Saint Lucia

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US State Department currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Saint Lucia.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

US does not have an embassy in Saint Lucia; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Lucia; US citizens may call US Dept of State (202)-501-4444 for emergencies; alternate contact is the US Embassy in Barbados [1] (246) 227-4000; US Embassy in Bridgetown, Wildey Business Park, St. Michael BB 14006, Barbados, WI;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

999, 911


The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Saint Lucia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza.


Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to April), rainy season (May to August)

Currency (Code)

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G

Plug Type G

Major Languages

English, French patois

Major Religions

Roman Catholic, Protestant, other Christian, Rastafari

Time Difference

UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Twin Pitons; Sulphur Springs Park Scenic Drive; Diamond Botanical Gardens; Soufriere Estate; Pigeon Island National Park; Rodney Bay; Tet Paul Nature Trail; Morne Fortune

Major Sports

Soccer, cricket

Cultural Practices

Expect to say hello and strike up conversations with strangers.

Tipping Guidelines

The local standard for gratuities is around 10% of the total bill for restaurant's wait staff and taxi drivers. Bellhops, room service, and housekeeping should receive at least $1 (USD) per day or when a service is rendered, unless a service charge has been assessed.


Painted masks, pottery, rum, batik and silkscreened fabric, wood carvings, local honey and hot sauces

Traditional Cuisine

Green Fig (unripe banana) and saltfish

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2024