JetBlue announces nonstop flight from JFK to SKB

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The St. Kitts government has been working hard to encourage new sources of tourism and bolster the economy. From new airlines setting new flights to VISA free travel to sought after countries, things are looking up.

From the corporate website

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced plans to continue expanding across the U.S. and the Caribbean, including the launch of two new destinations, bringing more low-fare, great service flights to customers in the airline’s New York, Boston Orlando, and Los Angeles focus cities.

Launching later this year, JetBlue will now offer nonstop flights to two new destinations from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts and Nevis and Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City, Belize (a).

JetBlue is also set to launch service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau, Bahamas; Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) in Grenada (a); and Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina. Seats are out for sale today with fares as low as $59, $149, $159, and $179 (b).

“We are proud to continue diversifying our network and to introduce even more options to connect our customers in our focus cities of New York, Boston, Orlando, and Los Angeles to the places they want to fly, bringing more great service and everyday low fares to more customers,” said David Jehn, vice president, network planning and partnerships, JetBlue. “These new routes will position JetBlue to deliver even more growth and connectivity to popular destinations, while also furthering the airline’s significant presence across Latin America and the Caribbean.”

JetBlue – currently the sixth largest airline in the U.S. – is known for having the most legroom in coach (c), live television and on-demand entertainment on every seatback, free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet (d), complimentary snacks and soft drinks and great customer service.

Connecting New York to Popular Caribbean Destinations

JetBlue’s growth in the Caribbean is part of a broader reach into international markets. In recent years, the airline has built a robust network throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. With JetBlue’s entry into St. Kitts and Nevis and Belize, the airline will now operate in 27 countries within the region and introduce a new era of customer-focused, low-fare travel for leisure and visiting family and friends travelers. As a leader at JFK, JetBlue’s new routes to Belize and St. Kitts are part of JetBlue’s strategy to continue to grow in under-served geographies while bringing more choices and options for our customers. JetBlue will now serve 29 countries from JFK and will offer an average of up to 192 departures per day during peak periods.

Service from New York (JFK) to St. Kitts will begin November 2 bringing a new choice to a route with limited competition today. St. Kitts is the larger of two islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. St. Kitts boasts a wealth of cultural attractions, lush greenery, pristine beaches, majestic volcanic peaks, and vibrant festivals that showcase the island’s unique heritage and traditions.

We welcome JetBlue’s announcement of nonstop, 3x weekly service from New York to St. Kitts as a testament to the growing interest in our beautiful island,” said Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis. “This addition not only adds year-round airlift capacity for the growing travel demand but also enhances the tourism industry, thus generating economic activity for our nationals and residents. I look forward to a positive and mutually beneficial fruitful partnership with JetBlue as we work to create a self-sustaining nation and premier tourism destination.”

Schedule between New York (JFK) and St. Kitts (SKB)
Operating Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays beginning November 2, 2023

JFK- SKB Flight #2967SKB-JFK Flight #2968
8:29 a.m. – 2:14 p.m.3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wonderful news all around for vacationers, students and returning locals!

New ferry service launches in St. Kitts – Makana Ferry

Basseterre, St. Kitts (25 October 2022): From 31 October 2022, Makana Ferry will add St. Kitts to its diverse list of affordable ferry destinations. “Makana,” a Hawaiian term denoting a gift or reward, affords exciting new travel opportunities to the island.

The M/V Makana is a 72’ Sabre catamaran fast ferry carrying 150 passengers across two decks: a central lower patio, an upper deck with a covered business class area, and an open sun deck area. The vessel is fully air-conditioned with a bar service area and two (2) heads for passenger convenience. This inter-island ferry service welcomes voyages from St. Eustatius (Statia), St. Maarten, and Saba, respectively.

