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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Saint Martin (French part)
Data Last Updated: September 21, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

Saint Martin (French part) has already reopened its borders to tourists coming from European countries and Canada. However, it is not yet allowing the entry of travelers from the United States.

Travelers from France, the Schengen Area of Europe and countries on the safe list will be allowed to enter St. Martin but must show proof of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival and a completed health declaration; These are the same documents required by all visitors arriving in St. Maarten (Dutch part).

The Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) has re-opened to international flights on July 1st. However, the borders between the French side of the island and the Dutch side of the island were only reopened on September 17.  Starting Sept. 17, travelers coming from the Dutch side, where the airport is located, can now cross to the French side.

St. Martin Covid Updates

US tourists are still not allowed to cross the border to French Saint Martin from August 1st  due to a high number of COVID-19 cases in the United States. - St. Martin Bans U.S. Travelers From Crossing French/Dutch Border

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

In June, authorities in the French Overseas Territories in the Caribbean ( Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, and Saint Martin)  have eased the restrictions introduced by the French national government to combat the spread of coronavirus disease.

Along with adequate hospital capacity, and appropriate testing and tracking levels of COVID-19, the following businesses and activities are allowed to reopen and resume activity:

Cafes, bars, and restaurants

Retail stores and malls

Tourist accommodations

Museums, monuments, and parks

Gyms, fitness centers, pools, and entertainment venues

Most schools and colleges will gradually reopen

Most beaches are open to public access

All businesses must enhance sanitation procedures, ensure social distancing measures, and limit the number of customers within their premises. 

It is compulsory to wear a face mask  in areas frequented by a large public such as bars, schools and shops surrounding. Violators are subject to a fine of 135 euros.

Airlines & Transport

Travel restrictions within the territories have been lifted. Residents may also travel between the four islands  ( Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, and Saint Martin) However, travel between the islands and mainland France remains restricted only for those with compelling personal or family reasons, health emergencies, or essential professional tasks. Cargo aircraft will continue to operate.

Restrictions on ground travel between Saint Martin and Sint Maarten has been lifted starting June 2.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

8 Countries

Anguilla

Aruba

Bonaire

Curaçao

Guadeloupe

Martinique

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Martin

Test Required For Tourists From:

47 Countries

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Austria

Belgium

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Canada

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Greenland

Guernsey

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Isle of Man

Italy

Jersey

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Not Allowing Tourists From:

188 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Antarctica

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Helena

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Korea

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Information for Non-Tourists

All visitors are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to boarding and bring the negative test results with them. The ministry of tourism also states that incoming travelers MAY also be randomly tested upon arrival.

690

Cases

12

Deaths

18

Cases Per 100,000
Recovering From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Saint Martin (French part)

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