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Saint Lucia

If you’re travelling to Saint Lucia, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Natural Disasters and Climate
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact


General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >


Security status

High degree of caution.

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to Saint Lucia

All arriving passengers must download and print the HEALTH SCREENING FORM. The form must be completed on the day of travel and presented at the health screening desk on arrival in Saint Lucia.

Fully vaccinated travellers must provide a valid vaccination certificate on entry to Saint Lucia. Travellers over 5 years old who are not fully vaccinated must present a valid negative PCR test result from a test administered within 5 days prior to their arrival in Saint Lucia. 

International visitors must adhere to all safety protocols in place throughout Saint Lucia, including wearing a mask in public.

PCR Test Requirements

Please note that the following information should be included on a negative test result:

  • The name, address and telephone number of the lab where the sample was taken
  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • The date of testing
  • The type of test and the method of testing
  • The result

Unvaccinated arrivals who do not meet these testing requirements will be tested on arrival at their own cost and will be required to quarantine until the result is known. 

Proof of Recovery

Unvaccinated travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to travelling to Saint Lucia may enter upon submitting the following three documents:

  1. The results of the first positive test result which led to isolation/quarantine (this must be a PCR test);

  2. A letter from their doctor stating that they are cleared from isolation;

  3. The most recent postive PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival into country.

General Travel Advice

Zika Virus

There have been outbreaks of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

Extreme Weather in the Caribbean Region

The Atlantic hurricane season generally runs from June to November each year and can also affect the eastern and southern USA with heavy rain, flooding and extremely high winds.

Citizens with plans to be in the affected region during this period should consider the need to travel based on information relating to extreme weather projections. 

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.

Natural Disasters and Climate



Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

Additional Information

Entry requirements

If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.

You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.


Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.

The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will contact you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you may contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin at + 353-1-408 2000.

Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008

Tel: +1 202 462 3939
Fax: +1 202 232 5993

Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00

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