Official language is English. Creole English is the colloquial language.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/02/2022 carnival day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/02/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

01.08.2022 Emancipation Day

09/16/2022 Folk Heroes Day

09/19/2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

If a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is usually moved. Therefore, deviations from the given data are possible.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into St. Kitts and Nevis (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1.5 l of alcoholic beverages; Perfume and eau de toilette for personal use. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Consulate of Saint Kitts & Nevis

Consulate General (without issuing a visa) in Zurich.

Chemin du Petray 22
+41 (0)22 722 06 36 or 752 67 00. High Commission for St Kitts & Nevis

(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)

Kensington Court 10
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 79 37 97 18.



Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm; Consular Dept.: 09.00-13.00.


Business etiquette

Long or short sleeved shirt and tie or light suit is appropriate for business meetings. Business Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

Business contacts

St Kitts & Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce South Independence Square Street, PO Box 332, Basseterre, St KittsTel: 465 39 67.



International direct dialing.

Mobile phone

GSM 850/1900. According to, network operator is Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis Ltd. Mobile phones can be rented on site.


Main providers: Caribsurf (website: and Cable & Wireless (website: or Internet access is available from the Cable & Wireless Internet kiosk in Basseterre, St Kitts, all hotels and Internet cafes.

Post office

Airmail shipments to Europe take 4 weeks to arrive. Post office opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri and Sat 08.00-15.00, Thu 08.00-11.00. Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Shopping

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