The Caribbean island of St Lucia is easing COVID-19 restrictions for absolutely vaccinated vacationers. Underneath the brand new tips, vaccinated vacationers might ebook automotive leases, dine at extra eating places and have elevated entry to iconic areas like Soufrière and Rodney Bay.
Absolutely vaccinated guests can now additionally keep at a spread of COVID-certified lodging, together with accommodations, trip leases and villas. Beforehand vacationers had been restricted to one among two permitted properties.
“For each guests and our native residents, our dedication to securely and responsibly coexisting with COVID stays robust,” mentioned St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet through a press launch. “Whereas all guests to Saint Lucia can at the moment expertise an exquisite trip in addition to permitted excursions and points of interest, absolutely vaccinated vacationers are actually invited to discover all the vacation spot at their leisure, whereas following our protocols.”
All vacationers should proceed to stick to pre-trip protocols like a damaging PCR take a look at 5 days earlier than arrival, no matter vaccination standing.
“We’ve efficiently and safely managed tourism since reopening our borders in June 2020, without having to shut due to our protocols and the bubble we created for our guests and frontline tourism employees,” mentioned Chastanet. “We’re delighted to have the ability to broaden the alternatives for vaccinated guests and ease the restrictions for returning nationals. Vaccinated guests can now actually trip like a neighborhood.”
Vacationers will need to have had their second dose of a two-dose vaccine or a one-dose vaccine no less than two weeks previous to arrival in St Lucia. Guests should additionally journey with their vaccination card or one other type of vaccination documentation and point out their vaccination standing on the pre-arrival Journey Authorization Kind.
Absolutely vaccinated guests can pre-register their damaging PCR take a look at previous to arrival. Registered guests will have the ability to cross by means of an expedited Well being Screening line and obtain a non-electronic identification wristband. The wristband should be worn all through their keep.
Unvaccinated minors over the age of 5 accompanying absolutely vaccinated adults should obtain a PCR take a look at at their lodge on the day after arrival on the vacationers’ expense. As soon as a take a look at is returned damaging (inside 24-48 hours), these minors will obtain the identical privileges as their absolutely vaccinated mother and father. Youngsters below 4 years previous might be afforded the identical entry as their vaccinated mother and father.
Non-vaccinated vacationers should still go to the nation however might be required to remain at one among two licensed COVID-19 properties for the primary 14 days of arrival.
Since its reopening in July 2020, the nation has mandated all vacationers and native residents adhere to a set of safety protocols that embrace sporting masks and social distancing, and people protocols will stay in place.