Travel Vaccinations for Martinique

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Martinique

Legendary song writer, Cole Porter, visited Martinique, fell in love with it, and returned again and again. Today, visitors from all over the world continue the fascination with this beautiful piece of France in the Caribbean, whether they come for the beaches like Les Salines, the charm of St. Pierre, or the Musée de la Pagerie, birthplace of Empress Josephine. Dine on some of the Caribbean’s finest cuisine in Fort de France, or stroll along the beach at Anse d’Arlet. Your first stop on your way to Martinique should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, four to eight weeks before departure, so that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for Martinique.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Martinique

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Martinique

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Martinique

Martinique has a fairly temperate climate, with cooling breezes year round, but the sun can burn you in a short space of time. You will need a good sun block lotion with SPF 20 or higher, which you should apply liberally and often. At the beach and on tour, remember to wear head covering.

The tap water in Martinique is chlorinated and considered safe to drink, however, seasoned travellers seldom risk ruining their holiday by drinking water they are not accustomed to. Spring water and purified water is cheap and readily available. Bring lots with you wherever you go in Martinique, and replenish fluids throughout the day.

Martinican cuisine has earned its place among the top cuisines of the world. Here, fine French cuisine combines with Creole spice and colour, with delectable results. Seafood of all sorts is the focus of most restaurant menus, and crayfish, jumbo shrimp, conch, and fish are grilled, sautéed or steamed in spicy stews and gumbos. Dishes are complemented with breadfruit, yucca, or sweet potatoes. Food is a serious business in Martinique and even the simplest meal at a roadside diner can be a culinary treasure. A simple dessert becomes an event. Bananas are flambéed, with rum of course. Martinique’s method of rum production has earned it the world’s only AOC designation for rum. Enjoy it neat or in a traditional ti’ punch cocktail.

Should you require health care in Martinique, there are several good hospitals, and clinics. For the most part, and the standard of care is high. It is important that you arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need at private clinics.

Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, such as diving and snorkelling.

Aside from observing the normal precautions, visitors are safe in Martinique, but it is not advisable to walk the beach alone at night. When hiking through forests or bushy areas, take special care to watch for snakes. The “fer de lance” pit vipers have a highly toxic venom. Manchineel trees found on some south coast beaches are marked with a band of red paint and must be avoided, as rainwater dripping from them causes rashes and blistering.