Fully vaccinated travellers can now enjoy all that St. Lucia has to offer as island eases restrictions

Jun 4, 2021

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St. Lucia is the latest Caribbean island to update its travel rules to make vacation getaways more convenient for vaccinated tourists.

The West Indies country has relaxed its COVID-19 entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers, giving them free rein to experience all parts of the island from the moment they arrive. Fully vaxxed visitors can eat out at the island’s numerous restaurants, visit beaches and book sightseeing excursions. They also can book rooms at any number of hotels, villas and rental properties deemed COVID-safe by local officials. Returning nationals will also no longer have to quarantine.

Under the new protocols established by St. Lucia authorities, travellers must have received the last dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or a single-dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arriving on the island.

All incoming visitors must indicate they are fully vaccinated when filling out a pre-arrival travel authorisation form and upload proof of vaccination. Tourists must travel with their proper vaccination card or documentation. If you live in England, St. Lucia will accept the NHS app or NHS letter to demonstrate COVID vaccination status.

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All pre-registered and fully vaccinated visitors will be able to move through customs quickly via a dedicated health screening line. They will be given a non-electronic ID wristband that must be worn for the duration of their stay.

Non-vaccinated travellers are welcome in St. Lucia but will have to quarantine for the first 14 days at one of two approved properties. Non-vaccinated returning citizens will be required to quarantine as well.

St. Lucia’s change in policy comes as another popular Caribbean island destination, St. Kitts and Nevis, tightened its entry rules. The twin-island nation just announced it will only allow fully vaccinated travelers to clear customs as it seeks to prevent any potential spread of COVID cases.

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