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Saint Martin Travel Information

According to healthvv, Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of France, located in the Caribbean Sea (North America). Together with the Dutch Sint Maarten, Saint Martin forms the island of the same name, Sint Maarten. The capital of Saint Martin is Marigot.

Saint Martin is known as a popular holiday destination, especially for Americans. The island’s economy is largely based on tourism. The island is often visited by cruise ships. You can see this in the ports. The landscape of Saint Martin is mostly hilly and also has a wide coastline with beautiful stretches of sandy beach. The island is known for its many water sports facilities such as: diving, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. In addition, the island is known for its nightlife and many dining facilities. See themakeupexplorer for trade unions in Caribbean.

Where is Saint-Martin located?

Travel information of Saint-Martin

Official name: Collectivité de Saint-Martin
Continent: North America
Area: 54 km²
Capital: Marigot
Country code: MF, MAF
Population: 32,556 inhabitants (2020)
Government: Overseas collectivity of France
Highest point: 427 m (Pic du Paradis)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saint Martin): 6,950 km
Flight time: approximately 8 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
A detailed explanation of this travel advice can be found at
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Saint Martin that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Saint Martin, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Saint Martin. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Saint Martin?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Saint Martin at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Saint Martin has a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Saint Martin can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Saint Martin can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to Saint Martin. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

French is the official language on Saint Martin. English is the most spoken language on Saint Martin.
Would you like to translate from or into French for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Saint Martin for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch Embassy in France (also for Saint-Martin):
French Embassy in the Netherlands:
French consulates in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Saint Martin.
Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for Saint Martin if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before visiting Saint Martin.

Money and Currency
On Saint Martin, payment is made with the Euro (EUR) and the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Saint Martin can be found on our ATMs page.

On Saint Martin it is customary to tip. Usually service costs are already included in the bill. If this has not already been done, it is customary to tip. Good service is about 10-15% tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier on Saint Martin.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier on Saint Martin.
Saint Martin has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Saint Martin can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Saint Martin you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Saint Martin.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Saint Martin.

On Saint Martin you can use a Dutch flat plug.
A round plug must have a recess for the grounding pin present in the socket. You need a travel plug if your plug does not have such a recess.
More information about electricity on Saint Martin can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Saint Lucia can be found on Google news.
Online newspapers from Saint martin can be found at:
The Daily Herald, SMN News and Today SXM

Websites from Saint Martin end
Saint Martin official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Saint Martin is 00590 or +590.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Saint Martin? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Saint Martin Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Saint Martin.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Saint Martin.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Saint Martin, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Saint Martin?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Saint Martin. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Saint Martin can be found on Protected Planet.
Saint Martin is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Saint Martin? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Saint Martin.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Saint Martin is part of the European Union?
… One can simply pay with the euro on Saint Martin?
…There is no visible border between Sint Maarten and Saint Martin?
…Thanks to Saint Martin, France borders the Netherlands?
…The island of Sint Maarten was discovered by Columbus?

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