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the new rules for travel to and from

Depending on whether travelers are vaccinated or not, passengers by plane from or to Martinique as well as boaters must still respect the rules. The prefecture recalls that “since June 9, 2021, a health pass has been put in place temporarily to accompany the French in returning to a normal life, while minimizing the risks of contamination”.



Since Friday April 1, 2022, the curfew has been lifted in Martinique. It was decreed on July 13, 2021, due to a critical health situation.

As a result, travel conditions to and from Martinique have evolved. To leave the island for another national territory, a sworn statement is required.

Any passenger aged 12 or over, if he is not vaccinated, must justify that his trip is based on a compelling personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be deferred. In addition, he undertakes to:

  • Present the negative result of a biological virological screening test (RT-PCR) less than 72 hours or of an antigenic test allowing the detection of the N protein of SARS-CoV-2 less than 48 hours before boarding.
  • Accept that a screening test or examination can be carried out on arrival, 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Novavax), 4 weeks after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson), 7 days after the injection (only one injection necessary) of a vaccine in people who have already had a history of Covid-19.

“Vaccinated passengers are not subject to these obligations”, specifies the prefecture.

A vaccinated person is a person who can attest to the completion of a complete vaccination schedule. Since February 1, 2022, in order for their vaccination schedule to remain recognized as complete, persons aged eighteen or over wishing to enter the national territory must have received a dose of complementary messenger RNA vaccine no later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose.

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Registration of passengers at the airport.



©Guy Etienne

Similarly, any passenger aged 12 or over, if he is not vaccinatedis subject to the same rules as for those who leave the island. If the latter is vaccinatedhe must present the negative result of a biological virological screening test (PCR test) less than 72 hours old or an antigenic test allowing the detection of the N protein of SARS-CoV-2 carried out less than 48 hours before boarding.

For passengers from and to Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy, Guyana: any passenger aged 12 or over, if not vaccinated, must justify that his trip is based on a compelling personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be deferred. Here again, vaccinated passengers are not subject to these obligations.

Since June 9, 2021, passenger flows between France and foreign countries have been reopened “according to methods which vary according to the health situation of third countries and the vaccination of travelers”.

A classification of countries has been defined on the basis of health indicators. It is likely to be adapted according to the evolution of the epidemic situation. Since July 1, 2021, the “European pass”, also called “EU digital COVID certificate”, has been implemented in all Member States, with a transition period of six weeks. Its use is legally planned until June 30, 2022.

Prefecture of Martinique

Find the list of green, red and orange countries on: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/deplacements

“Tor passenger aged 12 or over, if not vaccinatedmust justify that his trip is based on a compelling personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be deferred.

He also undertakes to present the negative result of a biological virological screening test (PCR test) of less than 72 hours or antigen allowing the detection of the N protein of SARS-CoV-2 carried out less than 48 hours before the boarding, to accept that a screening test or examination may be carried out upon arrival.

If this traveler is vaccinated he must also present the negative result of a PCR or antigenic test of less than 72 hours carried out less than 48 hours before his departure.

If the person concerned is not vaccinatedthis is the same constraint as before. Furthermore, she must “undertake to declare on honor his place of isolation”. Coming from Martinique and bound for a red country, the trip must be justified by a compelling health, professional or family reason.

Boats / sea / yachting

Gathering of boats (illustrative image)



©CMT / DR

The methods of sea travel are similar to those of air travel. “Nevertheless, the days at sea are taken into account in the isolation period of 7 days for people who do not have a complete vaccination schedule.

As well, “any arrival in Martinique must be declared to the CROSSAG” by email (antilles@mrccfr.eu) with the subject “Declaration of entry into Martinique – Vessel [XXXXX]” and the following documents attached:

  • The attached entry declaration duly completed to be sent at least 24 hours before the scheduled arrival time
  • Any document justifying the compelling reason
  • The negative result of a biological virological screening examination for each passenger, carried out less than 72 hours before departure.

Since June 9, 2021, a health pass has been put in place temporarily to support the French in returning to a normal life while minimizing the risk of contamination.

The prefecture of Martinique

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