Saint Lucia visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Saint Lucian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 42 days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can stay in Saint Lucia visa-free for a duration of 42 days.
  • Visitors must hold a passport valid for the amount of period they intend to stay.
  • Before entry into Saint Lucia, visitors must have 2 passports sized photographs, a valid passport, proof of hotel accommodation, a copy of travel itinerary and a return or onward ticket.
  • Intending visitors can get to Castries in Saint Lucia from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Saint Lucia.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Castries is 22 hours, 51 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day 2 hours from Bloemfontein
  • Saint Lucia's official currency is the Eastern Carribean Dollar, although the US Dollar is acceptable throughout the Island. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and other exchange outlets.
  • The weather in Saint Lucia stays consistently warm and humid all through the year.
  • Saint Lucia’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions make it a prime spot for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Saint Lucia uses the Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which make South Africa six hours ahead.
  • The power socket and plugs used in Saint Lucia is of type G. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • Christianity is the prominent religion in Saint Lucia. The majority are Roman Catholics and Seventh Day Adventists, other protestants are minorities.
  • Getting around in Saint Lucia is possible with public taxis, buses etc.
  • Saint Lucia's original language is English, however, a larger percentage of the people speak french patois.
  • Saint Lucia is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to process a visa to Saint Lucia?

It takes 5 working days to process a visa to Saint Lucia. 

Is the tap water safe to drink in Saint Lucia?

The tap water is safe to drink in Saint Lucia. However, bottled water is available from hotels and shopping malls and is inexpensive if you prefer not to drink tap water. 

Do you need any vaccinations to visit Saint Lucia?

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for SaintLucia: 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.

Is Saint Lucia safe to visit?

Saint Lucia is relatively safe for travelers to visit. 

What's the best time of the year to visit Saint Lucia?

The best time to visit Saint Lucia is between May and June.