We’re hoping to be able to take you to St Lucia again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.
We’ve got your back
Our COVID Cover’s included as standard on all First Choice holidays due to depart by 30th April 2020. And, our COVID Cover is included on holidays departing on or before 31st October 2021, if the trip’s booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021. Having this means you can change your booking for free if you get COVID-19 before your holiday, or if you’re officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates. This also applies if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. An AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy is also part of the package. This sorts you out for medical assistance abroad, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if you need it. T&Cs apply.
On your flight and at your hotel
Flights for most First Choice holidays are with TUI, our sister company. They’ve got a heap of new measures in place to keep you safe. We’re talking regular deep-cleaning, online check-in and rules around face masks. We’re keeping a close eye on our hotels, too, to make sure they’re squeaky-clean and properly prepped before re-opening their doors. Find out more about what to expect on your First Choice holiday.
THE FIRST CHOICE HOLIDAY PROMISE
- COVID Cover on selected holidays
- 24-hour support while you’re away
- Package holiday refund guarantee
- Approved testing partners
- Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead
Find out more about our promise, as well as everything we’re doing to keep you safe, on our Travel With Confidence hub.
Here are the main things you need to be aware of.
|Social distancing distance||1.5 metres.|
|Face mask requirements for adults||Face masks are mandatory in public places.|
|Face mask requirements for children||Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible.|
|Pre-departure forms and testing requirements||You need to complete a registration form and get a COVID-19 PCR test before travelling to St Lucia. Find out more about St Lucia entry requirements.|
Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in St Lucia.
|Beaches||All of our hotels have their own private beach, which you’ll be able to use on your holiday.|
|Restaurants||Open, with COVID-19 procedures in place.|
|Sights||You’ll only be able to head out sightseeing on an excursion organised by us or your hotel.|
|Supermarkets||Open, with capacity limits.|
|Other facilities||You must stay at your hotel for the duration of your holiday, unless you are on an excursion arranged by us or the hotel. Other than this, you can’t leave the hotel, whether on foot or in a vehicle.|
Here’s the key information on getting to St Lucia.
|Flights with First Choice||Check in for your flight on the First Choice or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 72 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.|
Here are your options for travelling within St Lucia.
|Car rental||Not yet known – we’re working on it.|
|Public transport||Operating at a reduced capacity, with rules around social distancing in place. You’ll need to wear a mask, too.|
|Hiking||You must stay at your hotel for the duration of your holiday, unless you are on an excursion arranged by us or the hotel.|
|Biking||You must stay at your hotel for the duration of your holiday, unless you are on an excursion arranged by us or the hotel.|
For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to St Lucia.
Read the full FCDO advice here