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SAINT LUCIA COVID-19
MANDATORY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
OUR ISLAND IS OPEN TO VISITORS FROM ALL COUNTRIES
The following entry requirements are MANDATORY FOR ALL ARRIVALS:
ALL travelers 18 years and older must complete and submit an online travel registration form to receive Travel Authorization
ALL travelers 5 years and over must take a COVID PCR test 5 days or less before arrival in Saint Lucia and submit the negative results to the travel registration form for review and approval
You must receive and print your travel authorization documents prior to travel. Failure to do so will result in you being denied boarding of your flight or vessel.
All arriving passengers must adhere to all protocols relevant to the island, including those related to wearing masks in public, social distancing and observing high standards of hand hygiene.
Select your traveler type for more information and to access the travel registration form.
For more details click here
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to be vaccinated to visit Saint Lucia?
No, you do not need to be fully vaccinated to visit Saint Lucia.
You are reminded that all travelers 18 years and older, regardless of their status (resident, non-resident, fully vaccinated or unvaccinated) must submit a travel registration form, and all travelers 5 years and older must take a PCR test 5 days or less before arrival in Saint Lucia.
Where can I stay when I am in Saint Lucia?
Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers can book Covid Certified properties, including resorts, small hotels, Airbnb, and villas accommodations. A full list of properties is available HERE.
Non-Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following:
- verified reservations in COVID-19 certified accommodation
- a confirmed reservation in a State Quarantine Facility
- approval for home quarantine.
Can I make reservations to stay in more than one hotel/villa on my trip?
Yes, you may stay in any accommodation providers that are COVID-19 certified, and you may stay in up to 3 hotels/villas on your visit.
Can I leave my COVID-Certified accommodation while I am in Saint Lucia?
Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Yes, fully vaccinated travelers can leave their Covid certified accommodations. Expanded access is only granted to visitors that are fully vaccinated with a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or a one-dose vaccine at least two weeks (14 days) prior to travel.
All certified activities are also available to fully vaccinated travelers, see below for details.
Non-Vaccinated travelers may leave their hotel or villa to participate in certified activities (certified tours and excursions) to visit certified sites and to dine in certified restaurants.
Click here to see a regularly updated list of tours, excursions, restaurants, and tour operators.
As an unvaccinated traveler, once I have spent 14 days in a COVID-19 certified property, can I leave?
Unvaccinated travelers must complete 14-day stay in certified accommodation. Starting on day 15, you can enjoy expanded island access.
I would like to visit Saint Lucia for fewer than 14 days. Is this possible given the 14-day restriction in a certified property?
There is no minimum stay required, so you may stay in Saint Lucia for less than 14 days. However, for unvaccinated travelers if your stay is 14 days or less, you are required to spend the full period of your stay in certified accommodation observing the protocols for unvaccinated travelers.
If someone is visiting family in Saint Lucia and their place of stay would be with family, what should they do?
Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Fully Vaccinated travelers can stay with family and friends.
Unvaccinated travelers must stay in a Covid certified accommodation for 14-day consecutive days. On day 15 they can then visit their Saint Lucian family and friends.
Can I spend my vacation in a property owned by me or my family/friend?
Fully vaccinated travelers
Yes, you may stay in your home or with friends and family while you are in Saint Lucia
No, unvaccinated travelers must stay in COVID certified accommodation. This includes (but is not limited to) resorts, small hotels, Airbnb, apartments and villas.
Over 280 properties on the island have been certified, for a full list of certified accommodation please click on the link below:
Certified Accommodation – Click Here
Is PPE required during airport transfers and in taxis?
Yes, travelers must wear a mask on the flight, in the airport in Saint Lucia and in taxis.
How safe is it to get a taxi to the accommodation provider?
Perfectly safe – all ground transportation will be provided by certified operators.
Can ground transportation be shared?
There will be a limit to the number of passengers allowed in a taxi relative to the capacity of the vehicle.
Are helicopter transfers available?
Yes, Saint Lucia Helicopters has received COVID-19 certification so helicopter transfers are available.
What do I need to do to confirm I am eligible for entry to Saint Lucia?
