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The Landings resort in Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia Just Updated Its Travel Protocols 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 2, 2022

Saint Lucia has updated its travel protocols, creating what the island is calling “Seamless Saint Lucia,” Caribbean Journal has learned.

The changes, which will take effect March 5, mandate that fully vaccinated travelers and in-transit passengers aged 5 and up must show proof of a negative antigen or rapid PCR test within one day of travel. 

Travelers can also provide a negative RT-PCR test taken up to five days prior to arrival. 

All unvaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test, taken up to five days before entering Saint Lucia. 

All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must register their information and test results on the island’s website (you can find the portal here). 

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The St James’s Club Morgan Bay in Saint Lucia.

Rapid antigen tests must be administered by a healthcare provider, according to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. Self-administered tests and saliva tests are not accepted. 

The island is reporting that around 90 percent of tourism arrivals to Saint Lucia are fully vaccinated travelers. 

“As one of the very first destinations to implement a responsible tourism reopening strategy, Saint Lucia has continuously evaluated Covid-19 travel protocols,” said Chief Executive Officer of Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, Lorine Charles-St. Jules. “These major changes are good news for visitors and returning nationals as it means a simplified process, greater access to testing and a significant reduction in cost. We have been listening to our travel community in the U.S., UK, Caribbean and around the world. Travelers are seeking a seamless experience along with confidence in safety, and our eased protocols reflect our commitment to welcoming travelers back to Saint Lucia.”

For more, visit Saint Lucia

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