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St Kitts and Nevis has closed its borders to international travelers, except for returning nationals or residents. The international airport may reopen from 31 October.
All incoming passengers must complete this online form and obtain a negative RT-PCR test 72 hours before arrival. Upon arrival, all citizens must observe a minimum of 14 days mandatory quarantine.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public, and social and physical distancing protocols must be followed, maintaining 6ft (1.8m) distance from others.
Hurricane Isaac is currently tracking westwards towards the Caribbean, heading for the Lesser Antilles archipelago (which includes St Kitts and Nevis). Reports indicate that the hurricane is maintaining strength which may increase as it moves closer to the islands, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds. The National Hurricane Center indicates that Hurricane Isaac will cross the islands Wednesday night - Thursday and then enter the East Carribean Sea.
Please check with authorities, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.
The absolutely best way to survive a hurricane is to avoid one. Get away from it, but if you make the decision to leave make that decision early. Do not leave it until the last minute because you may find yourself caught without proper shelter.
If you decide to stay and "ride it out" it is advisable to get to an authorized shelter. The locations of these will be broadcast, or locals will know where they are. If there is no shelter, prepare to "shelter in place" in an internal room without windows.
Once a "storm watch" has been issued, make sure you are prepared in the event that the watch becomes a "warning."
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After the storm
Hurricane Maria is predicted to pass over St Kitts & Nevis on Monday, and it may have stregthened to category 3 by that time. Beware of strong winds and flooding from heavy rain. If you have not already left the island you shold immediately seek the help of authorities in finding suitable shelter.
Now classified as a Category 5, Hurricane Irma made landfall early this morning on St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, and Anguilla. Widespread damage has been reported, but no casualties at this time.
Irma is now heading towards Puerto Rico and threatening St. Kitts and Nevis, the Virgin Islands, Hispaniola, and Cuba.
Travel warnings have been issued for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra, Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti, Guadeloupe, Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The United States has declared states of emergency in Florida, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico.
Aside from extremely strong winds, Hurricane Irma is likely to create a storm surge of 11 feet or more, and large, breaking waves. Heavy rains could cause life-threating flash floods and mudslides.
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