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Formalities and Entry form in St Barts

For all visitors, formalities in St Barts require a valid passport. And, depending on the country of origin, a French visa valid for France except CTOM or DFA (French departments of America) with the mention COLLECTIVITE TERRITORIALE DE SAINT BARTHELEMY ET SAINT MARTIN must be issued by the French Embassy before departure.

For American and Canadian citizens, you must have a valid passport, obligatorily accompanied by a return or continuation of travel ticket, it is not necessary to have a visa if the stay is shorter or equal to 30 days. On the other hand, the passport must imperatively have a period of validity greater than 6 months at the time of entry into our territory.


Cruise ships: All passengers can get ashore
For foreigners requiring a visa, the carrier sends by email, the passport scan

In all other cases:

Residence permit valid in France or in the Schengen area (including Switzerland);

– Visa France except CTOM: YES
– DFA Visa: YES

General framework because there are specific cases which require a more detailed analysis of the regulations in progress.

Normal shengen visa: NO because Saint-Barthélémy is not part of the SHENGEN area.

For more information:


In order to increase our knowledge of visitor flows and develop our promotional actions, any traveler or parent responsible for a passenger arriving in the Territory of the Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy is invited to complete the downloadable entry form by clicking on the tab above or by going to our document download area.


Vaccinate dogs and cats against rabies, and this between 21 days and a year before the date of the trip (knowing that those of less than three months cannot travel).
Treat dogs and cats with pest control.
Have dogs, cats and ferrets (designated as “domestic carnivores”) identified by a veterinarian. From 2011, the only identification tattoo will no longer be enough: a microchip must necessarily have been implanted on the animal.
Plan to obtain a health certificate within 5 days of your departure.
And above all, don’t forget his health book!

Animals are accepted on planes, but it is necessary to inquire with the company about its precise conditions. Show up at least half an hour before check-in time. As a general rule, animals weighing less than 5 kg can travel in the cabin – without exceeding the threshold of two animals on the same flight -, in a special case or bag.

Beyond this weight, the animals travel in the hold – ventilated, heated and pressurized – in approved cages (purchased from a pet store or at the airport) and specifying the direction of storage (top, bottom).
In terms of price, you have to count – on a long-haul – per kilo: around 1.5% of the price of an adult ticket for a one-way ticket in economy class. People with disabilities who travel only with their guide dogs should benefit from free service and the presence of the animal at their side.

Note, for “traveler” birds and to avoid chirping and nuisance songs: a black cloth must cover the cage during the flight.

If you arrive at Juliana Airport (Sint Maarten)

All animals entering Dutch territory at Sint Maarten must be in possession of the “APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT ANIMALS” form duly completed and validated by the authorities in charge.

This document must be filled in by yourself and then sent by email to the address:

You will then receive a response by email with the approval of the responsible authorities.
No additional cost is due, all airlines in the territory are subject to this rule.
In the absence of this document, or if it has not been validated before entering the territory, the animals will be quarantined or turned back.
Please note that the certificate is valid for 1 month from the date of issue.

Please make your arrangements as soon as possible to avoid any problems in the event of a last minute departure.