St. Barth’s is reopening June 9 to those who have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and who live in the U.S. and most other countries in North America, Central America and Europe. The reopening comes in tandem with France reopening its borders to non-European Union countries on Wednesday.
Here’s what you need to know:
All travelers aged 18 and older will need to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated (St. Barth’s defines this as at least 14 days beyond the final dose of a two-dose vaccine or at least four weeks if taking a single-shot vaccine). Travelers will need to send proof of vaccination to their villa rental agency or hotel when making a reservation. Travelers may also be asked to show proof of vaccination when checking in, and again when arriving.
In addition, all travelers aged 10 and older will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than three full days (72 hours) prior to arrival. Alternatively, travelers can take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test no more than two full days (48 hours) prior to arrival. Travelers will need to show proof of a negative result when checking in for their flights.
Good to know: During your vacation, you will have unrestricted access to all public spaces, including the beaches.
If you are traveling to St. Barth’s via St. Maarten—even if you are not spending a night on St. Maarten—travelers will need to pre-register to enter Princess Juliana Airport. To complete the EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System), you will need the results of your PCR test. There is a $30 fee associated with this, which covers mandatory travel insurance. Note: When returning home via St. Maarten, you will also be required to submit a request via EHAS to enter, although no additional testing is required.
If you are traveling to St. Barth’s through San Juan, and you are not spending the night there, you do not need to complete the online travel request form required for travel to Puerto Rico. Just show your negative COVID-19 test result and continue on to St. Barth’s. The same is true when you are transiting back through San Juan on your way home.