This week, the government of neighboring Caribbean island Saint Lucia announced that all arriving international visitors must now obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test five days before arrival, effective February 10, 2020.
The prior protocol called for a PCR test seven days before arrival. As with the prior protocol, it applies to all travelers five years of age or older.
On the recent announcement, Hon. Dominic Fedee, Minister of Tourism, stated “In order to co-exist with COVID, we must constantly evaluate our safety and travel protocols. In due consideration of all factors affecting the health of Saint Lucian citizens and international visitors, we are tightening testing protocols based on our current conditions.”
The below existing protocols continue to apply for all international travelers arriving in Saint Lucia:
- Travelers must complete and submit a Travel Registration Form, which is found on the Saint Lucia COVID-19 Travel Advisory page at www.StLucia.org/Covid-19. Additionally, travelers must print and travel with a copy of the auto-response email.
- In addition, travelers must adhere to all safety protocols in place throughout Saint Lucia. This includes wearing a mask in public places.
- Travelers shall be subject to mandatory screening and temperature checks at ports of entry and throughout your stay.
- Travelers shall be transferred by certified taxi to COVID-19 approved accommodation.