We are very happy to be at the start of Phase 1 of the St Maarten reopening process.
On May 11th, 2020, as part of Phase 1 of the phased reopening process, more businesses will be allowed to open, such as offices, construction sites and hardware stores, as well as restaurants for pick up, delivery and drive-thru services.
The Sint Maarten Government has advised that while these businesses (see infographic below) may resume services from Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM, all businesses and services must implement the mandatory guidelines of the ‘COVID-19 Prevention and Safety Plan for the Business Community of Sint Maarten’ and have their operational plans in place prior to re-opening.
The phased re-opening is contingent upon the Country’s ability to contain the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19). If there is a resurgence in the number of cases, the phased re-opening will be delayed and/ or reversed.
On May 8, beaches on French St Martin reopened for swimming and individual sports such as walking and jogging until June 1, 2020 when the health situation of the French territory is reviewed again. The French decree stipulates that social activities like BBQs, picnics, and large gatherings on the beach are still prohibited until further notice. According to the press release, the President of the Collectivité is asking everyone to be responsible and to respect these common-sense instructions.
While this airline announced that they may resume flights to St Maarten from July 3, there is no official word on when the island’s borders will reopen. In the meanwhile, do browse through our website and enjoy virtual St Maarten moments until it’s safe to visit our shores once again. Here is a list of our Favorite Beaches on French St Martin and be sure to check out these St Maarten Webcams to Watch During Quarantine.
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