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St Barts Covid-19 Testing Center

On June 12 the government of St. Barthelemy published a plan for Covid-19 testing for all arrivals, starting June 15:

  • Upon arrival, visitors are asked to produce a test result which is 72 hours or less old (from the time the test was taken). The visitors should bring a printout or digital copy of their test results with them when they travel.
  • Visitors will be asked to present those test results at the passport control/immigration desk. There is no mechanism for passport control to receive the results via email in advance.
  • Visitors with proof of a recent negative test may continue on to their villa and then move about the island freely, without restriction, while practicing responsible social distancing.
  • Visitors who are planning to stay on island for more than 7 nights will be asked to go to the drive-in test center on the 7th day to take a second test to insure they are still not carrying the virus.

What if I wasn’t able to get tested before, or if my test is more than 72 hours old?

If visitors arrive at the airport without a test result from within the last 72 hours (from the time the test was taken), they will be given instructions to drive to the test center within 24 hours of the arrival to be tested. The government of St. Barthelemy has set-up a drive-through testing center in Gustavia, on Rue Pitea, a block from the Hotel de la Collectivité, on the north side of the harbor. They are using the nasal swab test, and have stated that results will be available within a few hours depending on the time of day the test is taken (and less than 24 hours in all cases). The test costs 125 euros per person.

Visitors who are tested on-island are asked to self-quarantine in their villas or hotel rooms until they get the negative test result which confirms that they are not carrying the virus. The results will be sent to them via email or text – based on the info they give the testing center. Then they are free to move about the island without restriction.

 

St. Barthelemy Drive-Through Covid-19 Testing Center

What if I test positive while on island?

If at any time during their stay a visitor tests positive for Covid-19, they will be asked to self-quarantine in their villa, or hotel room, for 14 nights or until they test negative again. If the villa where a visitor is self-quarantining in has another booking for the following week, villa rental agencies are asked not to move the client with Covid-19. Instead, incoming client with the next booking should be moved to a different villa.

Clients who test positive are not allowed to leave the island via boat or plane until they test negative.

What if I become seriously ill while on St Barts?

If a visitor becomes so ill because of Covid-19 that they require regular medical attention, they will be moved to the quarantine center by St. Jean stadium, where health professionals will provide regular care and will actively monitor their condition. In a worst case scenario where the condition of a visitor becomes life threatening, it is likely that the visitor would be flown to a hospital with a Covid-19 ward, in either Guadeloupe, Martinique or St Martin

This plan will be reviewed regularly, and may be revised as conditions warrant. Read more about traveling to St Barts during these interesting times.

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