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: August 4, 2:55 PM AST

Update on requirements "Before your departure to SXM" requirements "Arriving at SXM Airport" and requirements "While on island". added FAQ#12

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.
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Before Your Departure to St. Maarten
• Read all vital travelers' health information and complete the health declaration form online 72 hours prior to arrival at www.stmaartenentry.com, and carry your copy.
• A Nasal Swab pcr COVID-19 test taken and receive the test result within 72 hours prior to your arrival date. Any other test will be subject to being retested at the airport (US$ 125) and quarantined at your lodging facilities for 24 hours to await results.
• Please travel with your personal thermometer, masks and hand sanitizer and wear the mask during travel
• Visitors are strongly advised to purchase all-risk travel insurance, ensuring that you are covered in any unfortunate situation while on vacation.
• 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), www.sxmairport.com for any updates.
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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
• Show your health declaration confirmation and Laboratory Nasal-Swab COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test to the health professionals. No other tests are accepted and are subject to retesting on site at the airport (fee US$125)
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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 task force team immediately or contact the health department by dialing 914

Please note: We kindly ask you to administer a daily temperature check and register this through the EHAS portal. Please do so before breakfast and engaging in outdoor activities

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 with a resident permit issued by St. Maarten;
- passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, France, French West Indies, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British);
- effective 1 August 2020, passengers arriving from the USA.
2. Passengers arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, France, French West Indies, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a completed health declaration form obtained at www.stmaartenentry.com;
3. -Passengers arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Isl., China (People's Rep.), Cuba, Dominica, France, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl. or Virgin Isl. (British) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR laboratory test taken and the result within 72 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years;
4. - Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight;
5. - passengers arriving from Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Curacao or French West Indies;
6. - Effective 1 August 2020, passengers arriving from the USA must have a completed health declaration form obtained at www.stmaartenentry.com and a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR laboratory test taken and the result issued within 72 hours before 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 72 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, and travelers under the age of 10, 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.
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 72 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