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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Saint Lucia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Saint Lucia

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Saint Lucia. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Saint Lucia

There are currently 27 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Saint Lucia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Saint Lucia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Saint Lucia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Saint Lucia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Saint Lucia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Saint Lucia due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   St. Lucia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/saint-lucia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/saint-lucia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Saint Lucia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Saint Lucia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 1st 2020

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 4.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Saint Lucia to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 3.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Saint Lucia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Saint Lucia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Saint Lucia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Saint Lucia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Saint Lucia with a rating of 1.0.

Changes from August 28th 2019

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 2.0 to 1.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government removed their warning for Saint Lucia with a previous rating of 0.0.

Changes from August 27th 2019

The total rating for Saint Lucia changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Saint Lucia with a rating of 4.0.

About Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia with its capital Castries is a country in North America (Caribbean), three and a half times the size of Washington, DC (616 km²). The country is located Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The climate can be described as tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August. The landscape is volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys. With a population of about 0.17 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Castries
Population less than one million
Size 616 km²
Size comparable to three and a half times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: XCD)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800
International phone prefix +1-758
Internet Top Level Domain .lc
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 LC
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 LCA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 662

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Saint Lucia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • particularly in the northern region
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • hurricanes
  • Mount Gimie (948 m), also known as Qualibou, is a caldera on the west of the island; the iconic twin pyramidal peaks of Gros Piton (771 m) and Petit Piton (743 m) are lava dome remnants associated with the Soufriere volcano; there have been no historical

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Saint Lucia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. assembly of electronic components
  2. beverages
  3. clothing
  4. coconut processing
  5. corrugated cardboard boxes
  6. lime processing
  7. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. citrus
  3. cocoa
  4. coconuts
  5. root crops
  6. vegetables

Saint Lucian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Saint Lucia.

Export products

  1. avocados
  2. bananas
  3. clothing
  4. cocoa
  5. coconut oil
  6. mangoes

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. fuels
  4. machinery
  5. manufactured goods
  6. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Saint Lucia?

Saint Lucia is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Saint Lucia.

Is it safe to travel Saint Lucia in 2020?

Visiting the country Saint Lucia is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Saint Lucia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Saint Lucia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Saint Lucia?

There are currently 27 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Saint Lucia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Saint Lucia.

What is the size of Saint Lucia?

Saint Lucia has a size of 616 km² or 238 mi² which is three and a half times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.