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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 NATIONALS AND RESIDENTS

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.

To apply as a fully vaccinated resident, please click the following link and follow the instructions to apply – https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/fully-vaccinated-arrivals/. You are not required to apply for Home 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.

STATE QUARANTINE

Please send a message to rbquarantine.slu@gmail.com to secure your reservation in a State Quarantine Facility. A minimum of 9 nights must be reserved. Please provide your name and arrival date. Your will receive a response confirming receipt of your request, and your reservation will be confirmed within 24 hours.

The following charges apply to State Quarantine:
Single occupancy at USD $95.00 per night.
Double occupancy at USD $160.00 per night.
Triple occupancy at USD $240.00 per night.
Double and triple occupancy applies to families within the same unit.

Proof of reservation should be uploaded at the time of submission of your travel registration, so please reserve state quarantine before you submit your application.

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.

HOME QUARANTINE

Home Quarantine will only be approved for travelers who are exempt from State Quarantine. 

State Quarantine exemptions will be allowed in the following cases only (for which the relevant documentation must be provided):

  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.

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 purchased at the port of entry on arrival.

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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