Saint Kitts and Nevis

Capital Basseterre

Population 46,204

Area 261 km2

Key facts

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Saint Kitts and Nevis. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The national currency in Saint Kitts and Nevis is East Caribbean dollar (XCD). The dollar (EC$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2.62 XCD and 1 USD is worth 2.7 XCD.

Kittian and Nevisian
Banknotes

EC$5EC$10EC$20EC$50EC$100

Kittian and Nevisian
Coins

1251025EC$1EC$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Saint Kitts and Nevis is 40.95 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Saint Kitts and Nevis has more ATMs than most other countries.104.34 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Saint Kitts and Nevis, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type A 230 V, 60 Hz  Type B 230 V, 60 Hz  Type D 230 V, 60 Hz  Type G 230 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

There are Mariott hotels in Frigate Bay.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

There are no Best Western hotels in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

There are no Radisson hotels in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

There are no Accor hotels in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

What fast food chains are present in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The KFC chain does not operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The Subway chain does not operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Weather

Today the sun in Basseterre, rises at 5:59 AM and sets at 6:02 PM. The climate of Basseterre may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29ThunderstormLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
FridaySep 30ThunderstormLow: 26.8°C (80.24°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SaturdayOct 1Rain showersLow: 27.6°C (81.68°F)High: 29.8°C (85.64°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 27.6°C (81.68°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
MondayOct 3Partly cloudlyLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)

Weather data for Basseterre (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Car Rental Hertz is available, but Avis , Sixt are not present in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Saint Kitts and Nevis traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  654.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties No data available.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Saint Kitts and Nevis

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 15g
Medical usage: Illegal

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Currently, citizens of 120 countries can enter Saint Kitts and Nevis without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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