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St. Maarten Travel Restrictions

60.01% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 60.01% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter St. Maarten.

St. Maarten entry details and exceptions

Travelers are required to have health insurance coverage that is valid in St. Maarten. This does not apply to travelers in transit, residents, flight crews, AUC faculty and students, BES-ZVK medical referrals, and French nationals.

Travelers from high-risk countries are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 5 days. Travelers will receive a daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online.


Outgoing travel to St. MaartenTravelling from New Zealand to St. Maarten

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to St. Maarten.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must have and upload a negative COVID-19 swab test result. RT-PCR tests must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure of the last leg of the flight to Sint Maarten. This applies to travelers in transit.

Vaccinated travelers who are residents in Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, St. Eustatius and Saba have the option to present a COVID-19 antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours before the last leg of departure.

Travelers under the age of 10 are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering St. Maarten.

Details and exceptions

All incoming passengers are subjected to temperature checks and other screening protocols and may be subjected to mandatory testing at their own expense. If re-tested upon arrival, travelers will be expected to self-quarantine at their place of lodging or residence until the test results are known.

Documents
Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) Form

Processing of this application can take up to 12 hours.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from St. Maarten

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from St. Maarten must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from St. Maarten will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for St. Maarten

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter St. Maarten.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter St. Maarten with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter St. Maarten with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in St. Maarten is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in St. Maarten are closed. Bars in St. Maarten are closed.