St. Barth & Covid-19

Last updated 11-30-20

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.

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.

To reserve your stay please submit your inquiry here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. call 1-800-421-3396 or +1-508-528-7727.  A St. Barth Specialist will get back to you immediately.

Current entry requirements

Travelers are welcome to enter St. Barth in accordance with the testing requirements outlined below.

St. Barth (SBH) airport: Visitors (age 11+) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test. This can be a PCR or an Antigen test. For the PCR test, the date the test was administered must be within 72 hours (3 days) of their arrival. For the Antigen test, the date the test was administered must be within 48 hours (2 days) of their arrival. IMPORTANT: IF  you are transferring through St. Maarten (SXM), only the following antigen tests are approved by St. Maarten: The Becton Dickinson (BD) Veritor Plus antigen test, the Abbott Panbio Covid-19 antigen test, and the Roche/SD Biosensor F antigen test. Visitors (age 11+) staying on St. Barth longer than 7 days will be required to take an additional test in St. Barth, at their own expense, 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). For your convenience, VIP in-villa rapid testing can be arranged by our Concierge Team (€100 per person). Testing is also available at a local lab Monday-Friday from 12-1 PM and Saturday 9-10 AM (€135 per person).  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. PLEASE BE SURE TO REVIEW THE BELOW FOR REQUIREMENTS OF CONNECTING AIRPORTS.

Helpful resources to locate testing centers near you.

Rapid test for travel - Find testing sites

US Dept. of Health & Human Services - Find testing sites

The Covid Consultants - At home, PCR test kits and 24 hr turn around

FAQ:

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

Yes. Below are the latest official statistics as provided by the Préfet de Saint-Barthélemy et Saint-Martin. Updated for the week ending November 22, 2020.

    Total Cases*              Total Active          Total Hospitalized     Total Recovered       Total Deceased
  (*Since March 2020)

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 11+) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test. This can be a PCR or an Antigen test. For the PCR test, the date the test was administered must be within 72 hours (3 days) of their arrival. For the Antigen test, the date the test was administered must be within 48 hours (2 days) of their arrival. Those who have been in San Juan for less than 24 hours are exempt from quarantine requirements that several US states may have on your 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 St. Maarten travel updates here.
    • In Transit passengers: Travelers (age 11+) are 1) Required to show a negative Covid-19 test. This can be a PCR or an Antigen test. For the PCR test, the date the test was administered must be within 72 hours (3 days) of their arrival. For the Antigen test, the date the test was administered must be within 48 hours (2 days) of their arrival and only the following antigen tests are approved for St. Maarten: The Becton Dickinson (BD) Veritor Plus antigen test, the Abbott Panbio Covid-19 antigen test, and the Roche/SD Biosensor F antigen test., 2) have completed a pre-arrival travel declaration form, including uploading your negative result (IMPORTANT: IN ORDER TO BOARD YOUR FLIGHT TO ST. MAARTEN) you will be asked to show the airline you have received back the acceptance of this form from the St. Maarten authorities. The form is required in both directions for all passing through St. Maarten but on your return, you do not need to upload a test result. (fill out online here).  Connecting flights to St. Barth are available via Windward Island Airways and St. Barth Commuter. Private charters are also available. Ferry services between St. Maarten & St. Barth are running. Schedule and operation status subject to change, please visit The Voyageur and Great Bay Express websites to check schedules.
    • Non In Transit passengers: For those staying in St. Maarten, travelers must show a negative Covid-19 test.  This can be a PCR or an Antigen test. For the PCR test, the date the test was administered must be within 120 hours (3 days) of their arrival. For the Antigen test, the date the test was administered must be within 48 hours (2 days) of their arrival and only the following antigen tests are approved: The Becton Dickinson (BD) Veritor Plus antigen test, the Abbott Panbio Covid-19 antigen test, and the Roche/SD Biosensor F antigen test, and you must have completed a pre-arrival travel declaration form for St. Maarten
  • 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.

Are restaurants, boutiques, and businesses open?

Yes.  The majority reopened in July and August.  Clients of St. Barth Properties should contact our Concierge team for reservations.  Restaurants are limiting tables to parties of 6 and are encouraging social distancing. 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 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."