Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

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Advisories

Advisories

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon - Exercise normal security precautions

There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Exercise normal security precautions.

Security

Security

General safety information

Ensure that your personal belongings, including passports and other travel documents, are secure at all times.

Entry/exit requirements

Entry/exit requirements

It is the sole prerogative of every country or territory to determine who is allowed to enter or exit. Canadian consular officials cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet entry or exit requirements. The following information has been obtained from the French authorities and is subject to change at any time. The country- or territory-specific entry/exit requirements are provided on this page for information purposes only. While every effort is made to provide accurate information, information contained here is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. The Government of Canada assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages in connection to the information provided. It is your responsibility to check with one of the Consulates General of France for up-to-date information.

While Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon is a French territory, it is not part of the Schengen area and has its own entry and exit requirements.

Passport

Canadians must present a passport to visit Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. If arriving directly from Canada and staying fewer than 90 days, presenting official photo identification, such as a citizenship card, a driver’s licence or a student card, is also acceptable. If staying longer than 90 days, the passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the expiration date of the required visa. Prior to travelling, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon's entry rules.

Temporary passport holders may be subject to different entry requirements. Check with diplomatic representatives for up-to-date information.

Official (special and diplomatic) passport holders must consult the Official Travel page, as they may be subject to different entry requirements.

Visas

Tourist visa: Not required for stays up to 3 months within any 6-month period

Long stay or residency visa: Required*

*To stay in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon longer than 90 days, Canadians must be in possession of a visa. Upon arrival, the visa must be validated by the French immigration office, Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration. A residency permit may also be required and can be obtained from the regulations office, Le bureau de la Réglementation at the Préfecture of Saint-Piere-et-Miquelon. For detailed information, contact a consulate general of France in Canada.

Children and travel

Children need special documentation to visit certain countries. See Children for more information.

Yellow fever

See Health to obtain information on this country’s vaccination requirements.

Health

Health

Related Travel Health Notices
Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic preferably six weeks before you travel.
Vaccines

Routine Vaccines

Be sure that your routine vaccines are up-to-date regardless of your travel destination.

Vaccines to Consider

You may be at risk for these vaccine-preventable diseases while travelling in this country. Talk to your travel health provider about which ones are right for you.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver spread through blood or other bodily fluids. Travellers who may be exposed (e.g., through sexual contact, medical treatment, sharing needles, tattooing, acupuncture or occupational exposure) should get vaccinated.

Influenza

Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person when they cough or sneeze or by touching objects and surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Get the flu shot.

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease and is common in most parts of the world. Be sure your measles vaccination is up-to-date regardless of your travel destination.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever is a disease caused by a flavivirus from the bite of an infected mosquito.

Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection.

* It is important to note that country entry requirements may not reflect your risk of yellow fever at your destination. It is recommended that you contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination(s) you will be visiting to verify any additional entry requirements.
Risk
  • There is no risk of yellow fever in this country.
Country Entry Requirement*
  • Proof of vaccination is not required to enter this country.
Recommendation
  • Vaccination is not recommended.
Food/Water

Food and Water-borne Diseases

Travellers to any destination in the world can develop travellers' diarrhea from consuming contaminated water or food.

Practise safe food and water precautions while travelling in North America. When in doubt, remember…boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it!


Insects

Insects and Illness

In some areas in North America, certain insects carry and spread diseases like dengue fever, Lyme diseaseWest Nile virus and Zika virus.

Travellers are advised to take precautions against bites.


Malaria

Malaria

There is no risk of malaria in this country.


Animals

Animals and Illness

Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats. Certain infections found in North America, like rabies, can be shared between humans and animals.


Person-to-Person

Person-to-Person Infections

Crowded conditions can increase your risk of certain illnesses. Remember to wash your hands often and practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette to avoid colds, the flu and other illnesses.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV are spread through blood and bodily fluids; practise safer sex.


Medical services and facilities

Good medical care is widely available. Make sure you have travel insurance that covers all medical expenses, including hospitalization abroad and medical evacuation, in case of illness or injury.

Keep in Mind...

The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller. The traveller is also responsible for his or her own personal safety.

Be prepared. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a travel health kit, especially if you will be travelling away from major city centres.

Laws & culture

Laws & culture

You are subject to local laws. See Arrest and detention for more information.

Canada and France are signatories to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Council of Europe). This enables a Canadian imprisoned in France or its territories to request a transfer to a Canadian prison to complete a sentence. The transfer requires the agreement of both Canadian and French authorities.

Dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is legally recognized in France. However, Canadian officials may be limited in their ability to provide you with consular services if local authorities consider you a French citizen. You should always travel using your valid Canadian passport and present yourself as Canadian to foreign authorities at all times to minimize this risk. You may also need to carry and present a French passport for legal reasons, for example to enter and exit the country (see Entry/exit requirements to determine passport requirements). Citizenship is determined solely by national laws, and the decision to recognize dual citizenship rests completely with the country in which you are located when seeking consular assistance. See Travelling as a dual citizen for more information.

Money

The currency in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon is the euro (EUR).

Credit cards are widely accepted and automated banking machines are widely available.

Natural disasters & climate

Natural disasters & climate

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon is not prone to natural disasters.

Water activities

Dense fog may pose a nautical hazard year-round.

Assistance

Assistance

Local services

Emergency services

Dial 112 for emergency assistance.

Consular assistance

Saint-Pierre - Consulate of Canada
Street Address16, rue Jacques Debon, 97500, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre et MiquelonPostal AddressP.O. Box 4370, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre et MiquelonTelephone508 41-55-10Fax508 41-55-10Emailsaint-pierre@international.gc.caInternetwww.France.gc.caTwitter@CanEmbFrance
Paris - Embassy of Canada
Street Address35 Montaigne Avenue, 75008 Paris, FranceTelephone33 (0)1 44 43 29 00 / Consular services: 33 (0)1 44 43 29 02Fax33 (0)1 44 43 29 86Emailparis-consulaire@international.gc.caInternetwww.france.gc.caServicesPassport Services AvailableTwitter@CanEmbFrance

For emergency consular assistance, call the embassy of Canada in Paris and follow the instructions. At any time, you may also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa.


The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provides credible and timely information in its Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel abroad. In the event of a large-scale emergency, every effort will be made to provide assistance. However, there may be constraints that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide services.

See Large-scale emergencies abroad for more information.

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