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Travel & Tourism . Tourist Guide to the Country

Saint Lucia Travel Requirements

Airport Departure Tax
US$15.00, payable on departure at all airports.

Banks offer a full range of banking and foreign currency services. Banks are closed Saturdays, Sundays and local holidays. Most banks have ATM machines. You can get cash (local currency equivalent) using your credit card at banks and some ATMs.

Business Hours
Generally from 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
8:30 am -12:30 pm Saturdays.
Malls and supermarkets open longer hours.

Getting Around
Several major rental car companies have offices on the island, and taxis are plentiful.

Credit Cards
Credit cards are widely accepted by most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Saint Lucia's currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). Currency exchanges can be made at banks, most major hotels and at Pointe Seraphine. The current exchange rate is about $2.70 EC to $1 U.S. at banks and about $2.60 through stores or hotels.

What To Wear
Casual resort clothing is appropriate year-round on Saint Lucia, although a wrap or pullover may be needed on cooler winter evenings. Some of the larger restaurants require men to wear jackets and sometimes ties. Swimwear and short shorts should be reserved for the beach. Go bare-backed only on the beaches.

In Saint Lucia, you drive on the left side of the road. A driver's permit is required; a 3-month permit may be obtained from the immigration department at the airport or seaport.

Duty Free
200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco; 1 litre (40 ounces) of wine or spirits for arriving passengers.

220 Volts, 50 cycles (Hz) with square 3 pin plug. A few hotels have 110 Volt, 50Hz supply.

Passports and Visas
Valid passports must be carried by all persons entering St Lucia, except USA, UK and Canadian citizens who must possess valid return tickets and are on a visit not exceeding 6 months. Visas are not required for citizens of the USA or commonwealth countries.



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