St Martin and St Barthélemy are French overseas territories. Consular support is not available from the British government in St Martin or St Barthélemy. However, the British Embassy in Paris, France can provide consular support to British nationals.

The island of St Martin was severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Many buildings were destroyed and infrastructure damaged. Reconstruction has begun, but due to the size of the devastation, the effects are still noticeable. The tourism sector was severely affected and room capacity may be reduced; it’s advisable to make prior reservations.

The hurricane season in St Martin and St Barthélemy normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre. See Natural disasters

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

Most visits to the French Caribbean are trouble-free. Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions. See Crime

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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.