Saint Lucia saw an increase of visitor arrivals this past weekend with the addition of four international flights from the United States and Canada.
The island welcomed back the Canadian market with direct nonstop service from Toronto on Air Canada flight (1878).
The highly anticipated Air Canada flight landed at 2:30p.m., operating at 99% capacity. This was the first flight back to the island from Canada since closing its borders to international travel on March 23, 2020 due to Covid-19.
From the USA, the destination welcomed an additional three flights with a second American Airlines flight (2296) from Miami, the return of United Airlines (449) from Newark, and JetBlue (363) from Boston.
As part of the islands responsible reopening plan, all 725 travelers into Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) were met with a full complement of Protocols in place, including a fully staffed nurses’ station, added sanitizing stations and thermal scanners and well as physical distancing markers.
To date, over (30) hotels have received COVID-19 Certification, which include: Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Stonefield Resort Villa Resort, Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort, Anse Chastanet, Bodyholiday Saint Lucia, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Cap Maison, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Harbor Club, Curio Collection by Hilton, Royalton Saint Lucia, Jade Mountain, Ladera Resort, Marigot Bay Resort Spa & Marina, Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat, Sandals Regency La Toc, Serenity at Coconut Bay and Tet Rouge Resort among others.
Visitors can select COVID-19 certified hotels through direct booking, tour operator or airline provider.