Travel restrictions which were issued by the Government of St Maarten have now been increased from 14 to 21 days in light of the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring COVID-19 an international pandemic.
Passengers and airline crew who have recently traveled to China (People’s Republic), Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China) or Singapore in the past 21 days, are not allowed to transit or enter St Maarten.
This does not apply to nationals of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (from Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, the Netherlands, St Eustatius, Saba and St Maarten), and to residents of St Maarten.
All arriving passengers must fill in the embarkation card to state where they are coming from before the aircraft/ship arrives in St Maarten.
There are zero cases of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in Dutch St Maarten at this time. The screening processes at the island’s ports of entry have been stepped up in cooperation with the airlines which are also following their own screening protocols based on WHO recommendations.
The Government continues to work closely with the Government of French St Martin and kingdom counterparts to prepare and plan to mitigate the spread.
There is no reason to panic, stay calm and take preventative hygiene measures at all times as well as refrain from hugging and touching other persons.