The Health Situation in St. Barthélemy
To enter, as of today, all passengers that have traveled anyplace in the past 14 days other than the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, and Sint Maarten must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before their flight. Children age 10 or younger are exempt from this requirement. The only test currently accepted by St Barths is a rt-PCR test obtained from a nasopharyngeal swab.
All passengers coming from North America and Latin America must take a second test after being on the island for seven days.
Temperatures are also taken when passengers arrive on the island and masks must be worn in all enclosed spaces.
The island of St. Barthélemy continues so far to resist the effects of the global pandemic: “We are not facing an epidemic situation,” explains Nils Dufau, president of the Tourism Committee of St. Barthélemy.
While the requirements for entering the island could evolve by April, the Collectivité de St. Barthélemy, since the beginning, has done everything it possibly could to seriously limit the propagation of the virus.
The island reacted rather rapidly in getting state-of-the-art equipment for easy, rapid testing: “We were in the forefront in terms of the measures we instituted,” adds Nils Dufau. “We were the first in the Caribbean to have such a sophisticated testing machine, which is especially efficient with results that are 90% to 94% reliable.”