One of the key steps in getting the most out of your trip is doing the necessary planning before embarking on your vacation. This may seem like the most boring part of your journey, but the information gathered will be very useful on your vacation.
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.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER PIERRE ZOBDA-QUITMANN
CENTER FOR WOMEN, MOTHERS AND CHILDREN (ex maternity ward)
BP 632 – 97261 FORT DE FRANCE
t: + 596 596 55 20 00
Fax: + 596 596 75 50 60
State of the art equipment for all areas of specialization.
The hospital is equipped with a recompression chamber.
CENTRE HOSPITALIER GENERAL LOUIS DOMERGUE de TRINITE
t: + 596 596 66 46 00
HOPITAL DU SAINT ESPRIT
t: + 596 596 77 31 11
CENTRE HOSPITALIER DU LAMENTIN
t: + 596 596 57 11 11
CENTRE HOSPITALIER DU CARBET
Phone: + 596 596 78 02 20
HOPITAL LORRAIN – BASSE-POINTE
Phone: + 596 596 53 27 27
CLINIQUE SAINT PAUL – FORT DE FRANCE
t: + 596 596 39 40 00
CLINIQUE SAINTE MARIE – SCHOELCHER
t: + 596 596 71 22 22
All modern means of communication are available in Martinique: telephone, fax, international network access, cell phones as well as many phone booths located in urban areas and towns. The island has an excellent Internet network. The majority of hotels provide Wi-Fi access which is also available at the MARTINIQUE AIME CESAIRE airport.
All phone numbers in Martinique have 10 digits starting with 05 96 or 06 96 for cell phones.
From the United States:
011 + 596 + 596 + 6 digit number for land lines
011 + 596 + 696 + 6 digit number for cell phones
From European countries except France:
00 + 596 596 + 6 digit number for land lines
00 + 596 696 + 6 digit number for cell phones
Calling from Martinique:
To the United States:
001 + AREA CODE + number
00 + COUNTRY CODE + number
For assistance with transfers, excursions, groups, you may contact:
- 97200 FORT DE FRANCE
- t: + 596 596 39 36 00
Sous Prefecture (South)
- 97290 LE MARIN
- t: + 596 596 74 92 90
Sous Prefecture (North)
- 97250 SAINT PIERRE
- t: + 596 596 78 29 50
Sous Prefecture (Atlantic North)
- 97220 TRINITE
- t: + 596 596 58 21 13
- 3 Rue Victor Sévère
- 97200 FORT DE FRANCE
- t: + 596 596 59 40 00 or + 596 596 71 36 90
- Samu (Medical Emergency)
- t: + 596 596 75 15 75 or dial 15
- Sos médecin (Doctor)
- t: + 596 596 63 33 33
- Fire Department
- Dial 18
- Dial 17
- Sea Rescue (CROSSAG)
- t: + 596 596 70 92 92
Bring light clothing as well as something a little warmer to wear on cool evenings, sunglasses, sunscreen and mosquito repellant.
- 4 rue Ernest Deproge – 97200 FORT DE FRANCE
- Open from Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Open on Saturdays from 8 am to 12:30 pm
- t: + 596 596 60 28 40
- 14 rue Victor Hugo – 97200 FORT DE FRANCE
- t: + 596 596 60 35 56
- 137, rue Victor Hugo – 97200 FORT DE FRANCE
- t: + 596 596 63 80 33
Martinique uses the same currency as on mainland France: the Euro. US Dollars are also generally accepted, as well as all major credit cards. Nonlocal checks may be refused by some businesses. There are many ATMs available all throughout the island.
– Banks located in Martinique:
– Banque Française Commerciale (BFC)
– Banque des Antilles Françaises (BDAF – Crédit Lyonnais)
– Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP)
– Société Générale de Banque aux Antilles (SGBA)
– BRED – Banque Populaire
– Crédit Agricole
– Crédit Mutuel
– Caisse d’Epargne – Banque Postale
Electricity is supplied at 220 volts.
Tap water is potable throughout the island. Both plain and sparkling water are bottled on site at the many mineral water springs.