Published 26th December 2020
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
ST. CHRISTOPHER AIR & SEA PORTS AUTHORITY SCASPA
British Airways (BA) schedules repatriation flight for UK travellers
(Basseterre, St. Kitts) – St. Kitts & Nevis has temporarily suspended British Airways flights from the UK, effective Saturday, December 26, 2020, to January 2, 2021.
This decision was made as a result of a newly identified, and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant linked to a recent surge in cases in England.
The new variant is being called VUI-202012/01 — the first “Variant Under Investigation” in the UK in December 2020.
As such, any International Traveler who arrives from the UK will be required to quarantine at their hotel and not “Vacation in Place” for the duration of their stay or a mandatory 14-day quarantine in the Federation, for December 26, 2020 to January 2, 2021.
However, The St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority has confirmed that a special repatriation flight is scheduled to depart for St. Kitts on December 26th, 2020 to return all UK travelers who are currently in the Federation and desirous of returning to the UK prior to the flight suspension. UK travelers wishing to return to the UK are asked to contact British Airways.
The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis will continue to monitor the developing situation in the UK and will update the protocols accordingly. An update will be given in relation to the Federation resuming British Airways (BA) flight service in a subsequent article.
Travelers should regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (www.stkittstourism.kn) and Nevis Tourism Authority (www.nevisisland.com) websites for updates and information on travel requirements.