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St Lucia’s virus issues ease

Regional 10 Jun, 2021 Follow News

St Lucia is trying to revive its tourism industry

St Lucia had until recently an acute coronavirus problem but has now eased its restrictions for vaccinated travellers. All vaccinated travellers can now dine in restaurants, book rental cars, explore local markets, and go shopping. Before May 31, all travellers faced restrictions on entering certain public places. Travelers must show proof of vaccination once they enter the country. US travellers will need to show original vaccination cards, but British travellers must show proof of vaccine via the National Health Service app.

St Lucia’s ability to “coexist” with COVID-19 means it should be considered for the UK’s green list, says its government.

The destination reopened its border in June 2020 and has managed a “good balance” between protecting the locals and enabling visitors to come safely, said Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. St Lucia is currently on the British amber list, meaning those who arrive back in the UK must self-isolate for 10 days.

Visitors to the island must undergo quarantine at designated hotels for 14 days – but the rules have just been eased, so fully vaccinated travellers are able to explore with fewer restrictions. All arrivals need a negative PCR test.

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