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St. Maarten is well known for its exotic native heritage, beautiful beaches and lagoons, a mountain range, luxury hotels and elegant villas. 

While St. Maarten's tourism was decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation has began its recovery after opening for international tourists back in July.

Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for St. Maarten and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip.

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Countries Permitted To Visit St. Maarten

Travelers from the following countries may travel to St. Maarten:

  • All nations in the Caribbean
  • United States
  • Canada
  • All countries in Europe

Travel Authorization To Visit St. Maarten

All travelers must fill out the Electronic Health Authorization System before traveling to St. Maarten.

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COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 

Travelers from all countries must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test performed within 120 hours prior to departure.

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Quarantine Entry Requirements 

There are no mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers who present a negative COVID-19 PCR test. 

Travelers coming from high risk countries will be required to answer automated emails to report any COVID-19 symptoms for up to 14 days.

Travelers can view the country risk assessment here.


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COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All incoming travelers are required to have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to St. Maarten.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in ST. Maarten

All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in St. Maarten:

  • All passengers are required to wear a mask on their flight and inside the airport
  • Travelers will undergo a thermal screening process upon arrival
  • Tourists are asked to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing
  • Wearing a mask when instructed
  • Follow social distancing markers and instructions

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

A vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet available to the public. St. Maarten has not announced any mandates on if a proof of vaccine record (POVR) will be required for entry in the future. 

Visa Entry Requirements For St. Maarten During COVID-19

All travelers arriving in St. Maarten will need to follow regular visa requirements.

United States, Canada and the EU do not need a visa to visit St. Maarten.

Travelers that require a visa must apply at a Dutch embassy/consulate in their home country.  

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St. Maarten Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Complete online electronic health authorization system
  2. Follow all regular visa entry requirements
  3.  Get proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 120 hours prior to departure.
  4. Follow all health protocols while in St Maarten

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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

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