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Posted: Friday 22 October, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Government lifts restrictions on India and South Africa

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- THE Federal Government has finally lifted the COVID-19-imposed restrictions on travellers from South Africa and India, with effect from Wednesday (Oct. 20).


    This comes as the Government continues to slowly remove restrictions on travellers entering the country since the number of positive cases amongst visitors to St. Kitts and Nevis have reduced or non-existent over the last several weeks.


    In confirming the announcement, National Disaster Response Coordinator and Head of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Abdias Samuel said “the Federal Cabinet of St. Kitts and Nevis approved the recommendation of the National COVID-19 Task Force to have South Africa and India removed from the travel advisory”.


    He noted that travellers from those countries would not have any issues entering St. Kitts and Nevis following this announcement. 


    Despite that though, Brazil remains on a travel advisory for the Federation.
    This comes as many questioned the rationale for imposing the restrictions on those countries when none was imposed on travellers from the United States of America. 


    India and South Africa had various strains of the virus, but it is known that the USA also had the presence of similar strains and even newer ones.


    However, there are still restrictions, in that all persons entering the Federation will be subjected to a 24-hour period of quarantine.


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