The Government of St. Maarten is continuously monitoring global developments to ensure the safety of our visitors and citizens. We advise to regularly check our updates pertaining to entry requirements and protocols before your travels.

Page Last Updated: September 15, 3:53 PM AST

Update on Entry Requirements, testing time frame extended from 72 hours to 120 hours.

A MESSAGE TO OUR VISITORS

Since March, we’ve all been staying home, wearing masks, and social distancing for the safety of all our citizens, and our visitors. The time away has been a bitter moment for all of us, but The Friendly Island is proud to announce that we are welcoming back our international visitors to our beautiful shores. We kindly ask our visitors to read our safety protocol and travel requirements below before traveling to St. Maarten. See you soon!
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Disclaimer: St. Maarten will continuously review the countries we re-open to based on recommendations from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor

TRAVEL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and residents, entry requirements will be in place for visitors to enter St. Maarten along with other safety measures at the Princess Juliana International Airport.
St. Maarten Entry Requirements September 2020
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While on Island
• Get to know the guidelines and protocols of your lodging facility and activity providers, and adhere to these guidelines and protocols
• Wear masks when social distancing is not possible, during your stay on island and avoid touching Mouth, Eyes, Nose
• Sanitize and wash hands frequently
• Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
• We recommend to vacation safe and adhere to the guidelines while exploring our Friendly Island
• If feeling unwell, contact the Hotel’s Front Desk/ hotel's covid-19 task force team immediately or contact the health department by dialing 914
Disclaimer: Protocols are subject to change based on advice from the Ministry of Public Health

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

01. What countries are permitted to enter St. Maarten?

1. Passengers in possession of a valid resident permit issued by St. Maarten;
- Passengers arriving Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Sint Eustatius must complete a health declaration form at www.stmaartenentry.com and must have been in that country for minimum 14 days.

2. Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Dominica, France, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and The United States of America.
- Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Dominica, France, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and The United States of America. must have a completed health declaration form obtained at www.stmaartenentry.com
- Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Dominica, France, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and The United States of America must have a laboratory negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test. The test must be taken and issued 120 hours prior to arrival.
- Residents of Sint Maarten may do the PCR test upon their arrival to Sint Maarten at their expense of 125$ USD.
- Having a Negative PCR laboratory test is not required for passengers who are 10 years old and younger.

3. Crew remaining on the island longer than 24 hours and would not like to quarantine will be required to have a negative laboratory rt PCR SARS COV-2 test. The test must be taken and issued 120 hours prior to arrival.
• Crew members without a negative PCR test will quarantine until their next departure flight. Duration of stay can be extended to 14 days.
• Crew shall complete the health declaration form when entering St. Maarten (www.st.maartenentry.com)
• Crew going to the French side will also follow the French protocols/guidelines
• Flights with Transit or Transfer passengers are allowed from the approved list of countries. Flights with transit passengers not on the approved list of countries will remain in the aircraft or transfer wing to wing from one aircraft to another aircraft. Transit passengers are required to fill out the Health declaration on (www.st.maartenentry.com) and will be required to have a negative laboratory PCR SARS COV-2 test. The test must be taken and issued 120 hours prior to arrival.

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02. How far in advance do I need to take my PCR COVID-19 test?
Your test has to be taken and the result received within 120 hours of your arrival date
03. Are all visitors required to have official documentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test?
Travelers coming from Phase 1 & Phase 2 countries are not required to take a PCR COVID-19 test as long as they have not been in any of the high risk countries in the last 14 days prior to their travel to St. Maarten. Children under 10 years of age are exempted from the mandatory rt-PCR test
04. Are all visitors required to fill out the health declaration form?
Yes, all passengers are required to fill out the health declaration form. Travelers under the age of 10, are exempted from this and must be recorded on the guardian's form
05. What are the requirements for transit passengers?
Transit passengers entering the airport terminal building are required to abide to the travel entry requirements as described above.
06. How can I stay updated on the situation related to COVID-19 in St. Maarten?
We encourage visitors and residents alike to stay updated on the number of cases, essential business schedules, and local curfews, via the St. Maarten’s Government’s official page regarding COVID-19 and the Government of St. Maarten Facebook Page.
07. Is St. Maarten open to Marine Vessels?
St. Maarten is now open to Yachts, Cruisers and Private Vessels. A local registered agent is required for all vessels. Please contact a local agent for more information on the protocol and to arrange your arrival. For more information you can go to the official website of The St. Maarten Marine Trade Association. If you are arriving from outside of one of the Approved countries listed then a 14 Day Quarantine may be required as well as a COVID-19 PCR test taken and result received within 120 hours prior to arrival.
08. What are the requirements for private planes to land at SXM Airport
Private planes are able to land, upon request and approval of said request, and have submitted all necessary documents and have adhered to the travel and health requirements as stated.
09. How can I stay updated on the situation related to COVID-19 in St. Martin, the French Side?
Visitors can stay updated on matters concerning COVID-19 on the French Side via the St. Martin Tourism Website
10. If arrive on the Dutch Side, can I stay on the French Side?
Yes. Please note that as of July 31st, 2020 U.S. visitors are not allowed to travel to and stay on the French Side.
11. What should I do if i suspect I have COVID-19 while on-island?
If you are feeling unwell and suspect that you may have COVID-19, please contact your Front Desk or one of the COVID-19 task force members of your property you are staying at, or dial the hotline 914. We recommend you familiarize yourself with the property's guidelines before or upon arrival.
12. Do St. Maarten/St. Martin residents have to test before traveling to the island?
Yes all residents coming from moderate and high risk countries have to fill out the health declaration form and upload their laboratory nasal swab pcr negative test online at www.stmaartenentry.com