St. Lucia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
1. for passengers of 18 years of age or older:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigar or 250 grams of tobacco products;
- 40 oz. of wine or spirits;
2. goods for personal use or gifts up to a value of max. USD 250.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Permission of the Commissioner of Police is required.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Additional Information on regulations:

Import of fruits and vegetables must be approved by the Quarantine Officers from the Ministry of Agriculture.


Cats and dogs can enter as passenger's checked baggage in the cabin or as cargo via George F.L. Charles Airport or Hewanorra International Airport.
Import Permit must be obtained in advance from the Government Veterinary and Livestock Service Division in St. Lucia.
Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority of the exporting country is required.
Pets must have a micro-chip implanted conform to ISO standard 11784 and reader to ISO standard 11785. If the microchip does not conform to the standard, pet owners will need to provide their own microchip reader.
For further information, please refer to: (see: Veterinary and Livestock/Guidelines for Importing) or via email: [email protected]
Tel: 1 758 454 3470/6254. Fax: 1 758 454 5932.
Prohibited: Importation of the following breeds or crosses:
American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentina, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa Inu, Pitt Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or British Staffordshire.
Important: if failing to meet import permit regulations, pet will be destroyed.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of entry in St. Lucia.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, which is cleared at the airport of final destination in or outside St. Lucia. However 1 to 10 per cent of this baggage is subject to coincidental clearance.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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