Passport and Visa
Nordic citizens do not need a visa to travel to Saint Martin / St Marteen if you stay shorter than 30 days. Check that your passport is valid until the day after the return journey. The passport must not be cracked or broken.
Vaccinations and health
Make sure you have good comprehensive travel insurance that applies to care in Saint Martin / St Marteen. See what your home insurance covers. Additional travel insurance can be ordered through Phoenix. Remember to bring documentation of current travel / health insurance. If you have medicines with you, they should be stored in their packaging where it is clear what the medicine is. For prescription medicines, you should also have a certificate from your doctor in English and pack it together with the medicines in your hand luggage.
Weather and clothes
In Saint Martin / St Marteen excellent all year round with daytime temperatures around 28-31 degrees.
St Martin / St Maarten: EUR or USD on the French part and USD on the Dutch.
Transport and communications
Saint Martin / St Marteen taxis or local buses are available, taxis usually have fixed prices, not taximeters.
Crime is low in Saint Martin / St Marteen, but regular caution should be used.
Food and drinks
At St Martin / St Marteen, eating out is not considered a luxury but a lifestyle, and a meal can take several hours. It’s a lot about the social. Most restaurants have a varied menu of meat dishes as well as fresh seafood dishes. Wonderful, tasty Creole and Caribbean dishes. Mexican, Indonesian, American and Italian food are also popular.
St Martin, paradise for those who like to shop. How about haute couture from French and Italian fashion houses, gold and precious stones, leather goods such as handbags and briefcases, watches, fragrances and Caribbean handicrafts? The island is a tax-free area.
General and mixed
Time difference: Winter, Swedish time minus 5 hours, summer, Swedish time minus 6 hours.
Tips: Giving tips is expected by most people who work with service, about 10-15% if it is not included.
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento.
EL: Adapter needed. On St Martin 220v.