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Are unvaccinated visitors welcome in Saint Lucia?

Yes, all visitors are welcome to Saint Lucia. All travelers must have a PCR test up to five days before travelling to Saint Lucia and a booking must be made to stay in Covid certified accommodation. This includes visitors who are not fully vaccinated who are required to take Covid-certified tours (see the list here).

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.

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What do I need to do to confirm I am eligible for entry to Saint Lucia?
  • 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. Note – Your test must be based on a nasopharyngeal swab, saliva samples are not accepted
  • 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 travelers 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?

Use the menu to select 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 two weeks or less before you travel and upload the PCR results as soon as you have them. If your booking is last minute, please forward the registration confirmation email that you will receive on submission to travelinfo@stlucia.org.

If you are a returning resident requesting home quarantine, you MUST submit your travel registration form and all supporting documents 7 days or more before travel.

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

Do I need to wait for my test results to submit my travel registration form?

No you do not need to wait – you can submit the form and the upload the test results later when they are received.

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.

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.

My doctor has advised that I may not get a negative result from a PCR test if I tested positive for COVID in the 90 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia. Can I provide any documentation if my PCR test result for entry into Saint Lucia is positive?

Yes. If you tested positive for and have recovered from COVID-19 sometime in the 90 days prior to your arrival in Saint Lucia, and the result of your PCR test for entry is positive, you are required to submit the following three documents:

  1. The results of first positive test result which led to isolation/quarantine (this must be a PCR test)
  2. The discharge letter from your doctor stating your clearance after quarantine or your NHS Recovery Pass (UK Travelers) . Your quarantine must have met World Health Organization standards which are: for symptomatic patients: 10 days after symptom onset, plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms (including without fever and without respiratory symptoms), and for asymptomatic cases: 10 days after positive test for SARS-CoV-2.
  3. The most recent test result taken within 5-days of their trip to St Lucia

Please note that you will need to select the test result and the doctor’s letter and upload them together, or you will need to put the three documents (letter and 2 positive PCR test results) into one document for upload. You can also send the documents by email to sarscov2ell@gmail.com with your name and reference number as the subject.

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If I am fully vaccinated, will my children be able to have the same options of expanded access as fully vaccinated visitors?

If your children are 5 and over, and they are not vaccinated but you want them to have the same expanded access as you, as a vaccinated traveler, then they will need to have a PCR test at their hotel on the day after arrival (Non Residents) or at the airport on arrival (Residents). The cost of the test will be borne by the traveler. Test results will be received in 24-48 hours. Once the test is returned negative, these minors will be afforded the same access as their fully vaccinated parents (travelling companions). Meanwhile they may participate in certified activities while they await the test results.

Children 4 years and under are afforded the same privileges as their vaccinated parents.

Will I be asked to show my vaccination status when I am in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you will be required to show your vaccine proof on arrival, so please travel with your vaccine document. There may also be other random checks of your vaccination proof. Please be prepared and willing to do this if asked in an official capacity. The wristband issued at the airport indicates your status as a fully vaccinated traveler.

If you live in England, Saint Lucia will accept the NHS app or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. You should not use your NHS vaccine appointment card to demonstrate your vaccine status. Please make sure you also have a printed screen grab from the NHS app showing your status, and that you keep it with you at all times.

How will people know that I have been vaccinated?

You will be issued with a wristband when you arrive in Saint Lucia. This will enable people to identify that you have been fully vaccinated. You should wear the wristband at all times.

Are EU Vaccination Passports (EU Digital COVID Certificates) acceptable as proof of fully-vaccinated status?

Yes, your EU vaccine passport is accepted as vaccine proof. Please travel with the paper copy of the certificate/passport.

Do fully vaccinated travelers require a Covid-PCR test to enter Saint Lucia?

Yes, all arrivals (5 years and over) are required to submit a Covid-19 PCR test done 5 days or less before arrival into Saint Lucia.

What if I have had one dose of the vaccination when I visit Saint Lucia, but two are required to be fully vaccinated?

If you are not fully vaccinated, you are still very welcome to visit Saint Lucia, but you must follow the protocols around unvaccinated visitors: You can stay at a Covid certified property; take Covid-certified tours (see the list here) and visit Covid-certified restaurants.

Which vaccinations (by pharma brand) are accepted?
AstraZeneca
COVID-19 Vaccine ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] (AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 Vaxzevria™, SII COVISHIELD™)
2-Dose
Pfizer
Pfizer– BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2
COMIRNATY® Pfizer-BioNTech

2-Dose
Moderna
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273)
2-Dose
Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine
Janssen Ad26.COV2.S (COVID-19) vaccine
1-Dose
Sinopharm
COVID-19 Vaccine BIBP/Sinopharm
2-Dose
Sputnik V
COVID-19 Vaccine
2 doses
Abdala Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine
2 doses
Covaxin
COVID-19 Vaccine
2 doses
Oxford-AstraZeneca
COVISHIELD Covid-19 Vaccine
2 doses
If my first dose is one type of vaccine, and my second dose is a different type of vaccine, is this acceptable for my status as fully vaccinated?

