Saint Kitts and Nevis: tickets, prices, holidays, real estate and citizenship
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a pioneer in the field of investment immigration. Back in 1984, it was here that the idea was born to provide foreigners with a passport for a significant contribution to the economy. We will look attentively at this small Caribbean state: how the country lives, how the real estate market develops and why to get local citizenship.
Saint Kitts and Nevis on a world map
The Federation of St. Christopher (otherwise St. Kitts) and Nevis are located on two islands of the same name in the eastern part of the Caribbean.
Most of the local population (~ 80%) lives on St. Kitts. The landscape of the territory consists of low mountains, almost completely overgrown with forests. There is a volcano here that is considered extinct; its height reaches 1155 meters, and there is a lake in the crater. In addition to these natural beauties, a third of the island is occupied by a national park, which is protected by the state and UNESKO.
On the other island – Nevis – mostly tropical forests, surrounded by rounded mountains. Here you can watch luxurious sunsets.
This is truly a paradise: the climate is mild, the average annual temperature ranges from 18 to 24 degrees Celsius, there is no rainy season, but there are coral reefs, beautiful and clean beaches and comfortable bays.
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Flight and visas
There are no direct flights from Russia and the CIS to St. Kitts. The most convenient way to get there is from the UK – there is a direct flight from London. If you choose a route with a transfer here, remember that you will need a transit visa (exception – if the transfer period does not exceed 24 hours).
You can check for sure whether you need a visa on the following sites:
the official website of the British Migration Service;
In addition, flights to St. Kitts and Nevis are made from the airports of Amsterdam and Paris.
There are less logical, but possible options:
fly to Cuba, where to get plane tickets to the islands;
in the presence of a US transit visa – to fly from the United States.
Prices for a round trip ticket per person range from 35 thousand to 50 thousand rubles. depending on the season.
Visas for Russians. Since 2013, Russians can get to the islands without a visa (up to three months) if the purpose of the visit is tourism or a business trip. The following documents should be submitted at the border:
return tickets (or to another country),
confirmation of solvency.
In order to stay in the country for more than three months, it is necessary to extend the documents (for another three months) by issuing a visa (55 East Caribbean dollars). The procedure is carried out in the immigration department – there you need to write a statement asking for permission to stay in the country for a longer period and explain the reason for this decision.
Visas for Belarusians. Since May 2019, Saint Kitts and Nevis has become visa-free for Belarusians. Now they can enter the islands without a visa for up to 30 days per trip. Stay in the state should not exceed 90 days per year.
Visa for Ukrainians. Visa to St. Kitts and Nevis canceled for Ukrainians in 2016. The rules described for residents of Russia.
Visa for Kazakhstan. A visa is required. You can get a visa on the official state website of St. Kitts and Nevis. To do this, fill out an electronic application link.
Landmarks and infrastructure
St. Kitts is not only rich in nature. Across the country, good trails stretched for more than a thousand kilometers, and a railway was laid along the coast of St. Kitts. There are three ports that serve sailboats and large cruise ships. There are international airports on each of the islands, and a special terminal for private aircraft is being built in St. Kitts.
Payment terminals and ATMs are widely spread, and Internet banking is well developed. On both islands you can easily find and buy essentials. But since most goods are imported here, the range of brands is not the widest.
As for medicine, although the list of services is limited, they are all qualitative. There are three large hospitals in St. Kitts, another one is in Nevis. You can also find small private clinics. However, if a person finds a serious injury or illness, he will most likely be evacuated to neighboring countries where medicine is better developed.