Covid-19 St. Barth Entry Protocols

Last updated 12-06-21

Due to overwhelming call volume, we kindly ask that only currently confirmed guests of St. Barth Properties as well as those seeking a new reservation call or email at this time.  If you have confirmed a stay directly with a hotel or elsewhere, please contact the source of your reservation directly. We thank you for your understanding.

St. Barthélemy is currently classified as Level 1 (lowest risk) with the CDC.

All visitors (age 18+ OR Children between 12 to 18 years of age that are traveling alone) arriving from Green or Orange countries may enter with proof of FULL vaccination performed at least 2 weeks prior to arrival AND present a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken within 48 hours (2 days) of arrival OR a Negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours (3 days) of arrival to enter. Non-vaccinated visitors and those arriving from Red countries may only enter for a compelling reason (family, professional, medical) with pre-authorization. You may view the color country classifications here.

The only vaccines accepted are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. Please note that the Johnson & Johnson must be performed at least 4 weeks prior arrival.

WHILE YOU ARE ON THE ISLAND

FOR THOSE AGE 18+, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER MOST INDOOR SPACES INCLUDING RESTAURANTS, BARS, HOTELS, FITNESS CENTERS, CINEMAS, ETC.

  • SANITARY PASS (France)
  • PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION

Currently confirmed guests of St. Barth Properties, and those seeking to secure a new reservation with St. Barth Properties, are encouraged to contact us for full detailsIf you have not reserved your accommodations with St. Barth Properties we thank you to revert back to the original source of your reservation for additional information. 

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Locally in St. Barth, life is normal. Restaurants, boutiques, and businesses are open.

The following is provided for informational purposes only and is based upon information that has been made available to St. Barth Properties.  The Covid-19 situation is fluid and may vary by State and Country.  It is the responsibility of each traveler to confirm individual requirements that may be pertinent to them.

St. Barth (SBH) departure (USA Citizens): Effective December 06, 2021, all travelers (age 2+) RETURNING to the UNITED STATES from an international destination will be required to show a negative Viral Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen) ADMINISTERED 24 HOURS OR LESS before arrival back into the US and fill out a passenger disclosure and attestation form provided by the CDC (your airline should provide this or download form here) in order to board your flight.  Read the CDC announcement hereView location of testing centers in St. Barth here.

What is the testing protocol for connecting airports to St. Barth?
San Juan (SJU) airport.
    • In Transit passengers: Travelers who are in transit to St. Barth are exempt from testing requirements and pre-arrival declaration forms for Puerto Rico itself but in order to continue to St. Barth, all travelers (age 10+) are required to show a negative Covid-19 Antigen test (administered within 48 hours (2 days) of their arrival in St. Barth) OR a negative Covid-19 PCR test. (Administered within 72 hours (3 days) of their arrival in St. Barth). Those who have been in San Juan for less than 24 hours are exempt from quarantine requirements that several US states may have on their return.  Tradewind Aviation offers daily flights to St. Barth.  Private charters are also available.  Clients of St. Barth Properties should contact our Concierge team to reserve your Tradewind flight.
    • Non-In Transit passengers: Travelers who intend to stay in Puerto Rico for more than 24 hours must show a negative PCR Covid-19 test (this is the molecular-based nasal swab test) where the date the test was administered is dated within 72 hours of their arrival. For those planning to overnight in San Juan, a pre-arrival travel declaration must also be filled out by all arriving. View full San Juan travel requirements here
  • St. Maarten Princess Juliana (SXM) airport. View full St. Maarten travel requirements and updates here
    • In Transit passengers: All Travelers must complete a pre-arrival travel declaration formAcceptance confirmation can take up to 12-24 hours.  You will be asked to show the airline you have received back the acceptance of this form from the St. Maarten authorities in order to board your flight. The form is required in both directions for all passing through St. Maarten. (fill out online here).
    • Non-In Transit passengers: For those staying in St. Maarten, you may review the specific protocols on their website here.
  • Antigua (ANU) airport is open: ARRIVAL: Travelers must show a negative PCR Covid-19 test where the date the test was administered is dated within 72 hours of their arrival.

Testing while in St. Barth

View locations and costs for available testing centers in St. Barth here.

FAQ:

Are there active cases of Covid-19 on St. Barth?

Yes.  The situation is monitored very closely and strong protocols remain in place to control the possibility of new cases entering the island or spreading locally.

Are restaurants, boutiques, and businesses open?

Yes. Restaurants are promoting social distancing and may limit the number of persons allowed at each table. Masks are required when not seated at your table.

Are masks required?

Yes. In accordance with announcements made by Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, a mask is encouraged when social distancing is not possible and is required on busy streets and when entering indoor establishments such as shops, grocery stores, banks etc.  For restaurants, guests may remove them while seated at their table and are asked to keep them on when entering or moving about.

Are beaches open?

Yes. All beaches are open with no restrictions.  Masks are NOT required on beaches.  Social distancing is encouraged.

 
St. Barth Properties looks forward to welcoming you back for your Dream Vacation. See you soon.

"Savaku" stands strong in St. Barth. Who is Savaku? A freelance graphic designer in Paris, 27 year-old Guillaume Blanchard is the creator of “Savaku” the Arawak spirit representing the forces of nature. Savaku evokes the soul of St Barth, a metaphor for the island as envisioned by the artist. An Arawak Indian is standing on a rock, which seen from above is in the shape of the island. In his right hand he has a spear to defend his land, and he is blowing in a conch shell, which represents the cry of nature, a nature perhaps too often abused. He is accompanied by an iguana, which evokes the earth, wisdom, and patience. A pelican represents the official symbol of the island as well as air and the sea, which provides sustenance, as the people of St Barth have been fishermen since the earliest days of the island. For Guillaume, “the stance of this simply dressed warrior shows that he is proud of his island, as meager and difficult as it was then."