Makana Ferry services provide ample opportunity for persons seeking soul-stirring and unforgettable travel experiences. Adventurists can partake in St. Kitts’ diverse offerings, such as ziplining through the rain forests, hiking to the illustrious Mount Liamigua, diving to discover the island’s underwater treasures, or even immersing in relaxing catamaran sailing and snorkeling opportunities. Additionally, revelers can experience the exciting nightlife of St. Kitts by barhopping at “The Strip,” famously dubbed the premier Caribbean nightlife destination. 

Makana adding St. Kitts to its ferry destinations allows travelers to experience the island’s colourful Sugar Mas Carnival, held in December – January, and the vibrant St. Kitts Music Festival, held annually in June, as well as many more on-island events. The destination’s unique and authentic history can also be explored at the World Heritage Site “Brimstone Hill,” where rich storytelling awaits.

For over 30 years, Makana has provided ferry services between Anguilla and St. Maarten and cargo shipping services between Anguilla, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Kitts.
Don’t miss the opportunity to venture deeper into St. Kitts through Makana Ferry services!

Visit Makana Ferry’s website here:

New travel requirements for entry into St. Kitts and Nevis for travelers arriving by air  

Basseterre, St. Kitts (March 29, 2022) – Effective Friday, April 1, 2022, all international visitors arriving by Air may show proof of either a negative COVID-19 antigen test or a negative RT-PCR test to enter the Federation. Antigen tests must be taken within the 24 hours prior to arrival; RT-PCR tests must be taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival. This is a revision of the previous requirement, which only allowed for RT-PCR tests.

“The Federation is primed to continue welcoming visitors through the spring and summer months. We are fully open for visitors, and we are pleased to share revised entry protocols that make air travel to the destination easier for our international guests,” said Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports. “We are confident that these amended entry requirements will aid in the rebound of our air arrivals, and the ongoing recovery of our tourism industry and related economies.”

“Spring and summer are ideal times to experience our destination and easing our entry processes means more seamless arrivals for our guests,” added Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “We look forward to travellers immersing themselves in our quintessential Caribbean experiences this season, whether they’re seeking a relaxing escape, the adrenaline of the outdoors, exceptional cuisine, live music, or a destination rich in history.”

Only fully vaccinated visitors may visit St. Kitts and Nevis. Exceptions are in place for children under 18 as well as citizens, residents and returning nationals of the Federation. Children ages 11 and under who are accompanying their fully vaccinated parents or guardians take the vaccination status of their parents. Unvaccinated children ages 12-17 must test upon arrival and vacation in place with all family members while awaiting test results.

For all the Travel Protocols and Requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, including the submission of negative test results, please visit:

Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated visitors as of April 1, 2022:

  • All visitors 18 and older must be fully vaccinated. A visitor is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm or Sinovac), or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). Mixing of approved vaccines for St. Kitts and Nevis is accepted.
    • Unvaccinated children ages 12-17 will need to take a COVID-19 test (paid for by visitor) upon arrival; the entire family will need to vacation in place until receipt of negative COVID-19 test.
    • Children ages 11 and under take the vaccination status of their parents.
  • Submit negative COVID-19 test results; visitors may choose between:
    • RT-PCR negative test results from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard, taken 72 hours prior to travel
    • Negative antigen test results from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard, taken 24 hours prior to travel.
    • Travelers should note that no self-samples or home test will be considered valid.
  • Fill out the embarkation form and all other supporting documentation.
  • Fully vaccinated visitors will be required to submit a copy of their official vaccination record card including dates when doses were administered.
  • All incoming visitors must have a hard copy of their negative RT-PCR or antigen test results, and vaccination record card.
  • Forms must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to travel: visit here to access form, upload test results and vaccination record card.
  • Health Screening Questions:
    • If the visitor’s application has not been flagged by Health Officials, visitors will be automatically processed and directed to Immigration.
    • In the event a visitor’s application is flagged, they will undergo health screening questions and if they exhibit any covid symptoms, the visitor will be required to take a COVID-19 test on site at the visitor’s expense.
  • Antigen tests are available for outbound air visitors whose countries of origin accept approved rapid testing upon return from international destinations. RT-PCR testing is also available. The Federation has removed the exit testing requirement for visitors whose countries of origin do not require return testing.

