COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Saint Barthelemy (6 March Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • No with exceptions

  • Travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason, or a professional reason that cannot be postponed.

  • Any travel between mainland France and Saint-Barthélemy must be justified by a compelling reason in addition to carrying a certificate for a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before travel to Saint-Barthélemy.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No with exceptions

  • At airports and other ports of entry, health screening measures are in effect.

  • Visitors staying longer than 7 days on the island are asked to get a PCR COVID-19 test in Saint-Barthélemy on day 8 of their stay. If a visitor tests positive, they will be required to self-quarantine until they retest negative. If a visitor is unable to remain in their rented accommodations for the required period of time, they may quarantine at a designated lodging facility located in St. Jean. Children under 10 years are exempt.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued outside of Saint Barthelemy are accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • Visitors ten years of age and above must show a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 certificate for a test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival. Antigen test certificates are not accepted.

  • No measure is imposed for journeys between Saint-Martin and Saint Barthélemy, but a PCR or antigen test is recommended for a stay of more than 3 days.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • No with exceptions

  • Travelers could be required to self-isolate for seven days before taking another PCR test.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers must present a sworn statement that they have no symptoms and that they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days preceding the flight.

  • Passengers arriving in Saint Barthelemy via Sint Maarten need to complete and submit a travel entry request for Sint Maarten.

Is a vaccination required?

  • No

  • A COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter Saint Barthelemy.

Insurance required?

  • No

  • Currently, proof of a medical insurance policy is not required to enter Saint Barthelemy.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • In order to get to Saint Barthelemy, travellers can transit through San Juan Airport (SJU), Sint Maarten Princess Juliana Airport (SXM), and Antigua Airport (ANU), which are open for commercial flights.

  • Arrivals are required to wear a face mask when entering the airport and during their flights.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Borders are open. Entry to St. Barthelemy is currently limited to those with compelling reasons, such as medical, professional, and family.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • There is no curfew in effect.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Physical distancing is encouraged.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • No restrictions are in effect.

  • Masks are required when using transport.

  • Taxis are operating.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Non-essential shops are open.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Accommodations are open.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are open, with physical distancing guidelines. Restaurants must close by midnight.

  • A maximum of six people are allowed per table.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Bars are open with physical distancing measures. Bars are ordered to close by midnight.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes

  • Beaches are open with no restrictions but physical distancing is encouraged.

  • Masks are not required on beaches.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed places. Masks are not required while outdoors in the streets or while enjoying the beaches.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Some countries are beginning to remove some restrictions gradually. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans