St Lucia announces new COVID protocols for April month

Minister for Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs Moses Jn Baptiste announced these new guidelines of COVID-19 and stated that all these protocols would be effected on April 2, 2022, and end on April 29, 2022. 

St Lucia announces new COVID protocols for April month
St Lucia announces new COVID protocols for April month

St Lucia: The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs have declared COVID-19 related guidelines for the people of St Lucia and travellers to the country on Friday, April 1, 2022. 

Minister for Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs Moses Jn Baptiste announced these new guidelines of COVID-19 and stated that all these protocols would be effected on April 2, 2022, and end on April 29, 2022. 

As per the Health Ministry of St Lucia, new protocols are as follows: 

Protocols for the operating of Travel: 

  • The Cheif Medical Officer is not prevented from placing a person under quartine at a quarantine facility or at his or her home in order to protect the health of the person out for public health. 
  • An unvaccinated person shall submit a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within five days prior to arrival in St Lucia. 
  • The Chief Medical Officer may not require a COVID-19 test from a national, resident, or non-national arriving in St Lucia who is fully vaccinated if the fully vaccinated person produces a valid vaccination record. 
  • Travel authorization for entry into St Lucia remains suspended until further notice. 
  • A fully vaccinated person who wishes to travel to St Lucia must upload to the designated portal valid proof of his/her vaccination certificate/record. 
  • An unvaccinated person who wishes to travel to St Lucia must upload onto the designated portal a valid negative PCR test to facilitate entry.

For Accommodation: 

  •  Health Ministry stated that there is a removal of the restrictions for certified accommodation providers to provide services to only fully vaccinated persons. 
  •  Health Ministry stated that there is a removal of the restrictions on the sale or disposal of intoxicating liquor to non-vaccinated persons for consumption on licensed premises. 

For Public transport

  • A person shall not operate on a road a public omnibus that is loaded with more than three passengers in each row. 

For Social Activities

  • A person may hot or attend a social event or recreational activity that consists of not more than two hundred fully vaccinated persons. 
  • A person, with the approval of the Chief Medical Officer, may host or attend a social event or recreational activity that consists of more than two hundred but not more than three hundred fully vaccinated persons.