What to do before traveling to St Maarten

June 16th 2022 Update

*The following is just a guideline and the latest entry requirements should be viewed on the following Government Link. Protocols can change at any time so be sure to frequently review for any changes and double check the following link at least 5 days prior to departure : https://stmaartenehas.com

For all passengers entrance to St Maarten :

Complete the EHAS form (We recommend to start 3 days prior - result can take at least 24 hours) on this link: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/

Passengers will receive an email accepting or denying their request prior to their departure. Forms incorrectly completed will be automatically rejected so you will need to resubmit.

Fully vaccinated passengers with or without booster shot received: No mandatory test

Last Vaccination and or Booster shot should be at least 2 weeks. old and not exceed 9 months since administered

Fully vaccinated passengers 5 yrs. and older without booster shot:

48 hrs. Rt-PCR or 24 hr. Ag test required

Children 0 to 5 yrs. No mandatory test

Non-vaccinated passengers 5 yrs. and older :

Negative PCR test within 48 hours before departure (antigen test within 24hrs ) *Must be naso-pharyngeal swab.

*Oro-pharygeal swab accepted for children aged from 5 to 10 years old

All non- fully vaccinated and those with a past Covid-19 infection older than 9 months, are required to have a negative Covid-19 test in accordance with the required type of test.

Results from covid-19 collection home test kits will not be accepted.

Traveling to Sint Maarten from

EHAS application required

Fully Vaccinated only or combined with booster Shot >14 days

Covid-19 recovered <9 months before departure

Children 0 to 5 years

All Others 5 years and Older

Any Country

YES

No Test required

No test required

*acceptable proof of recovery - see below

No Test

RT-PCR test within 48 hours before departure or Ag test within 24hrs

*Travelers who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection within 9 months before departure must upload one of the below acceptable proof of recovery:

  • A government / public health authority issued proof of recovery (Digital Covid Recovery Certificate or letter)

  • A lab issued positive covid-19 PCR test result also indicating a Ct value of 35 or higher.

  • A signed and stamped Covid-19 recovery letter from a physician accompanied by the positive Covid-19 PCR test result.

Every traveler is required to register on EHAS (even residents or those in transit)

We recommend to start 3 days prior to your trip to receive approval. A $30 Protection plan fee will be applied during registration per adult. Plan covers medical evacuation. *Residents and transit passengers are exempted from Protection plan fee.

*Please be sure to check Government site -for updates: https://stmaartenehas.com/travel-requirements/ or email: [email protected]

Accepted vaccines are:

· Moderna

· Pfizer/BioNTech. (FDA Approved)

· Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

· Oxford/AstraZeneca.

· Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP

· Sinovac. CoronaVac.

  1. 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.The Electronic Health Authorization Application Form must be completed in order to be processed. Non-completed applications will be automatically deleted within a day after the provided travel date. If health authorization is pre-approved, you will receive a (printable) authorization via e-mail, which must be presented to the health and immigration authorities upon arrival. The original tests result should be presented to the health authorities upon request. Note: At times, the online system may malfunction and decline authorization. If you receive a denial, please re-submit until approved. Approvals are provided usually about 1 to 5 hours after submission during business hours. They may take up to 24 hours if submitted after hours.

  2. During the registration process, St Martin requires guests to purchase a Visitor Protection Plan that provides medical insurance and evacuation coverage for COVID. The cost is a one time fee of $30 for travelers 15 and older. For children 14 and under the cost is $10. To learn more about the protection plan, please visit https://www.sxmprotectionplan.com/

Double vaccination but without Booster:

  1. At this time no Negative COVID Test is required. Last Vaccination (or Booster shot) should be at least 2 weeks. old and not exceed 9 months since administered

    Be sure to review the government link for any updated testing requirements at least 5 days prior to departure to view any changes : https://stmaartenehas.com/travel-requirements/

For your return to the US:

Check the latest updates on : www.traveldoc.aero

USA : www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/

CANADA : www.travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

Traveling from St Maarten / SXM To : USA / Canada

All travelers (even in transit) are required to Complete the EHAS form (complete 24h in advance) on this link: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/

Traveling from St Maarten / SXM To: France

All travelers (even in Transit) are required to Complete the EHAS form (complete 24h in advance) on this link: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/

And Complete the EUPLF online form : https://app.euplf.eu/#/

St Martin Covid Testing Centers

At Airport Testing

The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has launched its first COVID-19 Test Center in a collaborative effort with the local Healthcare Lab.

  • Offers rapid Antigen tests before check-in for a flight. Results in 15 minutes.

  • Walk in testing available.

  • Cost is $110

  • Times: 11 AM to 4 PM

The new temporary testing facility opened on Saturday March 20, 2021 and is stationed within a tent structure with the assigned medical professionals at-hand. The COVID-19 Test Center was erected on the Airport’s external compound and is adjacent to the employee parking area (East of the Terminal Building).

In Villa Testing

Isle Blue and St Martin Blue can arrange in villa testing at most villas (select villas may not be applicable). In villa testing ranges between $65-125 per person and depends on the villa and management company.

Clinics and Testing Centers

The Pharmacy at Bellevue, Bellevue, Marigot ( French Side)

  • Offers rapid Antigen tests. Results in 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Walk in testing available.

  • Cost is 35 euros or $47(based on exchange rate)

The Facility address is:

zac de bellevue

St. Martin 97150

Tel: +590 0590 87 70 28

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 8 AM to 7:30 PM

Sundays: Closed


The Health Care Laboratory, Orange Grove, Cole Bay (Dutch Side)

  • PCR tests with results in 24 hours.

  • Testing by appointment

  • Option to pre register their data before the appointment via Whatsapp.
    *It is asked that persons arrive at least 5 minutes before their appointment.

  • Cost: $150.00

The facility address is:

Health Care Laboratory St. Maarten

Union Road

Orange Grove Mall, Unit 12 - 13

Cole Bay, Sint Maarten

Phone: + 1 721 544 1038

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 7 AM to 4.30 PM

Saturday: 9 AM to Noon


Bio Pole Antilles, Hope Estate ( French Side)

Link for info :https://www.biopoleantilles.fr/services-list/laboratoire-de-saint-martin-marigot/

Email :[email protected]

  • Open air Drive Thru testing facility Screening done in the car. No need to exit.

  • Appointments also available.

  • Get results online through secure access.

  • Will need a valid ID.

  • Cost: Free of charge ( For French Social Security Holders) $99.00 ( For everyone else)
    *It is asked that persons arrive at least 5 minutes before their appointment.

The Facility address is:

46 Rue Manioc, ( Parking lot of the BPA Laboratory - next to the new gendarmerie (near "Tout à louer"))

Hope Estate

St. Martin 97150

Phone: + 590 590 77 69 77

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 7AM to 12 PM & 2 PM to 5 PM Drive Thru Screening

Monday to Friday: 12 PM to 2PM Appointments only - use this form here: Screening form: https://www.biopoleantilles.fr/covid-19-depistage-par-pcr-du-sars-cov-2/ (Form not available in English)

Saturday: 7 AM to 12 PM Drive Thru Screening

Sunday: Close

IMPORTANT!

Do not go to the laboratory to collect your results. No information or appointment will be given by telephone or on site at the laboratories.

Guidelines While on St Martin

There are no border closures between St Martin (French side) and St Maarten (Dutch side). Guests can freely travel around the island

The mandatory use of face mask within the terminal and FBO buildings have been updated to “voluntary use of face masks”.

Protocol measures may require that guests show proof of vaccination to enter enclosed areas such as restaurants, shops, bars

For further information please visit www.stmaartenentry.com

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