1. What is the policy on powders? Are they allowed?

Starting June 30, 2018, if you are traveling from an International last-point-of-departure to the U.S., powder-based substances in carry-on baggage greater than 350mL or 12 oz. may require additional screening at the Boarding Gates. Powder-like substances over 12 oz. or 350mL in carry-on that cannot be resolved at the Boarding Gates will not be allowed into the cabin of the aircraft and will be confiscated and disposed of.

For your convenience, place powders in your checked bag.

2. How early should I arrive to the airport prior to my flights departure?

You are encouraged to contact your airline as times may vary depending on the date of travel. In general, please allow time for obtaining a boarding pass and going through the security screening process, which includes screening of your carry-on bag.

3. Am I allowed to carry my CPAP machine on-board the plane, do I have to remove it from my carry-on?

A nebulizer, CPAP, BiPAP and APAP must be removed from its carrying case and undergo X-ray screening. Facemasks and tubing may remain in the case. You may provide a clear plastic bag to place the device through the X-ray.

4. What are the procedures if I have an internal or external medical device, such as a pacemaker or metal implant?

Inform the Security officers that you have an artificial knee, hip, other metal implant or a pacemaker, defibrillator or other internal medical device. You should not be screened by a walk-through metal detector or hand held metal detector if you have an internal medical device such as a pacemaker.

5. I have a service animal, what type of screening should I expect?

You and your service dog/animal will be screened by a walk-through metal detector. You may walk through together or you may lead the animal through separately on a leash. You will undergo a pat-down if you are not screened by the walk-through metal detector.

If the metal detector alarms, you and your service dog/animal will undergo additional screening, including a pat-down.

6. Is breast milk, formula and juice exempt from the 3-1-1 liquids rule?

Formula, breast milk and juice in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 millilitres are allowed in carry-on baggage and do need to not fit within a quart-sized bag. These items should be separated from other liquids, gels and aerosols limited to 3.4 ounces.

Ice packs, freezer packs, frozen gel packs and other accessories required to cool formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in your carry-on. If these accessories are partially frozen or slushy, they are subject to the same screening as described above. You may also bring gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred and processed baby food in carry-on baggage. These items may be subject to additional screening.

7. What is the 3-1-1 liquids rule?

Each passenger may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in travel-size containers that are 3.4 ounces or 100 millilitres. Each passenger is limited to one quart-size bag of liquids, gels and aerosols. Common travel items that must comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule include toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash and lotion, etc.

8. What happens if Screener determines I am traveling with an item that is deemed hazardous material?

If hazardous materials are found in a passenger’s checked baggage, those items are brought to the attention of the airline with which the passenger is booked.  Once the airline determines whether the item is permitted or prohibited, security officers accept the airline’s determination.

9. What is CAD?

CAD- Civil Aviation Division is the body responsible through the Minister of Aviation for oversight of all matters regarding aviation within the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

10. What is the procedure for traveling with Sea food?

Uncooked seafood must be accompanied by a CITIES certificate issued by Marine Resources (Fisheries). This certificate and seafood must be declared to the airline upon check in. However, cooked seafood are allowed.

11. May I pack food in my carry-on or checked bag?

Yes, you may pack food in your carry-on or checked bag, but remember all food must undergo x-ray screening. Foods that are liquids like soup must comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule. Security officers make the final decision on whether certain items are permitted into the secured areas of the airport.

12. Where do I register an aircraft for use in St. Kitts and Nevis?

ECCAA- Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority has the responsibility to registers aircrafts on behalf of St. Kitts and Nevis. See ECCAA link.

13. Who do I contact if I see suspicious activity at or around the airport?

You can contact Airport security Personnel, Customs, Police, Airline Agents who all play a critical role in the overall safety and security at the Airports in the federation.