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"Saint Lucia remains open for business:" Caribbean island issues statement on COVID-19


"Saint Lucia remains open for business:" Caribbean island issues statement on COVID-19

Saint Lucia’s Department of Health and Wellness is working with all pertinent government agencies on island to execute The National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19, the country's ministry of tourism announced in a release.

Saint Lucia has not reported any cases of the latest strain of coronavirus to date. 

Saint Lucia remains open for business and in an effort to restrict the likelihood of the introduction of COVID-19 into Saint Lucia, the Department of Health and Wellness on February 4, 2020 put in place travel restrictions on non-nationals with a travel history within the last 14 days from Mainland Chinawhether in-transit or originating.

Effective Wednesday, February 26, 2020, extension of travel restriction other jurisdictions also names Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Italy and Singapore. 

Additionally, any Saint Lucian national returning to Saint Lucia with a travel history to any of the mentioned countries will be quarantined for 14 days.

The Department of Health and Wellness continues to work closely with the regional agencies in the management of the threat of coronavirus. 


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