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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel advice

** TRAVEL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ** (Updated July 27th 2020)

To ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and residents, entry requirements will be in place for visitors to enter Sint Maarten along with other safety measures at the Princess Juliana International Airport.

Before Your Departure to St. Maarten
• Complete self health declaration form online 72 hours prior to arrival at www.stmaartenentry.com, and carry your copy.
• A COVID-19 (PCR) taken and receive the test result within 72 hours prior to your arrival date.
• Please travel with masks and hand sanitizer
• Please wear the mask during travel
• Research and read the guidelines and protocols of the Airline you are traveling on and your Airport of Embarkation and visit the website of Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport), www.sxmairport.com, for any updates.

Arrival at SXM Airport
• Follow instructions given by the airline handlers and airport personnel
• Follow signs at the airport upon arrival
• Wear face mask and adhere to social distancing upon disembarkation
• Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
• Sanitize and wash hands frequently
• Go through Airport Thermal Scanner
• At Immigration show your health declaration confirmation and Certified COVID-19 (PCR) Negative Test

While on Island
• Get to know the guidelines and protocols of your lodging facility and activity providers, and adhere to these guidelines and protocols
• Wear masks when social distancing is not possible, during your stay on island and avoid touching Mouth, Eyes, Nose
• Sanitize and wash hands frequently
• Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
• We recommend to vacation safe and adhere to the guidelines while exploring our Friendly Island
• If feeling unwell, contact the Hotel’s Front Desk immediately or contact the health department and dial 914

Disclaimer: protocol is subject to change based on advice from the Ministry of Public Health



Stay home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries) and practice social distancing.
 
Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:
  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
  • Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
  • Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
 
What To Do If You Get Sick

If you get sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing:
  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
 
If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

Travelers Returning from Cruise Ship and River Cruise Voyages

CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That’s because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.

Passengers who return from a cruise ship or river cruise voyage are advised to stay home for 14 days, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.


Stay home for 14 days from the time you return home from a cruise ship or river cruise and practice social distancing:
  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

What To Do If You Get Sick

If you get sick with fever or cough in the 14 days after you return from travel:
  • Stay home. Avoid contact with others.
  • You might have COVID-19; most people are able to recover at home without medical care.
  • If you have trouble breathing or are worried about your symptoms, call or text a health care provider. Tell them about your recent cruise ship or river cruise travel and your symptoms.
  • Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

If you need to seek essential medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent cruise ship or river cruise travel.


If you are returning to an international port or disembarking an international river cruise

  • Your return travel plans may be impacted. Foreign health officials may implement formal quarantine procedures if they identify a case of COVID-19 aboard your cruise ship.
  • If you travel on a cruise ship or river cruise and disembark in a foreign port, you might not be able to receive appropriate medical care or be medically evacuated if you get sick.
  • Some countries might refuse to dock your ship or allow passengers to disembark.
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