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MARINE PROTOCOLS

Arriving by boat as a Bubble Traveler – You must have been in the designated travel bubble for 21 days to arrive in Saint Lucia as a Bubble Traveler.

Our island is open to visitors from all countries. If your trip originates in United States of America, Canada, Europe or any other country outside the designated travel bubble please click here to to familiarize yourself with the relevant entry requirements and complete the Travel Registration Form.

Visitors who, immediately before arriving in St. Lucia, were in a Bubble Country for at least 21 days are considered Bubble Travelers and will be exempt from quarantine; however, they must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.

BUBBLE TRAVELERS

MANDATORY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All arrivals (5 years and over) must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arrival in Saint Lucia. The test result must be submitted by email before travel to  TravelSaintLucia@gmail.com and cc to micho1309@gmail.com. Print and travel with a copy of your test results.

All arrivals (18 years and over) must complete a Travel Authorization Form CLICK HERE

Print and travel with a copy of the auto-response email.

NOTE – SUBMISSION OF THE FORM DOES NOT REQUIRE THE TEST RESULT. THE FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AND NO LESS THAN 3 DAYS BEFORE TRAVEL

You must print and travel with the following

  • The result of your COVID-19 PCR Test
  • The auto-response email that you received on submission of the travel authorization form (check your SPAM if you did not receive an email)

On arrival:

 

  • All arriving passengers must adhere to all protocols relevant to airport
  • All arriving passengers will be screened, this will include temperature checks
  • All symptomatic passengers will be immediately isolated and tested. If test result is positive for COVID-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
    1. Protocols for Boaters/Yachters arriving from Countries within the “Caribbean Travel Bubble”:
      1. All boaters/yachters arriving from WITHIN the “Travel Bubble” must have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.
      2. All boaters/yachters arriving from within the ‘bubble’ will be exempt from the 14 days of quarantine if presenting with a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia.
      3. All boaters/yachters arriving from within the ‘bubble’ must have travelled directly from a country within the bubble and have been in that country for at least 21 days and/or within countries in the “Caribbean Travel Bubble” for a continuous 21 days.
      4. All visitors from within the ‘bubble’ who have been in-transit in a country outside of the ‘bubble’ will be subjected to 14 days of quarantine in addition to their negative result COVID-19 PCR test from country of original departure.

      The following countries are in the “Caribbean Bubble”: (These countries are subject to change – please check for updated list)

      • Antigua and Barbuda
      • Anguilla
      • Barbados
      • Dominica
      • Grenada
      • Montserrat
      • Saint Kitts and Nevis
      • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

    1. Protocols for Boaters/Yachters OUTSIDE of the “Caribbean Travel Bubble”:

      All Boaters/Yachters on vessels arriving from countries OUTSIDE of the “Caribbean Travel Bubble” MUST:

       

      1. All boaters/yachters arriving from outside the “Travel Bubble” must have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival
      2. Undergo the 14-day quarantine upon arrival
      3. A PCR test is required on arrival to Saint Lucia

      QUARANTINE OPTIONS:
      Persons may choose from one of the following quarantine modalities:

      1. Quarantine on Shore at Covid Certified Accommodation. All cost of travel and nights spent will be covered by boater/yachter.
      2. Quarantine on designated quarantine Marina Dock
      3. Quarantine on Anchor:

       

        1. Quarantine on Shore at Covid Certified Accommodation: Cruisers and other persons on board will be required to complete 14-day quarantine at a certified COVID-19 accommodation on island (List of certified accommodations will be shared or refer to https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/. The cost of the accommodation as well as transportation to said accommodation will be fully borne by the cruiser (s).
          1. All vessels must receive prior approval to enter Saint Lucia. Arrangements can be made through the approved marina by contacting them at least 72 hours prior to planned arrival in Saint Lucia. (see contact details below).
          2. All vessels will be moored on their own dock in an offset pattern which will ensure vessels remain a minimum of 15 feet apart.
          3. Once signed off by the Port Health Office, after 14-day quarantine, the client can return to the vessel.
          4. All passengers and crew onboard vessels must always wear face masks once outside the cabin of their vessel.
          5. Security will be available 24 hours daily to ensure all rules and protocols of Saint Lucia are followed.
          6. The violation of quarantine is an offence and punishable by fines or prison.

