Official language is English. Creole English is the colloquial language.
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
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 Countryaah.com.
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
+44 (0)20 79 37 97 18.
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm; Consular Dept.: 09.00-13.00.
Long or short sleeved shirt and tie or light suit is appropriate for business meetings. Business Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
St Kitts & Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce South Independence Square Street, PO Box 332, Basseterre, St KittsTel: 465 39 67.
International direct dialing.
GSM 850/1900. According to Abbreviationfinder.org, network operator is Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis Ltd. Mobile phones can be rented on site.
Main providers: Caribsurf (website: www.caribsurf.com) and Cable & Wireless (website: www.candw.kn or www.cwwionline.com). Internet access is available from the Cable & Wireless Internet kiosk in Basseterre, St Kitts, all hotels and Internet cafes.
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: www.dw-world.de) to request.