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SAINT LUCIA Designated Travel Bubble

The Government of Saint Lucia has identified the following countries that present a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 as a Designated Travel Bubble:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Visitors within the Bubble Countries with a travel history from these areas in the last 21 days will be exempt from quarantine; however, they are required to obtain a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Negative test result no more than seven (7) days prior to date of travel, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.

ALL TRAVELERS (INCLUDING THOSE ARRIVING FROM THE BUBBLE) MUST COMPLETE A PRE-ARRIVAL REGISTRATION FORM.
Click the button below to complete and submit the Pre-Arrival Registration form for The Bubble

ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES ON ISLAND
Bubble Travelers may visit Saint Lucia and travel throughout the island. However, Bubble Travelers are reminded that the protocols related to wearing masks in public areas, social distancing and hand & respiratory hygiene remain applicable.

ACCOMMODATION
Click here for a full list of accommodation for Bubble Travelers

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please note:

  1. If your travel itinerary takes you via a country that is not in the designated travel bubble (e.g. you change flights in Miami or New York), you may no longer enter Saint Lucia as a Bubble Traveler. You are therefore bound by the entry requirements outlined HERE
  2. If you are entering Saint Lucia as a Bubble Traveler, you are prohibited from staying in one of the properties certified for international travellers. The list of COVID certified properties for international travellers can be found HERE

ARRIVING BY SEA
Travelers arriving by sea from within the Bubble Countries with a travel history from these areas in the last 21 days will be exempt from quarantine; however, they are required to obtain a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Negative test result no more than seven (7) days prior to date of travel, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.

International Arrivals
Vessels arriving from countries outside of the Caribbean Bubble MUST present a negative COVID-19 test and complete the required 14-day quarantine.

Persons may choose from one of the following quarantine modalities:

  • Quarantine on shore: Cruisers and other persons on board will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine at a certified COVID-19 accommodation on island (a list of certified accommodations will be shared). The cost of the accommodation as well as transportation to said accommodation will be fully borne by the cruiser.
  • Quarantine on anchor: Cruisers and other persons on board will remain on the vessel for the entire 14-day quarantine period.

Quarantine on shore:

  1. All cruisers requiring entry to Saint Lucia who choose ashore quarantine must contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to seek entry approval.
  2. All vessels will be moored on their own dock in an offset pattern, which will ensure each vessel remains a minimum of 15 feet apart.
  3. All vessels will be granted entry in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Customs. They are responsible to register with the respective agencies and IGY.
  4. Once signed off by the CMO’s office, and after the 14-day quarantine, the client will return to the vessel and relocate the vessel to a permanent berth as per directions by IGY dock master.
  5. All passengers and crew clients onboard vessels must always wear face masks once outside the cabin of their vessel.
  6. Security will be available 24 hours daily to ensure all rules and protocols of Saint Lucia are followed.
  7. The violation of quarantine is an offence and punishable by fines or prison.

Quarantine on anchor:

  1. Any vessel wishing to enter Saint Lucia will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine on anchor.
  2. All vessels wishing to enter Saint Lucia and remain at anchor in isolation must contact the CMO’s office (contact details below) and register their vessel with the CMO’s office.
  3. All vessels will be granted entry in collaboration through the Ministry of Health and Customs. They are responsible to register with the respective agencies and IGY.
  4. All onboard will be subject to daily monitoring by a registered nurse (employed by IGY) 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 IGY Rodney Bay Marina 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. Failure to comply will result in the perpetrator being reported to police.
  9. The violation of quarantine is an offence and punishable by fines or prison.

While in port:

  • Crew and passengers are required to wear a mask, covering the nose and mouth and practice hand hygiene and practice cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Boats are always required to remain 50 feet apart.
  • 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 symptoms must present themselves to a health care facility or a physician.
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