This page reflects the UK Government’s understanding of the current rules for people traveling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.
Authorities in Saint Lucia establish and enforce entry rules. For more information, contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you are traveling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel agent to ensure that your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
Entry Rules in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
From December 3, 2021, new rules apply to unvaccinated travelers (residents and non-residents) arriving in Saint Lucia, which restrict accommodation and travel for the first 14 days.
Cruise ship passengers should read entry protocols for anyone arriving on a cruise ship.
Testing and quarantine requirements upon arrival
All travelers must complete a pre-arrival registration form on the Saint Lucia COVID-19 page prior to arrival and receive travel authorization from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (otherwise airlines will not allow boarding). Reservations for a government-run quarantine facility or COVID-19 certified property must be confirmed prior to travel.
The pre-test before the trip is now mandatory. All travelers aged 5 and over must provide certified proof of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test taken five days or less before traveling to Saint Lucia. Passengers will be denied boarding if they do not have proof of a negative test. You will need to check with an accredited healthcare provider in the UK or your country you are traveling from for PCR testing options. You should not use the NHS testing service to take a test to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. All passengers will pass through immigration, baggage claim, customs and, with the exception of those in the travel bubble, arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified property or quarantine facility operated by the government.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority website has protocols for unvaccinated residents and unvaccinated non-residents that apply for 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.
All symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested and will be required to remain in quarantine/isolation at your hotel or government-run quarantine facility until the test result is obtained. If the test is positive, all visitors and nationals will be transferred to a treatment center until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable.
Lifting of quarantine for fully vaccinated people
Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to self-quarantine upon arrival. Individuals must have received their second dose 14 days prior to arrival 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 at https://www.stlucia.org/en_UK/.
If you are traveling with children between the ages of 5 and 17 and would like them to be exempt from quarantine as well, they will need to be retested upon arrival at your expense, and they must remain in quarantine until the results of the test are known. Once they test negative, they will not be required to quarantine.
Demonstrate your COVID-19 status
Saint Lucia will accept evidence from the UK of recovery and vaccination against COVID-19. Your Vaccination Centers NHS Appointment Card is not intended to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccination status.
Regular Entry Requirements
British passport holders do not need a visa to visit Saint Lucia.
Upon entry, you will be granted a fixed period of stay. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply for and pay for an extension of stay with the Saint Lucia Department of Immigration.
It is an offense to exceed the entry period or to work without a work permit.
Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in Saint Lucia.
UK emergency travel documents
UK emergency travel documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Saint Lucia.
Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements
Check if you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Center’s TravelHealthPro website.
The departure tax is included in the flight costs.