Travel Info

WHERE IS ST. KITTS

St. Kitts is located in the Eastern Caribbean at 17 20 North, 62 45 West, roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, 1,600 miles from New York, 4,000 miles from London and about 45 minutes by plane from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The island is 69 square miles with a population of 31,880. Basseterre is the capital.

Map of the Caribbean

TIME

Atlantic Standard Time throughout the year. 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.

LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION

English

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD$). U.S. bills are accepted by most stores and businesses and change is given in E.C. currency. U.S. coins are not accepted.

Exchange Rate: $1.00 USD = $2.70 XCD

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND ENTRY/DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS

Citizens of Canada need only to present proof of citizenship – preferably a passport or birth certificate with the raised seal – in order to enter St. Kitts-Nevis. If the birth certificate is used, it must be accompanied by a government issued photo ID (a drivers licence, for example) showing the same name. Where applicable, documentation of a legal name change (for example, a marriage certificate) must also be presented. Citizens of the United States, however, are required to have passports in order to re-enter that country. As such a valid passport is a required travel document when travelling to the Caribbean.

GETTING TO ST. KITTS

St. Kitts is served by non-stop flights from the US, Canada and London. As well, connecting flights are available from other international destinations. We recommend that, in addition to consulting with your travel professional, you log on to the official St. Kitts Tourism website at www.stkittstourism.kn to find out about the most suitable travel arrangements available to you.