Coronavirus St Martin
We will be posting regular updates on this page to keep you informed of the situation in St Martin / St Maarten, Anguilla, St Barths and Saba, in regards to the Coronavirus. As soon as travel restrictions end, you'll see it here first!
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Last Updated: 22th May 2020
Cases overview in St Martin:
Ferries & Fast boat services
No services are currently operating between St Martin/St Maarten, Saba, St Barth and Anguilla.
Coronavirus Saint Martin
The Island is in lockdown until at list May 11. French and Dutch border control continues. While essential freight transport is allowed, the movement of persons is limited to residents returning to the Island. When going to the French side, a form declaring the reason you are crossing the border is required (either for work purposes, or an emergency related to family, care of the elderly or medical).
Princess Juliana International Airport has suspended all commercial airlines to and from St Maarten, for un undeterminded period of time.
Residents from St. Martin wishing to cross the border to get to the Dutch side must send a request to the Prime Minister (Silveria Jacobs) or to the Chief of Police (Carl John). Residents from the Dutch side that need to cross over the French side must send a request for a waiter to the Prefecture of St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.
From June 1, restaurants dine-in will be allowed. Bars, cinemas, casinos, beach and water activities, Art galleries, recreational centers and contact sports will be allowed. Dental services will resume. Taxi and Tours&Groups will be allowed at 50% capacity. Secondary schools, universities and vocational training institutes will reopen. Church services and weddings will be allowed. Ferry services, boat rental, charter services and vessels should resume.
Coronavirus in Anguilla
You can check our travel tips to plan your vacation after the crisis subsides.
Coronavirus in St Barthelemy
Coronavirus in Saba
What can we do to help the locals?
St Martin's tourism industry has almost entirely collapsed. St Martin/St Maarten and its surrounding islands are suffering from a severe economic downturn, putting many people out of work and under incredible strain, given that tourism drives the region's economy. A way to help the locals is to consider rescheduling your travel plans instead of cancelling bookings entirely.
You could also decide to book your next vacation now, even if this means booking more than a year in advance.
When it is safe to travel again, and if you have the time, why not explore more of the region than you may have previously considered. St Martin, Saba, Anguilla and St Barth are all within easy reach of each other and offer something unique and worth experiencing. You can learn more about the region to help plan your trip on our dedicated Travel Tips pages.
If you had a ferry or fast boat booking for travel in the next few months, or for other destination-related questions, feel free to contact us directly if you wish to reschedule your trip. We also invite you to consult our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions regarding a cancellation.