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 reasonable precautions.
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 documents.
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 information.
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 activities.
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 here.
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
E-mail: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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 entry.
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 coronavirus.
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 tropical areas.
For official health travel advice and health professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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 according to allcitycodes, 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.