Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on the risk of COVID-19 for Saint Lucia on the TravelHealthPro website
Visit the TravelHealthPro website for additional advice on traveling abroad and reducing the spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
British Airways, TUI and Virgin Atlantic operate flights between the UK and Saint Lucia. Flights to and from the United States and Canada operate, as well as some regional flights. All flight schedules are subject to change. Check with the airline or your travel agent for the latest information on flight times and rules before booking.
Inter-island ferry service between Saint Lucia and Martinique resumed July 1, 2021.
Entry and borders
Check the entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Saint Lucia.
Return to UK
You are responsible for arranging your own COVID-19 test, in accordance with all UK Government testing requirements. You should contact your hosting provider and local authorities for information on testing facilities.
If you are staying in a hotel in Saint Lucia, ask hotel staff before and during your stay how they can help facilitate any tests required to return to the UK. If you are not staying at the hotel or your hotel cannot arrange testing on site, you must arrange testing at one of Saint Lucia’s approved COVID-19 respiratory clinics. Contact details for COVID-19 clinics are available on the Government of Saint Lucia website.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No trip is without risk during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or introduce new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel agent or airline for any transportation changes that may delay your return trip.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there. Information on what happens if you test positive for COVID-19 in Saint Lucia can be found on the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority website.
Plan ahead and make sure:
- can access money
- have all the medications you may need
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away longer than planned
Trip to Saint Lucia
The following measures are in place:
- Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, all travelers must continue to use face masks during transport on the island and in public places
- Visitors must respect physical distancing measures
- Travelers will be subject to checks and temperature checks by port health authorities
- Protocols have been established for taxis, to provide safety precautions and to separate the driver from guests as an additional safety measure
- Health and safety protocols will be reinforced through the use of signage including QR codes that take travelers to a landing page for more information.
- There are restrictions on the numbers allowed in stores, so queuing is possible. Medical facilities will remain open.
- Minibuses can only carry a maximum of 10 passengers.
Call 311 for the latest information and advice from the Government of Saint Lucia or visit the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority website
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority website has updated rules for Vaccinated Residents, Unvaccinated Residents, Vaccinated Non-Residents and Unvaccinated Non-Residents, which define accommodation and travel allowed during the first 14 days.
Unvaccinated residents must go into state quarantine and send a confirmed reservation in advance, or obtain an exemption from home quarantine before travel. Non-vaccinated non-residents must stay in COVID-certified accommodation. The website has details of certified activities for this period.
If you have been fully vaccinated, you will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. You must have received your second dose 14 days before arriving on the island. All other protocols must be followed, such as wearing a mask and social distancing. The full list of protocols can be found on the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority website.
If you are fully immunized and you are traveling with children between the ages of 5 and 17 and you wish them to be exempt from quarantine as well, they will need to be retested on arrival at your expense, and they must remain in quarantine until until the test results are known. Once they test negative, they will not be required to quarantine.
Among the required protocols, hotels must sanitize luggage upon check-in; maintain a fully equipped nursing station; observe strict and detailed disinfection protocols for housekeeping; maintain the required distance from tables for meals; and install hand sanitizing stations throughout the property.
Public places and services
The following protocols should be followed:
- Anyone arriving in Saint Lucia must have a negative PCR test taken no later than 5 days before traveling to Saint Lucia
- Returning nationals and visitors with a negative PCR test and who are fully vaccinated will not require quarantine. Random tests will be carried out at all arrival points. Nevertheless, the CMO retains the power to place visitors in quarantine in order to protect public health
- Returning nationals and visitors who are not fully vaccinated must stay in COVID-19 certified accommodation and must stay at that property for 14 days, except on an excursion arranged by their hotel or travel agent.
- All business and commercial activities must adhere to the protocols related to COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Health
- Where possible, employees of all organizations and businesses should work from home and hold all meetings virtually/on online platforms
- Faith-based organizations can hold special religious rites, including weddings, baptisms, and funerals with a maximum of 100 people in attendance;
- Graduation ceremonies and graduation ceremonies are permitted based on building square footage and in accordance with all established COVID-19 protocols;
- Failure to follow COVID-19 protocols may result in fines. The government of Saint Lucia specifically noted violations involving customers attempting to leave approved accommodation sites
Additional protocols are in place to address COVID transmission:
- From Monday to Thursday, shops must close at 9 p.m. and everyone must be at home by 10 p.m. and not leave before 4 a.m. the next day
- On Friday and Saturday, shops must close at 8 p.m. and everyone must be home by 9 p.m. and not leave before 4 a.m. the next day
- On Sunday, businesses must close at 5 p.m. and everyone must be at home by 6 p.m. and only leave on Monday from 4 a.m.
- There are some exceptions allowed to the above times, such as medical emergencies
- Religious gatherings are limited by square footage and must follow social distancing protocols
- Only restaurants and bars that have been allowed to open can have a catering service for fully vaccinated customers (so take your vaccination card or certificate with you), and sell alcohol to consume with meals if they have a license; others may only operate a take-out service
- The sale of alcohol is only permitted in a supermarket, gas station or licensed wholesaler
- Social gatherings of up to 35 people (in a residence and if fully vaccinated) are permitted
- No loud music is allowed
- Minibuses (public transport) can carry up to 10 passengers at a time
- Sports activities authorized but restricted according to capacity and protocols
- Hotel activities are permitted on property during curfew hours ##Health
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COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Saint Lucia
Where possible, UK nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the government of Saint Lucia announces new information about the national immunization program. You can sign up to receive email notifications when this page is updated.
Saint Lucia’s National Immunization Program started in March 2021 using AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech and Janssen vaccines are also available. British nationals residing in Saint Lucia are eligible for vaccination. Further information on the vaccination program can be found on the Saint Lucia COVID-19 Dashboard.
Find out more, including vaccines licensed in the UK or approved by the World Health Organization, COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
If you are a British national living in Saint Lucia, you should seek medical advice from your local health care provider. Information about the COVID-19 vaccines used in the national program where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
For more information on the financial aid you can access abroad, see our advice on financial aid.
The government of Saint Lucia has set up a dedicated helpline (to access, please call 311) to provide more information on Saint Lucia’s response to the coronavirus. The service operates in English and Creole.
You can also check the latest information on the Saint Lucia Ministry of Health website and the Saint Lucia Government Facebook page.
If you need urgent consular assistance, contact the nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. All phone numbers are available 24/7.