Sint Maarten

Limitations
29.06.2022 - 13.07.2022

Prior to travel

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

The so-called 3G rule for entry into Germany has been suspended until the end of August 2022. Since 1 June, people entering Germany no longer have to prove that they have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Entry requirements

Germany, Switzerland and Austria are currently classified as very-high risk countries, but entry is permitted (as of 28 June).

Yachts and cruise ships are permitted to dock in Sint Maarten.

Travellers (including transit travellers) are required to complete a health authorization application (Electronic Health Authorization System, EHAS) before departure. It is mandatory for all travellers to Sint Maarten to purchase local COVID-19 insurance.

Please note possible restrictions.

Transit is permitted.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Test to be presented upon entry: PCR-test or Rapid test. PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 48 hours. Rapid-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 24 hours.
Minors up to and including the age of 4 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

Vaccinated minors between the ages of 5 and 18 are subject to the same testing requirements as fully vaccinated adults,

Unvaccinated minors between the ages of 5 and 18 must provide a negative PCR test result no older than 48 hours on arrival.

Unvaccinated travellers from very high-risk countries (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Austria) must provide a negative RT-PCR test (no older than 48h) on arrival. Since 1 April, a negative rapid antigen test no older than 24 hours is also accepted. If provided by the test centre or pharmacy, the COVID test certificate should contain the passport/ID number of the passenger(s), as this is required by some airlines for transportation. Please note that some countries generally only accept a laboratory-based »RT-PCR« test for entry. Other PCR tests such as Express PCR test, PoC PCR test or PCR rapid test may lead to refusal of entry.

Incoming passengers may be required to take another test when entering the country (for further information see 'quarantine on entry').

Transit travellers are not exempt from testing requirements.

For travellers from very-high risk countries, 5 consecutive days of self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu-like symptoms is mandatory.

Incoming travellers may be required to mandatory testing at their own expense and to self-isolate while awaiting test results.

There are no known restrictions.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App. Travellers will also qualify as fully vaccinated if they have recovered from COVID within the previous six months and have thereafter received a first vaccination dose.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. In Sint Maarten, such information is made available through e.g. the government's own COVID-19 website.

The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry. Proof of completely immunized remains valid for 365 days after the last dose.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons. The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry. Proof of completely immunized remains valid for 365 days after the last dose.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App. Travellers will also qualify as fully vaccinated if they have recovered from COVID within the previous six months and have thereafter received a first vaccination dose.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. In Sint Maarten, such information is made available through e.g. the government's own COVID-19 website.

There are no known restrictions.

There is no quarantine on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

Travellers having recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 9 months and who have acceptable proof, are able to enter the island without a pre-departure test.

Local regulations

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 172. Previous week: 188

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

There are no known restrictions.

Face masks are mandatory in public enclosed spaces, on public transport, at the airport, and wherever the safety distance of 1.5 - 2 meters cannot be maintained.

Shops and businesses are allowed to open. Face masks are mandatory.

Restaurants, bars and cafés are open.

Most hotels are open.

Events, festivals and conferences may take place again.

Exercise is possible without restrictions.

Discos as well as cultural and entertainment venues are open.

There is no information about restrictions. Face masks are compulsory on public transport.

The international airport Princess Juliana has reopened for international passenger traffic. Masks are mandatory, temperature measurements are also carried out. In addition, the regional airport Grand Case on the French part of the island has also resumed flight operations.

If travellers test positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they may be subject to testing and quarantine requirements.

Departure

There are no known restrictions.

Reentry to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

Overall classification as a risk-free area according to the Robert Koch Institute.

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

No notes available.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

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