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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 3
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera no
yellow fever 1

Overview

There are hospitals in Basseterre and Charlestown, and a smaller one in Sandy Point, St. Kitts. Several doctors and dentists have private practices. Due to the inadequate medical care, travel health insurance that includes return transport in an emergency should be taken out before you travel. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who plan to enter the country within six days of being in the infected areas designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers in St. Kitts and Nevis who continue on the same plane. [2] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3] Tap water should not be drunk. Drinking water can be bought by the bottle in grocery stores. When purchasing bottled water, care should be taken that the original packaging has not been opened. Travelers should definitely pay attention to special hygiene measures before eating fruit, vegetables and meat as well as fish and seafood.

Other risks

Bilharzia pathogens can occasionally occur in ponds and rivers, so swimming and wading in inland waters should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone who takes risks of infection: unprotected sexual contacts,

Health certificate

A negative HIV test in English is required for a residence and work permit.

Money

Currency

1 East Caribbean Dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: EC$, XCD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of EC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5; Coins in circulation: 1 EC$ and 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. You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the banks with a credit card (Visa and Mastercard). Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed at a few banks in St. Kitt and Nevis.

Bank opening hours

  1. General Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

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

Currency Exchange

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

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
XCD EC$ 1 EUR = 2.81 EC$
1 CHF = 3.35 EC$
1 USD = 2.70 EC$

Saint Kitts and Nevis Money