Ports of Call
- St Barths (Gustavia)
St Barths Travel Health Advice
There are no specific health risks associated with travel to St Barths but a yellow fever vaccination is required for all travellers over the age of one arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas. A hepatitis A vaccination is also recommended. There have been outbreaks of chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne disease, in recent years in St Barths; there is no vaccine or treatment for chikungunya fever, but visitors to St Barths should take precautions against mosquito bites.
Medical care on St Barths is extremely limited and significant health problems will usually require treatment on nearby islands like St Martin or Guadeloupe. Travellers are advised to have comprehensive health insurance and to take along all necessary medications, accompanied by a signed and dated letter from their doctor detailing what the medication is and why it is needed.