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Saint Lucia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Saint Lucia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Saint Lucia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Saint Lucia customs regulations.

Import regulations in Saint Lucia

Duty-free allowance


Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 2 kg loose tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 40 fl oz. of alcohol.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods, such as clothing and toiletries.
  • Gifts and souvenirs up to a value of EC$270 may be imported. This allowance can only be claimed once a year and does not apply to alcohol, cigarettes, or commercial goods.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit currency and goods.
  • Food unfit for human consumption.
  • Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, and other media.
  • Matches containing white or yellow phosphorus.
  • Opium, morphine, cocaine, LSD, marijuana and other narcotic drugs.
  • Utensils intended for the preparation and consumption of illegal drugs.
  • Any pistol or other apparatus in the form of a pen or pencil capable of firing any kind of shot cartridge.
  • Any cartridge containing gas.
  • Fictitious stamps and any die, paint instrument or materials capable of making such stamps.
  • Condoms manufactured by MONKOK LATIX of South Korea.
  • Flick knives and blades, night sticks, ratchet knives and other similar knives with flying blades
  • Shaving brushes made in or exported from Japan.
  • All media associated with black magic, secret magic obeah, witchcraft or other magical arts and occultism.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • The import of live animals, including pets, is subject to certain restrictions, and requires an import permit from the Veterinary Service of Saint Lucia.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permit.

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