Kitts.
    • Special vaccines are usually not required.
    • Modern ambulatory services are available and there are specialists in most fields of medicine.
    • Emergency 911 services are available. In case of emergencies, call 911 to contact the local police or emergency ambulance services. You can also call 869-465-2801 for an ambulance.
    • The primary hospital is JNF General Hospital.
    • There are protocols regarding medication, specifically controlled substances. To ensure you comply with St. Kitts and Nevis Customs protocol. For more information, email: or
    • Marijuana is illegal on St Kitts and Nevis. Persons found with this drug are punishable by law which could include incarceration. No allowances are given for claims of use for medical reasons.

Telecommunications: Flow and Digicel are the major telephone service providers in St Kitts and Nevis. Direct Dialing, Leased Circuits, Internet, Class Services, Voice Mail, Caller ID and other features are currently offered. ISDN and DSL services are also available. The area and country code for St. Kitts is 1-869.


Travel documentation:


Visitors to St Kitts must fill out the online Immigration and Customs ED Form before arrival.

After completion, a receipt with a QR code will be issued, which must be shown upon reaching the destination. The QR code can either be printed or scanned from a mobile device.

All persons, except for citizens of the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States), traveling to St Kitts are required to present a valid passport in order to enter St Kitts and Nevis.

Where applicable, documentation of a legal name change (for example, a marriage certificate) must also be presented. Additionally, proof of sufficient funds and a return or onward passage might be required.

Persons traveling should reconfirm travel document requirements with their carrier prior to trip commencement. Kindly click here for information regarding the entry/re-entry requirements, as advanced by the United States Department of State.


Entering the island:


St Kitts and Nevis is one Federation, if you enter on one island you can transfer to the other island without restriction and travel documents.

Visa requirements are based on your citizenship. Persons visiting on a cruise or for less than 24 hours do not require a visa.

All persons traveling must comply with air travel regulations of their destination country. Travellers should familiarise themselves with restrictions and regulations ahead of arriving at the airport, as requirements are strictly enforced.

Any container of liquids, gels, or aerosols packed in carry-on or hand luggage must not exceed 3.4fl oz. All such items must also fit into a single, quart-sized clear bag, and that bag must close. If necessary, zip lock bags are available for purchase at the airport.