Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

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

Take normal security precautions in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

Safety and security

Safety and 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

Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. The Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet your destination’s entry or exit requirements.

We have obtained the information on this page from the French authorities. It can, however, change at any time.

Verify this information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

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

Learn about travel with children.

Yellow fever

Learn about potential entry requirements related to yellow fever (vaccines section).

Health

Health

Related Travel Health Notices
  • - December 31, 1969 19:00 EST
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, as per your province or territory, are up-to-date regardless of your travel destination.

Some of these vaccines include: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, varicella (chickenpox), influenza and others.

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 - Country Entry Requirements

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.

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.

* 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.

About Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada

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 and culture

Laws & culture

You must abide by local laws.

Learn about what you should do and how we can help if you are arrested or detained abroad.

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.

If you are a Canadian citizen, but also a citizen of France, our ability to offer you consular services may be limited while you're there. You may also be subject to different entry/exit requirements.

Learn more about travelling as a dual citizen.

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 and 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 AvailableFacebookEmbassy of Canada to FranceTwitter@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. We take the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provide credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel abroad.

The content on this page is provided for information only. While we make every effort to give you correct information, it is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. The Government of Canada does not assume responsibility and will not be liable for any damages in connection to the information provided.

If you need consular assistance while abroad, we will make every effort to help you. However, there may be constraints that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide services.

Learn more about consular services.

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