Optimism has always been part of the nature of St. Martiners. The atmosphere is lighter, and the Friendly Island showed fighting spirit against Covid-19.
To paraphrase F. Mitterrand; we have finally learned to “Give time to time” ... We will never forget this very special parenthesis in our lives. Yet, we choose to remember only the best about this experience.
As we are beginning to see the end of this crisis, we share with you the latest updates.
Restrictive measures are gradually being relaxed to allow economic activity to restart. These measures concern both the general public and the private sector.
THE REOPENING PLAN STARTED ON MONDAY, MAY 11th 2020.
The beach band has been lifted. Swimming at sea is now authorized.
Nevertheless, gatherings of more than 10 persons remain prohibited.
Reopening of businesses (except for bars and restaurants)
- On the French side; Public establishments and businesses have been allowed to reopen since May 11th.
- On the Dutch side; The economic reopening plan is scheduled to start on May 18th.
- On both sides of the island, the opening hours of all businesses are from 08. 00 am to 06. 00 pm from Monday to Friday.
Reopening of schools
Reopening of schools is scheduled on May 18th on both sides of the island.
Circulation on the Territory
Both French and Dutch governments have agreed to maintain a “Friendly Border Control” in order to restrict non-essential movements.
At Princess Juliana International Airport and at Grand Case Airport, regular flights are not allowed. Only cargo and medical evacuations flights are allowed to operate.
Inter-island ferry station
Connections between Saint-Martin and the neighboring islands of Anguilla and St. Barthelemy are suspended until further notice departing from the Maritime Station in Marigot.
Marina Fort Louis
The Fort Louis Marina in Marigot is closed to the public.
Cruise ship terminal
Cruise ships are not welcomed until further notice.
Port of Galisbay
The commercial port of Galisbay is considered a vital structure, so normal activity is fully maintained. There are no cancellations or changes to the schedule in terms of receipt of goods.
Navigation,Boating and watersport activities are prohibited until June 2nd.
However, tenders and ships can sail to shore for groceries and refuel.
At the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital, and until further notice, precautionary measures are maintained in order to limit access to the hospital with exception of the emergency room.
A reminder of good hygiene practices
- Wash your hands regularly
- Cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing
- Use disposable tissues
- Maintain a safety distance of 2 meters between individuals
- Greet without shaking hands and avoid kissing
- Call EMERGENCY +15 if symptoms appear (cough, fever...) and stay home.
- Use of masks for staff and customers is mandatory in public areas
- Sick employees MUST NOT go to work
- The use of gloves for staff in contact with the general public is enforced
- Detailed and frequent cleaning of premises and contact surfaces is implemented
- Public access to businesses must be controlled and regulated.
For more information, please click the following links
- Facebook : Facebook.com/SXMGOV
- Website : sintmaartengov.org/coronavirus
- Facebook: Princess Juliana International Airport
- Website: sxmairport.com/news-press.php
- Facebook: Aéroport Saint Martin Grand Case
- Website: saintmartin-airport.com
- Website: Air Antilles
- Facebook: Préfecture de St Barthélémy et de Saint Martin
- Website: saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv.fr
- Website: Marina Fort Louis
The entire team of the Saint-Martin Tourist Office is involved and is actively working to inform you as best as possible.
We will be going through this together and we are already preparing to welcome you back to our Friendly Island once this episode is over.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones by generalizing good practices.
We thank all our front liners for taking care of us