Saint Lucia

Visa Restrictions

Entry will be refused to citizens of, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and those who recently visited those countries due to the current ebola virus outbreak.

Citizens of the following countries do not need visas:Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark includes Faeroe Islands and Greenland, Dominica, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Zambia.

For dependencies:

The Dutch municipalities of Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and the Dutch constituent countries of Aruba, CuraƧao, Sint Marteen

The French overseas collectivities of French Polynesia and Saint Martin

The French overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadelope, and Martinique

The British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena, and the Turks and Caicos Islands

All three British Crown Dependencies

Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

If your nationality is not mentioned anywhere above, you will need to apply for a visa.As of the moment, citizens of Haiti do need visas but this is temporary.

Most nationalities pay XCD50 for a single-entry tourist visa. It lasts 6 weeks, and extensions can sometimes be made at Saint Lucia's immigration department.

You must have a completed application form, passport, 1 passport-size photo, funds to cover your stay, the XCD50 fee, and an travel ticket for leaving Saint Lucia to get the visa.

Everyone will need a passport except citizens of countries in the OECS. French citizens can enter with a national ID card for max. 14 days.

By plane
By plane

St. Lucia has two airports,

George FL Charles Airport SLU, which is near Castries.

Hewanorra International UVF, which is near Vieux Fort. This airport is immediately next to the town of Vieux Fort. From the town, it's easy to think that it's just a few minutes walk to the airport terminal. Alas, although the control tower is easily visible from the town, the actual terminal entrance is located about 2 miles from the town centre. That entrance is located on the eastern coast road, ie, the road that the buses take to get to Castries. The airport entrance is not on the road that goes up to Soufriere. So, if you're walking, prepare yourself for about a 2 mile walk. That's not so bad, unless it's really hot. A bus can drop you right at the airport terminal entrance, if you're so inclined. If your luggage takes up a seat, you'll have to pay for that seat.

- George FL Charles Airport is closer to many of the all-inclusive resorts, has a modest terminal and runway able to easily support inter-island commercial flights. For less-experienced pilots in high-performance aircraft, the over-water approach and hills on both sides of runway can seem a bit harrowing, but prevailing winds are usually favourable. The airport is right next to Vigie beach, so it's possible to top up your sun tan while you wait for your flight. The terminal is about two miles from downtown Castries, so it is walkable if you do not have much luggage.

- Hewanorra is larger, but can be an 1 hour by taxi from most of the major resorts in the north. However, the journey north is a good way to see the island except if you arrive at night.

More information on both airports can be found on the official website for the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority

By ship
By ship

Ferries to and from neighbouring islands are available, if rather expensive.

The most extensive official service is operated by Express des Isles (, which runs services to Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.

Channel Shuttles Inc. operate a slightly cheaper ferry service XCD235 including departure tax to Martinique operating from Castries at 10:00 on Wednesday and 15:00 on Thursdays. They can be contacted on 7139701/4518161 or their office can be found in the ferry terminal just outside of Castries.

Cruise ships usually one or two at a time are frequent visitors to the small, picturesque harbour. An open air mall abuts the main pier and offers "duty free" shops. See "Buy" below.

Catamaran rides from Soufriere to Rodney Bay are also offered through a local tour company to be updated.