Travel Advisory IMPORTANT UPDATE MAY 30, 2021 Read more.

RETURNING NATIONALS AND RESIDENTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

All travelers, regardless of their status (resident, non-resident, fully vaccinated or unvaccinated) must submit a travel registration form and have a negative PCR Test for travel authorization.

Travel Registration forms for Residents/ Returning nationals must be filled out as early as possible, and a minimum of seven (7) days prior to arrival for unvaccinated travelers, and a minimum of two (2) days before travel for fully vaccinated travelers. PCR Tests must be completed within five days or less prior to travel and uploaded to your application for lab approval.

 

FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS

Effective Monday, May 31, 2021 fully vaccinated travelers will not be required to go into quarantine. Travelers are considered “Fully Vaccinated” once two weeks has passed since the second dose of the two-shot vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Vaccine Cards must be present on entry to Saint Lucia. 

Unvaccinated minors (over the age of 5) accompanying fully vaccinated adult visitors will be required to have a PCR test at the airport at the expense of the parent/guardian. 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/guardians. Children 4 years and under are afforded the same privileges as their vaccinated parents.

 Returning Residents who are fully vaccinated may choose not to have their children tested on arrival, however the children will be required to observe the 14 day quarantine.

TRAVEL REGISTRATION

Travel Registration forms for Residents/ Returning nationals must be filled out as early as possible, and a minimum of seven (7) days prior to arrival for unvaccinated travelers, and a minimum of two (2) days before travel for fully vaccinated travelers. PCR Tests must be completed within five days or less prior to travel and uploaded to your application for lab approval.

PCR Test and vaccination card subject to verification at the airport on arrival. You must travel with copies of both. We reserve the right to assign you to a State Facility if any inconsistencies are noted.

Note- Submission of the Form does not require the PCR Test. The Travel Registration form should be submitted as early as possible and NO LESS than 7 DAYS before Travel. Instructions will be sent to you to upload your PCR Test within the required guidelines. 

PRE – TRAVEL TEST

All arrivals to Saint Lucia (5 years and over) must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival.

VERIFICATION

PCR Test and Vaccinated card subject to verification on the airport. We reserve the right to assign you to a State Facility if any inconsistencies have been noted.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Fully vaccinated travelers may be met at the airport however only the driver will be allowed access to the airport.

As a result of the very high number of applications, please expect to receive your authorization letter 1-2 days before you travel.

 

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS

All returning nationals and residents who are not fully vaccinated will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine arrangements must be approved prior to travel.

TRAVEL REGISTRATION

Your travel registration/application for travel authorisation must be completed seven days or more prior to arrival. The registration includes your quarantine application (state quarantine, home quarantine or COVID certified accommodation)

Note- Submission of the Form does not require the PCR Test. The Travel Registration form should be submitted as early as possible and NO LESS than 7 DAYS before Travel. Instructions will be sent to you to upload your PCR Test within the required guidelines. 

PRE – TRAVEL TEST

All arrivals to Saint Lucia (5 years and over) must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival. Please see below for guidelines

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

A Covid certified taxi must be taken from the airport. No unauthorized persons or vehicles are allowed on the airport.

VERIFICATION

PCR Test subject to verification on the airport. We reserve the right to assign you to a State Facility if any inconsistencies have been noted.

 

MANDATORY QUARANTINE 

All returning nationals and residents who are not fully vaccinated will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine arrangements must be approved prior to travel.

HOME QUARANTINE

Home Quarantine has been reduced to special circumstances only and will now transition to state-based quarantine facilities. Please click here to read the important information attached.

Applicants who are unvaccinated can apply for Home Quarantine only if they qualify under the following special circumstances

  1. Underlying health conditions
  2. Applicants who travelled for medical care and
  3. Applicants travelling with minors.

If any of the above applies to you, you may apply for home quarantine. Supporting documents are required. A home assessment will be scheduled to determined suitability of the home for quarantine. If approved for home quarantine you will also be required to purchase and wear a BioButton (US$100 see below for detailed information and a link to purchase) and a Tracking Wristwatch ($75)

The application for home quarantine is part of the travel registration form. Application must be completed more than seven days prior to travel.

