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Title: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED TO CORDOVA AND UHARRIET TO TRAVEL

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SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED TO CORDOVA AND UHARRIET TO TRAVEL 
TO SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 
 
REF: 101451Z JUL 07 
 
¶1.  Embassy Bridgetown warmly welcomes and grants country clearance 
to LtCol Kirk Cordova, SCEN and Major John Uharriet, SCJTRE, for 
travel to Saint Kitts and Nevis July 16 - 20, 2007.  The purpose of 
this mission is to conduct inspections and surveys on New Horizons 
2003 projects. 
 
¶2.  Travelers will be staying at the Marriott Saint Kitts Hotel, 
Frigate Bay for the duration of visit, tel. 1-869-466-1200.  Embassy 
points of contact are CDR P. Kofi Aboagye, Chief, Military Liaison 
Office, 1-246-227-4339 or cell 1-246-230-2705 and Major Rachelle 
Harris, Operations & Exercises Officer, tel. 1-246-227-4123 or cell 
1-246-230-2725. 
 
¶3.  The exchange rate is approximately $2.70 xcd (Eastern Caribbean) 
dollars for $1.00 U.S. dollar.  U.S. currency, traveler's checks, 
and credit cards are routinely and widely accepted here. 
 
¶4.  Entry requirements:  A valid U.S. passport is required to enter 
Saint Kitts and Nevis.  No visa is required if your stay is under 
six months, including those travelers arriving with diplomatic or 
official passports.  For further information, travelers may contact 
the Embassy of Barbados, 2144 Wyoming Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 
20008, tel. 1-202-939-9200. 
¶5.  Departure tax for Saint Kitts and Nevis is $30.00 ECC (Eastern 
Caribbean Currency) or $12.00 USD. 
¶6.  Restrictions: The laws of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St. 
Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, and Saint Kitts and Nevis prohibit 
non-military personnel from wearing any articles of camouflage 
clothing. Immigration officers in these countries randomly check 
visitor's baggage on arrival at the airport; if items of restriction 
are found, you will be asked to surrender them to the officers. 
 
¶7.  The following is general information pertaining to security and 
health considerations throughout the Eastern Caribbean: 
 
Security 
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In the Eastern Caribbean, foot travel outside of well-established 
tourist areas is not generally recommended, especially at night.  Be 
vigilant when using public telephones or ATM machines near roadsides 
or quiet areas.  As in many U.S. metropolitan areas, wearing 
expensive jewelry, carrying expensive objects, or carrying large 
amounts of cash should be avoided.  Visitors should also safeguard 
valuables while at the beach.  While hotels are generally safe, many 
visitors have experienced loss of unattended items.  Hotel 
burglaries are not uncommon and all valuables should be locked in 
room safes if possible. 
 
Health Information 
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Throughout the Eastern Caribbean, the most likely threat to a 
visitor's health is sunburn.  It takes several weeks to become 
accustomed to the heat and humidity.  Prolonged exposure to the sun, 
without protection, causes sunburn and may ultimately result in 
sun-damaged skin or even skin cancer.  Sunscreens should be used for 
protection.  In Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent the major 
health threat is dengue fever, transmitted by mosquito.  Dengue 
cases are most often seen in the summer months.  Persons should 
therefore protect themselves with insect repellant.  There is also a 
growing number of HIV/AIDS cases reported.  The Eastern Caribbean 
enjoys clean and safe drinking water.  Only routine boosters for 
immunizations (i.e. tetanus, diphtheria, and oral polio vaccine) are 
required when traveling to this region.  Barbados has the best 
medical facilities of all the islands in the region and most of the 
medical specialties have practitioners here. 
 
OURISMAN