Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). St Lucia’s border re-opened on 4 June.
Testing and Quarantine requirements on arrival:
All travellers must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival to St Lucia which can be found on the St Lucia COVID-19 page. Reservations for either a Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property must be confirmed before travel.
• Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. All travellers must provide certified proof of a negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID-19 test taken five days or less before travel to St Lucia. Passengers will be refused boarding if they do not have proof of a negative test. You will need to check with an accredited healthcare provider in the UK or your country you are travelling from for PCR testing options. You should arrange to take a private test.
• All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. All passengers will advance through immigration, baggage claim, customs and, except those from the Travel Bubble, arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified property or Government operated quarantine facility.
*Quarantine requirements: All returning residents are required to quarantine for 14 days at a Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property.
• All international visitors must stay at a COVID-certified property for 14 days.
• Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested and required to remain in quarantine/isolation at your hotel or Government operated quarantine facility until the test result is obtained. If the test is positive all visitors and nationals will be transferred to a treatment facility until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable.
*Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status You cannot use a handwritten COVID card as proof of vaccination for travel purposes.
*Travel in St Lucia: There is a continued state of emergency in place in St Lucia. From 9 July: c • Upon arrival in St Lucia, all travellers must continue the use of face masks during on island-transportation and when in public places
• Visitors must adhere to physical distancing measures
• Travellers will be subject to screening and temperature checks by port health authorities
• Protocols have been established for taxis, to provide safety precautions and separate the driver from guests as an added security measure
• Health and safety protocols will be reinforced through the use of signage that includes QR codes which take travellers to a landing page for more information.
• There are restrictions to the numbers allowed in stores so queues are possible. Medical facilities will remain open.
Call 311 for latest information and advice from the Government of St Lucia or see St Lucia’s website
*Accommodation: You must remain at your COVID-certified accommodation in St Lucia for a period of 14 days unless you are on an excursion arranged by the hotel. You may not leave the property by vehicle or on foot during this period.
Amongst the required protocols, hotels must sanitize luggage upon check in; maintain a fully equipped nurses station; observe strict detailed sanitization protocols for housekeeping; maintain required distance with tables for dining; and have hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the property.
*Public places and services: New national protocols are in effect from 22 January, 2021:
• All visitors staying in a COVID-19 Certified hotel, must remain within that property for 14 days unless on an excursion arranged by the hotel
• All Business and Commercial activities, including shops, restaurants and bars close at 9pm local time. All activities must adhere to the COVID-19 related protocols issued by the Ministry of Health
• When possible, employees of all organisations and businesses should work from home and hold all meetings virtually/on online platforms
• Non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols can result in fines and/or arrest. The Government of St Lucia has specifically noted breaches involving guests attempting to leave approved accommodation sites