Press Release: The CARICOM bubble was designed to create a level of free movement amongst sister islands to encourage travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic and to lessen the impact on the travel sector.
Saint Lucia was the first country to enforce stricter measures outside of what the other CARICOM bubble countries were requiring, in that incoming travelers are required to pretest within 7 days of arrival and be exempted from quarantine if a negative test is produced.
We also note the number of cases in sister countries and will ensure that pretesting remains an entry requirement along with the prefilling of the travel registration form.
Grenada has also opted out of the CARICOM bubble, Saint Lucia’s approved bubble has reduced significantly over the last few months because of community spread noted in other islands. And so, it continues to be a fluid situation and a health crisis and action taken by any one jurisdiction is necessary to safeguard a population.
We are however pleased to report that to date the country has had zero deaths.
With that said we note that the majority of the positive cases in saint Lucia are contained with the ongoing contact tracing and are placed in quarantine or isolation as necessary and such efforts are continuing with the aim to curb the spread of the virus.
We see a second wave on the international scale and this too is a reminder to the local population and our bubble travelers that if there is a time to keep our guard up, it is now, Follow the protocols that have been outlined to safeguard the health of us all.