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Passenger Services

At Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport strive to provide the best services possible for you the traveler. Our services range from ATMs to Ambulance Assistance Services and Charging Stations. Below you will find a list of all our services. Please note that there may be a charge for the use of these services.

Wheelchairs

Your airline can provide you with a wheelchair if you need assistance to or from your flight. Service should be requested from the airline in advance, but if the need arises, you may also do so at the ticket counter when you check in.

Post Office

The post office is located in the public area of the departures terminal. Passengers and visitors can mail letters and packages, as well as purchase stamps or packaging materials. The opening hours are Mondays 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays to Fridays 8:00 am – 3:15 pm.

There are also post office boxes conveniently located in the departures check in area and departure lounge.

Please note that as in other jurisdictions the post is subject to security screening and may be inspected by customs.

Ambulance Centre

For our arriving or departing passengers, airport users and airport staff, there is an Ambulance Centre which operates from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, in the public area of the Departures Terminal. Contact your airline representative should the need arise. Please note that there may be a charge for the use of these services.

ATMs

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are located in the departures terminal in the public area and after the security checkpoint in the retail shopping mall. Only XCD currency is dispensed. The ATMs can accommodate Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

Money Exchange/Cambios

 

Conveniently located in the departure terminal at the airport The opening hours are 5:00 am – 9:00 pm daily, including bank holidays. Services offered includes selling of travelers’ cheques, cash exchanges for both local and foreign currencies, changing of foreign currencies, cash advances on visa credit cards and changing of travelers’ cheques to Barbados currency. The Cambio is also open from 1:30 pm on Christmas day.

Porter Services (Red Caps)

At RLB our airport porters are easily distinguished by their caps, which are red, and that is why we call them – that’s right – Red Caps. They stand ready to assist you in your arrivals and departures, ensuring that your luggage is ably conveyed.

The Red Cap porters are available in the public area to take your luggage from curbside to the check-in counters for departing passengers. If you're arriving, you can use one of the porters in the baggage reclaim hall who will take your luggage out to the public area.

The service cost is $2.00 XCD per bag for each passenger.

Immigration

As is the case around the world, airport security around the Caribbean has greatly increased since 2001. A valid passport and a valid return ticket are now mandatory for all visitors to St. Kitts. This is regardless of nationality and now includes Americans and Canadians. 

All arriving visitors are required to supply St. Kitts immigration with the full address of where they will be staying to be allowed entry into the island.

All arriving visitors are required to submit a correctly filled out immigration/customs form.

Customs

Visitors to St. Kitts are asked to observe that in addition to airline and air travel regulations there are strict and enforced regulations on certain items which may not be brought into the island. These items are prohibited by law and penalties may be enforced. Please take note and follow these guidelines below:

Duty-Free

The government of St. Kitts allows that travellers into the island can bring a certain amount of items free of normal customs duty charges. 

Each individual over 18 years of age is allowed duty free:

    • 1 litre of spirits and 1 litre of wine.
    • 60 ml of perfume and 300 ml of all other scents.
  • Gifts up to a value of EC$100 

Prohibited Imports

These items are prohibited and may not be brought into the island:

Foreign rum and matches, pornography, fresh fruit and vegetables (unless grown in or conveyed through certain areas, and with requisite permission: contact the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs for further information), and articles made of camouflage material.

A permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs in order to import meat and meat products. 

Restricted Items

Carry the very minimum of hand baggage, and make sure you arrive early at the airport and allow plenty of time for security screening.

There are some items that you’re not allowed to take on your aircraft in either your hand baggage or your hold luggage, and these are listed below.

Things you’re never allowed to take onboard:

    •  flammable liquids and solids
    •  oxidisers such as bleaching powders
    •  organic peroxides
    •  tear gas devices or any gas cylinders
    •  infectious substances such as live virus materials
    •  wet-cell car batteries
    •  magnetrons
    •  instruments containing mercury
    •  instruments containing magnets
    •  fireworks
    •  non-safety matches
    •  firelighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners
    •  poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weed-killer
    •  radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
    •  creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
  •  vehicle fuel system parts which have contained fuel

Other Services

Civil Aviation Department

Environmental and Port Health

Ministry of Agriculture (Plant and Animal Quarantine)

Meteorological Office

Airport Police Station