Martinique is a French Over-seas department (Département d'Outre-Mer) since 19 march 1946. Capital: Paris, departmental capital Fort-de-France.
Languages: French is the official language and creole widely spoken.
Currency: Euro (USD accepted) ATMs on the island, credit cards largely accepted.
No visas required for citizens of the European Union, Canada and USA, unless staying over 3 months.
ID required from EU citizens, passport for all others.
Clearance on entry and departure is free of charge.
Pets must have a valid vaccination certificate.
Ports of entry:
Fort-de-France: the office is in the cruise ship terminal, open every day from 7.15 to 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 to 4.15 p.m.
Le Marin: at the marina, open Monday to Saturday 8.30 to 12.30 a.m. and 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. Sunday 8.30 to 12.30 a.m.
Grande Anse d'Arlet: restaurant P'ti Bateau
St. Pierre: at the Tourism Office.
- Posted at the harbour master's office (during hurrican season)
- Service Météo France - Tel : 08.36.68.97.20 // Tel : 08.36.68.08.08
- VHF: CH 11 after announcement on 16 (1100H and 2030H)
Le Lamentin Airport (0522.214.171.124 ou 97): International flights to France the US via San Juan, Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, Haïti,.. and connexions to St. Martin, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Domenica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Canouan, Union, Grenada, Barbados.
Shuttle services to Guadeloupe, les Saintes, St. Lucia, Domenica.
Important bus service
Car and bike rentals
DHL Fort de France T.: 05126.96.36.199