       

        1. Quarantine at Marina Dock: Boaters/Yachters on board will be required to complete the14-day quarantine on the vessel at a designated Marina dock. All cost associated on dock will be fully borne by the Boaters/Yachters.

           

          1. All vessels must receive prior approval to enter Saint Lucia. Arrangements can be made through the approved marina by contacting them at least 72 hours prior to planned arrival in Saint Lucia. (see contact details below).
          2. All vessels will be moored on their own dock in an offset pattern which will ensure vessels remains a minimum of 15 feet apart.
          3. Once signed off by the Port Health Office, after 14-day quarantine, the vessel will relocate to the non-quarantine zone at the marina or otherwise.
          4. All onboard will be subject to daily monitoring by a registered nurse (employed by approved Marina Operator) to conduct temperature checks and monitor signs and symptoms for the required 14-day period. A register will be maintained, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness informed of any suspected cases of COVID-19. Suspected cases will be managed as per national protocol.
          5. All necessities for the vessel will be communicated via VHF radio or email. This includes but not limited to groceries, repairs and other hardware required.
          6. Arrangements will be made for the delivery of supplies to the vessel via approved Marina Operator at a set time. The captain will then be responsible to collect the items and place them onboard.
          7. All passengers and crew onboard vessels must always wear face masks once outside the cabin of their vessel.
          8. Security will be available 24 hours daily to ensure all rules and protocols of Saint Lucia are followed.
          9. The violation of quarantine is an offence and punishable by fines or prison.

       

      1. Quarantine on Anchor: Boaters/Yachters on board will remain on the vessel at the designated anchorage area for the entire 14-day quarantine period.

         

        1. All vessels wishing to enter Saint Lucia and remain at anchor in isolation must receive prior approval to enter Saint Lucia. Arrangements can be made through the approved marina and Port Health Office by contacting them at least 72 hours prior to planned arrival in Saint Lucia. (see contact details below).
        2. All vessels will be granted entry through Port Health. All other check in procedures remain the same – custom/ immigration and approved Marina Operator.
        3. Once signed off by the Port Health Office, after the 14-day quarantine, the vessel can proceed to the marina or otherwise.
        4. All passengers and crew on board will be subject to daily monitoring by a registered nurse to conduct temperature checks and monitor signs and symptoms for the required 14-day period. A register will be maintained, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness informed of any suspected cases of COVID-19. Suspected cases will be managed as per national protocol.
        5. All necessities for the vessel will be communicated via VHF radio or email. This includes but not limited to groceries, repairs and other hardware required.
        6. Arrangements will be made for the delivery of supplies to the vessel via approved Marina Operator at a set time. The captain will then be responsible to collect the items and place them onboard.
        7. All passengers and crew onboard vessels in quarantine must always wear face masks once outside the cabin of their vessel
        8. Security will be available 24 hours daily to ensure all rules are adhered to. No one will be allowed off their vessel for the 14-day period. There are regular patrols by the Marine Police to ensure compliance.
        9. The violation of quarantine is an offence and punishable by fines or prison.

       

    2. Protocols for Visitors from within the Caribbean Travel Bubble joining yachts who have been in the Caribbean beyond 21 days:
      1. Joining visitors must have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.
      2. Joining visitors must be cleared and must have been within the Caribbean Bubble according to the stipulated requirement of 21 days.

