Saint Lucia reports lowest Covid-19 infection rates in the Caribbean

Saint Lucia is easing lockdown restrictions after reporting the lowest Covid-19 infection rates in the Caribbean.  

The destination has had 26 cases of coronavirus to date and no deaths, equating to 1.42 cases per 10k population.

As a result, the government has announced it will ease certain restrictions for visitors as part of a phased re-opening programme. 

Visitors are now permitted to stay in up to two ‘Covid-certified’ properties for the duration of their stay on the island and can take part in water-based activities like scuba diving and sailing provided they follow the protocols put in place at their hotel. 

A list of ‘Covid-certified’ properties includes Jade Mountain, Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort and Anse Chastanet – all of which are currently open.

Entry requirements for Saint Lucia continue to include completion of an online pre-arrival registration form, a negative Covid-19 test up to seven days before the date of travel, and screening at the airport.  

“We are encouraged by the figures that currently show Saint Lucia is leading the way in the Caribbean region with the lowest number of Covid-19 cases per capita,” said minister of tourism Dominic Fedee. 

“We are certainly not complacent, and the measures we have put in place have helped us to achieve such a positive record. 

“These results will show potential visitors that our responsible approach to re-opening and providing a safe environment for a holiday is a good reason to choose Saint Lucia.”

Fedee added that Saint Lucia had welcomed more than 4,000 visitors since reopening on July 9.

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