Traveling to St Barts: What Is Required to Enter St Barts Now?

St Barts is open for tourism. What is required to enter St Barts now?

Travel news updates for Summer 2023:

  • Entering St Barts is EASY! The island does not require any proof of vaccination, nor does it require any test results or pre-registration
  • St Barts Passport Requirements
    • A valid passport is required to enter St Barts
    • No visa is required to enter St Barts if you are a citizen of the US, Canada, any EU country, and most of Central and South America.
    • If you live outside of these areas, and are not sure if you need a visa to enter French St Barts – use this Visa Requirements tool.
    • Insiders tip – make sure your passport will still be valid at the time of travel. Please note that US Passport Renewals take longer to process now, so plan ahead.
    • For information on how to renew your passport, visit the USA GOV site, and read the “How to Renew a US Passport” section. You can mail in the application to renew or call a regional Passport Agency office for an expedited process, which will involve extra fees.
  • Bringing PETS to St Barts
    • Vaccinate dogs and cats against rabies, and this between 21 days and a year before the date of the trip (knowing that those of less than three months cannot travel)
    • Treat dogs and cats with pest control.
  • Requirements for travelers entering or returning to the US
    • You are NO LONGER required to present a negative covid test to re-enter the US

Travel planning tips for getting to St Barts

  • We recommend that you fly to St Barts via San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • No travel registration or proof of testing negative is required if flying in through San Juan.Better still, you do not have to go through security screening to board the flight to St Barts
  • If you fly in via St Martin, you are no longer required to pre-register for entry via their EHAS portal, however you will have to go through security screening one more time in order to board the flight to St Barts.

Ready to Start Planning Your Vacation in St Barts?

When you are ready to start planning your vacation in St Barts, why not let WIMCO take care of all the details? Contact Us for assistance in finding the ideal villa, booking your international and inter-island flights, renting a car, setting up airport arrivals service, making restaurant reservations, booking water sports and other activities and so much more.

Call 1-401-849-8012, email: [email protected], or use our general inquiry form.

What is the CDC Health Alert level for St Barts? For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC Health Alert Classification. website.

Travel Insurance Options for travel to St Barts

Regardless of where you choose to travel, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Visit the travel insurance marketplace to shop for the policy that best fits your needs.

Travel Tip:  Looking for an extra level of assurance when traveling? Consider a MedJets membership for peace of mind.

Are Covid Tests Are Required When Returning from St Barts to the US?

Effective June, 2022:   Good news!!  US residents are not longer required to present proof of a negative test, or proof of vaccination, when returning home to the US.

St Barts Pharmacies offering Rapid Antigen Covid Testing

Should you want to get tested while in St Barts, there are three Pharmacies in St Barts that can perform Covid 19 rapid antigen tests. The cost is 50 euros per person. We recommend reserving this service in advance as the pharmacies no longer have staff members dedicated to providing tests, so plan ahead to reserve time for a test.

1) Pharmacie in St Jean, across the street from the airport.
2)  Pharmacie in Gustavia, near the ferry terminal. 8am – 7:30pm
3)  Pharmacie in St Jean, near Zion, 8am – 8pm

Want to book travel to St Barts now?

If you are ready to book travel to St Barths, contact us to set up your villa or hotel reservation, rental car, and flights. Your WIMCO reservations agent will take care of the petition to enter paperwork for you. Email: [email protected] or call 1-401-849-8012 from anywhere in the world.

Traveling to St Barts: What Is Required to Enter St Barts Now?

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while on St Barts?

If at any time a visitor tests positive for Covid-19 while on St Barts, they will be asked to self-quarantine in their villa for  until they show no symptoms, or until they test negative.

If a visitor’s condition worsens and they require medical assistance, they will be examined by a physician in the villa, and then if necessary they will be moved to the quarantine housing by the sports stadium in St Jean. They will be monitored there by health professionals until they no longer show symptoms.  Travelers who test positive are permitted to leave the island after they end the quarantine, as long as they do not have any fever or symptoms.

If a visitor becomes gravely ill while vacationing on St. Barths, they will be airlifted to a hospital in St Martin, Guadeloupe, or Martinique where there are larger hospitals better equipped to care for the client.

