Saint Martin Travel Vaccines and Advice
This Antillean destination that attracts many tourists each summer for its seaside resorts and sun-kissed beaches. Also popular among keen sailors, Saint Martin welcomes you with its land and sea features, diverse fauna and flora, tradition and culture. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy many activities such as hiking, swimming, water sports and cultural sights. Not to be missed, the north-east coastline, the Marine Nature Reserve, Lottery Farm Forest, and Paradise Peak are real gems. Let yourself be seduced by the panoramic view of Marigot and the Simpson’s Lagoon from Fort Louis. Spend the warm balmy evenings in the bars, casinos, clubs and restaurants of Saint Martin.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Saint Martin
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveller’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Saint Martin
Medical Care in Saint Martin
If you plan to vacation in Saint Martin, you have no reason to worry about the health of you or your family. Before leaving ensure to update your vaccinations. Public and private hospitals provide medical care of a high quality. You will be able to find two health establishments: one is located in Saint Martin and the other in Sint Maarten.
You should also travel with a medical kit including essentials such as antibiotics, antihistamines, disinfectants, antiseptics, compresses and bandages.
For emergency assistance, dial 112. However, medical emergencies require evacuation by plane.
Is Saint Martin Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Beware of common break-ins at resorts (see link below for more tips)|
|Road safety||If renting a car, make sure you have all necessary the information before signing a contract|
|Public transportation||Convenient taxis for short stays|
|Health||Zika virus and Dengue fever warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Saint Martin?
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.
If staying under 90 days, then only a passport is required to enter Saint Martin. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.
There’s a departure tax that needs to be paid if leaving from the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten. This fee is not required if leaving from the L’Espérance Airport.
Please click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Saint Martin 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)
130, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
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 Martin.