St Barts COVID Information

St Barts COVID Update

Updated March 5, 2021

As of February 3rd, the island of St Barts announced a temporary travel entry restriction in order to comply with the the edict of the French government.  Guests with compelling reasons (medical, professional and family) are permitted entry. Guests on island are permitted to continue or extend their stays.  However, entry for leisure travel is currently suspended. The duration of the entry ban is currently unknown and we are awaiting guidance from the government regarding this all important question. Until we have confirmation of the intended duration and specifics of the entry restriction,  St Barts Blue will be contacting guests that we deem will be effected by the entry restriction to plan contingencies and discuss options.

Currently we are accommodating guests with travel dates before March 15, 2021 pursuant to the guidelines of the St Barts Hotel & Villa Association. On March 8th, there will be a further update for travelers arriving between March 15th and March 30th.

For official information please follow the Prefet de Saint Barthelmey or visit the St Barts tourism board

To request a postponement please submit your request on the following link:


St Barts Entry Requirements

Visitors (ages 10 and above) entering St Barts must show a negative COVID-19 PCR Test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Rapid Antigen tests are no longer permitted. To find a COVID PCR testing site near you, please go to Google and search for "COVID PCR Testing near me." Vaccinated travelers are still required to be tested.

Traveling via St Maarten

If traveling via St Maarten, please complete the following entry requirement form:

The island of St Martin also requires a negative COVID-19 PCR within 3 days. The purchase of the $30 protection plan is not required unless you are overnighting on St Maarten.  For flights to St Barts, please visit Winair or St Barths Commuter.  St Barts Blue can book St Barts ferry tickets.


Traveling via San Juan

Transit passengers are exempt for the Puerto Rico travel requirements and online documentation if your stay is less then 24 hours. Travelers are still required to have a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of their arrival to St Barts (SBH) and show those results to the authorities in Puerto Rice for both legs of their journey.

Tradewind Aviation offers flights from San Juan to St Barths. Shared and private charters are available.

Island Protocols

The beaches, stores and restaurants are open and welcoming guests. Protocol measures are in place to limit capacity and social distancing.  While guests have unrestricted access to all public spaces, guests are encouraged to stay at their villa as much as possible for the first week of their stay and avoid crowded areas. Villa pre-stocking is available.

Guests staying longer than 7 days are required to schedule a PCR Covid test on Day 8 of their stay.   Testing is available at the Red Cross center in St Jean. Please prepare for a prolonged wait time. If your test result is negative, then guests may use the island freely.

Red Cross testing site

Location: St Jean parking lot (behind cemetary) (via on map)
Cost: 135 euros for PCR
Please bring your passport

Mon-Fri: 8AM-3PM
Saturday: 8AM-12PM
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Please plan on long wait times as testing capacity is increased

Return Travel to the US- COVID Testing requirement

As of January 26th, the US is requiring inbound travelers to have a negative COVID test (PCR or Rapid Antigen Test) within 3 days before their flight departure to the US. Guests should complete the US COVID Attestation form once they have their test result. 

Currently St Barts is only offering PCR testing at the Red Cross testing site. Testing options are subject to change.


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