Saint Lucia Launches Updated Travel Protocols
Saint Lucia’s government has revealed a change to one of its core arrival protocols for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned. The island will soon require all incoming visitors to obtain a negative PCR test five days before arrival in the country. That is a slight tightening of an earlier policy that had required PCR tests within seven days before arrival. The new protocol will take effect on Feb. 10, tourism officials told Caribbean Journal.
Vaccinated Travelers Looking for a Beach Getaway Can Head to Phuket in July
The popular Thai island of Phuket will start welcoming vaccinated travelers in July, according to reports, months earlier than initially expected. Travelers who have been fully vaccinated will not have to undergo a quarantine to visit the beach destination after the country's coronavirus task force on Friday gave them the all-clear to start welcoming tourists this summer, Reuters reported Friday. By then, the island plans to have inoculated 70% of its residents.
Abu Dhabi to Lift Quarantine Measures for International Travelers in July
International travelers will soon be able to visit Abu Dhabi without needing to quarantine, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism shared with Travel + Leisure. Starting July 1, the Emirate will end mandatory quarantine protocols for travelers from other countries, including the United States. Currently, travelers entering Abu Dhabi are required to get tested before departure, get tested upon arrival, and self-isolate for 10 days unless they arrive from a "green" country, according to the government. The new protocols will put