Friday, September 30, 2022

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Removes Caribbean Travel Bubble

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Pres Release:-  Since the declaration of the outbreak of COVID-19 as a Public Health
Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General in January 30, 2020, over 200 countries have been affected by the disease.

To date, there have been over 177 million confirmed cases reported globally with over 3 million recorded deaths.

In the Caribbean Region, 896, 457 confirmed cases in 35 countries/territories (including the 26 CARPHA Member States) have been recorded.

Due to the sustained transmission of COVID-19 in many countries and the detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants in many of the territories within the Caribbean region, effective July 01st, 2021the Government of Saint Lucia implements the following:

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– Removal of the Caribbean Travel Bubble, which was previously implemented for countries with low incidence of COVID-19.

– ALL incoming passengers should present with a negative COVID-19 PCR test 5 days prior to travel.

– Fully vaccinated passengers will be exempt from the 14 days mandatory quarantine if presenting with a negative COVID-19 PCR test 5 days prior to arrival.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated fourteen (14) days after receiving their final vaccine dose.

– Unvaccinated passengers or passengers with only a single dose of a two dose vaccine will be subjected to fourteen (14) days of mandatory quarantine.

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