Saint Lucia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Saint Lucia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Saint Lucia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Saint Lucia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia Import Regulations

Import regulations

St Lucia requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from St Lucia authorities before posting:


  • Animals and animal products
  • Firearms
  • Machine games, toys
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, St Lucia prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Alcohol
  • Asbestos
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Cheques, blank
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Knives
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Printed material; books, newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pornography
  • Playing cards
  • Rubber articles
  • Vegetable products