Martinique is an overseas department of France. As such, it is considered part of Europe, and European Union immigration laws apply: Citizens of the E.U., the United States, Canada, Australia, and many more nations may visit without obtaining a visa. The quickest way to get here is to fly, and Martinique boasts excellent air connections via Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport. Large cruise liners also dock at the harbor in Fort de France throughout high season from December to April.

Fort-de-France is a busy city by Caribbean standards, and traffic can be extremely congested at times; indeed, there are more vehicles registered here, per capita, than anyplace else in France. Taxis are common, yet fees are extremely high. Public transport options are limited, with only a small fleet of buses serving the city proper. If you plan to travel around the island, the most convenient option is to rent a car. You can driving using a license from most nations, and the roads are generally kept in excellent condition.