St. Lucia Updates Arrival Protocols – Effective February 10

St. Lucia Covid Protocols
St. Lucia

St. Lucia bound this winter?  Change is in the air regarding COVID protocols, but this beautiful island is open to visitors from all countries.

In a nutshell: St. Lucia has updated their protocols for entry effective February 10th.  All visitors (5 years and older) must have a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival.

First, from the Honourable Dominic Fedee, Minister of Tourism: “In order to co-exist with Covid, we must constantly evaluate our safety and travel protocols. In due consideration of all factors affecting the health of Saint Lucian citizens and international visitors, we are tightening testing protocols based on our current conditions.”

What You Need to Know To Travel to St. Lucia

This update is still consistent with the existing protocols, including:

  • Visitors (18 and older) must complete and submit a Travel Registration Form
  • Visitors must adhere to all safety protocols in place throughout Saint Lucia, including temperature checks and wearing a mask in public places
  • Visitors will be subject to mandatory screening and temperature checks at ports of entry and throughout their stay
  • Visitors must be transferred by certified taxi to COVID-19 approved accommodations on St. Lucia
  • Visitors must be able to show the Travel Authorization on demand. Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding
  • Hotel guests who have not arrived in Saint Lucia as Bubble Travellers are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to transfer to another Covid-19 certified property to continue their stay, or to participate in certified activities, tours and excursions

If you’re planning a 14-night or longer visit to St. Lucia, then this will also apply and give you more freedom.

After 14 days in a COVID certified accommodation, international visitors may do one of the following:

  • Remain in the COVID certified accommodations and continue to observe the protocols for stays in this type of accommodation, or
  • Check in to an accommodation certified to accept Bubble Travelers (visitors from countries within the Saint Lucia designated travel bubble) with the opportunity to move around the island more freely.

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