Is it safe to travel to Saint Lucia?

We follow the advice of the UK government and FCDO stated that Saint Lucia is exempt from the advice against all non-essential international travel and this is why holidays can now go ahead. Please regularly check the FCDO travel advice for the most up-to-date information.

What is life like in Saint Lucia?

You must use your face mask while using transportation and when you are in public places must adhere to physical distancing measures. There are restrictions to the numbers allowed in stores so queues are possible. Health and safety protocols will be reinforced through the use of signage that includes QR codes which take travellers to a landing page for more information. You will be subject to screening and temperature checks by port health authorities

How should I keep safe in Saint Lucia?

You should follow local regulations and continue to practice good levels of hygiene as advised by the NHS while you are on holiday. You can refer to the government website for detailed information but there are a few basic principles to follow: avoiding being face-to-face with people, keep your hands and face as clean as possible, keep indoor places well ventilated, avoid crowded spaces, use face masks and wash your clothes regularly.

What was the COVID-19 pandemic response? 

The island is no longer on lockdown and majority of business up and running. Restaurants are open, stores, supermarkets, banks , and all public areas open. However strict protocols are in place that all visitors have to adhere too and wearing face masks is mandatory.

Are there any pre-departure requirements in regards to visas and passports?

Testing for COVID-19 prior to travel is now mandatory. All travellers must provide certified proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken seven days or less before travelling to Saint Lucia. Passengers will be refused boarding if they do not have proof of a negative test. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Antigua and Barbuda. British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Antigua and Barbuda.

What are the quarantine guidelines in Saint Lucia?

All visitors to Saint Lucia must pre-book a stay at a COVID-certified property and are required to stay at your chosen resort for the duration of their stay.

If I test positive for COVID-19 in Saint Lucia, what will happen?

Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested. All visitors will be required to remain in quarantine/isolation at your hotel or Government operated quarantine facility until the test result is received. If the test is positive, you’ll be transferred to a treatment facility until you receive two negative test results and are well enough to leave.

What is the airport experience like?

All visitors to Saint Lucia will be screened  at the airport (All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks). You will make your way through immigration, baggage claim, customs and arrivals and then travel to your COVID-19 certified property or Government-operated quarantine facility. Face masks must be worn in the terminal buildings and you must observe social distancing protocols.

What are the transfers like?

Protocols have been established for taxis, to provide safety precautions and separate the driver from guests as an added security measure. For transfers between the airport and the hotel, only COVID-certified vehicles can operate. 

What should I expect at the hotel?
You are required to stay at your chosen resort for the duration of your stay and must only take part in activities and tours that may be provided by the hotel. There’ll be limited contact at check-in and check-out and temperature checks will be carried out at mealtimes as well as daily checks for members of staff. Social distancing measures will be in place and there’ll be a nurse’s station on site. For specific hotel information, please speak to your Personal Travel Expert. 

Do I need to quarantine in the UK on my return from Saint Lucia?

At present, the FCDO advises that UK nationals returning from Antigua do not need to quarantine on their return to the UK.  

Forms required for travel to and from Saint Lucia

Everyone visiting Saint Lucia (3 years and over) are required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 result from a PCR test taken within 7 days of their departure date. These must be emailed to the relevant authorities (please ask a Personal Travel Expert for the correct contact details) and printed out to travel with. All travellers must also complete a pre-arrival registration form prior to arrival to St Lucia https://www.stlucia.org/en_UK/covid-19/travel-registration-form/). You’ll need to travel with a printed copy of the completed form. A UK arrival form must be completed 48 hours before your return home.