Information & Facts
St Barths has a traditional French culture, and it is polite to
greet with 'bonjour' in a shop or restaurant or when passing a
stranger in an uncrowded environment, and likewise take leave with
'au revoir'. Men and women may kiss on both cheeks when greeting,
starting with the right. While men may greet with a handshake, men
and women shake hands in business environments only. It is
considered rude to honk your horn when driving.
Visitors to St Barths may import reasonable quantities of items
for personal use without incurring customs duty. permits are
required for firearms and ammunition.
It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months
validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your
travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different
rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.