All other unvaccinated applicants will be required to book into state quarantine or into a COVID Certified Property.

STATE QUARANTINE

Please email frontdesk@beljouhotel.com to secure a booking.
Please be advised that State Quarantine will incur a charge:
Single Occupancy US$25
Double Occupancy US$45
Triple Occupancy US$65
A minimum of 9 nights must be reserved. Transfers to State Quarantine will be provided by the State

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Effective July 1, 2021 the following costs will apply to State Quarantine:
Single Occupancy US$95.00 per night
Double Occupancy US$165.00 per night
Triple Occupancy US$240.00 per night

Persons who are in state quarantine will be required to undergo a PCR test after seven (7) days and will be required to remain in state quarantine until receipt of the results within 1 – 3 days. Home quarantine may be granted after receipt of a negative PCR test and provided that home conditions are consistent with the requirements for quarantine.

The Government will consider fee exemptions for students returning home within three months of completion of studies, persons who travelled for medical care, dire socio-economic circumstances including forced repatriation.  Please allow seven days for processing of all exemption requests. Exemption forms are linked here – Please Click Here for Exemption Forms and must be emailed to mohcovidresponse@gmail.com. Exemption Forms are for a waiver of quarantine fees and should only be filled out for that purpose.

All transfers to home quarantine or certified accommodation are by certified taxi ONLY. Transfers to State Quarantine will be provided by the State.

QUARANTINE AT A COVID 19 CERTIFIED PROPERTY

You are required to remain in-house and on the property for 14 days. All transfers to certified accommodation are by certified taxi ONLY.

Download, print and travel and complete the HEALTH SCREENING FORM. The form must be completed on the day of travel and presented at the health screening desk on arrival in Saint Lucia.

As a result of the very high number of applications, please expect to receive your authorization letter 1-2 days before you travel.

 

Important Information

BioButton

Please be advised that all returning nationals 18 years and older who have requested home quarantine will be required to wear an BioIntelliSense BioButton for the duration of the mandatory quarantine period.

The BioButton is a part of the approval for home quarantine.

The BioButton is a remote monitoring device that will provide your vitals (temperature, heartrate and respiratory rate) in near real time to allow the Ministry of Health to monitor your health remotely while in quarantine. For more information on the BioButton, click here.

The BioButton is mandatory and must be ordered at a cost of US$100.00 each at https://shop.biointellisense.com/products/biobutton-saint-lucia prior to travel. It can be posted to you before travel (US only) or collected on arrival in Saint Lucia.

The BioButton must be installed as part of the Health Screening at the port of entry. The BioIntellisense Bio Button is not to be purchased until approved for Home Quarantine. The Biobutton is non refundable.

Amber Wristwatch

Please be advised that Port Health will require you to have a Tracking Wristwatch installed which must be worn for the duration of the mandatory quarantine period.

The cost of the wristwatch is US$75.00 payable at the port of entry.

 

CHECKLIST

Vaccinated Travelers:

  1. Complete the Travel Registration Form
  2. Take your COVID-19 PCR Test no more than 5 days before travel and upload results to the travel registration
  3. You will receive your travel authorization by email.
  4. Print and travel with copies of your travel authorization letter and PCR test result
  5. YOU ARE REMINDED THAT YOU WILL BE DENIED BOARDING IF YOU FAIL TO PRODUCE ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Unvaccinated Travelers:

  1. Confirm your reservation in State Quarantine, or complete and submit your state quarantine exemption form
  2. Complete the Travel Registration Form
  3. Take a COVID PCR test no more than 5 days before travel and upload results to the travel registration
  4. You will receive your travel authorization by email.
  5. Print and travel with copies of your travel authorization letter and PCR test result
  6. YOU ARE REMINDED THAT YOU WILL BE DENIED BOARDING IF YOU FAIL TO PRODUCE ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
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