Nevis Now Accepts COVID-19 Antigen Test

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Proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test or negative RT-PCR test is required for entry to Nevis.

Travelers heading to Nevis can now show proof of negative COVID-19 antigen test. Effective April 1, 2022, proof of either a negative COVID-19 antigen test or negative RT-PCR test is required for all inbound international travelers to Nevis arriving by air. This replaces the previous requirement in which only the results of RT-PCR tests were acceptable. Antigen tests must be taken within 24 hours of arrival; while RT-PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

The travelers’ choice of test must be administered by an accredited lab using a nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal swab. The results of self-administered tests or tests using saliva samples are not currently approved for entry.

“This modification could not come at a better time for our incoming international guests,” said Devon Liburd, Nevis Tourism Authority interim CEO, in a press statement. “Spring is a good time of year to experience Nevis. It is our driest season with temperatures in the mid-80s. Because of this, we look to these newly increased options in entry protocol to serve as a warm welcome to our petite island paradise.”

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Anguilla, Brazil, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Cambodia, Costa RicaCanada and Belize have also updated it’s entry requirements. Australia is planning to reopen; Hawaii and Grenada lift COVID restrictions. Papua New Guinea is also welcoming international travelers and Brazil has updated vaccine requirement for kids 5 and older. Plus, St. Maarten moves to endemic strategies.