Saint Lucia visa requirements for Ghanaians
Travel and visa requirements
Saint Lucian Visa is not required for Ghanaians
Stay Duration: 42 days
- Ghanaians visiting Saint Lucia must first apply for an E-visa.
- This online pre-visa can be granted by the Saint Lucia Consulate in the applicant's home country.
- On presentation of the pre-visa at the border checkpoint of Saint Lucia the traveler is then issued a visa on arrival.
- This visa is valid for a maximum total stay of 42 days within a one-year period.
- Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa.
- The single entry visa cost £35 while the multiple entry visa cost £45.
- Your passport must be valid for six months with one blank page.
- You can extend your visa at the immigration department.
- No vaccinations are required to enter Saint Lucia.
- Before entry into Saint Lucia, visitors must have a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds, return or onward ticket and confirmation of accommodation.
- If you intend to enter with pets into Saint Lucia, your pet must have a microchip, rabies vaccination certificate and veterinary certificate.
- Direct flights are available from the Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana to Saint Lucia. The estimated flight time is from 8 - 9 hours.
- Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in Saint Lucia.
- Because the time zone currently used in Saint Lucia is the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4), Ghana is 4 hours ahead of Saint Lucia.
- Getting around in Saint Lucia is possible through various public means of transportation including Mini-buses, Taxis, Automobile rentals, Helicopter rides, Ferries.
- In Saint Lucia the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
- Saint Lucia has a tropical climate, hot all year round, with a relatively cool, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid and rainy season from mid-June to November.
- The best time to visit St. Lucia is between May and June as it is a good time to explore and participate in tourism-related activities.
- While English is Saint Lucia’s official language, Creole is also widely spoken.
- Visitors might want to pick up some basic Creole phrases to help them navigate communications in rural spaces.
- Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it. Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best currency to take to Saint Lucia?
The local currency of Saint Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar. US dollars are widely accepted across the island too, although you'll normally be given change in Eastern Caribbean dollars. You can easily exchange foreign currency in Saint Lucia's banks.
What is the best time of the year to visit Saint Lucia?
The best time to visit Saint Lucia is between May and June. These late spring and early summer months offer wonderful weather plus there are great room rates at the best hotels.
Is the tap water safe to drink in Saint Lucia?
The main water supply in St. Lucia is chlorinated and considered safe to drink, but the water may taste a little strange if you are not used to the chlorine. Bottled mineral water is available at hotels and shopping malls and is inexpensive to purchase.
Is English spoken in Saint Lucia?
The natives of St. Lucia have English as their official language but quite a large amount of the St. Lucian population also speak a French dialect called creole. Though English is St. Lucia's official language, it is estimated that approximately 20% of the island's population still does not speak English.
What traditional gifts can you buy while in Saint Lucia?
St. Lucia is famous for its brightly painted, hand-carved wooden masks and handmade pottery. St. Lucia has a long tradition of handcrafted pottery made by locals.