The U.S. Department of State has issued a new level 3 ‘reconsider travel' for Saint Lucia.
The new increased warning level was issued due to “health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions” according to the official release.
The island was originally given a level 2 advisory ‘exercise increased caution' on August 31st when the United States dropped its global level 4 blanket travel advisory.
At the time, Saint Lucia had only seen a few dozen cases of Covid-19.
Now, as a second wave of the pandemic has swept the globe, cases in Saint Lucia are also on the rise averaging 7-8 cases per day on the tiny island with a population of only 182,000.
The CDC originally had Saint Lucia rated as a level one ‘low risk' for COVID-19. On December 2nd, that risk was upgraded to ‘high'.
“Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Saint Lucia” the CDC warning reads. “Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all travel to Saint Lucia.”
CDC Says Travel Comes With Increased Risk
The CDC has said that ‘Travel may increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.'
If you must travel the organization recommends the following steps:
- Get tested 3 days before your trip and do not travel if you are sick.
- During travel always wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet from others when possible
- After you travel stay home for at least 7 day and get tested. Those who don't get tested upon returning home should self isolate for 10 days.
Saint Lucia Entry Requirements
- All arriving passengers (with the exception of persons coming from a CARICOM nation) must have a negative result from a PCR test within 7 days of travel.
- All persons entering Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival Registration Form before arrival to ensure your efficient and expedited processing on arrival. Please print and travel with a copy of your completed registration form.
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories