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OFFICIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SANITARY EVOLUTION ON SAINT-MARTIN ARE AVAILABLE ON THE PREFECTURE’S WEBSITE FOR THE FRENCH SIDE (SAINT-BARTH-SAINT-MARTIN.GOUV.FR), AND ON THE EHAS WEBSITE (STMAARTENEHAS.COM) FOR THE DUTCH SIDE.

USA/CANADA >
SINT MAARTEN Juliana Airport SXM

For all passengers :

  • Fill the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) .
    Processing time can take up to 12 hours.
    Passengers will receive an E-mail accepting or denying their request prior to their departure. Forms not or incorrectly completed will be automatically rejected.
  • Mandatory health insurance *

For all passengers under 5 years old: 

  • No mandatory test

Non-vaccinated passengers older than 5 years old:

  • Negative PCR test of less than 48 hours before departure (antigen tests are notre accepted anymore)

Fully vaccinated passengers (with or without booster shoot received):

  • No mandatory test

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 autority issued proof of recovery (Digital Covid recovery Certificate or letter)
  • A lab issued positive Covid-19 PCR test result 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

PARIS >
SINT MAARTEN Juliana Airport SXM

For all passengers :

  • For all passengers under 5 years old: 

    • No mandatory test

    Non-vaccinated passengers older than 5 years old:

    • Negative PCR test of less than 48 hours before departure (antigen tests are notre accepted anymore)

    Fully vaccinated passengers (with or without booster shoot received):

    • No mandatory test

    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 autority issued proof of recovery (Digital Covid recovery Certificate or letter)
    • A lab issued positive Covid-19 PCR test result 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

SINT MAARTEN Julianna Airport SXM >
USA/CANADA

For all passengers :

Check the latest updates on : www.traveldoc.aero

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SINT MAARTEN Juliana Airport SXM >
PARIS

For all vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • No mandatory test
  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form

For all non-vaccinated or non-fully vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigenic test of less than 48 hours before departure
  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 
  • Overriding reason of a personal or family nature, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed
  • Respect a seven-day isolation upon arrival (repeat a test at the end of this period)

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 autority issued proof of recovery (Digital Covid recovery Certificate or letter)
    • A lab issued positive Covid-19 PCR test result 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

Check the latest updates on:

OTHER COUNTRIES >
SINT MAARTEN Juliana Airport SXM

Traveling to Sint Maarten fromEHAS application requiredFully Vaccinated only or combined with booster shot > 14 daysCovid-19 recovered < 9 months before departureChildren 0 to 5 yrs.All others 5 yrs. and older
Any countryYesNo test

No test

Acceptable proof of recovery

No testrt-PCR test within 48 hrs. before departure

Check the list of countries at the bottom of the page on stmaartenehas.com/travelrequirements/

PARIS >
SAINT MARTIN Grand Case Esperance SFG

For all vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • Negative PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours before departure
  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 

For all non-vaccinated or non-fully vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • Negative result of a PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours
  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 
  • Overriding reason of a personal or family nature, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed
  • Respect a seven-day isolation upon arrival (repeat a test at the end of this period)

SAINT MARTIN Grand Case Esperance SFG >
PARIS

For all vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • No mandatory test
  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 

For all non-vaccinated or non-fully vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • Negative result of a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48h
  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 
  • Overriding reason of a personal or family nature, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed
  • Respect a seven-day isolation upon arrival (repeat a test at the end of this period

GUADELOUPE / MARTINIQUE >
SAINT MARTIN Grand Case l’Esperance SFG

For all passengers over 12 years old:

  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 

For all non-fully vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 
  • Negative result of a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48h

SAINT MARTIN Grand Case l’Esperance SFG >
GUADELOUPE / MARTINIQUE

For all passengers over 12 years old:

  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 

For all non-fully vaccinated passengers over 12 years old:

  • Proof of honor that they are symptom-free and unaware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the flight.
  • EUPLF online form 
  • Negative result of a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48h

 

SAINT MARTIN French part >
SAINT BARTHÉLEMY

For all non-fully vaccinated passengers over 12 years old :

  • Negative result of a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48h.

Warning: People who are considered fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series
  • 4 weeks after a single-dose vaccine
  • 2 weeks after a dose for people who already previously got Covid-19 (all vaccines included)
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Les sites de Tests

Le Laboratoire Bio Pôle Antilles réalise les tests PCR sur rendez-vous à son drive de Hope Estate, il teste en priorité les cas contact et les personnes devant se faire hospitaliser. Les samedis, le laboratoire Bio Pôle Antilles (BPA) est accessible pour des prélèvements PCR (environ 60), sur rendez-vous uniquement.