Yes, you can have doses of different types of vaccine and still be considered fully vaccinated, as long as the last dose is at least 14 days before your arrival.

Can fully vaccinated visitors and returning nationals be picked up at the airport by family and friends?

Yes, however only the driver of the vehicle will be allowed access to the airport.

Will I be able to hire a car if I have been vaccinated?

Yes, you can use a Covid certified provider.

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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.

Unvaccinated Travelers
Unvaccinated 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.

Unvaccinated Travelers
Unaccinated 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.

Do fully vaccinated travelers need to remain at their accommodation when they visit Saint Lucia?

No, as of 31st May, all visitors and nationals who are fully* vaccinated are now able to enjoy expanded access to the destination. They are still required to follow all local protocols: social distancing, wearing masks in public places, washing hands/sanitizing regularly. Please note: Saint Lucia’s Authorities know how many doses are required for ALL brands of vaccines.

*Fully vaccinated means you have had the prescribed number of doses and have passed the two-week period, after your final dose. This will be verified by the Saint Lucian authorities

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.

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
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

Unvaccinated Travelers
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

Can I stay in a non-certified hotel/accommodation (Airbnb) if I am fully vaccinated?

All visitors must stay at a Covid certified property. There is already a wide range of properties available. Please click here for details.

Are fully vaccinated locals permitted to visit or stay in a Covid certified hotel?

Yes, fully vaccinated residents and locals can visit and stay in certified accommodation.

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 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/

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As a fully vaccinated visitor, can I meet local friends and family at a restaurant?

Yes, fully vaccinated visitors can dine at independent restaurants with friends and family. Social distancing protocols must be observed and as an international visitor you must wear your wristband.

Can I go to any local restaurants and at any time if I am fully vaccinated?

Yes, you can visit local restaurants at any time.

Will I be able to go to supermarkets and the local markets if I have been vaccinated?

Yes, you can. You will be required to follow all local protocols including wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand sanitization.

What are the restrictions for a group of visitors who are mixed (fully vaccinated and non)? With particular reference to villa stays. For example, can the vaccinated guests go to supermarket etc for the group?

Yes. There are no restrictions for the fully vaccinated guests who have been issued with a wristband as long as they abide by local protocols. Unvaccinated guests will need to abide by the applicable restrictions.

What sites and attractions can I visit while I am on the island?

CLICK HERE to see a regularly updated list of tours, excursions, restaurants and tour operators.
Restaurants: www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/restaurants/
Excursions: www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/excursions/
Tour Companies: www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/tour-companies/

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How safe is it to get a taxi to the accommodation provider?

Perfectly safe – all ground transportation will be provided by certified operators.

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.

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.

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.

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What happens if I test positive on my departure testing?

If you receive a positive test result you will be required to isolate immediately, and your accommodation provider should arrange for a PCR test. Visitors who are non-symptomatic or who have mild symptoms must remain in isolation at their accommodation for a period of ten days from the date of the positive diagnosis (Antigen and PCR). Visitors who require medical attention must be transported by ambulance or COVID-19 approved taxi based on urgency to the Respiratory Hospital.

Criteria for discharging patients from isolation without requiring retesting:

  • For symptomatic patients: 10 days after symptom onset, plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms (including without fever and without respiratory symptoms)
  • For asymptomatic cases: 10 days after positive test for SARS-CoV-2

USA: After 10 days, an individual who is non-symptomatic may travel on a commercial airline, no additional test is required for travel. The original Antigen or PCR test will be used for travel (noting the ten days from diagnosis has elapsed). Retesting is not required. Per CDC guidelines, travelers to the US require a letter from their healthcare provider or a public health official stating that the traveler is cleared to travel.

UK: If your test result is positive, you must not travel. You must follow local rules and guidance for positive coronavirus cases. If the result is inconclusive, you must take another test. British nationals who need consular assistance should contact the nearest consulate, embassy, or high commission.

What is the process if a minor is tests positive?

If a child of vaccinated parents/guardians tests positive, they will be required to isolate along with their parents/guardians who will need to be tested at their expense and kept in isolation.

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
http://www.slulabservices.com/
Rodney Bay Medical Centre
https://www.rodneybaymedical.com/

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.

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 are required to observe social distancing of six feet (2 meters). Masks are required in public places and in select public spaces at hotels.

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