Saint Lucia Travel Information
March 17, an entry ban was imposed on all foreigners
with a travel history for the past 14 days from China,
Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Italy, France,
Germany, Spain, Iran or the United Kingdom. For more
information about coronavirus, see the section Health.
Most trips to Saint Lucia go safely and without
special problems, but travelers should be wary and take
The crime rate is relatively low. Risk of theft is
greatest, but cases of more violent episodes are also
reported. It is recommended to dress "easily" and not
show visible signs of wealth when leaving the hotel
area. Take special care after dark; It is recommended
not to walk alone and avoid illuminated areas. One
should at all times secure his personal belongings and
The terror threat is considered low in Saint Lucia.
The hurricane season is from June to November.
There is a risk of earthquakes in the Caribbean.
Before an earthquake, you may want to take precautions
and be prepared for how best to respond.
Hurricanes: In the case of
hurricanes, Norwegians staying in affected areas are
encouraged to follow the advice and directions of local
authorities. In addition, the National Hurricane Center
as well as local media is a useful source of up-to-date
It is imperative to make preparations in advance of
notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have
access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath
of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of
weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and
telecommunications networks and damage to roads and
buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be
closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float
water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
does not normally provide travel advice in connection
with natural disasters.
Travel registration :
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or
longer period in the Caribbean are encouraged to
register on reiseregistrering.no. This will make it
easier for the embassy to get hold of you in the event
of a crisis or disaster situation.
- Countryaah: Castries is the capital
of St. Lucia. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
You should be aware that most tour operators offering
excursions, water sports, jeep, horseback riding, etc.
are not insured, and you should therefore check the
terms of your insurance before undertaking such
Norway is represented at an honorary consulate in
Castries in Saint Lucia. The Norwegian Embassy
responsible for Saint Lucia is the embassy in Havana,
Cuba. Contact information for the consulate can be found
In case of crisis or emergency, the public is asked
to contact the embassy in Havana:
The Norwegian Embassy in Havana
Calle 21 # 307 e/H e In
Cuidad de La Habana
Tel: +53 7 842 7100
Tel. from Norway: 23 95 23 00
The embassy's opening hours are Monday to Thursday
from 08:30 to 16:30 and Friday from 08:30 to 14:00.
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the UD's 24-hour
operating center can be contacted on tel: +47 23 95 00
00 or by e-mail: UDops@mfa.no
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians travel visa-free to Saint Lucia for
shorter stays of up to 42 days. Please note that the
passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after
When leaving, all travelers over the age of 12 must
pay a fee of 54 EC $.
Coronavirus (covid-19): March 17, an
entry ban was imposed on all foreigners with a travel
history for the past 14 days from China, Hong Kong,
South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Italy, France, Germany,
Spain, Iran or the United Kingdom. Cruise ships were
banned from adding land from 16 March.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
Travelers should take common precautions to avoid
being exposed to HIV/ AIDS. Travelers should also take
common precautions when it comes to food and drink in
For official health travel advice and health
professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling
abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of
Practical information on currency, electricity,
telephone, opening hours, etc.
Currency unit and credit card
The currency in Saint Lucia is the East Caribbean
Dollar (XCD/EC $). 1 USD = 2.7 XCD (as of 30.06.2015), 1
NOK = 0.34 XCD (as of 30.06.2015)
Common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex
and Diners are accepted by most hotels, restaurants,
shops and companies. The mains is 240 volts.
There are generally good telephone connections and
the country code for calling Saint Lucia is + 1-758.
Emergency number: Police 999/456-3700, fire 911
Normal office hours are 8am to 4:30 pm Monday to
Friday; Saturday 08: 00-12: 30. For banks it is 08:
30-14: 00 Monday to Thursday and Friday until 17:00
Public holidays: 1 and 2 January (1 and 2 New Year's
Day), 2 February (Independence Day), Long Friday and 1
Easter Day, 1 May (Workers' Day), 2nd Pentecost, 3
August (Liberation Day), August 4 (culturama), September
16 (National Heroes Day), September 19 (Independence
Day), December 13 (National Day), Christmas Day 1 and 2
Norway is six hours ahead of Saint Lucia (GMT -4).
The climate is warm and tropical, with trade winds.
The is a great deal of rainfall between May and
November, while January-March is the driest month. The
average temperature is 27 degrees. The hurricane season
is from June to November.
The official language of Saint Lucia is English. In
addition, French patois is spoken.
Homosexuality is prohibited. It should be noted that
wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.