Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Islip to Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten has restarted flights from nearby territories and Europe. A summary of information on entry requirements and domestic COVID-19 measures can be found here.
If a country is not listed in the low risk category, this country is considered a high risk country for the transmission of COVID-19.
Countries with low risk of transmission: Anguilla, Antiqua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, New Zealand, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Thailand.
Travel restrictions between Saint Martin and Sint Maarten will be implemented. Persons with medical or professional reasons will be allowed to cross the borders. Authorized travelers will only be allowed to pass with plane ticket, negative PCR test issued within 120 hours and sworn statement.
All travelers must complete an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) Form 72 hours before travel. Children must have the online health form filled out by their parents.
All travelers arriving from a country that is categorized as high or moderate risk must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab issued within 120 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten. Other tests such as antibody tests and tests performed outside of the 120 hours period will not be accepted. Children under the age of 10 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result.
Travelers residing in and traveling from a low-risk country are exempted from the mandatory rt-PCR or antigen test.
On January 11, Sint Maarten will be implementing a mandatory COVID-19 insurance for all travelers visiting Sint Maarten with the exception of residents, transit passengers, flight crews and French nationals. For more information on and all questions related to the COVID-19 insurance please visit https://www.sxmprotectionplan.com.
For travelers originating from a high-risk country, 14 consecutive days of self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu like symptoms is mandatory. The travelers in this category will receive during 14 days an automated daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online. If you are remaining for a shorter term on the island, you will have to submit the information for the time you are on the island.
Transit passengers are also subject to complete an online health declaration and have a negative test for COVID-19 issued within the last 120 hours before departure.
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The plane was clean"
Cons: "More spacing with the whole Covid-19 thing going on"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "Flying is no thrill now."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and work diligently to make everybody feel comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing. I had no issues!"
Cons: "I got assigned seats but when we got our boarding passes we were seated several rows apart, not in the seats I got when tickets were purchased months earlier. So we got reassigned to near back of plane, not at window seats, near several families with small loud children!! Not pleasant!"
Cons: "No food at all"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Came by for drinks several times."
Cons: "There isn’t free WiFi. This would be a nice accommodation. And having the bread with the meal not be ice cold."
Pros: "Seating was comfy with techy was to entertain yourself."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed due to the plane not being ready. Baggage handling absolutely destroyed my wife’s new luggage. Her suitcase came with a cover to help keep it clean. The cover was ripped in several locations and the whole side of her suitcase was blown out. We will have to purchase new luggage."
Cons: "Flight was 90 min late due to mechanical issue. Missed next two flights, was rebooked in coach vs paid for first class."
Pros: "Quick flight, great crew, orderly boarding. Updates to gate were clearly communicated"
Cons: "Very annoyed at "Basic Economy" being a thing. Annoying way to get more $ for the same seat. Avoiding any airline with this status."
Cons: "I expect better service from American Airlines, total disappointment. Given incorrect information by 2 gate agents concerning connecting flight delays."
Pros: "Attentive and friendly crew onboard. Flight capt. kept us abreast of where we stand in the take-off queue. Upon landing, flight crew asked passengers who didn't have connecting flights to remain seated so that others could disembark first."
Cons: "Horrible boarding crew. Two ladies that acted like they just started doing this job yesterday. At one point, they actually yelled at a passenger who was about to board. Even their supervisor admonished them but seemed to be too weak to tell them what to do."
Cons: "It was horrible. Almost 3 hours delayed"
Cons: "Flight cancelled and had to travel 60 miles at my expense to a different airport to get another flight same day"
Cons: "Our flight was overbooked and we were moved to a later flight causing a 7 hour layover and arrived at 2am the following morning."
Pros: "Poor entertainment - food not very good. Didn’t look as though there was concern regarding recycling plastics and metal. We should all be aware of the importance, especially in the airline industry who handle so much recyclable materials."
Pros: "The fact that they re-booked without me having to contact customer service."
Cons: "The connecting flight was cancelled while boarding was in progress at the start of the journey."