The medical evacuation plane needs to be chartered by someone in the clients’ traveling party, at their own expense, which ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 euros. WIMCO’s concierge department or the concierge desk of any hotel can arrange the medical charter if this were to occur. Relatives or friends of the client may not accompany them on this flight, they must fly in a separate plane. The client is loaded in a lying-down position into a long plastic capsule with an oxygen tank. The shell is then sealed to protect the crew and is loaded onto the airplane. Here is an example of the capsule used.

The medical charter is met by an ambulance on the tarmac at the destination, and the client is moved to the ambulance, and then to the hospital. Those with a MedJets membership will be met by a MedJet on the Tarmac, and will be flown directly to a destination of their choosing. Medjets will perform these COVID-19 medical evacuation flights if the individual has a MedJets membership and if a local doctor states that they can be moved safely.

What businesses are open on St. Barths?

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, government offices, and other essential services are open
  • Restaurants in St. Barths offer dine-in service, and take-out service continues in many restaurants

Which Airlines are Flying to St. Barts?

Tradewind Aviation provides scheduled service between San Juan Airport (SJU) and St. Barths Gustaf III Airport (SBH). You can find direct flights to San Juan from several U.S. airports, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. For assistance with flight planning, please email the WIMCO Air Department at [email protected].

Win-Air and St. Barth Commuter both provide scheduled services between St Martin and St. Barths.

Looking for a more private flight experience? Contact the WIMCO Air Department to see options for private flight charter service from the U.S. or Europe into San Juan and St Martin, and private charter service to St Barths.

Tradewind landing in St. Barths
Tradewind landing in St. Barths

Are Private Villas Open and Available to Rent in St Barts?

Yes, now you can reserve a stay in most private villas on St Barths  For information about renting specific villas, please contact your WIMCO Villa Specialist or start your search here. To contact reservations, please email [email protected] or call (401) 849-8012.

Start your villa search (featured here: Villa CMA)
Start your villa search (featured here: Villa CMA)

Is the WIMCO St. Barths office open?

WIMCO’s concierge services office  in St Barths is open. We welcome you to drop in to say hello! Our offices are directly across the street from the airport.

The WIMCO office, across the street from the airport in St Jean
The WIMCO office, across the street from the airport in St Jean

Will St Barts Stage the Regattas in 2023?

Yes, the regattas will return to St Barts in 2023. The St Barth Bucket Regatta will be held in March, 2023, and the Les Voiles de St Barth regatta will be held in April,  2023.

Are hotels in St Barts open?

Yes. If you would like to make a reservation to stay in any hotel in St. Barths, simply contact WIMCO’s reservations department and they will advise you on what rooms are available at what prices. Visit the St. Barths hotel reservations page for more information.

Contact your WIMCO villa specialist at [email protected] for the most up-to-date information on travel to St. Barths, or to ask to be placed on a destination travel alert list.

For more news updates about Caribbean island travel during COVID-19, countries with a Coronavirus travel ban, and the latest information on Coronavirus travel restrictions, please see this related article:

Caribbean Island Travel – Where Can I Go Now?

Where Can You Get a Covid-19 Test?

If you want to get tested for peace of mind, we recommend using COVID testing centers run by your state, or those affiliated with drugstores like CVS, and large hospitals and university medical centers such as Weill Cornell Medicine in Manhattan, Yale New Haven Health centers in Connecticut, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Here are some helpful links to find a PCR test center near you:  Tests for Travelers

U.S. Government Test Center finder: Health & Human Services test center search tool

At Home Antigen Tests for Travelers

If you do not have access to rapid antigen testing, you may want to order an at-home antigen test.You can purchase at home test kits at most national pharmacy chains like CVS.

Here are two at-home remote medical observation nasal swab antigen testing options. Tests are self administered, under the video supervision of a lab technician to verify your identity and the results. samples are uploaded to a lab via a cassette connected to your wifi network, or via a visual method. Test results are emailed to you, date and time stamped, usually within 15 minutes:

ABBOTT /Binax at home antigen test

Get Tested Now/ Clarity at home antigen test

Rapid Antigen Testing in Airports – Day of departure

Several airports now offer rapid antigen testing the day of departure, for a fee, by appointment only. Select the link below that corresponds with the airport you will be departing from. We recommend that you still get tested the day before travel to make sure you are not positive before you depart for the airport.

In the Northeast – Chicago and Providence – New York, New Jersey, Boston, Atlanta, Washington and more – Philadelphia

In Paris – Charles de Gaulle airport – Orly airport