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LONDON, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is main a brand new journey and tourism age in 2021. Whereas different resourceful international locations proceed to battle with COVID-19 and its many variants, the small dual-island nation has change into a hit story for the way journey might be managed safely and responsibly. St Kitts and Nevis first reopened its borders on October 31st. After three months of worldwide guests, the islands have solely reported roughly 40 circumstances of the virus, no group unfold and 0 deaths. Lindsey F.P. Grant, the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports, spoke to the Caribbean Journal about how the nation achieved this.
In accordance with Minister Grant, St Kitts and Nevis has some of the full and complete journey necessities within the Caribbean. The twin islands ask guests to take a PCR take a look at inside 72 hours of arrival, utilise the contract tracing app for the primary 14 days with compulsory quarantine in an authorized resort.
“We have now been open for 3 months and have been welcoming guests from around the globe to our stunning islands. Tourism is slowly however absolutely rebounding. Globally, there was a latest decelerate as a result of emergence of the variant strains of COVID-19, and we’re experiencing that together with everybody else. However the reality stays – we’re persevering with to welcome guests with each incoming flight,” Minister Grant mentioned.
Earlier than the pandemic, St Kitts and Nevis loved a budding tourism business that attracted varied demographics to the islands. The Federation is a hotspot for yachters in search of a hideaway location with state-of-the-art docks that may host superyachts of as much as 106m. Moreover, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Affiliation recognised St Kitts and Nevis as a marquee vacation spot after attracting a million passengers for 2 consecutive years.
Minister Grant highlighted that “Cruise has been a fantastic success for us. We reached the a million passenger mark in 2018, and once more in 2019, we have been on monitor to succeed in this milestone once more in 2020 earlier than COVID-19 set in. The success of the roll-out of the vaccines within the US, the UK and Europe will assist cruise resume to St Kitts and [the] Caribbean. So we wait patiently and are optimistic it’ll return.”
St Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Funding (CBI) Programme has been pivotal in creating the islands’ tourism. Income generated beneath the Programme was liable for developing a second cruise pier on the islands that may accommodate three world-class vessels.
Established in 1984, St Kitts and Nevis’ CBI Programme is the world’s first – and longest-standing – financial citizenship programme. It empowers rich international traders and their households to accumulate a second citizenship as soon as contributing to the Sustainable Development Fund (SGF). The fund is hailed as probably the most easy and quickest path to a second citizenship. Investments made to the SGF are channelled into essential improvement initiatives on the islands, from training to healthcare to tourism.
As soon as endeavor the diligent multi-tiered vetting course of, profitable candidates acquire citizenship, which comes with a plethora of advantages. This consists of visa-free or visa-on-arrival journey to 156 international locations and territories, the best to stay, work and examine within the nation and lastly, the choice to cross down citizenship for generations to return, securing one’s future legacy and that of their households.
SOURCE CS World Companions