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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions for Travel to St Barts and the Gustaf III Airport (SBH)

News about how the Coronavirus is impacting travel to St Barts can be challenging to keep up with.  WIMCO can help you sort out the latest news, and when and how you can visit St Barts. This page is updated daily.

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions for St Barts

The “shelter at home” order ended on May 11, and residents of St Barths can now move freely about the island, while practicing social distancing. . A phased reopening has begun with restaurants resuming dine-in service, respecting social distancing guidelines.

As of April 20 there are no active cases of coronavirus on St Barts.  

When can I travel to St Barts?

The government is working out the terms for re-opening its borders, and is expected to announce those plans in June.  Check with your WIMCO reservations agent, or email us at info@wimco.com for the latest scoop.

What about flights to St Barts?

The Princess Juliana Airport (IATA SXM) in St Martin is closed to international flights, and no date has been announced for a re-opening to international flights.  Win-Air and St Barth Commuter have temporarily suspended scheduled service between St Martin and St Barts, except for medical and other essential travel.

The Airport in San Juan Puerto Rico is open, however Tradewind Aviation has temporarily suspended scheduled service between San Juan Airport (SJU) and St Barts Gustav III Airport (SBH), until such time that the government lifts the restriction on air travel between Puerto Rico and St Barts.

Will Villas Be Open This Summer?

Yes, as soon as the border re-opens you will be able to make reservations in most villas for travel this summer. Check with your WIMCO villa specialist for information about specific villas, or email us at info@wimco.com for the latest scoop.

 

Other coronavirus news from the Collectivite of St Barthelemy:

– The St Barts Gustav III Airport (SBH) is closed to commercial flights for tourism until further notice.

– The Port of Gustavia is closed to entry by non-residents until further notice.

– Restaurants in St Barts may now offer dine-in service, with increased spacing between the tables. Take-out service continues in many restaurants.

– Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, government and other essential services are open.

– Any resident of St Barts who is returning to the island, after traveling abroad, is asked to self quarantine for 14 days.

Recent Coronavirus press releases from the Collectivite of St Barthelemy

Hotel re-opening plans:

Cheval Blanc:  reopening in June, after the border is reopened
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 guest only on Saturdays and Sundays
Baie des Anges:  reopening in June, after the border is reopened
Eden rock: The hotel will reopen on October 22nd.
Christopher:  The hotel will reopen on November 25th.

 

Contact your WIMCO villa specialist at info@wimco.com for the most up to date information on travel to St Barts, 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

 

 

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