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COVID-19

Medical University of the Americas Information

Medical University of the Americas ("MUA") is excited to welcome all students back to the Nevis campus for the Summer (May) 2022 semester. All students in the basic science portion of the program are expected to be on campus in time to attend the first day of classes in May. Remote access will not be available for MD Program for the Summer 2022 term. Additionally, consistent with the school's priority of protecting the health of our community, including the MUA community, vaccinations will be required for all returning students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Given the logistics of vaccination, and traveling to Nevis (including government entry approval) students should plan their vaccinations immediately (If not already complete) and book their travel as soon as possible. You may have to arrive on Nevis prior start of the term in order to be in classes at the start of the term.

Below is additional information regarding the return to Nevis for Summer 2022 term If you have any additional questions or have any trouble arranging for flights or quarantine on Nevis, please contact returning-students@mua.edu.

Will the Summer 2022 semester start in person or online?

All students will be welcomed back to in-person learning on campus on Nevis for the Summer term. It is mandatory for all students in the MD Program to be on campus, in person from the first day of the semester (Orientation is on May 2, 2022, and classes begin on May 3, 2022) Attendance will be taken from the first day of classes forward; and any absences will be recorded in accordance with the school's attendance policy. 

Our priority is protecting your health, and that of the MUA community, by preventing the spread of the disease. Consistent with this, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all returning students, faculty staff, and administrators. 

Will virtual learning be an option?

No, virtual learning will not be available for MD program for the Summer 2022 term

COVID-19 AND VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

For the most up-to-date information regarding coronavirus in St. Kitts-Nevis and the actions being taken in accordance with the situation, please visit https://covid19.gov.kn/ 

Is the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for access to campus?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all returning students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

What safety measures and protocols have been put in place on campus to prevent the spread of the virus?

The school has implemented the appropriate infection control public health measures to protect the school community on campus. While the school community will be vaccinated, we continue to encourage students, faculty and staff to follow safety guidelines as directed by the St. Kitts-Nevis government. MUA has been approved and is in compliance with the Statutory Rules and Orders (SRO's) enacted by the Federal Government.

The re-opening of St. Kitts-Nevis remains a phased approach and is continuously monitored by the Federal Government.  

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, and the St. Kitts-Nevis Government reserves the right to change any conditions when the circumstances require such.  

Does the student health insurance cover COVID treatment and testing?

Yes, COVID-19 medical treatment is covered and considered like any other medical treatment. COVID-19 testing is covered if deemed medically necessary (does not include testing required for travel). The MUASOM- sponsored health plan covers accident or illness as described in the student health insurance brochure.

Travel Requirements

What are the travel requirements for St. Kitts-Nevis? 

The St. Kitts-Nevis Government publishes guidelines for travel on their website https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-requirements. Students should visit this website for the most up-to-date information regarding traveling to St. Kitts-Nevis. Please familiarize yourself with all entry requirements before completing the entry form. This should be read prior to booking any travel and your travel should be booked before completing the form.  

I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Will I need to quarantine when I get to St. Kitts-Nevis?

No. As of Dec 11, 2021 fully - vaccinated international travelers, nationals, and locals arriving by Air into the Federation are no longer required to test upon arrival or quarantine. 

Thank you,
Medical University of the Americas

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