Saint Lucia is set to strengthen its coronavirus travel protocols, which will include requiring arrivals to present a negative Covid test taken up to seven days before travelling to the island nation.
From 9 July, pre-travel tests will be mandatory for all arrivals from outside the country’s "travel bubble", which mainly constitutes its Caribbean neighbours; visitors with a travel history from these countries will be exempt from quarantine.
It comes after Saint Lucia started to reopen its borders to international travel from 4 June.
All visitors, and returning citizens, must complete a pre-arrival registration form at stlucia.org, which includes providing proof of their negative test and indicating which of the island’s Covid-19 certified hotels they will be staying in.
Arrivals will be screened at the airport, with any symptomatic passengers isolated and tested. They will be required to remain in isolation at their hotel or government quarantine facility until a test result is obtained.
If they test positive, they will be transferred to a treatment facility until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable.