Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals.
Traffic drives on the left. A driving licence must be purchased before visitors can drive on the islands; available at car hire firms and police stations, on production of a foreign driving licence.
There are regular passenger ferries between St Kitts and Nevis, journey time about 40 minutes. The bus network provides a regular but unscheduled service. Taxis have set rates.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever and hepatitis B.
There were 107,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.