The ultimate bucket list destination, Saint Lucia is about as close as you can get to paradise on Earth. Its breathtaking volcanic topography is met perfectly by its pristine, palm-lined beaches, whilst its lively culture, fresh cuisine and friendly locals make it a destination that travelers won’t forget in a hurry. Open for visitors from all destinations, here are all the latest 2022 COVID-19 entry requirements for Saint Lucia all travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Entry Requirements For Countries Permitted to Visit Saint Lucia For Tourism
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
In order to be able to visit Saint Lucia, all travelers aged 5 years old and over must take a Covid-19 PCR test 5 days or less before their planned arrival in the country. Once they have a negative test result, it must be submitted with the travel registration form for review and approval. The test must be based on a nasopharyngeal swab, with saliva-based tests not accepted by the country. In the event of a positive test result after recovery from Covid-19, entrance to Saint Lucia may still be permitted – see here for details.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to quarantine upon entry to Saint Lucia. However, those who are not fully vaccinated will need to stay in a state quarantine facility for a period of 14 days. This must be booked in advance of arrival. Once the 14 days in the facility is up, unvaccinated travelers are free to leave and go elsewhere.
Travelers do not need to complete a health form prior to entering Saint Lucia. However, they will need to submit an online travel registration form to receive travel authorization. Travelers will need to submit the form, along with a copy of their PCR test results and accommodation reservations, in order to receive the authorization to visit.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
Travel insurance is not a mandatory requirement for entry to Saint Lucia, though having a solid travel insurance policy is strongly recommended for travelers heading to any country.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Saint Lucia
Travelers must wear face masks when out in public in Saint Lucia. Fully vaccinated travelers must wear their wristband (given on entry) that proves their vaccination status, which will allow them entry to establishments such as restaurants.
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Travelers do not need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country. However, fully vaccinated travelers may skip mandatory quarantine, whilst unvaccinated travelers must stay in quarantine for 14 days.
Visa Entry Requirements For Saint Lucia During COVID-19
Typical, pre-Covid-19 visa requirements apply. Travelers from several countries, including the US, Canada and the UK, can enter Saint Lucia visa-free for a period of six weeks.
Saint Lucia Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
Travelers should submit their travel authorization form two weeks before they travel. After taking their PCR test five days before arrival, they must submit their certificate in order to complete their travel authorization application. Travelers must also book Covid Certified accomodation for their time in the country, whilst those who need to stay in quarantine must book their stay in a quarantine facility. Once all has been accepted, travelers are free to visit the country.
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