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Saint Lucia

Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Saint Lucia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Saint Lucia

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundThe border is open to travellers from all countries. All travellers over the age of 18 are required to fill out a Traveller Authorisation Form: https://travelslu.govt.lc/ at least seven days prior to arrival. Travellers under 18 should be included in the forms. All travellers over the age of five entering St Lucia, including returning nationals and residents and visitors from within the Caribbean 'travel bubble' (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines) must upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken to their Traveler Authorization Form no more than five days prior to travel for international travellers and returning nationals and residents and no more than seven days for travellers coming from inside the 'travel bubble.' Travellers will need to present their Travel Authorization form prior to boarding. It is advised to have a printed copy of negative tests. All travellers are subject to health screenings upon arrival.

(Until further notice)
All travellers (except those travelling from within the bubble) must quarantine for 14 days.

Returning residents and nationals can opt for a home quarantine if home conditions are consistent with the requirements for quarantine. Travellers in home quarantine will be monitored during quarantine with a monitoring device that must be ordered before arrival (https://shop.biointellisense.com/products/biobutton-saint-lucia). Citizens and residents can also choose to book a stay for quarantine in a COVID-19-certified property or a government facility, in which they must undergo a PCR test after seven days and remain in state quarantine until results are received in one to three days. Quarantine plans must be requested and approved before arrival. Plans must be submitted seven days before travel.

Travellers who are not citizens or residents and who are travelling from outside the aforementioned 'bubble' must quarantine in a certified COVID-19 certified property, where they must stay for the full 14 days. Travellers will be transferred by certified taxi from the airport to approved COVID-19 accommodation. Reservations must be made before arrival. During their stay, travellers may partake in certified activities and excursions. More information on these activities and on COVID-19 certified properties can be found here: https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/where-to-stay-and-what-to-do/. After the 14 days of quarantine, travellers may stay at accomodations approved for travellers coming from the 'bubble' and may explore the island.

Travellers from within the bubble are not required to quarantine upon arrival, as long as they were in the bubble for at least 21 days prior to arriving in St Lucia.

Fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from all quarantine and testing requirements.
(Until further notice)
All symptomatic passengers will be immediately isolated and tested. If a passenger tests positive for COVID-19, they will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
(Until further notice)
Travellers arriving by boat must fill out the Travel Registration Form and should contact the Port Health Authority and/or marina for more information: https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/marine-protocols/
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, though commercial flights remain limited.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticNightly curfew from 21.00 to 04.00 in effect.
Hotel guests travelling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on the property for the duration of their stay. Non-essential businesses are closed.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Masks must be worn on in public. Social distancing is encouraged on the island, and all persons should maintain a six-foot (two-metre) distance from other people.
(Until further notice)
A state of emergency is in place.
(Ends 16 October 2021)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for St Lucia

COVID-19 information for St Lucia

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime rates are relatively low but have been steadily increasing over the last decade. Petty street crime poses the main risk to travellers, though violent crime, including murder, is increasing, driven by rivalry between criminal gangs over control of the drugs trade. The island faces a significant risk from hurricanes and tropical storms between June and November.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Saint Lucia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

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