Saint Lucia has updated its travel entry guidelines, introducing a new online immigration form which needs to be filled out within 72 hours of arrival. While there are no more mandates in place, the form does require some basic information about your health status.
This guide covers all information about the requirements to enter St. Lucia if you are going for vacation or short term business, but you can skip to the Immigration and Public Health Requirements section here if you prefer just to get those details.
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Travelers are allowed to enter Saint Lucia once they abide to the below guidelines and restrictions.
All travelers entering Saint Lucia must has a valid passport. For those staying in Saint Lucia for vacation or short term business, their passport should be valid for the time of stay. Longer term stays will be dictated depending on whether you are citizen, resident or have a VISA allowing otherwise.
Depending on which country or territory you belong to, you may be required to sign-up for a non-immigrant visa. If you do require a visa, you can either sign up for a three-month single entry visa at the cost of EC$125.00 or a multi-entry visa for EC$190.00 valid for one year of coverage.
You can find out more information on this via the Government of St. Lucia website.
As of March 1, 2023, the Saint Lucian Customs and Immigration division implemented a new online immigration form that needs to be filled out within 72 hours of arrival to the island. This is applicable to those entering the island via air only. Travelers coming in via sea will still be required to fill out paper forms.
The immigration form requires details about your flight, travel documents, place of stay, the number of travelers in your party and the nature of your visit. There is even a health information section, but the questions are pretty generic and travelers are not required to prove vaccination status or take any related tests prior to travel or on arrival.
Once the form is filled out, travelers will receive their receipt with a QR code which the immigration official will scan on arrival (whether it be printed or from your phone). If you somehow forget to complete the form, the two major airports have free Wi-Fi in order to allow entering guests to fill out the form before speaking to an officer.
Incorrect information on the form could result in a XCD $1,000 ($370 USD) fine.
As of February 1, 2023, all safety policies and mandates were removed. Mask wearing is still recommended, but not required.
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