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Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Caribbean in both population and land area. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty of beauty and sights to offer. Some highlights include African green monkeys, music festivals and a mile-wide volcanic crater.
The water dividing Saint Kitts and Nevis is called the Narrows since in several places it is only two miles wide.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Saint Kitts and Nevis. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Saint Kitts and Nevis: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue, Zika and chikungunya pose a threat to travelers to the region. Make sure to use mosquito repellents and netting. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should consider not traveling to the area.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is not required for stays under 90 days in Saint Kitts and Nevis. A passport with at least six months’ validity is required.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Saint Kitts and Nevis have a hot, humid tropical climate with consistent temperatures. These are balanced by northeast trade winds and rainfall all year round.
Winters and summers are similar with highs in the 80’s. Nighttime temperatures are often cooler, especially for higher elevations on the islands.
The rainy season is from May to November. July to November is also the hurricane season. Hurricanes can be very violent for Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a relatively safe region. But, there are still some things to be aware of. Don’t leave valuables unattended and take measure to avoid street crime.
Consider your safety before making the choice to enjoy a watersport or similar activity. This includes thinking about the weather and jet ski traffic, for example. Medical facilities in Saint Kitts and Nevis are lower than in developed nations. This includes a lack of hyperbaric chambers for decompression illness.
Hurricane season can affect Saint Kitts and Nevis during August and October especially. Be aware of the time you are going and check weather conditions.
Saint Kitts and Nevis are known for its free-roaming monkeys. The African green monkeys have lived on the islands for more than 300 years. They were brought from Africa in the late 17th century.
Monkeys can sometimes be pests for the country. But, they are ingrained in the culture of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
It may be easy to see a monkey at your local beach bar or by stepping outside. But, for some quality monkey time try hiking on Monkey Hill, going to the Monkey Bar, or diving at Monkey Shoals. You can also consult travel guides for helpful information on good nature trails and tours.
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All Americans visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
While the islands do not have an embassy, the Barbados embassy serves the region:
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Phone: (246) 227-4000
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