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St. Maarten Travel Restrictions

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Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter St. Maarten with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter St. Maarten without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from St. Maarten for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


St. Maarten entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Sint Maarten.

Travelers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 5 days. Travelers will receive a daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online. Travelers who stay in the island for less than 5 days will have to submit the information for the time of their stay on the island.


Outgoing travel to St. MaartenTraveling from the United States to St. Maarten

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 48 hours before departing to St. Maarten.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Arriving unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR obtained from a nasopharyngeal swab test result. The test result has to be uploaded as part of the EHAS application procedure. A COVID-19 RT-PCR test must be taken before the departure of the last leg of the flight to Sint Maarten. This applies to travelers in transit. The test result should clearly specify the name of the laboratory, test subject name, test date, type of test administered, and how the test sample was obtained.
This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated travelers, travelers under the age of 5, travelers with proof of recovering from COVID-19 a maximum of 9 months before departure if they can provide either a government/public health authority issued proof of recovery (digital COVID-19 recovery certificate or letter), a lab-issued positive COVID-19 PCR test result indicating a Ct value of 35 or higher, or a signed and stamped COVID-19 recovery letter from a physician accompanied by a positive COVID-19 PCR test result.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering St. Maarten.

Details and exceptions
All incoming passengers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport (Sint Maarten) are subjected to temperature checks and other screening protocols and may be subjected to mandatory testing at their own expense. If re-tested upon arrival, travelers will be expected to self-quarantine at their place of lodging or residence until the test results are known.
Documents
Travelers including citizens, residents, and transit travelers are required to complete health authorization applications through the Electronic Health Authorization System in order to enter Sint Maarten and St. Martin through Princess Juliana International Airport. Travelers are encouraged to complete the application as soon as they receive their COVID-19 RT-PCR test results. Once completed and approved travelers will receive a printable authorization by email. Processing of this application can take up to 12 hours.
Travelers are required to have health insurance coverage that is valid in St. Maarten. This does not apply to travelers in transit, residents, flight crews, AUC faculty and students, BES-ZVK medical referrals, and French nationals. The insurance purchasing process is an integrated step in the EHAS application. This requirement does not apply to transit travelers departing the same day, and French nationals residing in France or French territory.

Return travelReturning to the United States from St. Maarten

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from St. Maarten must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from St. Maarten are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for St. Maarten

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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