Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 15
  • Police: 17
  • Fire dept: 18
Vaccines

Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problems

Doctor consultation fees
€23 with a general practitioner
Quality of public medical facilities
Good
Tap water
Safe to drink

Practical information

Capital
Fort-de-France
Major towns and cities
Le Lamentin, Le Robert, Schoelcher, Le François, Sainte Marie.
Official languages
French
Population
400,000 inhabitants
Area
1 130 km²
Currency
Time zone
UTC -4h
Country code
+596 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Aimé Césaire International Airport in Fort-de-France (FDF)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

January 1: New Year's Day
First Sunday in January: Epiphany
February 14: Valentine's Day
Between March 22 and April 25: Easter
May 1: Labour Day
May 8: Victory Day
May 22: Abolition Day
July 14: National Day
July 21: Victor Schoelcher Day
November 11: Armistice
December 25: Christmas Day

Best time to visit
From December to April.
Best places to visit

Fort-de-France
Saint-Pierre
Route de la Trace
Grand-Rivière
Sainte-Anne

Housing
€400 (Studio apartment)

Partenaires

The social network for expats living in Martinique