 

    1. Protocols for Visitors from OUTSIDE the Caribbean Travel Bubble joining yachts:

       

      1. Joining visitors must have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.
      2. Visitors joining will have to either
        1. Stay in a Covid Certified accommodation for 14 days then after such time move to yacht/crew who have already completed their quarantine period.
        2. Stay on Yacht with crew – entire crew will have to recommence the 14-day quarantine
        3. Stay on Yacht alone – crew that that have already completed their quarantine period can move to alternative accommodation. To avoid crossover, crew free from quarantine must leave the boat before new crew arrive.
        4. Boaters/Yachters/Visitors can leave the country before the 14-day quarantine. If by air, they must be transported to the airport with a direct transfer from their vessel of quarantine to the airport to through a license taxi.

 

    1. Protocols for Visitors joining/Yachts in-transit to collect visitors:

       

      1. Joining visitors must have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.
      2. All boaters/yachters require in-transit approval to pick up joining visitors
      3. All vessels must receive prior approval to enter Saint Lucia in-transit. Arrangements can be made through the approved marina by contacting them at least 72 hours prior to planned arrival in Saint Lucia. (see contact details on last page).
      4. Visitors must use the authorized transportation services and abide by other port health requirements.

 

    1. ARC 2020 – Quarantine Protocols for ARC Event Participants.

       

      1. Have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.
      2. Days at sea will be taken into consideration as part of the 14-day quarantine.
      3. Vessels arriving at night must remain onboard until the following morning when checked by Port Health. Hours of Operation TBD

 

  1. ARC 2020 – Quarantine Protocols for visitors flying in to join ARC yachts. Visitors flying in must:

     

    1. Have a negative result COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.
    2. Visitors joining will have to either
      1. Stay in a Covid Certified accommodation for 14 days then after such time move to yacht/crew who have already completed their quarantine period.
      2. Stay on Yacht with crew – entire crew will have to recommence the 14-day quarantine.
      3. Stay on Yacht alone – crew that that have already completed their quarantine period can move to alternative accommodation. To avoid crossover, crew free from quarantine must leave the boar before new crew arrive.
      4. Visitors can leave the country before the 14-day quarantine. If by air, they must be transported to the airport with a direct transfer from their vessel of quarantine to the airport to through a license taxi.

    Formalities before arrival for both crew and visitors joining:

    • Contact the marina’s Port Health Office 48hrs before arrival using the following information: porthealthigymarina@gmail.com
    • Contact the relevant marina at least 72 hours before arrival using the following information:

      IGY Rodney Bay Marina rmb@igymarinas.com
      Marigot Bay Marina troy.blanchard@marigotbayresort.com

      1. Maritime Health Declaration
      2. List of Ten Ports of Call
      3. Travel History of Each Individual on board BOAT/YACHT
      4. Names of anyone joining the vessel.
      5. The vessel must be relocated to the designated quarantine dock before the arrival for the boaters/guests. The relocation of the vessel must be arranged by the boater.
      6. It is the responsibility of the boaters to ensure that arrangements be made for the provisioning since the arriving boaters/guests will not be allowed to leave the quarantine dock.

    Upon Arrival at the Approved Marina:

    • The approved taxi driver must report to the security booth at the entrance of the marina at which point the security guard will guide the taxi to the designated quarantine dock.
    • All persons will disembark the approved taxi and will then proceed immediately to their vessel on the quarantine dock at which point the formalities will take place with Port Health and Customs. All protocols of St. Lucia must be followed during this transfer.

    Protocols while in quarantine and in port:

    • Crew and passengers are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth, practice good hand hygiene and practice cough and sneeze etiquette.
    • No “rafting” (tying boats together).
    • No “beaching” (running boats ashore in shallow water to disembark)
    • Guest/boaters must always observe at least six (6) feet distance between each other.
    • Anyone coughing, sneezing, or displaying signs of flu like illness must be present to a health care facility or a physician
    • Crew and passengers must always wear their designated bands (Red – in quarantine; Blue- completed quarantine).

    Crew Departure

    • Vessels will be allowed to leave St. Lucia before completing their 14-day quarantine.
    • Crew less than 14 days on island will be allowed to depart via the airport, with a direct transfer from their vessel of quarantine to the airport through a licence taxi.
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