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Martinique is located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. It is located north of Saint Lucia and south of the Dominican Republic. The island is an overseas region of France and is part of the Republic of France.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Martinique
All visitors to Martinique must ensure they have a valid passport. Depending on your citizenship, you may be required to have a return ticket as well as a visiting visa. Citizens of U.S., Canada, Australia, and UK do not need a visa, but they need a passport and a return ticket. Please check with your local embassy for more information.
Things/Items Allowed into Martinique
Non-EU member passengers aged 21 or above can import, 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or a mix, Alcoholic beverages dependent on strength of the alcohol (best to double-check before your flight), Medicine for personal use, 500 grams of Jewelry, and personal goods under EUR 430 (per adult) and EU 90 (per passenger under 15 years old).
Things/Items Forbidden out of Martinique
・Artifacts of Historical and Cultural Significance
・Currency above EUR 10,000 (no restrictions if leaving for another EU country)
Things/Items Forbidden into Martinique
Voice of Travelers to Martinique
A Hiking and St Lucia Soufriere
I flew from Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on Air Canada Rouge. The flight was a great start to my trip since the cabin crews were so nice, and the plane was so clean. While in Martinique, I was able to book two tours: a hiking trip among the mountains and a St Lucia Soufriere Tour. Both offered breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. I cannot wait to go back!
Amazing Food, Unforgettable Flavors
The food in Martinique was exquisite. Known as having a blend of French and Creole cooking, Martinican food is very unique. As a meat lover, my favorite dish was Boudin, a type of pork sausage. It was savory, spicy and incredibly flavorful, I could not get enough. And my favorite dessert was the Blanc Manger au Coco. A sweet-tangy treat served with fresh fruit is sure to make anyone's day. My air ticket was from XL Airways France, and I recommend everyone to use the airline and try the tours!
Best Holiday Ever!
My air ticket to Martinique was through Air France from Toussaint Louverture International Airport. I went to many places including La Savane des Esclaves, Le Memorial de I'Anse Caffard and Les Salines Beach, but Jardin de Balata was the best. Although the entrance ticket was quite expensive, it was very pretty. Tropical flowers, palms and trees were impressive and interesting. You can't miss it. It's a must-see for all travelers to Martinique.
Martinique Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is prohibited in Martinique?
A. Please note that fishing in certain areas of Martinique is prohibited so it is best to check beforehand. For further details or specific questions, it is best to ask your hotel when you check in.
Q. What are the most popular places in Martinique?
A. Mount Pelee, a semi-active volcano reported to have destroyed a town in 1902, is a very popular spot for visitors. For those interested in greenery, the Balata Botanical Gardens offers more than 2000 flowers and plants to see. The capital, Fort-de-France, is also a very popular spot for tourists since it is central to everything.
Q. When should I book my ticket to Martinique?
A. To avoid the stormy climate, book your air ticket to Martinique in May, June or July. Other seasons may be too cold or the ocean waves could be too rough for activities such as swimming.
Q. Is Martinique safe?
A. While there is increased security in the city, it highly depends on the area you are visiting. It is best to refer to your country's embassy website in Martinique for the latest travel news.
Martinique - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport ・Charles de Gaulle Airport
・Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
・Miami International Airport
・Cayenne – Felix Eboue Airport
Flight Routes to Martinique
Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport is the major hub for Martinique. If you are looking for an air ticket for direct flights from Montreal, air tickets are available with Air Canada Rouge. XL Airways France offers air tickets for direct flights from Paris. Lufthansa offers seasonal air tickets to Frankfurt, and Condor offers tickets to Munich.