Covid-19 St. Barth Entry Protocols

Last updated 01-21-22

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St. Barthélemy is currently classified as Level 1 (lowest risk) with the CDC.

Entering St. Barth:

All visitors (age 18+ OR Children between 12 to 17 years of age that are traveling alone) arriving from Green or Orange or Red countries may enter with proof of FULL vaccination performed at least 2 weeks prior to arrival, and you must present a negative Covid-19 antigen or PCR test, administered within 48 hours (2 days) of your originating flight (if arriving from the UK it must be within 24 hours of your originating flight). Children 12 to 17 are also required to present the same negative Covid-19 test.  Only children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing. You may view the color country classifications here.

The only vaccines accepted are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. Full Vaccination is defined as 2 doses for Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca received at least 2 weeks before arrival and 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson received at least 4 weeks prior to arrival.

If you are connecting via St. Martin all travelers must complete their pre-arrival travel declaration form within 72 hours of arrival in St Martin (required in both directions) AND must adhere to their individual vaccination or testing requirements which may be reviewed here.  If you are connecting via San Juan you adhere to their individual vaccination or testing requirements which may be reviewed here

We highly recommend you purchase an approved home test which can be taken online under the supervision of a technician to verify the results. Sample websites to purchase tests are Emed, Qured, and Get Tested Now.  All non-vaccinated visitors may only enter for a compelling reason (family, professional, medical) with pre-authorization.

St. Barth (SBH) departure (USA Citizens): Effective December 06, 2021, all travelers (age 2+) RETURNING to the UNITED STATES from an international destination will be required to show a negative Viral Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen) ADMINISTERED 24 HOURS OR LESS before arrival back into the USA.   Read the CDC announcement hereView location of testing centers in St. Barth here.  Guests are encouraged to arrive in St. Barth with their own CDC approved test kit, saving them the need to test locally. Below are online sources where you may purchase your own test kit prior to travel.

 Testing while in St. Barth

View locations and costs for available testing centers in St. Barth here.

Life in St. Barth: Restaurants, boutiques, public spaces, beaches and businesses are open.

Per order of the French Government:

  • Curfew at 12 AM (midnight). All persons are asked to be back at their home or hotel by this time.
  • Nightclubs are closed until further notice
  • A Sanitary Pass (France) or Proof of Full Vaccination is required to enter indoor spaces including Restaurants & Bars. Non-Vaccinated persons must present a negative Covid-19 test.
  • 6 person maximum per table in restaurants and bars. Mask required when entering and/or moving around inside.
  • Masks are required to enter shops, boutiques, grocery stores, office space, banks, etc.


Are there active cases of Covid-19 on St. Barth?

Yes.  The situation is monitored very closely and strong protocols remain in place to control the possibility of new cases entering the island or spreading locally.

Are restaurants, boutiques, and businesses open?

Yes. Restaurants are promoting social distancing and may limit the number of persons allowed at each table. Masks are required when not seated at your table.

Are masks required?

Yes. In accordance with announcements made by Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, a mask is encouraged when social distancing is not possible and is required on busy streets and when entering indoor establishments such as shops, grocery stores, banks etc.  For restaurants, guests may remove them while seated at their table and are asked to keep them on when entering or moving about.

Are beaches open?

Yes. All beaches are open with no restrictions.  Masks are NOT required on beaches.  Social distancing is encouraged.

St. Barth Properties looks forward to welcoming you back for your Dream Vacation. See you soon.

"Savaku" stands strong in St. Barth. Who is Savaku? A freelance graphic designer in Paris, 27 year-old Guillaume Blanchard is the creator of “Savaku” the Arawak spirit representing the forces of nature. Savaku evokes the soul of St Barth, a metaphor for the island as envisioned by the artist. An Arawak Indian is standing on a rock, which seen from above is in the shape of the island. In his right hand he has a spear to defend his land, and he is blowing in a conch shell, which represents the cry of nature, a nature perhaps too often abused. He is accompanied by an iguana, which evokes the earth, wisdom, and patience. A pelican represents the official symbol of the island as well as air and the sea, which provides sustenance, as the people of St Barth have been fishermen since the earliest days of the island. For Guillaume, “the stance of this simply dressed warrior shows that he is proud of his island, as meager and difficult as it was then."