Castries, Saint Lucia: Ernest Hilaire- Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister of Saint Lucia shared the 2022 visitor arrival performance of the island nation. While expressing pleasure, he stated that in 2022, stay arrivals totaled 84% of 2019 and 179% of 2021 stay-over arrivals.
Ernest Hilaire took to social media and added that the year 2022 has remained exceptionally well for the tourism sector of Saint Lucia. The country has experienced a significant surge in the flow of tourists in the island nation.
He added that the US market had a record-breaking year, surpassing 2019 stay-over arrivals by 10 percent. While expressing pleasure, the flow of tourists has enhanced the tourism industry of the country and experienced its vibrant beauty.
Ernest Hilaire also shared further data on 2021 for the UK Market and stated that it has also had exceptional success. Outlining the data, the deputy prime minister added that the UK Market also achieved a 99 percent recovery of 2019 arrivals, a full 2.5 times more than in 2021.
Saint Lucia Tourism Authority also shared the update on the data of the visitor arrival performance of the country and stated that it is good to hear about the boost of the tourism industry as the interest of the visitors has been developing.
Earlier, the government of Saint Lucia also announced that travelling to the island nation is now seamless with the introduction of the online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form. This will take effect on March 1st, 2023! Travelers can complete the form 3 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia. The simple four-step process requires travelers to:
- Visit stlucia.org/entry
- Complete and submit the user-friendly ED form.
- Receive a QR code by email.
- Present the QR code (one a device such as a phone, laptop, tablet, etc., or a printed copy) and travel document (passport) to officials on arrival.
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