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Covid 19 Updates: what impact on your holiday in St Barts?

Posted by Olivia on Nov 2, 2021 8:45:00 AM

In St Barth Infos, Informations

The following article is for informational purposes only. The situation is changing quickly and may vary depending of your location in the world. We strongly recommend that you check the requirements that will apply to you and your journey. 
Last update: August 15th, 2022: No more Covid formalities to enter St Barth! 
TravelDoc has a great tool where you can enter your departure airport, arrival airport, passport details and get the requirements that apply to you: https://www.traveldoc.aero/

Measures to know for your trip to St Barth

  • Vaccination & Testing

The only vaccines accepted are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
A vaccination is considered complete with two doses for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines. The last dose must have been given at least two weeks prior to the arrival date.
For Johnson & Johnson, a vaccination is considered complete with one dose, given at least four weeks prior to the arrival date.

Vaccination requirements apply to all visitors 18 years of age or older (as well as children 12 to 17 years of age traveling alone).

Arriving from a "Green" country (USA is a green country): 

- If you are fully vaccinated, you only need to show a proof of vaccination
- If you are not fully vaccinated you need to show a PCR test done less than 72 hours prior to departure or an antigenic test done less than 48 hours prior to departure. 
Arriving from an "Orange" country: 
- If you are fully vaccinated, you need to show a proof of vaccination and fill out an attestation stating that you do not have any Covid symptoms. 
- If you are not fully vaccinated, you need a compelling reason and a test (PCR < 72 hours or Antigenic < 48 hours). You may also be asked to perform a test on arrival. 
Arriving from France:
If you are vaccinated: No test required
If you are not vaccinated: PCR test < 72h or Antigenic test < 48h. 
No more mask in the plane. 
Green and Orange countries (there are no Red country)
Green and orange countries

If you are transiting via St Maarten (SXM), you need to comply to their requirements and submit an application online. Please see here

Useful links: 

EHAS form for SXM: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/

SXM travel requirements: https://stmaartenehas.com/travel-requirements/

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Current Situation and Measures in Place in St Barth

Since March 9th, there are no more health measures in place in St Barth.

St Barts Harbor

How to do a Covid test in St Barth?

Since May 2nd 2022, all persons needing to perform a PCR test (symptomatic persons, contact cases, travelers) will have to go to the laboratory in Gustavia.

Antigenic tests can be done in any pharmacy or directly at your villa.  

When going back to the USA, you can use a self-test (sometimes referred to as home test) that meets the following criteria:
·     The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) OR the relevant national authority where the test is administered.
·     The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.
·     The telehealth provider must confirm your identity, observe the sample collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that meets the requirements of CDC’s Order.
·     Airlines and other aircraft operators must be able to review and confirm your identity and the test result details. You must also be able to present the documentation of test results to U.S. officials at the port of entry and local/state health departments, if requested.
Some countries may restrict importation of tests that are not authorized or registered there. If you are considering bringing a U.S.-authorized test with you for use outside of the United States, contact authorities at your destination for information before you travel. (for more information please consult https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html)



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