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How St Lucia passport became powerful over the years

The Passport of St Lucia has gained strength over the years in terms of visa free travel freedom. The St Lucia Government has signed number of visa waiver agreements with 146 destinations which includes countries and territories. Today St Lucia is undoubtedly remains, one of the most powerful passports in the Eastern caribbean.

In 2006, St Lucia passport only had visa free access to just 63 destinations. That number jumped more than the double in 15 years of time.

Here is the historical data of visa free countries available from Henley passport index.

Year Visa free
2006 63
2011 91
2016 125
2021 146

History of visa waiver agreements from 2006 to 2021 – Source: Henley

Important Visa waivers

In 2015, the important breakthrough came when EU signed visa exemption waiver with St Lucia along with 6 other ACP countries for a period of 90/180 day period to boost business and tourism. Today the visa exemption also applies to non-schengen EU member states such as Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

In 2020, a Visa waiver was signed with Kosovo in New York.

Some of the important visa waiver agreements signed by St Lucia are with

  • EU schengen states – Signed May 28, 2015
  • Argentina
  • Cuba
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan

Full List of Visa free countries

Afghanistan Visa required
Albania Visa required Visa not required for a max. stay of 90 days for holders of a valid multiple entry visa issued by the USA.
Algeria Visa required
Andorra Visa not required
Angola Visa required
Antigua and Barbuda Visa not required Freedom of movement for OECS states; ID card valid
Argentina Visa not required 90 days
Armenia Visa on arrival 120 days Obtainable on arrival at Zvartnots International Airport or prior to travel online.
Australia and territories Visa required May apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).
Austria Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Azerbaijan Visa required
Bahamas Visa not required 3 months
Bahrain eVisa
Bangladesh Visa on arrival 30 day Not available at all entry points.
Barbados Visa not required 6 months Holders of Caricom Certificate of Skills can stay indefinitely.
Belarus Visa required Visas are issued on arrival at the Minsk International Airport if the support documents were submitted not later than 3 business days before expected date of arrival.
Belgium Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Belize Visa not required 6 months Holders of Caricom Certificate of Skills can stay indefinitely.
Benin eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days / 8 days Must have an international vaccination certificate.
Bhutan Visa required
Bolivia Visa on arrival 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required 90 days
Botswana Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any year period
Brazil Visa required
Brunei Visa required
Bulgaria Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Burkina Faso Visa required
Burundi Visa required
Cambodia Visa on arrival 30 days Visa is also obtainable online.
Cameroon Visa required
Canada Visa required Visa not required for US permanent resident card Holders.
Cape Verde Visa on arrival Not available at all entry points.
Central African Republic Visa required
Chad Visa required
Chile Visa not required 90 days
China Visa required
Colombia Visa not required 180 days 90 days – extendable up to 180-days stay within a one-year period
Comoros Visa on arrival
Republic of the Congo Visa required
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required
Costa Rica Visa not required 30 days
Côte d’Ivoire Visa required
Croatia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Cuba Visa not required 30 days
Cyprus Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Czech Republic Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Denmark Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Djibouti eVisa 31 days
Dominica Visa not required Freedom of movement for OECS states; ID card valid
Dominican Republic Visa not required
Ecuador Visa not required 90 days
Egypt Visa on arrival 15 days
El Salvador Visa not required 90 days
Equatorial Guinea Visa required
Eritrea Visa required
Estonia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Eswatini Visa not required 30 days
Ethiopia eVisa up to 90 days eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Fiji Visa not required 4 months
Finland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
France Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Gabon eVisa Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
Gambia Visa not required 90 days
Georgia eVisa
Germany Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Ghana Visa required
Greece Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Grenada Visa not required Freedom of movement for OECS states; ID card valid
Guatemala Visa not required 90 days
Guinea Visa required
Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival 90 days
Guyana Visa not required 6 months Holders of Caricom Certificate of Skills can stay indefinitely.
Haiti Visa not required 3 months
Honduras Visa not required 90 days
Hungary Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Iceland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
India e-Visa 60 days e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports[Note 1] or 3 designated seaports.[Note 2]
An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
Indonesia Visa not required 30 days
Iran Visa on arrival 30 days
Iraq Visa required
Ireland Visa not required
Israel Visa not required 3 months
Italy Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Jamaica Visa not required 6 months Holders of Caricom Certificate of Skills can stay indefinitely.
Japan Visa required
Jordan Visa on arrival Conditions apply.
Not available at all entry points.
Kazakhstan Visa required
Kenya Visa not required 90 days
Kiribati Visa not required 30 days
North Korea Visa required
South Korea Visa not required 90 days
Kuwait Visa required
Kyrgyzstan eVisa Electronic visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airportor through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (atAk-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu,Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).
Laos eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days Visa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse,Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,[Note 3] and at 13 border crossings[Note 4] as well as Tanalaeng train station in Vientiane, which connects to the train station in Nongkai, Thailand. Visa on arrival facility will be gradually phased out at various border crossings starting January 2020.
eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
Latvia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Lebanon Visa required In addition to a visa, an approval should be obtained from the Immigration department of the General Directorate for General Secutiy (La Surete Generale).
Lesotho Visa not required 90 days
Liberia Visa required
Libya Visa required
Liechtenstein Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Lithuania Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Luxembourg Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Madagascar eVisa / Visa on arrival 90 days
Malawi Visa not required 90 days
Malaysia Visa not required 1 month
Maldives Visa on arrival 30 days
Mali Visa required
Malta Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Marshall Islands Visa required
Mauritania Visa on arrival Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
Mauritius Visa not required 90 days
Mexico Visa required
Micronesia Visa not required 30 days
Moldova Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period
Monaco Visa not required
Mongolia Visa required
Montenegro Visa not required 90 days
Morocco Visa required
Mozambique Visa on arrival 30 days Conditions apply
Myanmar Visa required
Namibia Visa required
Nauru Visa required
Nepal Visa on arrival 90 days
Netherlands Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
New Zealand Visa required Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
Nicaragua Visa not required 90 days
Niger Visa required
Nigeria Visa required
North Macedonia Visa required
Norway Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Oman Visa required
Pakistan Electronic Travel Authorization Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
Online Visa eligible.
Palau Visa on arrival 30 days
Panama Visa not required
Papua New Guinea Easy Visitor Permit 30 days
Paraguay Visa required
Peru Visa not required 183 days
Philippines Visa not required 30 days
Poland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Portugal Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Qatar eVisa
Romania Visa not required 90 days within any 180 day period
Russia Visa required
Rwanda eVisa / Visa on arrival 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required Freedom of movement for OECS states; ID card valid
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required Freedom of movement for OECS states; ID card valid
Samoa Entry Permit on arrival 60 days
San Marino Visa not required
São Tomé and Príncipe eVisa
Saudi Arabia Visa required
Senegal Visa on arrival 90 days
Serbia Visa required Visa not required for holders of Schengen, US or UK visa or residence permits (max stay 90 days)
Seychelles Visitor’s Permit on arrival 3 months
Sierra Leone Visa on arrival
Singapore Visa not required 30 days
Slovakia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Slovenia Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Solomon Islands Visitor’s permit on arrival 3 months
Somalia Visa on arrival 30 days Available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
South Africa Visa required
South Sudan Electronic Visa Obtainable online
Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
Spain Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization 30 days
Sudan Visa required
Suriname Visa not required 6 months Holders of Caricom Certificate of Skills can stay indefinitely.
Sweden Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Switzerland Visa not required 90 days 90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
Syria Visa required
Tajikistan eVisa 45 days
Tanzania Visa not required 90 days
Thailand Visa required
Timor-Leste Visa on arrival 30 days Not available at all entry points.
Togo Visa on arrival 7 days
Tonga Visa on arrival 31 days
Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required 6 months Holders of Caricom Certificate of Skills can stay indefinitely.
Tunisia Visa not required 90 days
Turkey eVisa 90 days
Turkmenistan Visa required
Tuvalu Visa on arrival 1 month
Uganda Visa on arrival Determined at the port of entry. May apply online.
Ukraine eVisa 30 days
United Arab Emirates Visa required
United Kingdom andCrown dependencies Visa not required 6 months
United States Visa required
Uruguay Visa required
Uzbekistan Visa not required 30 days
Vanuatu Visa not required 90 days
Vatican City Visa not required
Venezuela Visa not required 90 days
Vietnam Visa required Pre-arranged visa obtained online through travel agencies available at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang airports.
Phú Quốc without a visa for up to 30 days.
Yemen Visa required
Zambia Visa not required 90 days 90 days as tourists or 30 days for business
Zimbabwe Visa not required 90 days

