Language

Overview

Official language is English. Patois (Creole French) is colloquial.

Idioms

Goodbye = Goodbye Eight = Eight Eighty = Eighty Exit = Exit Beer = Beer Please = Please Thank You = Thank you Tuesday = Tuesday Doctor = Doctor Thursday = Thursday Three = Three Thirty = Thirty Entrance = Entrance One Hundred = One Hundred One = One One Thousand = One Thousand Friday = Friday Five = Five Fifty = Fifty Danger = Danger Closed = Closed Hello = Hello Today = Today Hotel = Hotel I feel ill = I feel ill I don’t understand this = I don’t understand Ja = Yes My name is … = My name is … I am doing very well. = I’m very well. Wednesday = Wednesday Montag = Monday Morgen = Tomorrow No = No Neun = Nine Neunzig = Ninety Open = Open Restaurant = Restaurant Saturday = Saturday Six = Six Sechzig = Sixty Sieben = Seven Siebzig = Seventy Sonntag = Sunday Menü = Menu Do you speak German/English ? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two Sunday = Sunday menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two Sunday = Sunday menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

02/22/2022 Independence Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

01.08.2022 Emancipation Day

13.12.2022 National holiday

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

Duty free shopping

Overview

The following items can be brought into St. Lucia duty-free (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 1.18L of alcoholic beverages; Personal items valued at up to US$250. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Contact addresses

High Commission of Saint Lucia

With visa issue.

(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)

1 Collingham Gardens
London
United Kingdom
+44 (20) 73 70 71 23.

Mon-Thu 09.30-17.30 and Fri 09.30-17.00.

Honorary Consul of St. Lucia

St. Lucia does not have any representations in Austria and Switzerland; the British representations are responsible (see Great Britain ).

Weidebornweg 21
Bad Homburg
Germany
+49 (6172) 30 23 24.
http://www.govt.lc
http://www.govt.lc

Tue and Thu 09.00-12.00.

UK Visa Application Center TLScontact
Rue Sigismond-Thalberg 2
Geneva
Switzerland
http://uk.tlscontact.com/ch/gen/index.php
http://uk.tlscontact.com/ch/gen/index.php

Mon-Fri 08.30-12.00 and 13.00-16.30.

UK Visa Application Center TLScontact
Löwenstrasse 2
Zürich
Switzerland
http://uk.tlscontact.com/ch/zrh/index.php
http://uk.tlscontact.com/ch/zrh/index.php

Tue-Thu 08.30-12.00 and 13.00-16.00.

Business

Business etiquette

Long or short sleeved shirt and tie or safari suit or light suit are appropriate for business meetings. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8am-1pm and Sat 8.30am-12.30pm.

Business contacts

St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Orange Park Commercial Building, 1st Floor Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet, St Lucia Tel. +1 (0)758 452 31 65, +1 (0)758 453 15 40. Website: www.stluciachamber.org

Communication

Phone

According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code for St. Lucia is 00758. There are public card and payphones throughout the island. Phone cards are available from Cable & Wireless, the St Lucia Tourist Board information centers and many other outlets e.g. at the airport, Rodney Bay Marina etc.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800/850/1900, 4G. Network operators include Cable&Wireless and Digicel. Roaming contracts exist. It may be worth renting a cell phone and purchasing a local prepaid SIM card. Cell phone rentals are available from Cable and Wireless offices including Gablewoods Mall in Rodney Bay at Flow BayWalk and Castries Waterfront.

Internet

The main providers are Cable & Wireless and Digicel. Most hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping malls provide their guests with free WiFi. There are very few Internet cafes left in St. Lucia.

Post office

Post to Europe takes up to 4 weeks. Poste restante shipments can only be picked up upon presentation of an ID. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-16.30, Sat 09.00-13.30. Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1.

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