13th June, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSSFM) – The United Kingdom is again urging their nationals to be vigilant of the criminal climate in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis before visiting the country.
Earlier this month, the UK government said while there was no recent history of terrorism in St. Kitts and Nevis, personal attacks cannot be ruled out.
This most recent warning follows another travel advisory issued in March 2018.
The June advisory was clear that UK nationals thinking of coming to St. Kitts and Nevis, “… should be vigilant at this time.”
It continued that although most visits to the Federation St. Kitts and Nevis by British nationals have been trouble free, there have been several incidents of crime in the country including murder, armed robbery and sexual assault.
British Nationals have been further advised that upon arriving in the Federation, they should maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as they would in the UK and make sure their accommodation is secure.
Visitors to the twin island nation have also been cautioned to, “Be vigilant at all times. Take care when walking alone off the busy main roads and avoid isolated areas, including beaches, particularly after dark,” and, “ Only use licensed taxis and take particular care at late night street parties, especially during the festival season.”
The circular advised British citizens visiting St. Kitts and Nevis not to carry large amounts of cash or jewellery and, If possible, leave valuables and travel documents in a safety deposit box or hotel safe after ensuring that the hotel safe is securely fixed before using it to store items.