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The Bay Gardens Beach Resort in Saint Lucia.
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Vaccinated Travelers Can Now Explore Saint Lucia

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 1, 2021

Saint Lucia has updated its travel protocols, with expanded on-island access for vaccinated travelers. 

The country’s government has revealed new regulations that mean “vaccinated travelers can enjoy more opportunities to experience the entire island,” according to a statement. 

That means vaccinated travelers now have “increased access to all parts of Saint Lucia from the day of arrival,” without restrictions.

That means they can visit shops, markets, restaurants and activities throughout the island in places like Castries, Rodney Bay and Soufriere. 

It should be noted that no changes have been made to entry protocols — meaning all travelers must still obtain a negative PCR test no more than five days before arrival, regardless of vaccination status. 

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The Ladera resort in Saint Lucia.

“For both visitors and our local residents, our commitment to safely and responsibly coexisting with COVID remains strong,” said Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. “While all visitors to Saint Lucia can currently experience a wonderful vacation as well as approved tours and attractions, fully vaccinated travelers are now invited to explore the entire destination at their leisure, while following our protocols. We’ve successfully and safely managed tourism since reopening our borders in June 2020, with no need to close because of our protocols and the bubble we created for our visitors and frontline tourism workers. We are delighted to be able to expand the opportunities for vaccinated visitors and ease the restrictions for returning nationals. Vaccinated visitors can now truly vacation like a local.” 

Saint Lucia considers a visitor fully vaccinated if it has been at least 14 days since they have received the last dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine. 

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Saint Lucia.

Vaccination status has to be indicated when travelers fill out the island’s Travel Authorization form; pre-registered, fully-vaccinated travelers will also be expedited in a dedicated Health Screening line. They’ll also receive a non-electronic wristband for the duration of their stay. 

The island also requires fully vaccinated travelers to adhere to all local health regulations, including mask wearing in public places. 

For more, visit Saint Lucia

— CJ

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