St. Lucia is located in the Windward Islands group in the Caribbean. It is of volcanic origin with high lava ridges and craters. At the centre of its mountainous centre is Mount Gimie (959 metres, 3146 feet). Tropical rain forests cover the interior and a number of small rivers flow from the central highlands. Saint Lucia has a tropical climate that is influenced by sea winds and the prevailing NE trade winds. The wet season is from June to September and the dry season from February to May. The average temperature is 25 degrees C all year round.
For advice on work permits, contact the Ministry of Labour & Relations (tel 468-2202/2205/3181 or 451-9830, e-mail email@example.com). For advice on which foreign nationals require visas, contact the Consular Officer (tel 452-1178, 468-4516 or 468-4511, email firstname.lastname@example.org). British, Canadian, US and French nationals do not require passports for entry into St. Lucia on short stays of up to one week. However, due to the recent changes by the US Government for re-entry by US citizens, the St. Lucia Government advises the carrying of passports.