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Sint Maarten travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

Published on 11.08.2020
Winair resumes Dominica service from August 2020

Published on 23.07.2020
Winair resumes Saba service from mid-July 2020

Published on 03.07.2020
Winair July/August 2020 Interim schedule as of 02JUL20

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Sint Maarten
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to travel to Sint Maarten unless holding a PCR test result obtained within 120 hours before arrival in Sint Maarten proving that they are free of Covid-19.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Residents of Sint Maarten and passengers aged 10 years and under. Passengers are required to hold a PCR test certificate starting from the day after their 10th birthday.
    • Passengers travelling from the following countries: Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Curaçao, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Martinique, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Martin, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands or the United States.
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Flight Restrictions

published 26.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montserrat, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA or Virgin Isl. (British).

Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Isl., Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a completed health declaration form obtained at stmaartenehas.com.

Passengers arriving from Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or USA must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab, issued at most 120 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.

Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, French West Indies, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA or Virgin Isl. (British) must complete a health declaration before departure at https://stmaartenehas.com/, which must be presented upon arrival.

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Quarantine

No requirement.
A determined list of nationals establishes entry and the obligation to have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test taken and have the result within 72 hours before arrival date.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification is required.

On arrival at SXM Airport, passengers must: Follow instructions given by the airline handlers and airport personnel; Follow signs at the airport upon arrival; Wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing upon disembarkation; Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible; Sanitise and wash hands frequently;
Go through the airport’s Thermal Scanner; At Immigration show your health declaration confirmation and Certified COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Full Restrictions

  • Sint Maarten Authorities postpone all commercial flights to, from U.S. for ext two weeks (Travel Pulse, 01.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    St Maarten reopened its borders to travellers from Europe on 1 July 2020. A summary of information on entry requirements and domestic COVID-19 measures can be found here [http://www.sintmaartengov.org/government/VSA/Health-Updates/NOVELCORONAVIRUS/Pages/Travel-advice.aspx].
    Before arrival in St Maarten, passengers must: Complete self health declaration form [https://stmaartenentry.com/] online 72 hours prior to arrival; Provide a certified COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test Result dated no older than 72-hours of your arrival date; Travel with masks and hand sanitizer; Wear a face mask during travel; Research and read the guidelines and protocols of the airline you are traveling on and your airport of embarkation and visit the SXM Airport website for any updates.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The following domestic measures must be adhered to: Wear masks when social distancing is not possible, during your stay on island and avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose; Sanitize and wash hands frequently; Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible.Travellers must familiarise themselves with the guidelines and protocols of their accommodation and activity providers and adhere to them.

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    28.07.2020
  • Sint Maarten Authorities postpone all commercial flights to, from U.S. for ext two weeks (Travel Pulse, 01.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    St Maarten reopened its borders to travellers from Europe on 1 July 2020. A summary of information on entry requirements and domestic COVID-19 measures can be found here [http://www.sintmaartengov.org/government/VSA/Health-Updates/NOVELCORONAVIRUS/Pages/Travel-advice.aspx].
    Before arrival in St Maarten, passengers must: Complete self health declaration form [https://stmaartenentry.com/] online 72 hours prior to arrival; Provide a certified COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test Result dated no older than 72-hours of your arrival date; Travel with masks and hand sanitizer; Wear a face mask during travel; Research and read the guidelines and protocols of the airline you are traveling on and your airport of embarkation and visit the SXM Airport website for any updates.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The following domestic measures must be adhered to:
    Wear masks when social distancing is not possible, during your stay on island and avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose; Sanitize and wash hands frequently; Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible; If you feel unwell, contact your Hotel’s Front Desk immediately or contact the health department and dial 914. Travellers must familiarise themselves with the guidelines and protocols of their accommodation and activity providers and adhere to them.

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    17.07.2020
  • Sint Maarten Commercial airlines flights to the United States from Sint Maarten are set to resume July 1. (OSAC, 25.06.2020)

    1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba., Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique or St. Barthelemy who did not travel 21 days before departure.
    – This does not apply to residents of St. Maarten with a residence permit and a letter from the Minister of Justice.
    – This does not apply to nationals of the Netherlands residing in St. Maarten, not arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba., Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba., Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique or St. Barthelemy who did not travel 21 days before departure.

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    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry is prohibited for all travellers, including residents. On 18 May, movement restrictions between French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten are lifted for the Dutch side. French St. Martin still requires a waiver for movement.

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    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00 until further notice. On 11 May, a four phase process to reopen business started under government guidelines. All businesses must ensure social distancing, use of masks among other measures.

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    25.06.2020
  • Sint Maarten 1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba., Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique or St. Barthelemy who did not travel 21 days before departure.
    – This does not apply to residents of St. Maarten with a residence permit and a letter from the Minister of Justice.
    – This does not apply to nationals of the Netherlands residing in St. Maarten, not arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba., Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba., Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique or St. Barthelemy who did not travel 21 days before departure.

    *****

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry is prohibited for all travellers, including residents. On 18 May, movement restrictions between French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten are lifted for the Dutch side. French St. Martin still requires a waiver for movement.

    *****

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    *****

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00 until further notice. On 11 May, a four phase process to reopen business started under government guidelines. All businesses must ensure social distancing, use of masks among other measures.

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    15.06.2020
  • Sint Maarten

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry is prohibited for all travellers, including residents. On 18 May, movement restrictions between French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten are lifted for the Dutch side. French St. Martin still requires a waiver for movement.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in effect from 21.00 to 06.00 until further notice. On 11 May, a four phase process to reopen business started under government guidelines. All businesses must ensure social distancing, use of masks among other measures.

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    18.05.2020
  • Sint Maarten

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry is prohibited for all travellers, including residents.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in effect from 20.00 to 06.00.
    Shelter-in-place’ orders are in effect for Aruba and Curacao until 27-28 April.

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    10.05.2020
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