Sint Maarten: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

St. Maarten’s borders reopened

People entering or transiting through St. Maarten must present a QR code at time of check-in and upon arrival. The code must be obtained by completing a health declaration form  at least 12 hours before departure.

This doesn’t apply to people transiting in the same calendar day to Saba, with an authorization obtained here.

Arriving people are subject to medical screening and could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and to self-isolation. 

Every passenger entering or transiting through St. Maarten must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on a nasopharyngeal swab, taken at most 48 hours before departure (an oropharyngeal swab is accepted for children between 5 and 10 years); or
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure; or
  • a valid vaccination certificate, or
  • a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 9 months before arrival.

This rule does not apply to:

  • children under 5.

Arriving people must have insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • residents of St. Maarten;
  • citizens of France residing in France or in French territory.

Details can be found here

Vaccine certificate considering valid if:

  • passenger was fully vaccinated no less than 14 days before arrival;
  • it was made with one of the accepted vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac. A combination of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) is accepted.

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