Traveling Luck for Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saint Kitts and Nevis, North America

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Saint Kitts and Nevis is located in Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.

Land in Saint Kitts and Nevis is volcanic with mountainous interiors.

Kittitian, Nevisian land covers an area of 261 square kilometers which is 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Kittitian, Nevisian flag Kittitian, Nevisian national flag (Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis)

As for the Kittitian, Nevisian climate; tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November).

Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s) speak English.

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Places of note in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Kittitian, Nevisian Map Kittitian, Nevisian map

Regions of Saint Kitts and Nevis

First settled by the British in 1623, the islands became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to try and separate from Saint Kitts.

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Country Profile for Saint Kitts and Nevis

Sugar was the traditional mainstay of the Saint Kitts economy until the 1970s. Although the crop still dominates the agricultural sector, activities such as tourism, export-oriented manufacturing, and offshore banking have assumed larger roles in the economy. Tourism revenues are now the chief source of the islands' foreign exchange; about 40,000 tourist visited Nevis during the 2003-2004 season. Additional tourist facilities, including a second cruise ship pier, hotels, and golf courses are under construction.

Kittitian, Nevisian natural resources include arable land

with coastlines in the shape of a baseball bat and ball, the two volcanic islands are separated by a three-km-wide channel called The Narrows; on the southern tip of long, baseball bat-shaped Saint Kitts lies the Great Salt Pond; Nevis Peak sits in the center of its almost circular namesake island and its ball shape complements that of its sister island

Kittitian, Nevisian religion is Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic.

Natural hazards in Saint Kitts and Nevis include hurricanes (July to October).

Travel Advice for Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Christopher and Nevis (St Kitts & Nevis)

This advice has been reviewed and reissued.  The overall level of the advice has not changed.

SUMMARY

  • There is no British High Commission in St Kitts and Nevis.  For emergency consular assistance, please telephone the British Honorary Consul (+869 466 8888; mobile +869 762 8888).  Alternatively, you can contact the British High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda (details below).

  • You should not become complacent about safety and security.  Cases of robbery and other crimes against people occur.

  • Most visits to St Kitts and Nevis are trouble-free.  The main type of incident for which British nationals require consular assistance is for replacing lost and stolen passports.

  • The hurricane season in St Kitts and Nevis normally runs from June to November.  Please see the Natural Disasters section of this Travel Advice and Hurricanes for more information.

  • The threat from terrorism is low.  But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.

  • If you are travelling to St Kitts and Nevis for the ICC Cricket World Cup, which runs from 11 March to 28 April 2007, with warm-up games in the region beginning on 5 March 2007, you should see ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 for general advice you may need before you travel.

  • We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.  You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.  Please see:  Travel Insurance


SAFETY AND SECURITY

NATURAL DISASTERS
The hurricane season in St Kitts and Nevis normally runs from June to November.  You should monitor local and international weather updates from the National Hurricane Centre.  You can also access the World Meteorological Organisation for updates. Please also see Hurricanes.


GENERAL

If things go wrong when overseas, please see: What We Can Do To Help.
Keep a copy of the photopage of your passport and relevant entry stamp in case your documents are stolen.
If you are on a package holiday, you must travel on the specified return date.  If you fail to do so it is likely that you will have to pay for a return ticket yourself.
You will have to pay a departure tax when leaving St Kitts and Nevis.  In February 2007, this departure tax amounted to 58 East Caribbean Dollars (per person).
In the event of loss of your passport, you will need to apply to the Passport Office at the British High Commission, Barbados for a replacement.  The British Honorary Consul in St Kitts can advise you how to do this.  Urgent applications will have to be sent to Bridgetown by courier, incurring courier costs, but even so the issue of a replacement passport could still take several days.