Saint Lucia

Citzens of the following countries do not need visas:Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Beglium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark includes Faroe 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, Lithania, 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, Curaçao, 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 $50 for a single-entry tourist visa. It lasts 6 weeks, and extensions can sometimes be made at Saint Lucia's immigration department.

You have must a completed application form, passport, 1 passport-size photo, funds to cover your stay, the $50 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. For stays of 6 months or less, citizens of Canada or the USA can enter with any type of national ID card and proof of an onward ticket.

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.

- 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 favorable. 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 St.Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (http://www.slaspa.com)

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 (http://www.express-des-il...), which runs services to Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.

Channel Shuttles Inc. operate a slightly cheaper ferry service 235 ECD 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 harbor. 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.