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06BRIDGETOWN826
2006-05-12 19:50:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Bridgetown
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COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR RICHARD PYLE TO

Tags:   ASEC  OTRA  SC  ST  XL 
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DE RUEHWN #0826 1321950
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 121950Z MAY 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 2484
						UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 000826 

SIPDIS

TOPEC

SIPDIS

BRIDGETOWN PASS TO PEACE CORPS ST. LUCIA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC OTRA SC ST XL
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR RICHARD PYLE TO
TRAVEL TO ST. KITTS AND ST. LUCIA

REF: SECSTATE 75650

UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 000826

SIPDIS

TOPEC

SIPDIS

BRIDGETOWN PASS TO PEACE CORPS ST. LUCIA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC OTRA SC ST XL
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR RICHARD PYLE TO
TRAVEL TO ST. KITTS AND ST. LUCIA

REF: SECSTATE 75650


1. Embassy Bridgetown warmly welcomes and grants
country clearance to Special Services Officer, Richard
Pyle to travel to St. Lucia for TDY from May 11 to May
17, 2006. The purpose of this visit is to meet staff
and volunteers in St. Kitts and St. Lucia.


2. Embassy Bridgetown would like to remind travelers
from Peace Corps that all official country clearance
requests should be at least five to ten working days in
advance of travel to allow for appropriate response.
Country clearance should not be assumed to be granted
unless a response is transmitted.


3. Embassy Bridgetown understands that Peace Corps
Eastern Caribbean based in St. Lucia will arrange for
Mr. Pyle's transportation and lodging.


4. Mr. Pyle will arrive in St. Kitts on American
Airlines flight #5112 on May 11 and will be returning
on American Airlines flight #5059 on May 17, 2006.


6. Mr. Pyle will be visiting the following islands
during this trip:

5/11 -5/13: St. Kitts and 5/14 - 5/17: St. Lucia.


7. Entry requirements: A valid U.S. passport is
required to enter St. Kitts and St. Lucia. For further
information contact the Envasa of St. Kitts and Nevis,
3216 New Mexico Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C., 20016
or by phone at (202) 686-2636 and Envasa of St. Lucia,
3216 New Mexico Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C., 20016
or by phone at (202) 364-6792.


8. Departure tax for St. Kitts is XCD$30.00 (Eastern
Caribbean Dollars) or USD$ 12.00. Departure tax for
St. Lucia is XCD$45.00 (Eastern Caribbean Dollars) or
USD$17.00.


9. The following is general information pertaining to
transportation, security, and health considerations
throughout the Eastern Caribbean:

Airports and Transportation
--------------
Commercial taxis are readily available and reasonably
priced at airports throughout the region.

Security
--------------
In the Eastern Caribbean, foot travel outside of well-
established tourist areas is not generally recommended,
especially at night. Be vigilant when using public
telephones or ATM machines near roadsides or quiet
areas. As in many U.S. metropolitan areas, wearing
expensive jewelry, carrying expensive objects, or
carrying large amounts of cash should be avoided.
Visitors should also safeguard valuables while at the
beach. While hotels are generally safe, many visitors
have experienced loss of unattended items. Hotel
burglaries are not uncommon and all valuables should be
locked in room safes if possible.

Health Information
--------------
Throughout the Eastern Caribbean, the most likely
threat to a visitor's health is sunburn. It takes
several weeks to become accustomed to the heat and
humidity. Prolonged exposure to the sun, without
protection, causes sunburn and may ultimately result in
sun-damaged skin or even skin cancer. Sunscreens
should be used for protection. In Barbados, St. Lucia,
and St. Vincent the major health threat is dengue
fever, transmitted by mosquito. Dengue cases are most
often seen in the summer months. Persons should
therefore protect themselves with insect repellant.
There is also a growing number of HIV/AIDS cases
reported. The Eastern Caribbean enjoys clean and safe
drinking water. Only routine boosters for
immunizations (i.e. tetanus, diphtheria, and oral polio
vaccine) are required when traveling to this region.
Barbados has the best medical facilities of all the
islands in the region and most of the medical
specialties have practitioners here.

GILROY