TRAVEL INFORMATION – ST BARTS ISLAND

Last up date on July 24th, 2021

 

We are delighted to inform that the French Government has included the USA and Canada among the green list countries (low risk of transmission).

 

  1. Entry requirements for travelers originating from a Green list country

Visitors from these countries, vaccinated or not, are all welcome to St Barts following the sanitary travel requirements below:

Vaccinated visitors must provide (not required for children of age 11 and under):

  • An Official proof of complete vaccination status
  • A negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test performed within three days prior to boarding. Alternatively, an antigen test within 48 hours priorto departure is also accepted
  • EHAS form is you transit through Sin Maarten Juliana Airport (see below instruction)

Once on St Barts, no quarantine nor self-isolation will be necessary. No Covid-19 tests will be required during the stay, except the usual one required according to the return destination, if needed.

Non vaccinated travelers must provide:

  • A negative RT-PCR Covid-L9 test performed within three days prior to boarding. Alternatively, an antigen test within 48 hours prior to departure is also accepted. (No Covid-19 test is required for children of age 1l- and under).
  • a sworn statement indicating that, once on St Barts, they will self-isolate during 7 days and perform a Covid-19 test on day 7th.
  • EHAS form is you transit through Sin Maarten Juliana Airport (see below instruction)

 

  1. Entry requirements for travelers originating from an Orange list country

Travelers from countries listed as Orange must present both:

  • An official proof of their complete vaccination status
  • A negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test performed within three days prior to boarding.
  • Alternatively, an antigen test within 48 hours prior to departure is also accepted. (No Covid-19 test is required for children of age 11 and under).
  • EHAS form is you transit through Sin Maarten Juliana Airport (see below instruction)

After two successful vaccination campaigns, the vast majority of our island’s citizens are now vaccinated.

Restaurants, boutiques, nautical and leisure activities, as well as all services are being offered as usual, Hotels and villas are open.

Nils DUFAU
President of the Tourism Board


Ferry entry requirements for St Barth arriving from Sin Maarten (Great Bay Express Ferry)

  • Residents (St Maarten – St Martin – St Barth)- No Restrictions
  • Any Person with COVID-Vaccination Card – No Restrictions
  • Non-Residents (Tourist)who have been on the island of Sin Maarten / St Martin more than 4 days – No Restrictions
  • Travelers arriving by plane and transiting to St Barth that has been on the island (St Maarten – St Martin)less than 4 days require a PCR Test no older than 72 hours to enter St Barth by ferry.

 

Ferry entry requirements for St Barth arriving from Saint Martin (Voyager Ferry)

  • No test needed (Covid test recommended if you stay more than 3 days)
  • No compelling reason anymore (from Feb 6, 2021)

 


 

  • Travelers in transit via Juliana airport in Sint-Maarten or staying on the island Sint-Maarten <-> Saint Martin must have completed online the EHAS form before travelling. Without they will not be able to transit (on the way in and out St Barth)! https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/   

 


These instructions and protocols, which we provide to you for your information, are subject to change at any time. We do everything we can to keep them up to date. However, we recommend that you contact your airline before your trip to make sure they are still current. The hotel can not be responsible for any problems getting to our island.

 

 

Find out all the Travel Information you need to know about St Barts island here.

Getting to Saint Barthélemy Newcomers as well as seasoned visitors will always remember their first arrival in St Barts island, as every arrival on the island has an air of adventure about it. From days of yore when sailors arrived on merchant ships or large schooners, when maritime ferries and private mega yachts dock in Gustavia, or by way of the spectacular landing over the Col de la Tourmente onto the once grass-covered runway, the memories of that first sighting of the island unforgettable.

Where is St Barts - flying to St Barts aiport

GETTING TO ST BARTS ISLAND – TRAVEL INFORMATION

Being a tiny island, St Barts Island cannot afford space for airplanes with more than 20-seats. So, the popular way to get there is to fly by big jets to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. After that, travelers can either take a one-hour ferry service or a 10-minute connecting flight from St. Maarten to St. Barts. Le Raizet Airport in Pointe-à-Pitre Guadeloupe and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan Puerto Rico also offer flights to Saint-Barthélemy.

