US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Saint Lucia. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the US citizen has possession of a return airline ticket and confirmation of an accommodation, such as a hotel reservation.
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  (246) 227-4000; US Embassy in Bridgetown, Wildey Business Park, St. Michael BB 14006, Barbados, WI; BridgetownACS@state.gov; https://bb.usembassy.gov
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travelers arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. See WHO recommendations.
Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to April), rainy season (May to August)
East Caribbean dollars (XCD)
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G
English, French patois
Roman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5%, other Christian 3.4%, Rastafari 1.9%
UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Twin Pitons; Sulphur Springs Park Scenic Drive; Diamond Botanical Gardens; Soufriere Estate; Pigeon Island National Park; Rodney Bay; Tet Paul Nature Trail; Morne Fortune
Expect to say hello and strike up conversations with strangers.
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
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: Tuesday, July 18, 2023