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Martinique Travel Insurance

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The history of Martinique has been shaped over the years by European settlers, Asian workers and African slaves. Martinique has a lot of attractions ranging from the beautiful beaches and awesome gastronomy to Mount Pelée.

Martinique is a French-speaking country. So, the majority of visitors and tourists who visit the North America country come from other French-speaking countries. Being partly a French-speaking country, Canada is one of the countries whose citizens visit Martinique for tourism, trade and other purposes, especially from Quebec.

When traveling to Martinique, Canadians need to have the right Martinique travel insurance or private medical plan for comprehensive coverage against medical emergencies, accidents or hospitalization abroad. Your provincial plan may not provide the coverage you need abroad. However, with additional coverage, you can be absolutely covered against any emergency.

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Basic Information About Martinique

Some important information on Martinique Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Euro
Official language French
Capital Fort-de-France
Continent North America
Population Approx. 375,000
Plug type Plug type C, D, and E
Driving side Right-hand side
Seasons
  • Rainy season – June to November
  • Dry season – December to May
Laws Local laws and customs

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Martinique Security Measures for travelers

It is your choice to travel to Martinique and you have the absolute responsibility to see to your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your safety and security, we provide you with credible information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel to the North American country.

Risk Level

Martinique – Take normal security precautions

Entry / Exit requirements

Every country or territory reserves the absolute right to decide who enters or exits its borders. The Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s exit or entry requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from the authorities of Martinique; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

The type of passport you use for travel determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Find out about passport requirements from your transportation company before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – Your passport must be valid for a minimum of three months beyond the date you expect to leave Martinique.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Martinique before you leave.

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Martinique Healthcare

There are public and private hospitals in Martinique. Health care quality in the North American country is good but medical treatment could be expensive. Some hospitals in Martinique may ask for cash payment. So, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Martinique travel insurance to cover medical emergencies.

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Martinique Travel Insurance News

The Public Health Agency of Canada issued warnings on 2013 to Canadian travelers intending to visit St. Martin/Sint Maarten and Martinique, advising them to take special precautions to prevent mosquito bites. This is due to the previous warning that confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus in the French-side of the island shared with Sint Maarten.

According to the agency, the cases mark the first time that locally acquired transmission of the virus is detected in the Region of the Americas. The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) ravaged the island and resulted in a total of 1,836 cases of hospitalization from December 2013 to January 2015. The virus caused half of the people to fall ill and few people to die. Even after years, a lot of the affected people still struggle to grip objects, dress, close their fists and so forth.

The agency recommended that travelers wear long-sleeved shirts or long pants and also use mosquito repellent early in the morning and late in the evening and afternoon.

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Martinique Travel Insurance FAQ


Do you need a Visa for travelling to Martinique?

Martinique is a French overseas department, and so a Schengen visa is not valid to visit the country. Furthermore, Canadians do not need a tourist visa and a long-stay or residency visa to visit Martinique for stays up to 90 days. However, you need a professional visa and a student visa for corresponding purposes in Martinique.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

Canadian travelers can purchase multiple Martinique travel insurance policies if they are not satisfied with the features and benefits offered by a single policy. The policies should be purchased from different insurers.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Your travel insurance policy should cover the cost of outpatient services which include doctor visits.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can purchase a Martinique travel insurance policy the day you leave Canada or even later. Some insurers offer usage-based policies that can be purchased outside Canada and on-the-go.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

You will receive an outcome for your claim in 10 to 14 business days if you provide necessary documents to your insurer. But, in general, the length of time it takes to receive an outcome depends on the type of claim you wish to make.

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