Published 28th October 2020
Buckie Got It, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
Taxi and tour operators in St. Kitts and Nevis desirous of plying their trade are encouraged to get the travel approved seal as this is necessary to operate tourism-based services when the borders reopen on October 31, 2020.
During the October 27 edition of Leadership Matters, the Honourable Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports, said that a great concern to the Ministry and the Government is that “to date, only 23 taxis and tour operators are currently travel approved for transportation come October 31.”
“We need to see more taxi and tour operators being travel approved so that we don’t have a challenge when it comes to those individual visitors who come to St. Kitts and Nevis. The protocol will be that it is only the travel approved taxis and tour operators will be able to gain entry to the airport in order to ply their trade,” he said. “And so, it is very important, that that portion is known and was communicated to them.”
At the end of July 2020, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (SKTA) started a Travel Approved Training for the Travel Approved Seal for all tourism entities that interact with tourist.
After training, the businesses will have to have the seal and certificate displayed. The information will also be placed on the SKTA website and persons will be able to go to the website and see what they can do in St. Kitts.