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

On June 22 the island of St. Barths reopened its borders to tourism, and reopened its airport to international flights.  See the article below for specifics on what to expect when vacationing in St. Barths this summer, what restaurants are open, and what’s the best way to get there.  You can also contact one of  WIMCO’s St Barths specialists directly at info@wimco.com. Read the government press release for comments by President Bruno Magras. This page is updated daily.

When can I travel to St. Barths?

Good news. St. Barths re-opened its borders to tourism effective Monday, June 22. The following conditions apply to travelers who want to vacation in St Barths.

  • If available in your area, schedule an RT-PCR Covid-19 test  72 hours or less prior to your arrival date. However, local officials understand that in some areas it is either difficult to schedule a test on a timely basis, difficult to get a quick result, or both, so you can also be tested when you arrive. Children under 10 years old are not required to be tested.
  • New CDC guidelines mandate that travelers wear facemasks as soon as they enter an airport, and to keep it on while bording, and for the duration of their flight. For more details about air travel, read our “What is it like to fly now” article.
  • All arrivals will be asked to produce a copy of the test results (printed or digital copy) when they arrive at the passport control desk at the St. Barths airport
  • If the traveler does not have a test result to share upon arrival, they must agree to go to the St Barths Covid-19 test center within 24 hours of arrival, and self-quarantine in his or her villa or hotel room until the test results are confirmed as being negative (results will arrive in less than 24 hours)
  • If a visitor stay exceeds 7 nights, they must agree to be tested again on the 7th day.
  • At any time if 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.

Which Airlines are Flying to St. Barths?

Tradewind Aviation resumed scheduled service between San Juan Airport (SJU) and St Barths Gustaf III Airport (SBH) on June 22. You can find direct flights to San Juan from several US airports, including cities New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. For assistance with flights, please email our Air Department at AirReservations@wimco.com

The Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) in St Martin will reopen to international flights on July 1. Win-Air and St. Barth Commuter will resume scheduled service between St. Martin and St. Barths on July 1.

Looking for a more private flight experience? Contact our air department to see options for private flight charter service into San Juan and St Martin, and private charter service to St Barts.

Tradewind landing in St. Barths

Are all Villas Available to Rent this Summer?

Yes, as of June 22 you will be able to vacation in most villas on St Barts this summer. (Exceptions include villas under renovation.) We have revised our concierge arrivals service per health authority guidelines, and have provided enhanced guidelines for housekeeping for the 375 residences that we represent on the island. You can view those guidelines here:

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

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Other coronavirus news from the Collectivite of St. Barthelemy:

  • There were six confirmed cases of coronavirus on St. Barths. All six people fully recovered as of April 21.
  • St. Barths is open for business. You can freely move about beaches, restaurants, and shops. 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.
  • Restaurants in St. Barths now offer dine-in service, with increased spacing between the tables. Take-out service continues in many restaurants.
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, government offices, and other essential services are open.
  • WIMCO’s concierge services office and real estate sales office are both open. We welcome you to say hello!
  • Any resident of St. Barths who is returning to the island after traveling abroad after June 22, is asked to take an RT-PCR test upon arrival, and to self-quarantine until the test results have been confirmed negative.

The WIMCO office, across the street from the airport

St. Barths Coronavirus Hotel re-opening plans:

Le Toiny:  Reopening in June as a private club for this summer only. The restaurant and beach club will be exclusively reserved for hotel guests. They will be open to non-hotel guests only on Saturdays and Sundays

Baie des Anges:  Re-opening in June

Manapany: Re-opening July 11

Eden Rock: Re-opening October 22. The beach club bar will be open for lunch this summer

Hotel Cheval Blanc: Re-opening October 2020

Hotel Christopher:  Re-opening November 25

Le Barthélemy: Re-opening October 28

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:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions for Caribbean Islands and Airports

Coronavirus travel advisories for North Americans planning to travel abroad

Getting there: Is it Safe to Fly Now?

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