Martinique, ready to welcome back visitors

Martinique Promotion Bureau
Press release

Martinique, ready to welcome back visitors

With a low number of COVID-19 cases from the start, Martinique was very quick to address and contain the virus. Although access remains restricted until further notice for international travelers, the Isle of Flowers is more than ready to welcome visitors again, in full respect of all the recommended sanitary measures. Like mainland France, the island is in a second confinement which will be eased according to the following schedule | to view new measures, click here.

A reputation for the best healthcare system of the Caribbean

Healthcare in Martinique is considered to be among the best available in the Caribbean. As a French overseas region, the quality of its medical care is comparable to the standard in mainland France, which is ranked #1 in the world by the WHO.

Doctors, emergency services and pharmacies are widely available throughout the island. Well-equipped hospitals and clinics are also accessible, including Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique (University Hospital of Martinique), which incorporates 7 separate medical facilities.

Martinique has been named twice in a row (in 2011 & 2016} the “Safest Destination in the Caribbean” according to the Caribbean Tourism Quality Index, which is produced by Resonance Consultancy every five years.

Sanitary protocols related to COVID-19

The French Government has established specific sanitary protocols for the French overseas regions to expedite the reopening process. To view the protocols, click here.

The French Caribbean Island of Martinique is also known as the Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the World, the Birthplace of coffee in the New World, The Isle of the Famed Poet (Aimé Césaire) – Martinique ranks among the most alluring and enchanting destinations in the world. As an overseas region of France, Martinique boasts modern and reliable infrastructure – roads, water and power utilities, hospitals, and telecommunications, services all on par with any other part of the European Union. At the same time, Martinique’s beautifully unspoiled beaches, volcanic peaks, rainforests, 80+ miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, streams, and other natural wonders are unparalleled in the Caribbean, so visitors here truly get the best of both worlds. The currency is the Euro, the flag and the official language are French, but Martinique’s character, cuisine, musical heritage, art, culture, common language, and identity are of a distinctly Afro-Caribbean inclination known as Creole. It is this special combination of modern world conveniences, pristine nature, and rich heritage that has earned for Martinique several notable distinctions in recent years. Hot off the press: Martinique has earned Silver honors in Travel Weekly’s 2020 Magellan Awards as an Art & Culture Caribbean Destination. In December 2019 and for the second year in a row, Martinique was named “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” by the Caribbean Journal. The island was also recognized in January 2019 by and in first place in their list of “The 19 Best Winter Getaways.” Martinique was also featured in the Caribbean Journal’s Best Caribbean Islands to visit in 2019. Martinique has also been featured in Travel + Leisure and the New York Time’s “52 Places to go in 2018.”


Marion Fourestier
Atout France-The France Tourism Development Agency