ST. KITTS & NEVIS
St. Kitts and Nevis Government to Extend 24-Hour Curfew from 6:00am Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 6:00am to Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 6:00am
Basseterre, St. Kitts (April 16, 2020) – There are currently 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. A total of 239 persons have been tested, 14 of whom were confirmed positive with 188 persons confirmed negative, 37 test results pending and 0 deaths. 0 persons are quarantined in a government facility while 111 persons are currently being quarantined at home and 14 persons are in isolation. To date, 581 persons have been released from quarantine.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris has announced yesterday, April 15t, 2020, 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020, to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2020, a 24-hour full curfew will be in effect. He also announced an easing of restrictions when there will be a partial curfew restored to allow individuals to purchase the necessary supplies to remain in their homes during full 24-hour curfew. Partial curfew will be in effect:
- Thursday, April 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 17 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 20 from 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 21 from 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 23, from 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 24, from 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
During the extended State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act, no one is permitted to be away from their residence without special exemption as an essential worker or a pass or permission from the Commissioner of Police during full 24-hour curfew. For a complete listing of essential businesses, click here to read the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations and refer to section 5. This is part of the Government’s response to contain and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
At this time, we hope everyone and their families remain safe and healthy.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and/or http://carpha.org/What-We-Do/Public-Health/Novel-Coronavirus.
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PRESS RELEASE April 16th, 2020
The entire world is going through serious turmoil with an unprecedented health crisis.
Every country is impacted.
Patience and confinement seem to be the only appropriate response.
As the President of the French Republic, E. Macron stated when solemnly addressing the nation, “The world is at war against an invisible enemy”.
Given this context we are sharing the latest updates for St-Martin.
A certain number of restrictive measures have been taken at all points of entries and for public and private establishments.
CONFINEMENT EXTENDED IN FRANCE AND ITS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES UNTIL MAY 11th.
Travel restrictions have been imposed by the authorities.
At Princess Juliana International Airport,
Only cargo flights are authorized to land.
For further information, please follow the links below.
Facebook : Facebook.com/SXMGOV
Website : sintmaartengov.org/coronavirus
An updated flight schedule is available on the airport’s Facebook page and website.
Facebook : Princess Juliana International Airport
Website : sxmairport.com/news-press.php
At Grand Case Airport,
By decree, and in order to maintain regional territorial links, commercial flights are operated since March 23rd by Air Antilles Express.
Flights will be operated by Twin Otter 17-seater aircraft on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Flights are reserved to:
- Someone accompanying a very sick person
- Those that need urgent surgery, chemotherapy, dialysis…
- Those traveling for professional reasons in link with the crisis
Yet, they will have to show proof of residency on their travel documents.
Also, they will have to produce two documents proving the exactitude of their motivation to travel.
For further information please refer to:
Facebook: Aeroport Saint Martin Grand Case
The rotations between Saint-Martin and the island of Anguilla are suspended until further notice from the Ferry Station of Marigot.
The rotations between Saint-Martin and the island of Saint-Barthelemy are suspended until further notice from the Ferry Station of Marigot.
Facebook: Voyager St Barth
Marina fort louis
The Fort Louis Marina in Marigot is closed to the public.
In case of emergency please call +33 690 66 19 56.
From 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays and from 8 am to noon on weekends.
You can also contact them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The French Maritime Zones are closed until further notice.
Dingy navigation is authorized for groceries and fuel, but boaters need to fill in the same form as car drivers.
Cruise ship terminal
Cruise ships are not welcomed until further notice.
The reception of cruise ships is prohibited since the publication of the Ministerial Decree on March 13th.
All activities at the commercial port, considered a vital structure, are maintained.
There is no cancellation or modification of the schedule in terms of reception of goods.
At the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital, precautionary measures have been taken to limit access to the hospital with exception of the ER.
Circulation on the territory
On the French Side,
Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic extended the CONFINEMENT UNTIL MAY 11th 2020.
Main new measures taken by the Head of State:
- Schools will be gradually reopening from this date on, Universities and higher education will not reopen before the summer
- Festivals and big events are not to be authorized before mid-july
- Current measures are maintained
- Additional aid for the most affected industries will be provided (culture, catering, and most likely tourism)
- Borders with non-EU countries will remain closed until further notice
Both the Prefecture and the Collectivité issued a decree stating that all outdoor recreational activities such as going to the beach, hotels pools and shared pools in residences are prohibited until further notice.
A personal derogatory waiver is needed for all circulation.
It can be downloaded from the following links,
Facebook : Préfecture de St Barthélémy et de Saint Martin
It has to be filled in by each individual every time one goes out for a specified reason.
The non-compliance to these rules is punishable by a fine starting from 200€.
A decree has been taken by both the Préfecture and the Territorial Council forbidding swimming at sea, hotel pools, and shared pools in residences until further notice.
Both French and Dutch governments have agreed to a “Friendly Border Control” in order to restrict non-essential movements. This is in an effort to reduce the possibility of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Since April 14th, On the Dutch Side of the island, the government implemented a relaxation of the confinement restrictions in order to let the population have easier access to basic commodities.
For all waiver requests to cross the borders, a letter must be addressed to M. Carl John MBA, chief of police
via email: email@example.com
Since March 24th, and until further notice, The Simpson Bay Lagoon does no longer allow vessels in.
(Govt. of St. Maarten)
Day care centers, kindergartens, schools, colleges and high schools in Saint Martin were closed on Monday March 16th.
Schools in Sint Maarten were closed on Wednesday March 18th until further notice.
On the French side
Establishments open to the public and non-essential businesses are closed until May 11th, 2020.
To view the list of establishments that are authorized to continue their activity please consult the following links:
Facebook : Préfecture de St Barthélémy et de Saint Martin
All stores are required to close at 6pm until May 11th, 2020.
On the Dutch side
Banks have reopened April 15th.
Supermarkets, bakeries, gas Stations, banks, pharmacies have reopened.
Also, in public areas, Social Distancing is strictly enforced and wearing a mask becomes compulsory.
All stores are required to close at 6pm until further notice.
A reminder for good hygiene practices.
- Wash your hands regularly
- Cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing and sneezing
- Use disposable tissues
- Greet without shaking hands and avoid kissing
- Maintain a 4 FEET safety distance
- Call EMERGENCY +15 if symptoms appear (cough, fever, etc.) and stay at home
- Wear a mask if you are sick
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Information Request for Potential Departures from the Turks and Caicos Islands
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (April 17, 2020) – The Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Tourism and Tourist Board continues to partner with the Ministry of Health as we mitigate COVID-19 in our islands.
The Ministry and Tourist Board, with the consent of the Ministry of Health and Turks and Caicos Islands Government are working closely with Provo Air Center and Blue Heron Aviation to facilitate airlift out of the islands for any non –residents, work permit holders, temporary visitors, currently in the Islands and who wish to leave.
Kindly note that you should contact any of the following agencies for potential flight details.
Provo Air Center: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Blue Heron Aviation: email@example.com
Please have the following information handy.
- Number of persons in your traveling party
- Contact information
- Country of origin/destination
The above request is extended to citizens of all countries including (but not limited to) the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom and Caribbean nations.
Please note that during the operation of any flights all Public Health Protocols relating to COVID 19 will be strictly enforced.