Saint Lucia is currently under a Level 1 Travel Advisory: Exercise Normal Precautions due to COVID-19. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.
Last updated: 09/16/2022
- Saint Lucia has recorded 28,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
- As of September 5, 2022, in general, the wearing of face masks is optional but remains highly recommended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Face masks are mandated in the following circumstances: if one has tested positive for COVID-19, has respiratory symptoms or is a direct contact of a positive case, accessing general health services, accessing police and fire stations, correctional facilities, elderly homes, attending religious ceremonies where there are large crowds of people in close contact, educational institutions, in enclosed crowded environments and accessing public transportation.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Saint Lucia? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- A COVID-19 test can be obtained conveniently at select hotels or at local testing facilities. Appointments can be made through a COVID-certified hotel. The cost of testing is $100.
- For entry requirements for all U.S. bound travelers, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html
Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email BridgetownACS@state.gov.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Saint Lucia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Saint Lucia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Which vaccines are available in Saint Lucia? AstraZeneca/Covishield and Pfizer/BioNTech
- St. Lucia is currently vaccinating in phases by priority groups. To register for the vaccine, please visit: https://hmi.govt.lc/.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- For information on registration for the COVID-19 vaccine visit www.hmi.govt.lc
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- For information about Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response, all protocols and details of requirements prior to entry, please visit www.stlucia.org/covid-19
- Travelers must download and print the HEALTH SCREENING FORM. The form must be completed on the day of travel and presented at the health screening desk on arrival in Saint Lucia.
- Vaccinated travelers do not required a COVID-19 test to enter, however fully vaccinated person must produces a valid vaccination record. Fully vaccinated means someone who has surpassed a two-week period after the second dose of the two-shot vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- All arriving passengers 5 years and older (including travelers from within the Designated Travel Bubble) must have a negative result from a PCR test no more than 5 days before arriving in Saint Lucia.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- All arriving passengers to be screened, including temperature checks
- Random testing will be done at all arrival points
- All symptomatic passengers to be isolated and tested. If test result is positive for COVID-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
- Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, all travelers must continue the use of face masks and physical distancing.
- Arriving by Sea: Please visit Cruise Arrivals
- If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival or when departing St. Lucia you will be required to isolate. For more information on St. Lucia’s health protocols for travelers who test positive for COVID-19 please visit the following link: https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/faqs/#faq
- Is a curfew in place? Yes
- Curfew is from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Monday-Friday. On Saturday’s curfew is from 4:00 pm and all day Sunday until Monday at 4:00 am.
- No watersports are allowed during curfew hours.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- Unvaccinated visitors are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to participate in water-based excursions arranged by the hotel. Unvaccinated visitors can have unrestricted access to the island 14 days after arrival.
- As of June 1, vaccinated travelers have expanded access on the island. Please visit www.stlucia.org/covid-19 for details.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
- As of June 1, vaccinated travelers have expanded access on the island and do not require quarantine.
- Unvaccinated visitors must:
- Have confirmed reservations at a COVID-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay.
- Unvaccinated visitors are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to transfer to another COVID-19 certified property to continue their stay or participate in excursions arranged by the hotel. Guests may not leave the property by vehicle or on foot during their stay. After 14 days, visitors may remain in COVID certified accommodation and continue to observe the protocols for stays in this type of accommodation or Check in to accommodation certified to accept Vaccinated Travelers with the opportunity to move around the island more freely.
- Under the Quarantine Act, Police Officers have the duty to enforce compliance.
- Visitors who test positive for COVID-19 are subject to isolation. Additional lodging will be at the visitor’s expense. U.S citizens are urged to contact their hotel for details.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Masks are required for drivers and passengers.
- Passengers may not sit next to the driver’s seat.
- There is a limit to the number of passengers allowed in a taxi relative to the capacity of the vehicle.
- Consular services for St. Lucia are available at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown in Barbados. For a list of consular services currently offered by the Embassy, please visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/resumption-of-limited-routine-consular-services/