Defacto or Partially Recognized

Territory Conditions of access Notes
Abkhazia Visa required
Kosovo Visa not required 90 days
Northern Cyprus Visa not required
Artsakh Visa required Travellers with Artsakh visa (expired or valid) or evidence of travel to Artsakh (stamps) will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.
Palestine Visa not required Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed.
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Undefined visa regime in the Western Sahara controlled territory.
Somaliland Visa on arrival 30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival.
South Ossetia Visa not required Multiple entry visa to Russia and three day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia.
Taiwan Visa not required 30 days
Transnistria Visa not required Registration required after 24h.

Dependent / Autonomous territories

China

Hong Kong Visa not required 90 days
Macau Visa not required 90 days

Denmark Territories

Denmark
Faroe Islands Visa not required
Greenland Visa not required

France Territories

French Guiana Visa not required
French Polynesia Visa not required
French West Indies Visa not required Includes overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique and overseas collectivities of Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.
Mayotte Visa not required
New Caledonia Visa not required
Réunion Visa not required
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Visa not required
Wallis and Futuna Visa not required
Netherlands
Aruba Visa not required
Caribbean Netherlands Visa not required Includes Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
Curaçao Visa not required
Sint Maarten Visa not required

New Zealand Territories

Cook Islands Visa not required 31 days
Niue Visa not required 30 days
Tokelau Visa required

UK Territories

Akrotiri and Dhekelia Visa not required Stays longer than 28 days per 12-month period require a permit.
Anguilla Visa not required Holders of a valid visa issued by the United Kingdom do not require a visa.
Bermuda Visa not required
British Indian Ocean Territory Special permit required Special permit required.
British Virgin Islands Visa not required
Cayman Islands Visa not required
Falkland Islands Visa required
Gibraltar Visa not required
Montserrat Visa not required
Pitcairn Islands Visa not required 14 days visa free and landing fee US$35 or tax of US$5 if not going ashore.
Ascension Island eVisa 3 months within any year period
Saint Helena Visitor’s Pass required Visitor’s Pass granted on arrival valid for 4/10/21/60/90 days for 12/14/16/20/25 pound sterling.
Tristan da Cunha Permission required Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Permit required Pre-arrival permit from the Commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).
Turks and Caicos Islands Visa not required Holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United Kingdom or the USA do not required a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.

US Territories

American Samoa Visa required
Guam Visa required
Northern Mariana Islands Visa required
Puerto Rico Visa required
U.S. Virgin Islands Visa required

Source: Wiki

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