Saint Lucia Travel Vaccines and Advice
With its immense beauty, St. Lucia is a romantic Caribbean island with majestic rock formations and lush tropical forests. Traditional towns are scattered throughout the landscape, and you will be able to stroll and explore the charming streets and historical monuments which reference St. Lucia’s past. Enjoy a moment of relaxation on the golden stretch of sand, surround with crystal clear water. Sampling the fine gourmet food in local restaurants is the perfect way to spend an evening. Make sure to taste delicious Creole specialties such as Colombo or freshly braised fish.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Saint Lucia
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Saint Lucia
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Saint Lucia
Medical Care in Saint Lucia
Generally speaking, Saint Lucia’s medical system is far from satisfactory. Facilities offered include the government-run Victoria Hospital and Soufriere Hospital as well as a travel health clinic.
You can buy medications from these hospitals, or from one of the pharmacies on the island which are well stocked with quality drugs. However, ensure to keep prescribed medicine and a first aid kit with you at all times.
Dial 911 for medical assistance.
Is Saint Lucia Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Avoid unpopulated areas|
|Road safety||Narrow roads; Lack of guardrails;Avoid picking up hitchhikers|
|Public transportation||Fast and inexpensive|
|Health||Zika virus and Chikungunya warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Saint Lucia?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Saint Lucia for trips under 42 days. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Saint Lucia information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Barbados (BRIDGETOWN)
Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael,
P.O. Box 404, Bridgetown, Barbados BB11113
Tel.: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Barbados. There is no Canadian government office in Saint Lucia.