Travelers from several Caribbean countries destined for St Lucia are being welcomed and will be exempt from quarantine provided that they have a travel history within the bubble in the last 21 days.
The move is part of the St. Lucia Tourism Authority promotion dubbed “Bubblecation” aimed at the Caribbean region. Travelers from countries within the designated Travel Bubble can reconnect with family and friends or enjoy a romantic getaway in Saint Lucia.
The Bubble Countries approved by St Lucia’s Department of Health and Wellness currently include; Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos.
Although visitors are exempt from quarantine; they are required to obtain a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Negative test result no more than seven days prior to the date of travel, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival. Bubble Visitors are also subject to all applicable on-island protocols including testing, quarantine and isolation where necessary.
“We look forward to welcoming back our Caribbean brothers and sisters through Bubblecation, which for us would be a wonderful avenue to again share our common cultures and friendship. The important Caribbean market welcomes well over 85,000 visitors annually and with the commencement of commercial flights within the region we anticipate a positive growth trajectory,” said Christopher Gustave – Marketing Manager for Caribbean and Events.
Visitors within the bubble desirous of travelling to Saint Lucia must prefill the mandatory Arrival Registration Form.
Airlines from around the region flying to St. Lucia include Caribbean Airlines, One Caribbean, Air Antilles, and Inter Caribbean.
Caribcation, the destination marketing brand behind the campaign, will work with approved sector operators including accommodation properties, car rentals, restaurants, tour operators, shopping centers, taxi associations, yachting and water based adventure tour providers to create a safe visitor experience. A ststement said that “the health and safety of our local communities remain paramount” as the country prepare for the scheduled resumption of regional aviation services in the weeks ahead.