Updated entry requirements effective 2 April 2022
Seamless Saint Lucia
SAINT LUCIA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Fully Vaccinated Travellers*
NO TEST REQUIRED
There is no requirement for pre-travel test or quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers must provide a valid vaccination record.
*Fully vaccinated means two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or since a single-dose vaccine. Vaccine proof must be presented on entry to Saint Lucia.
Unvaccinated travelers aged 5 years and older must have a valid negative Standard COVID-19 PCR test done within 5 days prior to arrival
Required for travel:
- Vaccinated Travellers – Your vaccination proof
- Unvaccinated Travellers – Your test results
- All Travellers – Health Screening Form
The Health Screening Form should be downloaded and printed and must be completed before disembarkation in Saint Lucia for ease of processing on arrival
Saint Lucia Health Screening form HERE
FOR UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TEST
The test (sample collection) must be administered by, or supervised by a healthcare professional – an unsupervised self swab is not accepted. Check the details of the test carefully with the provider before booking a test.
TESTS/SAMPLES THAT ARE ACCEPTED
Nasopharyngeal sample, oropharyngeal sample, nasal sample, oropharyngeal, anterior nares sample, and mid turbinate samples, sample collection performed by a healthcare professional, self-administered sample collection supervised by a healthcare professional.
TESTS/SAMPLES THAT ARE NOT ACCEPTED
LAMP tests, unsupervised self-administered tests, home kits, and saliva samples.
IMPORTANT!!! Test results MUST include:
- The name, address, and telephone number of the lab where the sample was taken
- Your name (please make sure this is correctly recorded and must match the name on your passport/travel document)
- Your date of birth (please make sure this is correctly recorded)
- The date the sample was collected – this must show as the sample collection date: ‘test date’ will not be accepted
- The type of test and the method of testing
- The result of the test
Passengers arriving without tests or with the wrong type of test will be retested on arrival at their own cost and will be required to remain in quarantine until the result of the test is known.
Please be advised that all persons entering the country are required by law to declare to Customs anything contained in their baggage, or carried with them, which has been obtained outside of Saint Lucia. Passengers are also required to answer all questions asked by the Customs officer relating to their travels, baggage, its contents and other items being imported.
Customs declaration forms are distributed at ports of entry and exit, airline and ship’s agent offices. We advise all persons to fill out your declaration in advance of arrival in order to expedite your Customs/Immigration clearance. Completion of the form requires a listing of items brought with you (whether purchased or not) and their prices. This includes gifts for other persons, articles carried for other persons, articles for sale, and commercial samples.
This does not include your personal effects. The purchase price of articles may be declared in the currency of the country of purchase. For duty purposes, the value to be used will be the price paid or payable for the article. The officer will convert the amount to Eastern Caribbean dollars and will give you an indication of the amount of duty payable. Please be advised that misinformation can result in delays and penalties.
Articles imported in excess of your exemption are subject to applicable duties.
- Personal Effects – Clothing, toiletries, and items for your personal use that are in your possession upon arrival in Saint Lucia are exempt from duty.
- Alcoholic Drinks – A traveller who is 18 years and older is entitled to a duty-free allowance of 40 fl ozs. of alcohol. Please note that any excess quantity up to 4 gallons is dutiable. There is no restriction on the size of the bottle.
- Tobacco Products – A traveller who is years and older can import free of duty 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 2 kilograms of smoking tobacco.
- Household Effects – These are items that are normally used in the home and are exempted from the payment of Import Duty and Consumption Tax, provided that such items were in his/her possession and use for at least one year.
Note: 5% service charge and 1.5% environmental levy are payable. In the case of the importation of personal and household effects as cargo in larger quantities, a different clearance procedure is to be followed. For more information please contact our help desk at Customs House, Castries, or call (758) 468 4801.
- Tools and Equipment – A traveller can import free of Import Duty and Consumption Tax, tools of the trade, musical instruments, and equipment normally used in the pursuit of the declared profession or trade provided that the passenger is a returning national. Please refer to the section on returning nationals. Please note that travellers who are not returning nationals may benefit from similar exemptions, provided that the tools and equipment are imported under the same conditions stated in item #4, for household effects imported by a passenger. Note: 5% Service Charge and 1.5% Environmental levy are payable in both cases.
