AS OF NOVEMBER 5, AUTHORITIES IN THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MAINTAIN CURRENT RESTRICTIONS, SOME OF THEM INTRODUCED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT, TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). AIR TRAVEL TO AND FROM GUADELOUPE, SAINT MARTIN AND SAINT BARTHELEMY IS BANNED, EXCEPT FOR COMPELLING HEALTH, FAMILY, OR PROFESSIONAL REASONS. THOSE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL MUST PRESENT PROOF OF THE PURPOSE OF THEIR TRIP, AS WELL AS A DECLARATION STATING THEY DO NOT HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 IN THE PREVIOUS 14 DAYS. TRAVELERS FROM METROPOLITAN FRANCE ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER MARTINIQUE, AS LONG AS THEY PROVIDE A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE TRIP. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COULD REINSTATE THEIR OWN STRICTER MEASURES, INCLUDING CURFEWS AND OTHER MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS, DEPENDING ON LOCAL DISEASE ACTIVITY. ALL RESTRICTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT AT SHORT NOTICE.
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The geopolitical threat in Martinique is considered low. Martinique is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean. The volcanic island is a densely populated overseas territory of France, characterized by mountainous terrain. The territory is politically stable. Although incidents of political and civil unrest occasionally occur, large-scale unrest and violence are rare.
The threat of civil unrest in Martinique is minimal. Protests rarely occur in Martinique and seldom devolve into violence. Most demonstrations are related to labor disputes. Protests are most common in Fort-de-France and occasionally cause minor transportation delays.
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs or firearms are severe. Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, request that the police or prison officials notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.
Firearms: Firearms entry restrictions may exist.
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in the French West Indies.