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: July 5th, 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. The rt-PCR test must be performed on a naso-pharygeal swab within 72 hours before departure by travelers originating from the USA and Canada. Alternatively, these travelers can also perform an Antigen test within 48 hours prior to departure to St. Maarten.
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. 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.
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.
3. Mandatory Insurance
Mandatory insurance is an entry requirement. Click here to learn more 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.
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).
Reminder, if you do any COVID testing or seek any healthcare while abroad, please retain all receipts for insurance purposes.