St. Barth & Covid-19

Last updated 9-21-20

The CDC lists St. Barth in their "Risk Is low" category on their Covid-19 travel recommendations by destination list.  We are happy to share that St. Barth officially reopened to tourists on June 22, 2020. We are thankful to the local authorities who took swift action in March to put safety measures in place to ensure the future of St. Barth remains bright.

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Current entry requirements.

Travelers from the USA and EU are welcome to enter St. Barth in accordance with the testing requirements outlined below. Travelers are required to wear a face mask when entering the St. Barth airport and while on their flight to/from St. Barth.

  • ARRIVAL: Visitors (age 11+) are required to show a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test (this is the molecular-based nasal swab test) where the date the test was administered is within 72 hours of their arrival. Visitors (age 11+) staying longer than 7 days will be required to take an additional RT-PCR Covid-19 test in St. Barth, at their own expense (€135), on the 8th day following their arrival. (i.e. if you arrived in St. Barth on Sunday, you will need to test locally on the following Monday).  The testing lab is available to drive up Monday-Friday from 2-3 PM and Saturday 9-10 AM.  If a visitor tests positive, they will be required to self-quarantine for 7 days or until they re-test 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 which is located in St. Jean.

FAQ:

What airports are open and how can I get to St. Barth?

  • San Juan (SJU) airport is open.  ARRIVAL: As of July 15, 2020, travelers must show a negative RT-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. A pre-arrival travel declaration must also be filled out by all arriving. Tradewind Aviation resumed daily flights to St. Barth on June 22, 2020.  Private charters are also available.  Clients of St. Barth Properties should contact our Concierge team to reserve your Tradewind flight.  View full San Juan travel requirements here
  • St. Maarten Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) reopened August 1, 2020, to commercial flights from the USA. Private Jets and commercial flights from other destinations resumed on July 1, 2020. ARRIVAL: Travelers are required to show a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test (this is the molecular-based nasal swab test) where the date the test was administered is dated within 120 hours of their arrival. Connecting flights to St. Barth are available via Windward Island Airways and St. Barth Commuter. Private charters are also available. Clients of St. Barth Properties should contact our Concierge team for assistance. View St. Maarten travel updates here.
  • Antigua (ANU) airport is open: ARRIVAL: As of July 15, 2020, travelers must show a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test where the date the test was administered is dated within 72 hours of their arrival.

Are restaurants, boutiques, and businesses open?

  • Yes.  The majority reopened in July and August, excluding those associated with hotels that are within their annual closing. Favorites include Nikki Beach, Eden Rock, Shellona, Tamarin, Esprit, Orega, Bonito, Bagatelle,  La Guerite, Pearl Beach, Eddy's, L'isola, Lil Rock, Bananiers, Baz Bar, Le Repaire, L'Entracte, La Langouste, Jojo Burger, Le Select, Bar de L'Oubli, Baz Bar, Black Ginger and many more.  Several will close again for their annually scheduled closings in September and a portion of October. Curious if your favorite is open or looking for a reservation during your stay?  Clients of St. Barth Properties should contact our Concierge team for reservations.  Restaurants & Bars are required to close by 12 midnight and will be set up to encourage social distancing.

Are masks required?

  • Yes. In accordance with the July 17, 2020 announcement made by Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, masks are required 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. Masks are not required while outdoor in the streets or while enjoying the beaches.

Are beaches open?

  • Yes. All beaches are all 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."