Travel Advice for St Lucia
St Lucia
Capital: Castries

Time Zone GMT - 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1 758
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 011
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
999
Tourist
Information
St Lucia Tourist Board, PO Box 221, Pointe Seraphine, Castries, St Lucia,
Tel: 452 4094 or 452 4094 Fax: 453 1121.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all except nationals of Canada and the USA with valid proof of identity ( for visits up to 6 months). Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except nationals of : Great Britain, Australia, Canada, the USA, EU countries, Japan. Commonwealth countries (except Namibia and South Africa). Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, South Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, San Marino, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, China, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela. Transit visitor who continue their journey within 14 days do not require a transit visa. This does not apply to nationals of Cuba or East European countries.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) = 100 cents.
Exchange: US$ gain a better rate
All major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques in US dollars are preferred.
ATM availability: 3 locations.
Cost of
Living
Caters for all types of budgets, with deluxe to self-catering accommodation.
Languages English. Local French patois is spoken.
Weather Hot tropical climate with cool sea breezes. Most rainfall occurs during the summer.
Electricity 220 volts AC 50 Hz.
Post Up to 1 week.
Transport ROAD: All major centres are served by a reasonably good road network.
BUS: Services connect rural areas with the capital.
TAXI: Cheap and easy to use - tipping is unnecessary.
CAR HIRE: Available in the towns or at the airport.
DOCUMENTATION: On presentation of a national or IDP a local licence will be issued.
Special
Information
St. Lucia is an island of contrasts with lush, green, volcanic vegetation in the interior, and long, unspoilt, white, sandy beaches. Beach wear should not be worn in towns.