About St. Kitts & Nevis

Located in the northern Leeward islands where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is the captivating twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Discover a distinctive array of wellness pursuits, resort relaxation, astonishing natural beauty and a dash of history on one of the most unspoilt and relaxing islands in the Caribbean.

Boasting quintessential Caribbean charm, St. Kitts and Nevis offers authentic, one-of-a-kind cultural attractions, such as the UNESCO recognized Brimstone Hill Fortress Park and The Sugar Train, the Caribbean’s only scenic passenger railway in St. Kitts to the birthplace of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton in Nevis, bringing the historic past of the first European outpost in the Caribbean to life.

Experience the island-wide dramatic natural beauty that exemplifies the best the Caribbean has to offer. Become immersed in nature with a hike up Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano carpeted with lush rainforest in St. Kitts, or Nevis Peak in Nevis, then take to the water for kayaking, scuba diving, speed boating, yachting, or a scenic catamaran sail along the coast. When it’s time to unwind, soak in the Caribbean sun on one of the many secluded beaches.

Although full of “hidden gems”, St. Kitts & Nevis provides the more traditional vacation pastimes, including shopping, dining, golf, fine dining, gaming and more.

St. Kitts & Nevis is a secret treasure just waiting to be discovered. Learn more at and

British Airway Resumes flights to St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 18, 2021) –  St. Kitts & Nevis welcomes fully vaccinated international air travelers from the UK effective September 1, 2021.  The travel restriction for UK international travelers ends on August 31, 2021.   British Airways has announced the resumption of service from Gatwick to the Federation on Sunday, October 3, 2021.  Please note the flight schedule for British Airways below: The flight will operate two consecutive Sundays, October 3rd and October 10th, providing once a week service for those two weeks. Twice-weekly service on Saturdays and Wednesdays commences on Saturday, October 16th. The vaccination rate in St. Kitts and Nevis continues its upward momentum, with 72.8% of the adult population having received one dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine and 61.4% of the adult population fully vaccinated. On August 11, 2021, the Federation received the first of three tranches of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, making a second vaccine option available to the Federation’s Citizens and Residents and providing the ability to soon offer the vaccine to children and teenagers between the ages of 12 – 17. 

The Ministry of Health has approved mixing vaccines that have two doses.  The Federation is accepting all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO):  Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Johnson + Johnson. A fully vaccinated traveler is an individual who has received their one dose or two doses for the two dose regimen and is 14 days post their last shot. 

As announced on May 29, 2021 only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry to the Federation. Exemptions are in place for Citizens and Residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and children under the age of 18 coming from international destinations. Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents are welcome. Non-vaccinated children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated parents will observe the same period of Vacation in Place as their parents.  All Travel Protocols and Requirements remaining in place for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. Please see Travel Restrictions for Brazil, India and South Africa remain in place, with persons from the aforementioned destinations denied entry into the Federation at this time. The previously announced travel requirements for non-vaccinated travelers are null and void.  Below are the travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers: A traveler is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two dose vaccine series of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna,  AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm or Sinovac,  or two weeks after they have received a single dose vaccine (Johnson + Johnson).

Proof of vaccination is a scanned copy of the traveler’s official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Upon submission of their vaccination card and completion of their travel authorization form, once verified, international travelers will receive authorization of their vaccination card and a KN number. 

Traveler must complete the Travel Authorization Form on the national website (, including uploading your proof of vaccination and proof of booking at a Travel Approve hotel.

Upon submission of a completed KNA travel form, the traveler must upload their official COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 standard taken 72 hours prior to travel. There are no exceptions to the 72-hour timeframe.

Upon submission of the copy of their official vaccination card and copy of their COVID -19 RT-PCR test negative result, the traveler’s information will be reviewed and they will receive the approval letter to enter the Federation (letter as pictured below).