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St Barths Travel Information

The Basics

Local Customs

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.

Duty Free

Visitors to St Barths may import reasonable quantities of items for personal use without incurring customs duty. permits are required for firearms and ammunition.

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