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1. Posted by Johnnyhall1961 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I am booked on a holiday to StLucia in July 2021, i was hoping that someone on the forum would know if St Lucia will be added to the UK green list on 3rd of June ?
frustrating times and no chance to relax so as you can probably tell i am desperate to go on holiday

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2325 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Well none of us know.

My guess is no. I don't know the figures the UK government are looking for but St Lucia appear to have about 10% of the population fully vaccinated, in the region of 100 active cases per 100,000 of population, and a low number of tests suggesting the cases figure isn't all that robust.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3205 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Google type search with more info:

https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/

Might be too soon to travel.

Check for what is required on return to your country. (Phone calls, Google search, Foreign Office advice, etc.)

Google type search with my laptop. Maybe something useful or not.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/st-lucia

Got your shots?

Up to you.

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2325 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

Check for what is required on return to your country

That's the "UK green list" part of the enquiry. The UK has a traffic light system for countries visited - red means a stay in a quarantine hotel on arrival back home; amber means 10 days quarantine at home; green means no quarantine required. Confusingly, the Amber guidance is still a "you should not travel" there.

St Lucia is currently amber list, pending any changes at the next update of the list.

They're basing all this on, from memory, number of cases, number of vaccines, and the country's ability to sequence tests for variants. It's not entirely clear how they weight these factors, so it leaves them wiggle room to place a country on whichever list they like.

5. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2724 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

There is absolutely no way anyone can know which countries will be green/amber/red until the gov announces the next set of changes on (hopefully) June 7th for England (Scotland, Wales and NI will make their own announcements).

If St Lucia remains amber and you still intend to take your holiday make 100% sure that your travel & health insurance will still cover you for doing so.

[ Edit: Edited on 1 Jun 2021, 17:49 GMT by leics2 ]

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7. Posted by piglet44 (Budding Member 29 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I am looking only at countries that have a high vaccination percentage and control borders strictly. Since I live in Israel which is over 60% vaccinated and with no more than 10 new cases I am not looking to go anywhere more dangerous for my holiday.