Security Alert for French Saint Martin – Issued by U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados (December 14, 2019)

Location: French Saint Martin

Event: Roads connecting Dutch and French Saint Martin may be potentially impassable due to road blocks and protest activity.

Dutch Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) authorities are prepared to receive tourists transported from French Saint Martin.  Travelers at Princess Juliana International Airport in Dutch Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) may not be able to travel to French Saint Martin.

Actions to Take:

•     Avoid demonstrations

•     Monitor local media for updates

•     Keep a low profile

•     Be aware of your surroundings

•     Notify friends and family of your safety

•     Consider deferring travel to French Saint Martin and making alternate arrangements


•  U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados

Phone number: +1 246-227-4000

Email address:

Embassy website:

•  State Department – Consular Affairs phone number:

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

•  French West Indies – French Saint Martin Country Information

•  Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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