Travel Advisory Read more.

Page last reviewed :

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our island is open to visitors from all countries.

MANDATORY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All arrivals (5 years and over) must have a COVID -19 PCR test with a negative result taken no more than 7 days before arrival in Saint Lucia.

All arrivals (18 years and over) must complete and submit a Travel Authorization Form.

Returning nationals and residents:

RESERVATIONS FOR SPACE IN A STATE QUARANTINE FACILITY

Please be advised that effective Thursday 15th October 2020 State Quarantine will incur a charge. Click below to make a reservation

Bay Gardens Inn: BOOK NOW
Bay Gardens Marina Haven: BOOK NOW

HOTEL POLICY: Kindly note to make the reservation, a minimum of 7 nights is required.

Deposit Policy:

Reservations require a payment equivalent to one hundred percent (100%) of the total accommodation with taxes to secure each booking on a definite basis.
Enhancements require full payment (100%) of the total with taxes to secure each enhancement on a definite basis.
Payments will be charged in the Islands’ local currency Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD) equivalent based on the daily exchange rate used by the hotel. Our exchange rate is EC$2.70 to US$1.00.

Currency conversions by banks or credit card companies in processing payments are not within the control of the hotel and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Exemptions will be granted to students returning home within three months of completion of studies, and to persons who have travelled for medical care. The Government will also consider dire socio-economic and other related circumstances including the loss of immediate family members (mother, father, brother sister, son, daughter, grandparents) and the forced repatriation of nationals.

Please allow 7 days for applications to be processed.
Click here to download a copy of the QUARANTINE EXEMPTION FORM. Please submit form to mohcovidresponse@gmail.com

 

– Arrivals from the USA, UK, Canada and all other countries that are NOT in the designated travel bubble

– Arrivals from Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis or St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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

 For more details click here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I stay when I am in Saint Lucia?

All travelers who are not arriving from the designated travel bubble must have a verified reservation at a COVID-19 certified hotel or in a State Quarantine Facility (nationals and residents).

Which hotels are open?

Here is a list of properties that are COVID-19 certified. Properties listed with an asterisk have not yet restarted operations as of today’s date.

  1. Anse Chastanet
  2. Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa
  3. Bay Gardens Hotel 
  4. Bay Gardens Inn 
  5. Bay Gardens Marina Haven 
  6. Bodyholiday Saint Lucia 
  7. Caille Blanc Villa & Hotel
  8. Calabash Cove Resort & Spa
  9. Cap Maison
  10. Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa *Scheduled to re-start operations on October 31
  11. Fond Doux Plantation & Resort 
  12. Harbor Club, Curio Collection by Hilton 
  13. Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia *Scheduled to re-start operations on October 27
  14. Jade Mountain
  15. Ladera Resort
  16. Marigot Bay Resort Spa & Marina 
  17. Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort *Scheduled to re-start operations on November 2
  18. Mystique Royal St Lucia *Scheduled to re-start operations on December 1
  19. Oasis Marigot *Scheduled to re-start operations on October 1
  20. Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat 
  21. Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa *Scheduled to re-start operations on October 27
  22. Sandals Grande St Lucian
  23. Sandals Regency La Toc 
  24. Serenity at Coconut Bay
  25. Stonefield Villa Resort
  26. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
  27. Tet Rouge Resort
  28. The Landings Resort & Spa
  29. Ti Kaye Resort & Spa  *Scheduled to re-start operations on November 1
  30. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort *Scheduled to re-start operations on November 19
Can I make reservations to stay in more than one hotel on my trip?

Yes, you may stay in any hotels that are covid-19 certified, and you may stay in up to 2 hotels on your visit.

Can I leave my COVID-Certified accommodation while I am in Saint Lucia?

A selection of attractions and excursions is available (see below). You may leave the property to participate in one of these tours.

  1. Atlantic Shores Riding Stables
  2. Balenbouche Estate*Reopening October 1
  3. Diamond Waterfalls & Botanical Gardens
  4. Gros Piton Trail
  5. Latille Falls*Reopening September 29
  6. Lushan Country Life*Reopening October 1
  7. Pigeon Island National Landmark
  8. Rainforest Adventures
  9. Sulphur Springs
  10. Toraille Falls*Reopening December 2020

Here is a list of certified operators that you can book with

  1. Captain Cliff Adventure Tours
  2. Carnival Sailing
  3. Eastern Caribbean Diving
  4. Exodus Tours
  5. Feel Good Tours
  6. Fun To See Island
  7. Hackshaw Boat Charters
  8. Israel King Water Taxi Private Tours
  9. Mystic Man Tours
  10. Scuba Steve’s Diving
  11. Sea Spray Cruises Ltd
  12. The Pearle
Once I have spent 14 days in a COVID-19 certified property, can I leave?

Yes, after completing a consecutive 14 day stay in up to two certified properties, visitors have additional options available for exploring Saint Lucia. Starting on day 15, visitors can enjoy any of the beaches around Saint Lucia, rent a car, dine at local restaurants, have cocktails at any of the vibrant bars on the island, go shopping and more. While out exploring, social distancing guidelines must be followed and wearing a mask is required in public. 