- Gifts & Souvenirs – Gifts and souvenirs imported by a traveller of a value not exceeding Eastern Caribbean $270.00 are exempted from any duty or other charges imposed by Customs. This allowance can only be claimed once a year and does not apply to alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, or commercial goods.
Prohibited imports are items that are considered detrimental to the general welfare of the country. Prohibited imports will be immediately seized by Customs and the importer may be liable for severe penalties.
- Counterfeit currency and coins.
- Food unfit for human consumption.
- Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic or other engravings, pornographic records, videos, or any other indecent articles or matter.
- Matches that contain white or yellow phosphorus.
- Prepared opium and pipes or other utensils for use in connection with the smoking of opium or other narcotic drugs.
- Opium, morphine, cocaine, LSD, marijuana, and other narcotic drugs.
- Preparations of opium or other narcotic drugs for smoking.
- Any pistol or other apparatus in the form of a stylographic pen or pencil capable of firing any kind of shot cartridge whatsoever there from; and any cartridge containing gas.
- Fictitious stamps and any die, paint instrument or materials capable of making any such stamps.
- Condoms are manufactured by MONKOK LATIX of South Korea.
- Flick knives and blades, nightsticks, ratchet knives, and other similar and familiar knives with flying blades.
- Shaving brushes made in or exported from Japan.
- All publications, articles, or other matters associated with black magic, secret magic obeah, witchcraft, or other magical arts and occultism.
- Goods the importation of which is prohibited by any other enactment of the State.
- Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances except under the license of the Chief Medical officer.
- Ginger and dry coconuts except under license from the Ministry of Agriculture.
- Any goods which bear the Coat of Arms or the Flag of Saint Lucia or any other facsimile imitation, or representation thereof, except with the approval of the Prime Minister’s Office.
- Rare or threatened species of animals or plants, their products, and derivatives except for such goods which are accompanied by the appropriate permits issued by the CITES authorities.
- Foreign currency exceeding the prescribed amount unaccompanied by exchange control permission.
- Goods the exportation of which is regulated by any other enactment except in accordance with such enactment.
- Goods the exportation of which is prohibited by any other enactment.
- Making a false declaration to the Baggage Officer.
- Verbally abusing Customs staff.
- Claiming baggage that does not belong to you.
- Concealment of prohibited and restricted items.
The above offenses carry stiff penalties (e.g. cautions, seizure of baggage, arrests, fines of up to EC $10,000.00, & imprisonment for up to five years). Travellers are asked to be honest and co-operative with the Baggage Officers, as this will expedite your clearance through Customs.
Source: Saint Lucia Customs and Excise – www.customs.gov.lc
Visitors’ Extension of Stay
REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EXTENSION OF STAY IN SAINT LUCIA
First Time Applicants Requirements:
- One (1) Passport Photograph (Size: 2 inches x 1.5 inches)
- A Valid passport
- A Valid Return Ticket (Property Holders and Persons with Saint Lucia parentage are exempt from requirement)
- A Host (with a valid National identification card/Saint Lucia Passport or relevant documents)
- A rental payment receipt (if renting an apartment, villa etc.)
Returning Applicants Requirements:
- A Valid passport
- A Valid Return Ticket, if the previous ticket is expired
Applicants with Saint Lucia Parentage:
- Birth Certificate
- Parent (s) Birth Certificate (s)
- Parent (s) a valid National identification card/Saint Lucia Passport
Married Applicants (with Saint Lucian Spouse):
- Marriage Certificate (if married to a Saint Lucian national)
- Spouse’s Birth Certificate
- Spouse’s valid National identification card/Saint Lucia Passport
Applicants who own Property in Saint Lucia:
- Deed of Sale
- Land Registration/License
- Notice of Appointment of Directors (if in the form of a company)
Applicants who are Yachts’ Crew:
- Yacht’s Registration Certificate
- Yacht’s Declaration Form
- Extension Application Form Cost: XCD$2.00
- Extension Application Fee: XCD$200 per thirty days
- Extension of Stay Operation Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Processing time: 5 working days
If a foreign spouse is a male, the fee must be paid, however, if the foreign spouse is a female, the fee is waived.