The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.
Passport Health has additional information on current vaccinations and diseases in Saint Lucia, and I recommend visiting their website for the most up-to-date travel requirements.
Most Caribbean citizens don’t need a visa to enter Saint Lucia if your stay is less than six months. Citizens of the EU (except Ireland), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland can visit Saint Lucia without a visa if staying less than three months. UAE citizens don’t require a visa for stays less than 60 days.
Citizens of North America, China, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Eswatini, and Lesotho can enter Saint Lucia without a visa if their stay is less than six weeks.
If you’re a citizen of another country, you might need a visa or visa-on-arrival to enter Saint Lucia. You’ll want to check your country’s visa guidelines and requirements.
Your passport will need to have an empty page for your entry stamp and be valid for at least six months past your date of entry to Saint Lucia.
Cruise ship passengers visiting Saint Lucia for a day are exempted from obtaining visas.
iVisa is an incredibly helpful resource for obtaining visas. iVisa makes the usually complicated and confusing process of getting a visa easy. You fill out a simple online application, and then iVisa takes care of everything else.
At bars and restaurants, you may have to get the server’s attention rather than just waiting for them to approach. This is a cultural difference, not a sign of poor service.
Greetings are usually verbal rather than a handshake or peck on the cheek. It’s polite to greet everyone upon entering a taxi, shop, restaurant, or boat with a ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon.’