Frequently Asked Questions
Travelling to Nevis
What is the best time of year to travel to Nevis?
Nevis is warm all year round but the traditional rainy/hurricane season is from June to November, December through to June being the drier months
Can I travel with my pet?
Yes, you can, please contact the VET division before travelling. Download Form
What travel documents are required to enter the country?
A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after you enter the country.
Can I travel directly from the USA/Canada/Europe?
There are direct flights from the USA on American Airlines, AIR Canada from Canada, and from the UK it’s British Airways. Flights land directly into St Kitts.
What is the weather like?
Nevis is tropical , warm with humidity year round.
Jan – April – Relatively cool, dry season June – November – hot, humid, rainy season
Avg Temps Throughout the year – ( 26 – 29 C / 79 – 84 F )
Money & Currency
What are the accepted forms of currency? Accepted forms of currency are Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC) and US dollars.
Can I use cash on the island? Cash is accepted throughout the island.
Are there internationally recognized ATMs? Yes, they are located at the banks.
What is the current exchange rate? 2.67 XCD to the Dollar ($). The UK pounds(£) fluctuate quite often.
Can I use credit cards in Nevis? Some businesses accept credit cards but it is advisable to carry cash with you.
Driving in Nevis
How do I get from St. Kitts to Nevis? Water taxis and ferries travel between both islands.
Can I drive to St. Kitts from Nevis? Yes, you can, there is a car ferry between St Kitts & Nevis.
Is public transport available on Nevis? There are two bus stations in Nevis, which allow for ease of travelling around the island.
Do you have Car rental companies? There are rental companies on the islands (check the link on the website)
Can I use my US or European driver’s license? To drive on Nevis, we recommend that you contact the police station to purchase a valid permit.
General questions about Nevis
What languages are spoken in Nevis? English is the primary spoken language in Nevis.
Do I need to get a COVID19 vaccination to travel to Nevis? A negative RT-PCR test is required when travelling to Nevis.
Are there mosquitoes in Nevis? Yes, there are mosquitoes and we recommend that you use mosquito repellent. You can travel with this and you can purchase repellent on the island at the hotels.
What is the electricity voltage? The island operates on a 220 V supply voltage. 110v is readily available.
It is also advisable that persons traveling from the UK carry an adaptor.
What is the time zone for Nevis? The time zone is Atlantic Standard Time.
Is smoking marijuana illegal on Nevis? Yes, it is.
What is the emergency number in Nevis? 311.
What are the major telephone providers? There are two telephone providers namely Digicel and FLOW
Can I get married on Nevis? Yes you can and there are no residency requirements to get married on Nevis, so you can essentially be legally married on the same day that you land on the island.
What are the fees for getting married on Nevis? If the applicants have never been married, an affidavit (confirming their single status) is required. This can be obtained from a Notary Public in the home country or a Notary Public on Nevis for a fee of approximately US $ 20 or EC $ 50.
A marriage license fee of US $ 80 or EC $ 200.
Do walk with your sunblock
Do walk with your swimwear
Do greet everyone, we are a friendly society
Do cover up in public places (bikinis, bare chest, feet)
Do ask permission before taking pictures of residents and children
We share the roads with children and animals. Do drive carefully
Do always drive on the left-hand side
Tipping service staff - Most establishments add a service charge on all bills, however, any additional tip is at one's discretion
We are pleased to announce that the borders of St. Kitts & Nevis reopened to tourism on October 31st, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Entry requirements for international travel have been announced for Phase 1 of the reopening and can be found on the Travel Requirements page.
Please note the Nevis Tourism Authority website (www.nevisisland.com) is the official source for any information about travel requirements. Check back regularly for updates as you plan your visit.