ARRIVING BY PLANE

Connection via St Maarten

The main way to travel to St Barts  island from the United States and Europe is by a connecting flight through nearby St. Maarten via Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). The 12-minute connecting flight arrives into St. Barth’s Remy de Haenen Airport (SBH), which is located a short 10-minute drive away from the hotel.

United Airlines, Air France, KLM, Air Caraibes, Corsair and Copa Airlines have affiliations with Winair and St Barth Commuter (the local airlines offering the connection between St. Maarten and St. Barth), allowing baggage to be checked through to St. Barth. Upon arrival into St. Maarten, you can proceed directly to the Transfer Information Desk prior to Immigration where local airline representatives will advise you on how to proceed.

For those traveling into St. Maarten on a non-affiliated carrier such as American Airlines, US Airways, Jet Blue, Air Canada or West Jet. A transfer agent will greet you on arrival at the Transfer Information Desk, accompany you through Immigration, collect your baggage for transfer to the inter-island carrier and escort you to the departure lounge.

Winair and St Barth Commuter offer scheduled inter-island flights into St. Barth. The flight duration is approximately 15 minutes. The airport in St. Barth operates from 7 a.m. to sunset.

Connecting via San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan International Airport (SJU) offers daily non-stop service to/from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Baltimore, Hartford, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Washington DC (Reagan and Dulles), Caracas and Panama City.

Carriers include Copa Airlines, Avianca and a number of U.S.-based airlines.

Tradewind Aviation offers scheduled service and private charters from San Juan into St. Barth in modern, turbo-powered Pilatus PC-12 and Cessna Grand Caravan aircrafts. The dual-piloted planes offer air-conditioning and complimentary snack and beverage service. This connection allows for seamless transfer without double processing through customs.

Connecting via Antigua

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and a number of U.S.-based airlines offer regularly scheduled flights into Antigua’s V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU).

Tradewind Aviation and St Barth Commuter offer scheduled service and private charters from Antigua. Tradewind Aviation’s scheduled flights run from Oct. 15-Apr 10. St Barth Commuter’s scheduled flights operate from Dec. 1-Apr. 30.

Connecting via St Thomas

Tradewind Aviation offers scheduled service and private charters from St. Thomas.

AIRLINES TO ST BARTH
Air Antilles
, St Barth Commuter, Tradewind Aviation, Winair, Windward Express

CUSTOMS / IMMIGRATION

Citizens of the European Union must have valid passports. Citizens of the United States and Canada must have a valid passport as well as a return ticket or proof of continuation of travel. The passport must be valid for more than three months from the date of entry to Saint Barth. No other visa or paperwork is necessary for a stay of less than or equal to 90 days. Citizens of other countries, except Brazil, must have a valid passport and a tourist visa provided by the French Embassy or Consulateclosest to their home.

ARRIVING BY BOAT

This is the most traditional way to reach St Barts Island. Upon your arrival in Saint-Martin (French side), Sint-Maarten (Dutch side) or Anguilla, multiple boat chartering services are available along with scheduled ferries.

Via Voyager Ferry: from Marigot to St. Barth (1h15).

Via Great Bay Express: from Philipsburg (Bobby’s Marina 1h) to Gustavia, St. Barth. Shuttle service available from Juliana Airport.

Via private boat: 45 minutes in duration; few luxury boats are available.
Marterski pilou and Jicky Marine.

GETTING AROUND ST BARTS ISLAND

With the mountainous terrain of the island, it is important to have the proper means of transportation. Available to rent by the hour, day, or week: taxis, scooters, quads, 4-wheel drive vehicles, electric cars, and luxury SUVs and convertibles.

Travel Information provided by St Barth Tourisme Office.
Please visit SaintBarth-Tourisme.com for more information.