St Lucia eases restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

 

 

A yacht on the Carribean sea, infront of a peach sunset sky

A yacht at sunset on the Carribean sea, photographed from Cosmos St Lucia by Alex Simondetti

It’s big news!

Fully vaccinated travellers to St Lucia no longer have to quarantine and are now able to:
– Enjoy beaches, bars, restaurants and shops
– Rent a car and circulate freely on the island
– Book private pickup on arrival at the airport

 

Colourful painted buildings on a street in Soufriere St Lucia

Colourful streets of Soufriére photographed by Alex Simondetti

What is “fully vaccinated”?

To qualify as fully vaccinated travellers, visitors must have had the last dose of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine or a one-dose vaccine at least two weeks (14 days) prior to travel. Travellers will indicate that they are fully vaccinated when filling out the pre-arrival Travel Authorization form, and upload proof of vaccination. Visitors must travel with their vaccination card or documentation. Upon arrival in Saint Lucia, pre-registered fully vaccinated travellers will be expedited via a dedicated Health Screening line and will be provided with a non-electronic identification wristband for the duration of their stay. This wristband must be worn throughout the stay and removed when departing Saint Lucia. Non-vaccinated travellers will continue to be permitted to stay at up to two certified properties for the first 14 days.

 

Carribean beach huts painted in bright primary colours

Hummingbird Beach Park on the edge of Soufriére town, photographed by Alex Simondetti

Vacation like a local in St Lucia

Fully vaccinated travelers can enjoy more opportunities to experience the entire island, from their day of arrival, without quarantine restrictions. The safety protocols established in July 2020 – wearing masks and social distancing – remain in place.

This new Covid-19 protocol is a welcome announcement for visitors eager to explore iconic areas like our nearby town of Soufriére, at the foot of the Piton Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vibrant town is known for its daily market, bars and restaurants, shops, surrounding beaches and dive sites. Read our recommendations for delicious local restaurants. And if you need help creating an itinerary of things to do and places to go, check out our favourite local activities.

 

A blue sky above the cliffs covered in lush greenery next to the beach dotted with palm roofed parasols

The beach at Anse Chastanet photographed by Nicole Rowntree

Beach Access

Our nearest beaches at Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin are excellent for swimming, snorkelling and watching the sun sink into the Caribbean Sea. Anse Chastanet Hotel hasn’t re-opened its facilities to non-residential guests as yet, but bring your own refreshments, a beach towel, mask and flippers and it’s a great spot to hang out. Guests who like to lounge on a beach all day may prefer to head to Malgretoute, where there are lounge chairs for hire, watersports and food and drink facilities. We also have a soft spot for Hummingbird Beach in Soufriere town, with its pretty painted village of shops and a central bar.

Cosmos is delighted that St Lucia is now re-opening the island fully whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment for visitors and locals alike. We are maintaining all our Covid-19 safety protocols in The Villa and The Lodge, so guests can relax in comfort with peace of mind. For further information about St Lucia’s Covid-19 protocol please visit St Lucia Travel Authority.

Photography by Alexandra Simondetti and Nicole Rowntree.