St. Kitts & Nevis does not require a visa for British passport holders. However it does require a Yellow Fever immunisation for travellers aged 9 months or over arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and all travellers transiting through an airport of a country at risk of yellow fever. This certificate and accompanying documents are required prior to entry to the country.
TTravellers should be up to date with routine vaccination courses including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccine (DPT).
Diphtheria tetanus and polio are combined in a single vaccine in the UK.
Those at increased risk of an infectious disease due to their work, lifestyle choice, or any pre existing health problems should be up to date with additional recommended vaccines.
A booster is usually recommended for Poliomyelitis and Tetanus usually as a combined vaccine with Diphtheria.
It is essential to avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing which are neutral and light coloured such as long-sleeved tops and long trousers, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net to prevent catching Malaria. Dengue and Zika virus, which pose a threat in St. Kitts and Nevis is transmitted by the daytime mosquito. If available, pre-soak or spray outer layer clothing with permethrin. Ensure that door and window screens work properly and avoid all open water containers nearby.
It is important to apply sunscreen first followed by the repellent (preferably 20 minutes later).
Suitable anti-malarial tablets containing atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine are usually advised in high risk areas and can be bought over the counter in U.K. chemists. Please avoid buying tablets over the internet as they may not contain the correct medication and be a fake version.
If you develop a fever seek medical attention promptly when travelling in a malaria prone area. (Malaria can develop even up to one year after exposure.)
All travellers should avoid mosquito bites particularly between dawn and dusk.
There is currently no medication or vaccination available for travellers to prevent Dengue.
The mosquitoes that transmit Dengue are more prevalent in towns, cities and the surrounding areas which are considered a risk.
Pregnant women should consider avoiding travel to this country until after the birth. If travel is unavoidable, women must be informed of the risks of Zika virus to her unborn child.
Women should avoid becoming pregnant while travelling to this country and for 2 months (8 weeks) after their last possible ZIKA exposure.
If a woman develops symptoms of a Zika virus infection, then she should avoid pregnancy for a further 2 months following recovery.
Pregnant women visiting this country, or who become pregnant within 2 months after their last possible ZIKA exposure, should contact the doctor here at the clinic for further advice, even if they have not been unwell.
Screening of returning travellers without Zika virus symptoms is not available on the NHS. However we can do this for you in the clinic. Simply call 0207 096 8853 for an appointment with the doctor. We are open 7 days a week 9am - 9pm weekdays and 10am - 2pm weekends. Couples planning a pregnancy in the very near future should consider whether they should avoid travelling to a country or area with the risk of Zika virus. This particularly important for couples in assisted fertility programmes.
Couples should follow virus and avoid conception as follows:
If both partners travelled for men: 3 months after last possible exposure and for women: 2 months after last possible exposure.
Travellers going to areas with ZIKV should take meticulous measures to prevent mosquito bites during the daytime. Use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET or 20% Picaridin on exposed skin. Re-apply according to manufacturer's directions.
If travelling to an area remote away from any medical facilities, carrying a standby emergency treatment for malaria is worthwhile.
Our doctor will ask for the following items to complete your visa forms:
You will need to book online or phone us on 0207 096 8853. (Please indicate in the notes section in the online booking form that you want a St Kitts & Nevis Medical.) We will be happy to answer any questions you may have simply call us or send us an email for more details.
It is important to speak with the doctor as the requirements depend on your length of stay, any pre-existing health conditions and your health generally. Discussing this with our doctor will ensure that you are adequately covered and receive the necessary up-to-date vaccines and medicines for your protection.
In addition our clinic can help you get the right and recommended vaccines if you need additional help with these and are at affordable prices. (See our prices and fees page for more information). Our vaccines are consistently updated depending on the current requirements.
In this country to have your visa approved if you intend working you will need to undergo a general examination. You will also need to have a blood test for HIV.
Apart from these, routine vaccinations i.e. Typhoid and Hepatitis A are recommended. A chest x-ray is not required since only a blood test and general medical examination is needed.
You can feel confident that you are in safe hands. We work side by side with the health authorities to make sure we provide you with all the vaccines you need for safe travel.
Our clinic is registered and certified to administer Yellow Fever vaccines and will provide you with the necessary documentation for entry into certain countries that insist on it.
If you follow the correct advice and appropriate health cover to remote areas, your visit will be an uneventful and enjoyable one.