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St Barths and the Gustaf III Airport (SBH) RE-Opened to Tourism June 22

St. Barths reopened its borders to tourism on June 22.

Travelers wishing to vacation in St Barths are required to present a copy of a negative Covid-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours old in order to gain entry to St Barths. Your WIMCO villa specialist can advise you on the location of Covid-19 PCR testing centers near you, or you can use the test site finder tool below. Send your test results to WIMCO prior to travel so your agent can confirm to airlines and local authorities that you have meet the entry requirements.

US Government Link to Test Center finderHealth & Human Services test center search tool

We recommend using testing centers affiliated with 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.

Important travel note – if you are traveling to St Barts through St Martin, you will also need to fill out and submit a travel entry request form for St Martin. Details can be found here: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/  If you are transiting through San Juan with St Barts as your final destination, you are not required to fill out any forms for traveling to Puerto Rico.

The article below includes information on testing requirements for travelers, what restaurants are open, and what to expect when vacationing in St. Barths this season.

St. Barths Travel Requirements

The following terms and conditions apply to travelers who want to vacation in St Barths.

  • Travelers are required to present a copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in order to gain entry to St Barths (A July 10 government press release required that the test be taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival).
  • Travelers flying through St Martin to St Barts will also need to submit a travel entry request form for St Martin. Details can be found here: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/
  • Children under 10 years old are not required to be tested.
  • Villa rental agencies ask that the traveler emails their test result to the agency before leaving home
  • If a visitor’s stay exceeds 7 nights, they must be tested again on or before the 7th day. The island’s testing lab is on Rue Pitea in Gustavia. Your villa rental agency concierge can make an appointment for you.
  • Your WIMCO concierge can make an appointment for you, or you can walk in to the test center in Gustavia.
  • Please be advised that as of August 1, that those returning home by transiting through the Princess Juliana Airport in St Martin may be required to present a second negative Covid-19 PCR test that was taken no more than 120 hours earlier. See details on the SXM tourism website. To be on the safe side, schedule a test in St Barts 3 days prior to your departure if transiting through St Martin.

What happens if I test positive for Covid-19 while on-island?

If at any time a visitor gets a positive test result while on St Barths, they will be asked to self- quarantine in their villa for 14 nights, or until they test negative. If a visitor’s condition worsens and they require medical assistance, 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 test negative again. If a visitor becomes gravely ill while vacationing on St Barths, they will be airlifted to a hospital in Guadeloupe, Martinique or St Martin.

What covid-19 protections are in place on-island?

  • On October 17, the local health authorities required restaurants to cap table sizes at 6 persons, and to space tables 3-4 meters apart.
  • By French government decree, masks must be worn in all public places. See full details on the St. Barths Covid-19 travel page.

What businesses are open on St Barts?

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, government offices, and other essential services are open
  • Restaurants in St. Barths now offer dine-in service, with increased spacing between the tables. Take-out service continues in many restaurants
  • Visitors are asked to practice responsible behavior including social distancing and wearing a mask when entering an enclosed public building like the airport, or a store or shop

Which Airlines are Flying to St. Barths?

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 US 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 AirReservations@wimco.com

Win-Air and St. Barth Commuter both provide scheduled service 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 US or Europe into San Juan and St Martin, and private charter service to St Barths.

Tradewind landing in St. Barths

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

Yes, as of June 22 you can reserve a stay in most villas on St Barts. (Exceptions include villas under renovation, or those being used by their owners.) WIMCO has revised its concierge arrivals service procedures per health authority guidelines, and has provided enhanced guidelines for housekeeping for the 375 residences that we represent on the island. You can view those guidelines here:

For information about renting specific villas, please contact your WIMCO Villa Specialist or start your search here. To contact reservations, please email info@wimco.com or call (401) 849-8012.

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What is the status of the WIMCO St Barths office?

WIMCO’s concierge services office and real estate sales office in St Barts will be open this season. We welcome you to drop in to say hello!

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

St Barths Hotel re-opening  news:

This information is updated daily. 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.

Les Islets de la Plage: re-opened in June

Pearl Beach hotel: reopened in June

Baie des Anges:  re-opened in June

Manapany: re-opened July 11

Carl Gustaf : re-opening October 15

Eden Rock: re-opening October 22

Le Barthélemy: re-opening October 28

Hotel Cheval Blanc: re-opening October 29

Le Toiny:  re-opening November 1

Villa Marie: re-opening November 20

Hotel Christopher:  re-opening November 25

The Rosewood Guanahani St Bart : re-opening Spring of 2021

Contact your WIMCO villa specialist at info@wimco.com 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 coronavirus travel restrictions, please see this related article:

 

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