Travel Vaccinations for St. Lucia

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to St. Lucia

Luxuriant with forests, rolling green hills and picture postcard vistas of the Caribbean, St. Lucia is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, photographers, and honeymooners. The port of Castries is one of the Caribbean’s loveliest natural harbours, welcoming cruise ships every day. Most first-time visitors flock to the beach at Rodney Bay for wind surfing, sailing, and jet skiing, but there is so much of the island to discover.

Rent a jeep and head south to Soufrière to see the famous Pitons rising from the sea, then take a walking tour through banana and coconut plantations. Visit the bubbling sulphur springs and waterfalls at the world’s only drive in volcano, and don’t miss serenely beautiful Marigot Bay, the site where the original Dr. Doolittle was filmed. Your first stop on your way to St. Lucia should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, four to eight weeks before departure, so that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for St. Lucia.

There is No Risk of Malaria in St. Lucia

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in St. Lucia

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for St. Lucia

St. Lucia is tropical and owes its lush green landscape to its rainforest climate. After a rainfall, the heat can become more oppressive, so remember to drink lots of bottled water, and use a good sun block lotion at the beach. Apply liberally and reapply often. At the beach and on tour, remember to wear head covering.

The tap water in St. Lucia is chlorinated and considered safe to drink, but seasoned travellers seldom risk ruining their holiday by drinking water they are not accustomed to. Bottled or distilled water is cheap and readily available. Bring lots with you wherever you go in St. Lucia, and replenish fluids throughout the day, especially if you are taking the sun.

Thanks to its rich, fertile soil, St. Lucia produces an enormous range of vegetables and fruits such as papaya, plum, avocado, coconut, and watermelon, to name just a few, and you will find these used in main dishes, including the National dish, green bananas, called figs, with dried salted cod. St. Lucia’s cuisine shows its French, Creole and Caribbean influences in spicy fish or meat stews, langouste (lobster) which is cooked in any number of ways, fried breadfruit, served as crisps, and fried or cracked conch, and Accra, deep fried fish cakes made with salted cod and spices. For a cool refreshing drink, try golden apples, made from unripened apples and sugar. Heineken beer and Piton beer are both brewed on St. Lucia, and the rum punch is a must as you watch the sun set over Marigot Bay.

There is a hospital in Castries and another in Vieux Fort, as well as a clinic in Rodney Bay. For the most part, the standard of care is above average. It is, however, important that you arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need at private clinics.

Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, such as diving, and hiking through the rainforest.

Aside from observing the normal precautions, visitors are mostly safe in St. Lucia, but there is the risk of petty crime from hotels, boats, and holiday homes. When hiking, stay on well trodden trails and avoid dense grassy areas, to avoid a deadly bite from a fer de lance pit viper. Approximately 76,000 British Nationals visited St. Lucia in 2012, mostly without incident.