Foreign travel advice

Martinique

Summary

Martinique is a French overseas territory. There is no resident British diplomatic representation in Martinique. For urgent consular assistance, you should contact the Honorary British Consul. See Consular assistance

UK health authorities have classified Martinique as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

The hurricane season in Martinique normally runs from June to November. You should follow the advice of the local authorities and any evacuation orders. You can monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre. See Natural disasters

Hurricanes Irma and Maria passed through north eastern parts of the Caribbean on 6 and 19 September respectively, causing some damage to the island. If you require assistance you can call “cellule de crise” or crisis centre on +33 (0) 1 82 71 03 37. You can find further information on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the website of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

Several thousand British nationals visit Martinique each year; most visits are trouble-free.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Martinique, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism  

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.