Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries announces the new policy to re-introduce Immigration cards for yachts persons

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Saint Lucia is fast becoming the yachting destination of choice for many. The added value which the yachting sector brings to the island’s tourism industry is evidenced by the range of employment opportunities available, economic benefits and linkages formed with other sectors. In this vein, it is imperative that there is the continued thrust towards effective monitoring of the sector.

 The Government of Saint Lucia therefore wishes to advise that effective September 1, 2014, yachts persons will be required to complete an Immigration card upon entry into Saint Lucia. This strategic move serves to position the Tourism Industry and Immigration Department to accurately account for yachting and stay-over arrivals and better serve the needs of our valued tourists.

 The new card must be completed by each individual on board a vessel, disembarking at the IGY and Margot Bay Marinas, as well as the Vieux Fort, Soufriere and Ganter’s Bays.

For further information/clarification on this initiative, please contact the following:

·       Cuthbert Didier, Maritime Consultant – Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries : 1-758-720-9093 or

·       Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism, Saint Lucia Tourist Board: 1-758-452-4094 or

·       Lucius Lake, Head of Immigration: 1-758-456-3825 or

·       Samantha Charles , Tourism Officer – Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries: 1-758-7204618or

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Saint Lucia and thank you for your cooperation in this worthwhile endeavor.