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.
Countries Permitted To Visit St. Maarten
Travelers from all countries may travel to St. Maarten
Update: As of January 29, 2021 a list of countries are now temporarily banned for entry. They are as follows:
- Dominican Republic
- French Guyana
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
Travelers from all countries (except the low risk nations mentioned below) must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
PCR Test: Must be performed with negative results available within 120 hours of departure on the last direct flight into St. Maarten.
Starting February 12, 2021 the 120 hour window will be shortened to 72 hours
Low risk nations are exempt from testing
- Antiqua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- New Zealand
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sint Eustatius
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.
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
St. Maarten has not announced any mandates on if a proof of vaccine record 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.
St. Maarten Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Complete online electronic health authorization system
- Follow all regular visa entry requirements
- Get proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 120 hours prior to departure.
- 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
Originally published October 23 2020 with updates