Global travel alerts

There are new travel restrictions and requirements in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus and its variants. Check gov.uk/travel-abroad page to help plan your journey.

  • You must check the entry requirement for your chosen destination before you travel. You may be required to evidence your COVID-19 vaccination status and/or show a negative PCR test result. 
  • You will need to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test in the 3 days before your journey to England. Anyone testing positive will not be permitted to travel to England and will be required to follow local rules for isolation – you could incur additional costs during this period. 
  • Ensure you book COVID tests and complete relevant documentation (such as Passenger Locator Forms) for your destination.
  • Those who have travelled from red or amber list countries will be required to quarantine in a hotel (red) or at home (amber) for 10 days and take tests on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine. 
  • Those who have returned from green list countries will be required to take tests on or before day 2. 
  • Tests and quarantine must be booked prior to travel. 

Fully Vaccinated Travellers* arriving to the UK from a medium-risk, amber list country. 

You'll only need to book and pay for a PCR Covid-19 test which must be completed on or before day 2 and there will also be no need to quarantine. As long as you satisfy the below requirements: 

  • Have not been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England
  • Declare on your Passenger Locator Form that you have been fully vaccinated
  • Show proof of your NHS vaccination status to our airport staff when you travel OR for fully vaccinated US or EU customers, show proof of your vaccination status before you fly. For European countries this will be the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) and for the USA this is a physical US CDC card, along with proof of US residency such as USA passport,visa or Green Card.

* Fully vaccinated means that you have had your final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England.

We recommend you check directly with your destination's embassy or immigrations office to confirm you are eligible to travel.

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

Find out what list the country you’ve been in is on and what you need to do.

The UK Government has announced that the rules for international travel to England will change from 0400 BST on 4 October 2021.

The full details of the changes for travellers arriving to England can be found in this update on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-system-for-international-travel

Until the new, simplified system comes into effect, customers should continue to adhere to the rules for entering England based on the ‘traffic light system’, which remains in place until 0359 BST on 4 October. More details on the entry requirements from countries designated ‘Green’, ‘Amber’ or ‘Red’ are on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

As part of the final regular traffic light review, Pakistan has been added to the Amber list from 0400 BST on 22 September. If your flight from Pakistan arrives in England after this time, then you will be able to follow the requirements of an Amber arrival, until the new international travel framework takes effect. We’re continually reviewing our Pakistan flying programme and, as a result, subject to authority approvals, plan to restart our Manchester to Islamabad services on 7th October and increase our London Heathrow to Lahore services from three per week to four per week from 8th October. Our London Heathrow to Islamabad service will continue to operate three times a week.

Please note, both the existing traffic light system and upcoming two-tier system apply to arrivals to England. You must continue to check the requirements you need to comply with for other origin or destination countries before you travel. The latest UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) foreign travel advice can be found here.  

 

The following countries served by Virgin Atlantic Airways are allocated: 

Green: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Hong Kong and Israel

Amber: China, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, United States and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Pakistan will move to the Amber list from 0400 BST on 22 September.

Red: Cuba, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Additionally, the following Virgin Atlantic Holidays destinations are allocated: 

Green: Canada, Singapore

Amber: Mauritius, Thailand and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Maldives will move to the Amber list from 0400 BST on 22 September.

Red: Bali (Indonesia), Dominican Republic and Mexico.

 

We’re ready to welcome you back to some of your favourite destinations, ensuring all our customers fly safe and well. To ensure you can book with confidence we have a flexible booking policy so that if things change, we’ve got you covered. We do understand that the Covid-19 situation remains dynamic and ongoing restrictions may pose difficulties to our customers with upcoming travel plans. If you are unable to travel for any reason, we offer as much choice and flexibility as possible to help you amend your plans.

St Lucia travel alerts

St Lucia alerts and entry requirements correct as of 14:00 GMT on Tuesday 10th August 2021

There are currently no urgent travel alerts for St Lucia.

Always check travel advice for the country you're travelling to, even if you're returning home.

🟠 St Lucia is on the UK Government's amber list. Find out what this means on our UK travel advice page.

Please read all the latest Requirements to enter St Lucia

Requirements to enter St Lucia

You must check all requirements before heading to the airport.

There are no restrictions on who can travel to St Lucia, as long as the latest travel requirements are adhered to. Please check the Government of St Lucia website before travelling.

Entry documents

All travellers must complete a pre-arrival registration form prior to arriving in St Lucia. You must also be able to show either a Government operated quarantine facility, or a Covid-19 certified property, confirmation on arrival. 

 

Passport

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Make sure you have a spare page in your passport for the entry stamp.

 

Visa

If you hold a British passport, you do not need a visa to visit St Lucia. On arrival, you'll be given a specified period to stay, and if you wish to stay longer you must apply through the St Lucia Immigration Department.

Following the latest government, World Health Organisation, and industry regulatory guidance, you must wear a face mask or face covering at all times onboard the flight and throughout the airport.

You may only remove the face mask for the following reasons:

  • To avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
  • To eat or drink where it is reasonably necessary to do so, or to take medication

There are some exemptions that apply to the wearing of face masks or face coverings:

  • If you can't put on, wear, or remove a face covering without severe distress, or due to any physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010)
  • If you're travelling with, or providing assistance to, another person who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • Children 11 and under unless you are travelling to/from the US*

*Customers travelling to or from the USA aged 2 and over must wear a face mask at all times in the airport and onboard the flight. The same exemptions apply.

Pre-departure test

All passengers must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test conducted by a medical professional in the 5 days before arriving in St Lucia. Rapid tests and LAMP tests are not accepted. 

For the latest requirements, please visit the Government of St Lucia website.

 

Covid-19 testing on arrival

On arrival in St Lucia, all travellers will be screened including temperature checks at the airport. If you display symptoms, you may be required to take a Covid-19 test, even if you presented a negative result at check in/on arrival.

 

Find out how to book your Covid-19 tests

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated will need to quarantine in a government operated facility, or a Covid-19 certified property, for 14 days after arrival in St Lucia. 

If you're fully vaccinated, you will not be required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received your second vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to arrival, and you will need to present your Covid-19 vaccination status via your NHS Covid Pass.

If you show symptoms during your stay in St Lucia, you will be required to isolate at your hotel or in a Government operated facility until you receive a negative test result. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a treatment facility until you receive two negative tests and are well enough to leave.

St Lucia airport guides

 

St Lucia

Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)

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