Saint Barthélemy Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Saint Barthélemy Travel Vaccines and Advice

This French territory of Saint Barthélemy is situated in the West Indies – a volcanic island with an abundance of coral reeves and protected nature. From the simple daily life of the locals weaving hats and bags from palms to more exciting activities such as windsurfing, you can go back to basics or set your heart racing. During their migration period, there is a strong chance that you will get the chance to see dolphins and whales on boat excursions. During the evening, take the opportunity to watch traditional music spectacles featuring the styles that Saint Barthélemy knows best; calypso, meringue, soca and even reggae. These are best displayed at the annual international performing arts event every year.

Make sure you know about Saint Barthélemy’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A beautiful beach on St. Barthélemy By Nolangaskill – Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Saint Barthélemy

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Saint Barthélemy

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

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Medical Care in Saint Barthélemy

The medical resources in Saint Barthélemy are limited. The island has a small hospital, Hospital de Bruyn, with specialist departments. However, ensure that you are fully insured with medical repatriation coverage, as you may have to be evacuated to Guadeloupe, San Juan, Atlanta or France in the event of a more serious injury or illness.

There are a few pharmacies in Saint Barthélemy such as the Island Pharmacy and the Airport Pharmacy. However, you should always bring a well-stocked medical kit and any prescriptions you need.

Dial 112 to access an ambulance on the island.

Is Saint Barthélemy Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Road safety Narrow and congested roads
Water activities Rescue services inconsistent with international standards
Health Zika virusDengue fever and Chikungunya warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Saint Barthélemy?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Saint Barthélemy if you’re travelling there under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Saint Barthélemy information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to France (PARIS)
Street Address:
130, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
75008 Paris

Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 43 29 02
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 43 29 86

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in France. There is no Canadian government office in Saint-Barthélemy.

Click here to access the embassy’s website