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Testing on departure from Saint Lucia

According to requirements enacted by governments in the U.S., UK and Canada, persons returning to those countries must provide proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative result upon arrival in those countries. Saint Lucia has ample testing options to meet this requirement. This page provides resources and links to information about COVID-19 testing available to visitors before departing Saint Lucia. It is recommended that visitors also contact their hotel for scheduling information.

Testing requirements for re-entry – USA, UK and Canada

Please refer to your country’s specific requirements for entry:



Information for Saint Lucians Traveling Overseas: Click here



What do the USA, UK and Canada require for my return home?
Where can a visitor or national get a PCR test?

Saint Lucia has multiple Covid-19 PCR and antigen (rapid) testing options for departing visitors, citizens and residents.Tests can be performed on site at hotels, at public respiratory clinics,private labs. Check with your accommodation provider (hotel or villa) for details regarding timing and pricing for on-site testing at your hotel where applicable. For a listing of facilities available in Saint Lucia, please Click Here.

What tests are available in Saint Lucia?

Saint Lucia has multiple Covid-19 PCR and antigen (rapid) testing options for travelers. Please check that the antigen test provided meets the requirements for your return home.

Which properties offer free tests?

Please check with your accommodation provider for details as arrangements – including free tests – may be in place for your convenience. You can also CLICK HERE for a list of selected properties and details of the testing services that they provide.

How can I make arrangements for testing? Can appointments and payments be made online?

Please check with your accommodation provider for details as arrangements may be in place for your convenience. You can also CLICK HERE to find a list of locations, operating hours, costs and contact details for testing sites in Saint Lucia.


What is the cost for various tests?

The cost of tests varies by type of test and testing facility. Click below for details.

All major markets are requesting test results within 72 hours of travel, when should I test to meet this regulation?

It is recommended that you work with your accommodation provider to schedule testing based on the requisite timeframe for test results.

What is the estimated time an individual can estimate receiving results of their test?

Result delivery varies by type of test required. Providers generally can deliver results between 24-72 hours. Your testing provider will have details about timing. Please consult with them and be guided accordingly.

How will test results be received?

Test results will be made available by electronic copy in most cases.

Is there a phone number where someone can speak to a person on testing?

Yes, you can speak to your accommodation provider or one of the testing facilities. Click below for details.

I have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Do I still need a test to travel home to the US, UK OR CA?
I am travelling from the UK, do any labs offer antigen tests that meet the UK requirements

Yes there are labs that offer antigen tests for UK travelers. You can speak to your accommodation provider or click on the link below for details. 

What if I recently recovered from COVID-19?

Proof of a negative covid-19 PCR test is required to enter Saint Lucia.There are no exceptions at this time.

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.

How far in advance can a traveler pre-book their PCR test?

Appointments, where available should be made at least 48 hours in advance

If the visitor is traveling to a clinic or lab for testing what options for transportation are available?

Visitors are required to use certified transportation via their hotel or villa. A visitor’s accommodation provider can assist with booking a COVID-certified taxi.

What is the estimated time an individual can expect to receive results of the following types of test?

Result delivery varies, with results generally between 24-72 hours. Your testing provider will have details about timing.