Travel Restrictions Entering Sint Maarten from the United States

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Sint Maarten.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Vaccinated
63.31%
Increased by0.26%
at 1/21/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Sint Maarten. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Start Date
9/29/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Sint Maarten. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Start Date
3/9/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travelers

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Vaccinated travelers without a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Sint Maarten or Saint Martin through Princess Juliana International Airport must have a negative COVID-19 test result.

The result must be obtained from a COVID-19 PCR test taken at a maximum of 48 hours before departure, or an antigen test taken at a maximum of 24 hours before departure. The test result has to be uploaded as part of the EHAS application procedure. This applies to travelers in transit.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers aged between 0-5 years, who do not require a COVID-19 test.

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.

RT-PCR and antigen test samples must be obtained through a nasopharyngeal swab in adolescents and adults. An oro-pharyngeal swab is accepted for children.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Departure
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Not Required

No proof of negative COVID-19 test results required with booster shot

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Travel Purpose
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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers who have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before arrival at Princess Juliana International Airport (Sint Maarten) are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Travelers between 0-5 years old, are also exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.

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Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory travel authorization form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

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.

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Processing of this application can take up to 12 hours.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

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.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Transit travelers departing the same day;
  • French nationals residing in France or a French territory.
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must upload official proof of vaccination status (national vaccination card) in EHAS.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination showing that it has passed:

  • 2 weeks after the second dose for Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca or;
  • 2 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson or;
  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series combination of a single dose Pfizer or Moderna with a single dose Astra Zeneca.

Proof of vaccination cannot be older than a year, unless a booster shot has been administered before the end of this period. The third dose of vaccine must have been taken at least 14 days from arrival.

Travelers are also considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving a single dose of vaccine, in the last 6 months, presented with proof of recovery from COVID-19.

A combination of 1 dose of Pfizer or Moderna with 1 dose of Astra Zeneca is accepted.

The approved vaccines are Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Covishield (Astrazeneca), Sinopharm, and Sinovac (CoronaVac).

Please check the source for more details.

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On Arrival

Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Description

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.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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Mandatory

Mandatory self-monitoring

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Description

Travelers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport (Sint Maarten) 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.

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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.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all public places where physical distancing is not possible.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Sint Maarten and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
63.31%
Increased by0.26%
at 1/21/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
27,492
Increased by115
at 1/21/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

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Public transportation

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