Saint Lucia to make travel more ‘Seamless’ with updated arrival protocols

Saint Lucia to make travel more ‘Seamless’ with updated arrival protocols

TORONTO — Saint Lucia has updated its international arrival protocols, effective March 5, 2022.

Designed to create a ‘Seamless Saint Lucia’ experience, the following changes apply to international arrivals, in-transit passengers and returning nationals starting March 5:

  1. Fully vaccinated travellers and in-transit passengers aged 5 and over must have a negative rapid COVID-19 antigen test or a rapid COVID-19 PCR test taken one day prior to entering Saint Lucia.  Travellers may also provide a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken up to five days prior to arrival.
  2. All unvaccinated travellers must present a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, taken up to five days prior to entering Saint Lucia.
  3. All travellers must register their information and upload test results online prior to travel on On completion, they will receive an automatic ‘ready to go’ email. The previous two-step approval process is no longer required for boarding.

Rapid antigen tests must be administered by a healthcare provider. Self-administered tests and saliva tests are not accepted. UK NHS tests are not valid for travel.

Unvaccinated visitors can continue to stay at COVID-certified properties. Returning nationals who are unvaccinated are required to quarantine for a seven-day period.

On the new protocols, Lorine Charles-St. Jules, Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, said: As one of the very first destinations to implement a responsible tourism reopening strategy, Saint Lucia has continuously evaluated COVID-19 travel protocols. These major changes are good news for visitors and returning nationals as it means a simplified process, greater access to testing and a significant reduction in cost. We have been listening to our travel community in Canada, U.S., UK, Caribbean and around the world. Travellers are seeking a seamless experience along with confidence in safety, and our eased protocols reflect our commitment to welcoming travelers back to Saint Lucia.”

As of January 2022, 90% of tourism arrivals to Saint Lucia are fully vaccinated travellers. Travellers are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after a dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine, or 14 days after the second dose of an accepted two-dose vaccine series.

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