St. Kitts Travel Guide

St. Kitts Travel Guide


Overview St. Kitts and Nevis

Country-specific safety instructions

Natural disasters

In Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the southern states of the United States, cyclone season is from June to the end of November. The strength of the storm and the specific threat to islands in its course can change within hours.

Tropical storms, heavy rainfall and, under certain circumstances, landslides must be expected. Travelers should also follow the regional weather forecasts and observe the advice of the local security authorities.

Constantly updated information is available from the external link, opens in a new window National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.


Sailors should note that robberies on anchored or coastal ships or cases of piracy in the Eastern Caribbean occur sporadically and take appropriate measures (caution with spontaneous guests on board, self-protection at night). Emergency calls to the Police / Coast Guard using 911 (cellular phone) may be more reliable than emergency calls made using maritime mobile radio.


Violent crime in St. Kitts and Nevis, a country located in North America according to historyaah, increased somewhat in 2016. It is not aimed specifically at foreigners or tourists, but has its cause in gang wars among young people or in criminal procurement. Nevertheless, particular caution is advised, especially when walking in less busy areas or parks in larger cities or settlements, especially after dark.

St. Kitts Travel Guide



1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: EC $, XCD (ISO code). There are banknotes in the denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 EC $; Coins in circulation: 1 EC $ as well as 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. US dollars are accepted almost everywhere. The East Caribbean dollar is pegged to the US dollar.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted. Money can be withdrawn from the ATMs in the banks with credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.

ec / Maestro card / Sparcard
cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe and worldwide. Cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbols are accepted at many ATMs in St. Kitts and Nevis, but not in stores. ATMs are available in every bank and offer a 24-hour service. Further information from banks and credit institutes.

Attention: Travelers who pay with their bank customer card abroad and want to withdraw money should find out about the options for using their card from their bank prior to departure.

Bank opening times

  1. General Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions. The export of the national currency may not exceed the value of the import.

Currency Exchange

Common foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and larger hotels.



The official language is English. Creole English is colloquial.



If a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is usually rescheduled. Therefore, deviations from the specified data are possible.



The following items can be imported duty-free to St. Kitts and Nevis (people over 18 years):

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
1.5 l alcoholic beverages;
Perfume and eau de toilette for personal use.


Business etiquette

Long or short-sleeved shirts with ties or light suits are appropriate for business meetings.

Business hours:
Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.


St. Kitts & Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
South Independence Square Street, PO Box 332, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel: 465 39 67th

Business contacts

St. Kitts & Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
South Independence Square Street, PO Box 332, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel: 465 39 67th



International direct dialing.


GSM 850/1900. Network operator is Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis Ltd. Cell phones can be rented on site.


Main providers: Caribsurf (Internet: and Cable & Wireless (Internet: or You can access the Internet from the Cable & Wireless Internet kiosk in Basseterre, St. Kitts, in all hotels and in Internet cafés.

Post Office

Airmail shipments to Europe are on the way for 4 weeks. Post office opening times: Mon-Wed, Fri and Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Postage stamps are available in stores where postcards can be purchased. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of around US $ 1.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.



Carvings, batiks, wall decorations, leatherwork and coconut articles. Shop opening times: Mon-Sat 8.30am-12pm and 1pm-4pm; Some shops close earlier on Thursdays.