If someone is visiting family in Saint Lucia and their place of stay would be with family what should they do?

In phase 1 of the reopening plan, ALL visitors outside of the designated Travel Bubble, must stay in COVID certified accommodations.

In Mitigating the Risk of COVID-19 into local communities, Locals are not permitted to stay or to join family at these properties. However, when the visiting family member(s) has completed a stay of 14 days (regarded as a quarantine period) at a certified property and has been issued a Medical Certificate of Health by the Department of Health and Wellness, they are then able to join their family members outside of the certified hotels.

Locals can however stay at properties designated for the Travel Bubble. For more information on the Travel Bubble and approved accommodations please visit www.caribcation.org

If I am not booked into one of the hotels that has been identified for Phase 1 reopening can I still travel to Saint Lucia? If so will I be required to go into quarantine?

Any arrivals who are NOT booked into a certified property will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days.

Can I spend my vacation in a private villa or home or apartment that I have rented or that I own or that is owned by a friend/family?

In phase 1 of the responsible reopening plan visitors may only stay in COVID certified accommodation. It will therefore not be possible for you to stay in a villa or in any property other than a certified hotel while you are in Saint Lucia. For a list of certified properties see FAQ regarding hotels that are open.

I am a Saint Lucian who lives overseas. Can I travel to stay with my family in Saint Lucia? Can I quarantine in a home that is owned by my family or friends?

In Phase 1 of the responsible reopening plan established by the Government of Saint Lucia, Saint Lucians who are visiting relatives in Saint Lucia may travel, however they will be required to spend the first 14 days of their visit in a COVID-19 certified resort.

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.

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

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

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.

What do visitors need to do to confirm they are eligible for entry to Saint Lucia?
  • All passengers must have a PCR test (with a negative result) no more than 7 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia
  • 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 travellers 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?

The link to the form is on this page.

How long in advance should I complete and submit my travel registration form?

You should submit your travel registration form within 7 days of your departure for Saint Lucia.

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

No, your results should be submitted by email when you receive them, you do not need to have them to submit the Travel Registration Form.

If a Saint Lucia national is returning to Saint Lucia and with a negative PCR test result will they have to undergo quarantine, or will they be exempt?

Any arriving passenger who has had a PCR test no more than 7 days prior to arrival and has proof of a negative test result must either

  • Have confirmed reservations at a COVID certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay or
  • Have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility.
I am a returning national/returning resident. Can I quarantine at home? How can I apply if I think I will qualify?

All returning nationals and residents, not booked in a Covid 19 hotel must reserve space at the State operated quarantine facility. There are a few instances that home quarantine may be permitted by the medical evaluation team upon screening at the State quarantine facility. Special cases might include individuals travelling with minors, minors travelling alone or specific medical needs.

If we test negative, can we explore the rest of the island?

A selection of attractions and excursions is available (see below). Please note that reservations are required.

1.     Atlantic Shores

2.     Balenbouche Estate *Reopening October 1

3.     Diamond Waterfalls & Botanical Gardens

4.     Gros Piton Trail

5.     Latille Falls *Reopening September 29

6.     Lushan Country Life *Reopening October 1

7.     Pigeon Island National Landmark

8.     Rainforest Adventures 

9.     Sulphur Springs

10.   Toraille Falls *Reopening December 2020

Is car hire/car rental available?

Car rental will only be available to visitors arriving from the designated travel bubble.

When will the sites and attractions on the island reopen?

A selection of attractions and excursions is available (see below). Please note that reservations are required.

  1. Atlantic Shores
  2. Balenbouche Estate *Reopening October 1
  3. Diamond Waterfalls & Botanical Gardens
  4. Gros Piton Trail
  5. Latille Falls *Reopening September 29
  6. Lushan Country Life *Reopening October 1
  7. Pigeon Island National Landmark
  8. Rainforest Adventures 
  9. Sulphur Springs
  10. Toraille Falls *Reopening December 2020

Here is a list of certified operators that you can book with

  1. Captain Cliff Adventure Tours
  2. Carnival Sailing
  3. Eastern Caribbean Diving
  4. Exodus Tours
  5. Feel Good Tours
  6. Fun To See Island
  7. Hackshaw Boat Charters
  8. Israel King Water Taxi Private Tours
  9. Mystic Man Tours
  10. Scuba Steve’s Diving
  11. Sea Spray Cruises Ltd
  12. The Pearle
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.

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.

My test result from the NHS is a text message to my mobile phone. Is this acceptable as proof of the test and result?

Yes, the text from the NHS is acceptable, please send a screen shot to the email addresses indicated on the Travel Registration Form and on the automatic email response to your form submission.

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.

How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Saint Lucia? And what is the population of the island?

Saint Lucia has a population of approx. 180,000. Click here for updated COVID 19 statistics

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 will be required to observe social distancing of six feet (2 meters). Masks will be required in public places, when within 6 feet of others and in select public spaces at hotels.

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 have booked a holiday that falls in phase one of the borders reopening but I’m not sure I can travel. Can I postpone?

Each hotel and airline has specific cancellation and postponement rules, we suggest you contact your travel providers directly.

Click here for Covid-19 statistics, updates and advisories from the Government of Saint Lucia

X