VIDEO: Saint Lucia borders open June 4; visitors require COVID-19 test, quarantine

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VIDEO: Saint Lucia borders open June 4; visitors require COVID-19 test, quarantine

(PRESS RELEASE) — Effective June 4, 2020, Saint Lucia opens its borders to regional and international countries. (see video statement below article)

The policy includes that travelers present a negative COVID-19 test and undergo mandatory quarantine at a government institution.

The Ministries of Health and Tourism will continue working together with stakeholders to coordinate this new phase of the national response to COVID-19.

In addition, the Ministries of External Affairs and Tourism continue to coordinate the repatriation of nationals which include cruise workers, students, and other nationals currently seeking to return to Saint Lucia.

As we prepare for the phased opening of other major sectors the Ministry of Health shall continue to guide the public on measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

We shall support the public with the requisite guidance through our various communication platforms, as well as through our Public Health and Primary Health Care team officers as part of our efforts to keep every citizen safe and to prevent the spread of infection.

We remind every individual to continue the habits of:
– regular handwashing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
– cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing
– avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing
– wear your homemade or cloth mask whenever venturing out from home
– maintain a 6-foot distance when in public even while wearing a mask
– seek medical attention if you have symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness either during or after travel
– refrain from touching items unless you intend to buy them when grocery shopping and otherwise.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19.

For more information please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317, respectively.

 

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  1. Stay at yall home nobody needs yall to come lucia.... Stop complaining lucia small if yall come with yall sickness lucia finish..... So you cah travel. As yet stay in Your country done.... And stop complaining and blaming our government for protecting their people. Peace

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  2. I love St Lucia but please tell me who has that amount of given vacation time to quarantine for 2 weeks plus then there holiday dont make sense.
    You want tourism to come back your ultimately pushing people away from coming to the island with these nonsense rules.
    I am from the UK with family in St Lucia who I was planning on visiting this summer which doesn’t look quite hopeful at the minute however, just to let you know it’s not that easy to just get a covid test just like that. The hospitals here only offer it to key workers and people showing symptoms either one I am not part of.
    You need to seriously review your requirements because tourism will be down on its arse if you keep these in place.

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  3. I think it would be better to perform same day test results and as soon as the results come in negative the person can go about their business or vacation

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  4. Total Shit move St.Lucia...and I know the rest kaka holes in power in the Caribbean going follow yall lead.Total crap,I could understand asking for a negative Covid 19 test result but to ask ppl to quarantine for two weeks,what if I'm a business man coming to do some urgent business for two days,does that make any sense,I have a negative test result but I still have to quarantine firctwo weeks..nonsense..Allan ????

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  5. Hold on a minute is that some miscommunication or am I to understand that a tourist will come to st lucia to be quarantined? Who's responsible for this foolishness get rid of them is your brain on vacation

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  6. The negative test result is fine but in my opinion the quarantine is BS,so if I want to be with my family for two weeks it can't work?What's the point in spending money to go there and be stuck in an institution?Don't rely on tourism because it won't work.Foolish rules

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  7. are you joking???? im planning on a week and i have to quarantine at a government institution? i guess i wont be coming there and spending some money. what on earth are you thinking. im ok with presenting you with a negative COVID-19 test result but quarantine. screw that!!! you are going to destroy your tourism . isnt the poverty bad enough on the island?

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  8. Same thing I said; why would someone come here for vacation for a few days only to spend it in quarantine? Makes no damn sense.

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  9. What sense does it make opening the borders and the regional airplane and ferries are not operating as yet .
    Answer me this plz

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  10. Does that make sense .why would a visitor pay their money with limited amount of freedom.

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    • Gasuh te yai choo zort la tun. Who go pay their ticket to go and jail themselves Lucia? Where? Te yai choo zort la uhkor...?

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    • I usually come lucia for 7 to 10 days when I come down what sense does this make when i have proven a negative test results 48 hrs in advance......wtf wrong with this government and their stupid policy.....hope this continues until and after election for noone to come down and vote for uwp to put their ass out of government right after

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      • just can't understand this the 758 gov is a big joke i mean come think about it would i really pay to go to jail gotta b out of my dam mind i love my beautiful st lucia and i wanna enjoy it when i come home

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