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Sint Maarten has begun its transition into the endemic phase!

Feb 22, 2022 | 0 comments

Entry requirements and travel within the Caribbean will be made easier.

As of March 1, individuals who have received their booster vaccination or two doses of an approved vaccine two weeks or more prior to travel may enter St. Maarten without testing. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 up to nine months after infection may also enter the country without testing.

Beginning Friday, February 25, nightlife hours will be extended until 3 a.m. daily.

When traveling between Aruba, Bonarie, St. Maarten, St. Eustatia and Saba, tests will no longer be required as of Feb. 21, 2022, provided one has been in this “travel bubble” for 14 days.

Sint Maarten has begun transitioning into the endemic phase of COVID-19. “Endemic” refers to leaving the pandemic. Entering the endemic phase does not mean that COVID-19 will come to a natural end. It means that COVID-19 is now considered an endemic infection where overall rates are static – not increasing, not decreasing.

France also requires testing upon entry only for the unvaccinated.

(Source: Govt. of St. Maarten / VSA)

The updated entry requirements for St. Maarten will be found here, for France here and for Curacao here .


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