Data Last Updated: April 02, 2021
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.
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
Latest Update - On February 3, 2021, the French government has decided to close the borders of its overseas territories indefinitely, including the Caribbean islands of St. Barts, St. Martin, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. This is to protect the islands from the deadlier and more contagious variants of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
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
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
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
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.
43Cases Per 100,000
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Saint Martin (French part)