Visiting Saint Lucia
Upon entering Saint Lucia, a visitor is given a maximum of 6 weeks to remain on the island. All visitors are required to have a return ticket and their passport must be valid for six months. Visitors coming to Saint Lucia on cruises staying in Saint Lucia for less than 24 hours will be exempt from visa requirements normally in effect.
REVISED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All arriving passengers including travelers from within the Designated Travel Bubble must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia.
All persons travelling to Saint Lucia including those arriving from within the Designated Travel Bubble must complete a Travel Registration Form. Please submit your form 7 days before travel, and please print and travel with a copy of your registration form.
Protocols for Travel:
- All arriving passengers must have a negative result from a PCR test done no more than 7 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia
- All arriving passengers must adhere to all protocols relevant to airport
- All arriving passengers will be screened, this will include temperature checks
- All symptomatic passengers will be immediately isolated and tested. If test result is positive for COVID-19 the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost.
- Other passengers will be transferred by certified taxi to approved COVID-19 accommodation or to a government quarantine facility
- Hotel guests travelling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to transfer to another Covid-19 certified property to continue their stay, or to participate in water-based excursions arranged by the hotel
Flight Crew Members:
- Flight crew will be screened on arrival.
- Crew members will be exempt from testing except if symptomatic.
- All symptomatic passengers to be isolated and tested.
All arrivals must either:
- Have confirmed reservations at a COVID-19 certified accommodation provider for the duration of their stay or
- Have a pre-arranged stay confirmed at a Government operated quarantine facility.
All persons entering Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival Registration Form before arrival to ensure your efficient and expedited processing on arrival. Please print and travel with a copy of your completed registration form. For the Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form please visit-https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/
Please complete and submit this information before your flight.
All persons travelling to Saint Lucia are required to complete a TRAVEL REGISTRATION FORM prior to departure. You will receive a submission confirmation email shortly after you submit the Travel Registration Form.
All persons travelling to Saint Lucia (3 years and over) are also required to submit PCR test results by email prior to departure. Test results should be sent to TravelSaintLucia@gmail.com and cc to email@example.com
You MUST print and travel with a copy of the submission confirmation email and a copy of your test results.
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 advises 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 into 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 sizeof 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 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 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 to 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 which 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 manufactured by MONKOK LATIX of South Korea.
- Flick knives and blades, night sticks, ratchet knives and other similar and familiar knives with flying blades.
- Shaving brushes made in or exported from Japan.
- All publications, articles or other matter 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 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 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 offences 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 apartment, villa etc.)
Returning Applicants Requirements:
- A Valid passport
- A Valid Return Ticket, if 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 foreign spouse is a male, the fee must be paid, however if foreign spouse is a female, the fee is waived.