What You Need to Know
Travel to St Maarten | COVID-19
Are you looking for more information on travel to St Maarten during the COVID-19 pandemic? Our team at SintMaartenVacation.com has put together this page to position ourselves to better inform persons wishing to travel to St Maarten.
We will keep you up to date here, with the latest on how the virus is affecting travel to the island, suggest ways through which you can help stop the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus, and provide some resources for staying up to date with this ongoing situation.
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St Maarten’s borders are open. Internal borders between French and Dutch St Maarten are also open and several major airlines are flying to St Maarten. In addition, many hotels, restaurants and tour operators around the island are also open with new health and safety guidelines in place for guests. Book early to secure your spot and discover these top things to do in St Maarten!
The following resources are meant to be a helpful place to start.
St Maarten COVID-19 Entry Requirements
Last updated: January 2, 2022
Effective January 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers who have received a booster shot, and children 17 and under who have been vaccinated, do not need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result when completing the St Maarten EHAS entry online application form. All other travelers will have to submit a required negative Antigen or PCR test result. Antigen tests results can not be more than 2 days old at the time of arrival in St Maarten, and PCR test results cannot be more than 3 days old at the time of arrival on the island.
All travelers will have to:
- Complete and submit a St Maarten EHAS online application
- Pay the mandatory $30 COVID-19 insurance
Fully vaccinated travelers:
- Provide Proof of Vaccination (and booster shot)
Unvaccinated and non-fully vaccinated travelers:
- Provide Proof of Negative Antigen or PCR test result
All other safety and hygiene protocols like social distancing, face mask use and hand sanitizing remain in place.
St Maarten EHAS Application
- Applicants will receive confirmation of their accepted application. Non-completed applications will be automatically deleted within a day after the provided travel date.
- If health authorization is pre-approved, you will receive a (printable) pre-authorization PDF via email. You must present this at check-in and to the health and immigration authorities upon arrival. This PDF also contains a QR Code which will show the vaccination status and COVID test result when scanned. Keep the original rt-PCR or Antigen test result and proof of vaccination with you at all times.
Arriving at St Maarten’s SXM Airport
Please note that receiving pre-approval does not guarantee you entry into St Maarten. Upon arrival you must still meet and clear St Maarten Entry and Immigration requirements and the additional medical screening measures at the Airport Health Checkpoint.
All incoming passengers are subject to temperature checks and other screening protocol upon arrival and may be subjected to mandatory testing at their own expense (around $125).
If you are subject to mandatory testing or re-testing upon arrival, you are expected to self-isolate or self-quarantine at your place of accommodation until the test results are known. Failure to adhere to these measures will result in you not being allowed entry to the island.
Self Monitoring while in St Maarten
All travelers from High Risk and Very High Risk countries will, for 5 consecutive days undergo self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu like symptoms. Travelers in these categories will receive an automated daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online the first 5 days of their stay. 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. Temperature measuring possibilities will also be offered in the lobby in most hotels and other lodging facilities.
Get a COVID-19 test in St Maarten
Do you need more info. on where to get a COVID-19 test in St Maarten? Check out these locations:
The Health Care Laboratory in St Maarten can perform the swab by appointment between 11am – 12pm Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 11am – 11:30am. The cost of the test is $70 and you will receive the results within 24 hours.
The Health Care Laboratory St Maarten is located at Orange Grove Mall Unit 12-13, Union Road, Cole Bay. You can call +1 721 544 1036/1038 for appointments and information.
The Mullet Bay Clinic in the Maho area offers COVID-19 rt-PCR testing for $106. Results can be expected within 24 hours. The swabbing takes place in the morning hours between 8 and 10am. Walk-in antigen testing is also available for $60 with results in as little as 15 minutes.
The Mullet Bay Clinic is located in the Maho area and can be reached via phone at +1 721 545 4280.
The Pharmacy at Bellevue, in French St Martin’s capital of Marigot offers rapid Antigen tests. Results are often received within 15 to 30 minutes. Walk in testing is available. The costs for Antigen testing at is $47 (based on exchange rate) or 35 Euros.
The Pharmacy at Bellvue is located at Zac de bellevue, St. Martin 97150 and can be reached via phone at +590 0590 87 70 28. It’s opening hours are Monday to Saturday: 8am to 7:30pm and closed on Sundays.