- All passengers must have a PCR test (with a negative result) no more than 5 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia
- All persons entering Saint Lucia must complete an online Registration Form before arrival
- All passengers will be screened on arrival (temperature check)
- Passport / visa where applicable valid for the duration of their stay
- All travellers must wear a face mask during the flight and in the airport in Saint Lucia.
- All travelers must continue to use face masks in public spaces in Saint Lucia where social distancing is not possible
Where can I find the registration form?
Please select the relevant button above to indicate what type of traveler you are. Please read the important information and complete the form.
How long in advance should I complete and submit my travel registration form?
You should submit your travel authorization as soon as your flight and hotel have been booked and no less than 7 days before you travel. If your booking is last minute, please forward the registration confirmation email that you will receive on submission to email@example.com.
Do I need to wait for my test results to submit my travel registration form?
No you do not need to wait – your travel registration form should be submitted as soon as possible, and you can upload the test results later when they are received.
I am a returning national/returning resident. Can I quarantine at home? How can I apply if I think I will qualify?
Full Vaccinated Arrivals
Fully vaccinated nationals/residents are no longer required to quarantine. The travel registration form is mandatory and must be completed a minimum of 48 hours prior to arrival. Proof of vaccination and a negative PCR Test Results are required for Travel Authorisation. Information on how to apply can be found here- https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/fully-vaccinated-arrivals/
Unvaccinated nationals/residents must submit an application for home quarantine a minimum of seven days prior to arrival. Supporting documents must be provided and all properties must be assessed for suitability for home quarantine. A negative PCR Test Result must be provided. If you do not qualify for home quarantine, please book into state quarantine or Covid certified accommodation. You may also be assigned to a facility on arrival. Additional information and the travel registration form can be found here – https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/returning-nationals/
Is car hire/car rental available?
Fully vaccinated travelers can book car rentals/ car hire.
Non vaccinated travelers can book car rental after completing 14-days in a certified accommodation.
What sites and attractions can I visit while I am on the island?
What is a PCR test and how is it administered?
A PCR test is a type of COVID-19 test and the sample is collected by a nasal swab and oral swab and tested in an approved laboratory.
Can I use a PCR test based on a saliva sample for entry to Saint Lucia?
No, PCR tests based on saliva samples are not accepted for entry to Saint Lucia. Your test must be based on a nasopharyngeal swab.
What information must be included on the result certificate for my PCR test?
The following must be included on the test results that you upload:
• The name, address and telephone number of the lab where the sample was taken
• Your CORRECT name
• Your CORRECT date of birth
• The date the test was done
• The type of test and the method of testing
• The result
Will it hurt?
It is mildly uncomfortable but not painful.
What is the minimum age at which a test is required for entry?
Everyone 5 years and over is required to meet the pre-travel testing requirement.
Are NHS tests acceptable?
No, NHS PCR tests are not acceptable for travel to Saint Lucia. You must secure a PCR test result from a commercial laboratory and upload the results to your travel authorisation application. PCR tests for travel are now widely available in the UK.
I will need to be tested before I return home at the end of my visit. What should I do?
You can ask your hotel or villa as they may be able to share convenient options based on the location of the property. Additionally, you may contact the laboratory directly, here are some links:
Lab Services Saint Lucia
Rodney Bay Medical Centre
If a passenger displays symptoms on arrival, where will they be isolated?
The official isolation units are located at respiratory clinics at Victoria Hospital and St. Jude’s Hospital.
How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Saint Lucia? And what is the population of the island?
Saint Lucia has a population of approx. 180,000. Click here for updated COVID 19 statistics
What measures are in place to protect visitors?
From arrival into Saint Lucia, at the airport, the airport transfers (ground transportation), and the stay at the hotel – throughout the visit guests are being cared for. Public health protocols including (though not limited to) physical distancing, regular temperature checks, wearing masks and enhanced hygiene measures will be observed.
Visitors will be required to observe social distancing of six feet (2 meters). Masks will be required in public places, when within 6 feet of others and in select public spaces at hotels.
Do guests have to wear a mask at the resort?
Masks are required in public spaces at the resort. They are not required in restaurants once you are seated and at the pool.
Click here for Covid-19 statistics, updates and advisories from the Government of Saint Lucia