ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ST. MAARTEN
It is almost time for your trip to the St. Maarten! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the island. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: Feb 23rd, 2021
1. Complete an Online Health Declaration Form
Before arriving, all persons traveling to St. Maarten are required to fill out an online health declaration form that should be completed 48 hours before departure. You should carry a copy of the completed form with you to present upon arrival in St. Maarten.
To complete the health declaration form, please click here.
2. Provide Copy of Negative RT PCR COVID-19 Test
Passengers can provide copy of a negative RT PCR COVID-19 Test administered by naso-pharyngeal swab, and, as of November 25th, passengers will have the option of providing a copy of a negative rapid antigen test obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab and performed within 48 hours from the date of swab to departure. The only antigen tests accepted are:
a). Abbott - CGIA (Panbio COVID-19 Ag rapid test
b). Becton Dickinson (BD) - CGIA BD Veritor COVID test
c). Abbott - BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag CARD
d). Roche/ SD biosensor F test based on a nasal swab
Regardless of the type of test, all tests must be uploaded when filling out the Electronic Health Authorization System Form here. The test result should clearly specify the name of the laboratory, test subject name, test date, type of test administered and how the test sample was obtained. Typed, written or e-mail statements from doctors or non-laboratories will not be accepted.
3. Take an RT PCR Test for the SARS-COV-2 Virus
Travelers coming from a country that is considered high risk, such as the USA and Canada, are required to take an Rt-PCR test for the SARS-COV-2 virus obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab only and performed within 120 hours prior to departure to St. Maarten (last leg in case of connecting flights). Other tests such as antibody tests or antigen tests and tests performed outside of this time period will not be accepted.
If you arrive showing signs of COVID-19, you will be required to take a test on site, at your own expense of $125, and you will be subject to quarantine until test results are received.
4. Mandatory Insurance
Starting January 1st, St. Maarten will be enforcing mandatory insurance as an entry requirement. Click here to learn more about the Visitors Protection Plan from the St. Maarten Tourist Board.
Completion of pre-departure and arrival protocols is mandatory by the St. Maarten Government.
For more details and information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page available on the St. Maarten Tourist Board website.