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.

Last Updated: July 7th 2020, 4:16 PM AST


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’ll soon be 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


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.
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Before Your Departure to St. Maarten
• Complete self health declaration form online 72 hours prior to arrival at, and carry your copy.
• A COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test Result dated no older than 72-hours of your arrival date.
• Please travel with masks and hand sanitizer
• Please wear the 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 website of Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport),, for any updates.
Arrival at SXM Airport
• Follow instructions given by the airline handlers and airport personnel
• Follow signs at the airport upon arrival
• Wear face mask and adhere to social distancing upon disembarkation
• Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
• Sanitize and wash hands frequently
• Go through Airport Thermal Scanner
• At Immigration show your health declaration confirmation and Certified COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test
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 immediately or contact the health department and dial 914
Disclaimer: Protocols are subject to change based on advice from the Ministry of Public Health


01. How far in advance do I need to take my PCR COVID-19 test?
You can take the test at an earlier date as long as the date on the results are no older than 72 hours of your arrival day
02. Are all visitors required to have official documentation of negative PCR COVID-19 test?
Travelers coming from Phase 1 & Phase 2 countries, and travelers under the age of 10, are not required to take a PCR COVID-19 test.
03. 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.
04. 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.
05. 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.
06. 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, to bring yacht owners and guests to their vessels, or to facilitate crew change.
07. 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
08. 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 the Front Desk at your lodging or dial the hotline 914