Caribbean Island Martinique Changes Citizenship Proof (see video below)Requirement – Over the weekend Carnival Cruise Line passengers were alerted to a change in requirements for cruise ship passengers arriving on the Caribbean Island of Martinique, effective on the November 9 sailing aboard Carnival Pride. There are numerous reports which state Carnival is notifying passengers ahead of the Carnival Pride November 9, 2019 sailing. Passengers were given short notice to have their passports with them with they board, in other
“Dear Carnival Pride Guest,
We have an important message to share regarding travel documentation requirements for Martinique.
Officials in Martinique have informed us that all cruise visitors to the island must have a valid passport in order to go ashore. This requirement will be strictly enforced by local authorities. If you do not already have a passport, we encourage you to obtain one before your voyage.
Thank you for your understanding. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard for a fun and memorable cruise.”
Martinique Travel Documents
Martinique Entry Requirements
For short stays (up to three months) no visa is required for the following nationalities:
- Nationals who hold a valid ID card or passport from a European Union member country or other European Economic Area (EEA) countries, Andorra, Monaco and Switzerland.
- Mainland France residence permit holders (carte de séjour).
- Citizens of the United States and Canada may enter without a visa for a stay up to three months, however a valid passport is required.
- All non-residents must have a return flight ticket. Please be advised that the French Overseas Departments (DOM) are not part of the Schengen Area. Schengen visa holders must obtain the DOM visa extension in order to enter Martinique.
- Ordinary, valid passports: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Brunei, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, the Vatican, Singapore, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.
If your situation is not listed above, then a visa is required (for St. Lucia and Dominica, visa is required for a stay in excess of 15 days).
No vaccines are required, except for travelers from South America and Africa who may be required to present an international yellow fever vaccination certificate.
United States State Department Advisory
Exercise normal precautions in the French West Indies, which includes the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to the French West Indies:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Barbados, which includes the French West Indies.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.
- Martinique Travel Requirements
- U.S. State Department – Martinique
- Carnival Pride Live Cruise Ship Tracker
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