Saint Lucia’s tourism minister has confirmed the island’s borders “remain open” to UK visitors, despite around 50 countries imposing travel bans on Britain over a new variant of Covid-19.
Dominic Fedee said the Saint Lucian government’s entry protocols – which include a negative PCR test within seven days of travel and foreign arrivals staying in Covid-certified hotels – were unchanged.
“All our protocols continue to be reviewed regularly and we will update immediately with any changes,” he said.
“We want to thank our people, partners and visitors for their resolute and effective commitment to maintaining our protocols. The adherence to strict pre-arrival and in-destination measures have enabled us to continue to welcome thousands of people safely.”
Chair of the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Karolin Troubetzkoy added: "This has been, and continues to be, the most challenging year for everyone. All of our members have had to adapt to the many required changes to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 and they have done so responsibly.
“We continue to work with the Saint Lucian government and the Saint Lucian Tourism Authority (SLTA) to monitor and maintain the necessary protocols in all of our various tourism sectors. We want to thank all our guests, staff hospitality and tourism team members and suppliers for their continued support. We are committed to continue to host our visitors warmly and safely."