Pack your bags and get ready for a vacation on the chic French Caribbean island of St Barth. As of Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the French government has cleared the way for all fully-vaccinated travelers from the US to head to this tropical paradise. Soft, white sandy beaches await you, with cool breezes ruffling the palm trees and turquoise waters beckon you to take a dip in the sea. All US tourists must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as show the negative results of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before traveling or an antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding your first flight. No further testing or quarantine required once you arrive, other than the test needed to return to the US at the end of your stay. This can be done at the Red Cross tent in the large parking lot in St Jean or at the pharmacy in Gustavia or in St Jean.
Those under 18 do not need to be vaccinated but require a test. Those under 10 do not need a test or vaccine. If traveling through Sint Maarten (Princess Juliana Airport), even if you are not spending a night in St Martin, travelers will need to pre-register to enter St Martin airport. The online form is called EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System). To complete it you will need the results of your PCR test. Please check with your airline and/or hotel/villa rental for any additional requirements. When you get to St Barth, you’ll find the island is hopping, with hotels and villas ready to welcome you, and restaurants and boutiques doing business as usual, with some of the best shopping anywhere. Almost all are open, with the exception of Le Toiny and Le Sereno, which have closed for the season. So take one last look and make sure you’ve got what you need for a great vacation on the island, including your straw hat, flip flops and bathing suits. From lunch by the beach to a gourmet dinner under the stars, the laidback vibe of St Barth is once again available for your enjoyment!