Pros: "Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Pilot's skill level and ability - lots of maneuvering and a very poor landing"
Pros: "Nothing exceptional"
Pros: "On time with no delays"
Pros: "The fight was not over crowded."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "Great boarding, crew and seating space"
Cons: "Bathroom line for some reason was always long. Entertainment via wifi was just ok. Older movies only. New movies on the tiny screens that come down every 4 rows or so."
Cons: "The seats are terrible. The most uncomfortable flight I have ever taken. Awful all around."
Cons: "My screen was not responsive most of the time"
Cons: "I really did not like that I was unaware why I could not check in on my phone and then I get to the airport and the Alaska desk is closed. My phone just says the plane is sky west, me and the other workers at the airport had no idea what this meant. Very frustrating experience trying to check in, finally walker talkie a guy that new it was American. Frustrating I thought I would miss my flight, why not clearly state it's not an Alaska flight."
Pros: "It was finally on time."
Cons: "Being given the, “run around” by American Airlines."
Cons: "Complementary reservation 24 hrs before flight. B-757 was smallest airplain I ever fly over atlantic."
Cons: "NO HEAT IN PLANE FOR 2.5 HOURS, VERY VERY VERY COLD. TOO SMALL OF A PLANE. OVERHEADS DOORS WERE BROKE, NOT ABLE TO STOW BACK PACKS. AA IS CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT PRICES ARE SOOOOOOO HIGH"
Pros: "I enjoyed the customer service, the nice landing and the pilots recognition that too many announcements on night time flights is unwanted."
Cons: "I was on the plane for 50 minutes before we departed. I was in group 6. The people before my group waited even longer. I also don't like Americans stand alone terminal at LAX; there's no vendors or services there."
Cons: "Delayed over two hrs due to mech. Known long befire scheduled departure according to pilot. Did not know why alt plane was not provided sooner! Not best airline as claimed!"
Cons: "Too many delays"
Pros: "Excellent service by the airline stewardess"
Cons: "Wait time to board"
Cons: "Food was not good at all."
Pros: "There was a female flight attendant who was extremely rude and coarse with everyone on the flight. It was painful to watch and annoying to experience. I will pass on BA in the future. People who dislike other people should not be placed in customer service roles."
Pros: "Flight was on time and prompt."
Cons: "Stayed on the run way for a bit"
Pros: "In flight movie options are great!"
Cons: "We boarded about an hour late but that happens."
Pros: "Prompt and effective"
Cons: "limited space and comfort for such a long flight."
Pros: "Everything was great their wasn't enough clarification as to what airline I was fliying. It said Japan air on my confirmation email but it would up being through American Airlines. The experience through American was superb but I would of liked clarity on such airline I was going to fly with."
Pros: "I understand that the breakfast cookies are economical, and many people enjoy them, but can we add some variety or switch things up sometime, pleeeeease. My kids love the cookies. thanks Jesse"
Cons: "The cookies"
Cons: "I bought Japan Air but it was American air.. I'm not buy tickets any more!!"
Pros: "The crew and boarding"
Cons: "That the WiFi wasn't free"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Paying extra for seating and not sitting next to my wife"
Pros: "Flight crew very welcoming, flight was pleasant."
Cons: "Seating a bit tight. Didn't offer any snacks only ice water."
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "Everyone that worked for AA was so friendly and nice. My flight was denied for about 3 hours and I arrived in Miami so late that I lost a day if vacation. I called AA to tell them and was told I could have been compensated for the trouble but I had to call the same day as flight (mind you I landed in Miami at almost 9pm and was too tired to call them.) so I lost any compensation."
Pros: "todo me gusto"
Pros: "Food was surprisingly good. In fight crew was great."
Cons: "Apparently you can make a reservation for a seat and AA is not required to honor it. They told us that you reserve a seat but you get your seat assignment when you check in to your flight. Apparently many people can make a reservation for one seat and the first person to check in gets it. My husband and I were very upset when we found this out. Especially since we went through many hoops to get a good seat assignment."
Cons: "Flight delayed and we were not compensated for that. I was exhausted after a 14 hr flight. Still don't know the reason for the delay!!"
Airlines flying from Islip to Sint Maarten have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Islip to Sint Maarten
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Islip to Sint Maarten
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Islip to Sint Maarten
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Islip to Sint Maarten
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Islip to Sint Maarten