Les personnes souhaitant accéder à un test antigénique sont invitées à se rapprocher des pharmacies du territoire (Sun, Soualiga, Concordia, Bellevue, Caraïbes) qui ont chacune leurs horaires propres de tests.

Details about entry requirements :

As of Saturday January 1st, 2022 all countries will be classified as very high risk until further notice with Covid-19 test requirements based on the vaccination status:

  • Fully vaccinated with booster shot received (booster shot should not be older than 9 months): no covid-19 test required
  • Fully vaccinated 18 yrs. and older without booster shot: 48 hrs. rt-PCR or 24 hr. Ag test required
  • Fully vaccinated older than 5 and younger than 18 yrs. without booster shot: no covid-19 test required
  • Non-vaccinated: 48 hrs. rt-PCR test required

You are considered fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine:

  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac/Coronavac and Covishield vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, or
  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series combination of a single dose Pfizer or Moderna with a single dose Astra Zeneca, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose of vaccine after a confirmed COVID-19 infection (to be stated on proof of vaccination in absence of a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate).
  • the accepted Covid-19 vaccines are: Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Covishield (Astrazeneca), Sinopharm and Sinovac/CoronaVac.

As of November 1, 2021 all children 5 year of age or older are required to have a negative Covid-19 test in accordance with the required type of test for the risk status of the country of origin. For the age category of 5 up to 10 years, an oropharyngeal swab will also be accepted.

ELECTRONIC HEALTH AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM (EHAS)

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic Sint Maarten has established a mandatory health authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) for every visitor arriving by air including transits, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin residents. Without the health pre-authorization boarding will not be possible.

Be advised that processing time can take up to 12 hours.

Fill form at: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/

The application must be completed in order to be processed. This includes the purchase of the mandatory COVID-19 insurance and a negative COVID-19 test result in case they are required. Children must have the online health form filled out by their parents.

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) pre-authorization via e-mail, which must be presented to the health and immigration authorities upon arrival. The original rt-PCR or antigen test result should be presented to the health authorities upon request. Please check your spam/junk mail folder as well in case you haven’t received a response.

If health authorization is not pre-approved, you will receive an e-mail informing you that health pre-authorization has been denied.

Keep the original rt-PCR or antigen test result and proof of vaccination always with you

All incoming passengers are subjected to temperature checks and other screening protocols and may be subjected to mandatory testing at their own expense. Failure to comply with the screening at the Health Check Point upon arrival will result in you not being cleared to enter St. Maarten and sent back to your originating country. If re-tested upon arrival you will be required to self-isolate or self-quarantine at your place of lodging/residence until the test results are known.

MANDATORY INSURANCE

The government of Sint Maarten has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 insurance for all travelers with destination Sint Maarten with the exception of Sint Maarten residents, transit passengers, flight crews, transiting cruise ship crews, French nationals residing in France or a French territory, BES-ZVK medical referrals and AUC faculty and students (special procedure).

The insurance purchasing process is an integrated step in the EHAS application. Travelers requiring the COVID-19 insurance must complete this process upon application.

For more information on and all questions related to the COVID-19 insurance please visit www.sxmprotectionplan.com or contact customer support at info@sxmprotectionplan.com

APPROVED VACCINES

People who are considered fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series
  • 4 weeks after a single-dose vaccine
  • 2 weeks after a dose for people who already previously got Covid-19 (all vaccines included)

Approved vaccines are Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Covishield (Astrazeneca), Sinopharm and Sinovac/CoronaVac.

APPROVED TESTS

rt-PCR and antigen test sample for the SARS-COV-2 virus must be obtained from naso-pharyngeal swab. Saliva Ag test and pooling samples are not accepted.

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

The original test result to be uploaded as part of EHAS application procedure must clearly specify the name of the laboratory or clinic, full name of test subject, type of test administered, name of antigen test, swab date, source of the swab, result date and a negative result. Non-compliant test results, hand written or e-mail statements from doctors will not be accepted.

All airline, private flight and air ambulance crew must be able to demonstrate proof of full vaccination or in case not fully vaccinated, a valid negative COVID-19 test result according to the risk category of the country of departure.

Crew members with stopovers of more than one(1) night must submit an application through EHAS. The same travel requirements as for passengers apply in these cases.

SELF-MONITORING

For all travelers, 5 consecutive days of self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu like symptoms is mandatory. The travelers in this category will receive an automated daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online the first 5 days of their stay. If you are remaining for a shorter term on the island, you will have to submit the information for the time you are on the island. Temperature measuring possibilities will also be offered in the lobby in most hotels and other lodging facilities.

For information on testing locations please visit https://stmaartenupdates.com/testing-on-island/