As of December 2021, the tally of Federation of St Kitts and Nevis’ visa-free and visa-on-arrival agreements has reached to an all-time high.
The historic revelation means the citizens of the small provinces of the Eastern Caribbean can easily travel to more than 161 destinations worldwide, including prominent business centres in Asia, Europe, Africa and the United States. The last partner country of St Kitts and Nevis was Sao Tome Principe.
On December 16, the two countries have signed a complete visa waiver agreement on Principe through senior officials from both countries in New York. A few months ago, Foreign Minister Brantley visited Serbia and signed a visa waiver program with Burkina Faso and Gabon in Palestine and African countries.
With these partnerships, Saint Kitts and Nevis is ahead of Mexico and Israel, levelling with Barbados for the number one passport in the Caribbean region and the 24th globally. In a presentation on the 2022 budget last week, Minister Brantley said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation enables continued exploration of convergence opportunities with all partners to facilitate discussions and actions on common interests.
He predicts that the government will continue building important relations with partners such as Canada and the United States, strengthening bilateral ties, and quarantine and travel bans will increase face-to-face contact at the ministerial and embassy levels.
St Kitts and Nevis’s growing international diplomatic and travel partnership is a significant attraction for wealthy investors seeking a second citizenship.
The Federation’s Citizenship by Investment program is the world’s best CBI program in 2021. In exchange for financial contributions to the government funds, screened foreign candidates and their families receive nationality and internationally recognized citizenship, and owners can travel to more than 161 of the world’s 193 countries without a visa.