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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Travel Information

According to searchforpublicschools, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (French: Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, English: Saint Pierre and Miquelon) is a group of islands and overseas collectivity of France, located in the Atlantic Ocean (North America). Saint-Pierre and Miquelon consists of the following eight islands: Saint-Pierre, Miquelon, Langlade, Île aux Marins, Petit Colombier, Grand Colombier, Île aux Pigeons and Île aux Vainqueurs. The capital of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is Saint-Pierre.

According to topmbadirectory, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is a hilly island with little vegetation. The landscape as well as the coastline of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is rocky and therefore not suitable for agriculture or beach recreation. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is known for its colored houses. No color is too crazy for the inhabitants. The economy of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon largely revolves around fishing. This because of the favorable location opposite the fishing banks.

Where is Saint Pierre and Miquelon?

Travel information of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Official name: Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Continent: North America
Area: 242 km²
Capital: Saint-Pierre
Country code: PM, SPM
Population: 5,347 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Overseas collectivity of France
Highest point: 240 m (Morne de la Grande Montagne)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saint-Pierre): 4,500 km

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 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 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-Pierre and Miquelon, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. It is possible to book a hotel.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Saint-Pierre and Miquelon? You will find an extensive collection at travel bookstore De Zwerver.

Weather and climate
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon has a temperate maritime climate.
During the summer months the temperatures are around 15 to 20 degrees and during the winter months around -5 to 0 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Saint-Pierre and Miquelon can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon can be found at Climate info.

Best time
July, August and September are the best months to travel to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

French is the official language in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.
Would you like to translate from or into French for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch embassy and consulate in France (also for Saint-Pierre and Miquelon):
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)
Before visiting Saint-Pierre and Miquelon You do not need any vaccinations.

Money and Currency
In Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon can be found on our ATMs page.

Time difference
In Saint-Pierre and Miquelon it is 4 hours earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon differs from that in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date, time zone and exceptions for Saint Pierre and Miquelon on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 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-Pierre and Miquelon.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

In Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 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 in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 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: 17
– Fire: 18
– Ambulance: 15

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon end
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is 00508 or +508.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Saint Pierre and Miquelon Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

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

An overview of all public holidays in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you can find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Saint-Pierre and Miquelon?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. 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-Pierre and Miquelon can be found on Protected Planet.
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.
– 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…
…The inhabitants of these islands are descendants of Basques, Normans and Bretons?
…The islands were discovered in 1520 by the Portuguese João Alvares Fagundes?
…The islands were used to smuggle alcohol into the United States?

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