Current situation

The Martinique Tourism Authority is happy to inform you that circulation in and around the island is fully restored.

Also, the Martinique Tourism Authority, the Port of Martinique, the Martinique International Airport are closely monitoring the island’s points of entry to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and ensure the safety of its residents and visitors.

IMPORTANT / 3RD DOSE AND HEALTH PASS

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health (MSS) confirms that the new conditions of validity of the health pass for people over 65 (linked to the 3rd dose) also apply to foreigners over 65. This point is valid for access to activities subject to the pass on national territory, but not in the case of the border pass. In the event that a booster dose cannot be obtained, foreigners will be able to be tested and obtain a negative test certificate (for a fee). This information comes from the Social Affairs Advisor at the Embassy who informed the Deputy Consul General in New York.

Update: Current public health situation in Martinique

Martinique’s public health situation continues to improve thanks to its ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 on the island. As of October 27, the number of cases and hospitalizations continued to be stabilized. As a result, the authorities have announced a gradual reduction in health and safety measures. This includes reopening public establishments with mandatory mask-wearing, allowing access to beaches with some restrictions, and permitting nautical and recreational activities, provided that participants embark and disembark within six miles of their home.

To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, a number of measures remain in place, including mandatory mask-wearing in many public spaces, and a health pass that must be shown by people over age 18 in order to access restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and other sites and activities. 

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Learn more here about travel to Martinique (in English).

Learn more here about recommendations (in French).

Learn more here about how to obtain a health pass in case of vaccination abroad?

Speaking on this topic, the director of the Martinique Tourism Authority, Mr. François Languedoc-Baltus noted that “it is very important that our guests be aware that the regional and tourism authorities are prepared and have taken in the last weeks all the necessary steps to prevent and contain the virus.” He added that “Martinique has one of the best hospitals and healthcare systems in the Caribbean—on par with mainland France and the E.U.”

Meanwhile, the local population and visitors are reminded to follow established recommendations to prevent infection. These include:

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw away after use or cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms do not go to a doctor or hospital to avoid any spread of the virus and instead call emergency services, the SAMU (dial 15) and share your travel history. They will send a specialist to evaluate your symptoms.