Coronavirus health and safety updates
Since March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. The epidemic situation of the Coronavirus and the directives of the French government in the face of this health crisis are evolving regularly.
We will update the information regarding stays here as the situation and arrangements evolve.
August 1st, 2022
Travel conditions to the French West Indies: no more sanitary conditions to be expected (finally!)
Since August 1, 2022, the rules previously applied to travelers to France or the Overseas Territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Martin, St Barts) no longer apply:
- travelers no longer have to complete any sanitary formalities before their arrival in France, in mainland France and overseas, and the presentation of the health pass or proof of vaccination can no longer be required, regardless of the country or area of origin;
- travelers no longer have to present a sworn statement of non-contamination and a commitment to undergo an antigenic test or a biological examination upon arrival in the national territory.
The same goes for travel between mainland France and each of the overseas territories.
Covid cancellation policy:
Without certainty relating to the evolution of the pandemic, we maintain our reimbursement commitments in the event of confinement on the island of destination or on the principal place of residence of the tenant.
May 19, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.
Travel conditions to the French West Indies:
From Europe, or travel from June 9, the French government has changed the conditions for entry into the French West Indies (Martinique and Guadeloupe) from continental Europe and has removed the requirement for « urgent matters ».
Source Martinique Prefecture: https://www.facebook.com/prefet.martinique/photos/a.706202742737514/4435318453159239/
Source Prefecture Guadeloupe: https://www.facebook.com/prefecture.guadeloupe/photos/a.322963594565003/1566661216861895/
The new applicable rules are as follows:
- All travelers must obtain a negative Covid PCR test within 72 hours of boarding the plane for each traveler 11 years of age and over. Antigenic tests are not valid.
Non-vaccinated people must, in addition to the PCR test which is checked on boarding to the West Indies, make the following commitments:
- Self-isolatation (*) for 7 days, from arrival in the West Indies.
- Perform a PCR test 7 days after arrival
(*) To date, no definition of self-isolation has been specified.
In order to protect our islands, we urge each of our visitors to rigorously adopt barrier gestures.
Covid cancellation policy:
Our cancellation conditions in the event of restrictions linked to Covid have evolved over time according to the evolution of the pandemic and to the restrictions put in place by our governments.
They are always specified on the contracts that we sign with our customers and are available on request before signing the reservation. The general approach is to allow a free cancellation (with reimbursement of the totality with the exception of € 100 for processing costs) in the event that it is impossible to travel to our islands.
August 1, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
Conditions of travel to the French Antilles
As specified in the press release from the French overseas ministry of July 13, 2020 (*):
A negative Covid19 PCR test is mandatory before traveling to the French Antilles.
Passengers bound for Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy are no longer subject to a mandatory quarantine measure on their arrival.
These travel conditions are likely to change depending on the decisions of the state and the local authorities concerned.
Covid cancellation policy:
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barth: Full refund
For any reservation made after July 31, 2020, in the event that it is impossible to travel for a reason directly related to the Covid19 health crisis, Antilles Exception undertakes to reimburse in full the amounts collected. This commitment is specified on all of our contracts with our customers as follows: "As an exception to our usual contractual conditions, the cancellation of this reservation would be free and at no cost (full refund) in the following cases related to Covid 19 : Confinement or ban on travel on the destination island (regardless of the duration), confinement at the tenant's main place of residence, absence of flight. Other causes of cancellation (tenant's illness, restaurants closed, fear of traveling…) will refer to the contractual cancellation conditions (**).
Saint Martin: Refund 70%, Credit note 30%
For any reservation made after July 31, 2020, if it is impossible to travel for a reason directly related to the Covid19 health crisis, Antilles Exception undertakes to issue a credit note of 30% of the total amount of the stay valid for 12 months for the same accommodation and to fully reimburse sums received beyond 30%. This commitment is specified on all of our contracts with our customers as follows: "As an exception to our usual contractual conditions, the cancellation of this reservation will be subject to a credit note of 30% of the total amount of the stay. valid for 12 months on the same accommodation and a full refund of the sums received beyond 30% in the following cases related to Covid 19: Confinement or ban on travel on the island of destination (regardless of the duration) , confinement at the tenant's main residence, absence of flight. Other causes of cancellation (tenant's illness, restaurants closed, fear of traveling, etc.) will refer to the contractual cancellation conditions (**).
Our partners - airlines, car rental companies, villa managers - ensure compliance with the health standards defined for their sectors of activity. Regarding the villas, our managers are committed to respecting the "UNPLV-O² Care Services (***) health protocol" defined by the French National Union for the Promotion of Vacation Rentals.