No quarantine for STT. However PCR testing within 5 days of arrival. Same thing for SXM, which is seeing a drastic increase in flights over the past week for Thanksgiving, including the inaugural B6 Mint service from EWR. Antigen testing is also now included in SXM. I suspect that the islands that have more loose restrictions are seeing an uptick in arrivals when compared to the others. St. Kitts I hear is also charging airlines for passengers not having the correct documentation or approvals.... must be hurting their arrivals. WM stopped flying into SKB almost as soon as they started because of this.
Any news on LI? I see the website launch date has come and gone.
Here is my suspicion about SKB. They are in a federation with NEV which is almost 100% dependent on tourism. I think that SKB is like T&T. They dont want to reopen. They have the best record on C19 control, see what is now happening, especially in SLU, and T&T for that matter . But NEV insists that they do so they are so strict that people who have spent less than 7 days on the island have to provide a negative test in order to DEPART the island, despite being in quarantine for this period. These tests cost US$150 for non residents. I am sure that they know that this means that most of their regulars will go elsewhere this coming season.
Even returning nationals arent spared. Either they stay in quarantine facilities at their own expense (US$600 inclusive of tests) or they pay US$2,200 for 24/7 security guard service if they stay in their homes, this being to ensure that they do not leave.
Not only is WM gone for the season, but so too are AC and BA. I assume that DL and UA will also sit this season out.
Gaston no longer speaks on LI. I suspect that he wants people to forget about that topic, after cussing down the rest of the OECS/BGI about being selfish.