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!

You can follow our Facebook page @StMartinbookings.com to get notified quicker and stay up to date with the latest developments.

Last Updated: 12/08/2020

Cases overview in St Martin:

  • Confirmed:303
  • Recovered: 146
  • Deaths: 21

Ferries & Fast boat services

No services are currently operating between St Martin/St Maarten, Saba, St Barth and Anguilla. 

Funtime Charters - Not operating since 20 March 2020, until further notice
Calypso Charters - Not operating since 20 March 2020, until further notice
Voyager Ferry - Not operating until further notice
Edge Ferry - Not operating until further notice
Great Bay Express -  Not operating until further notice
Dawn II - Not operating since 16 March 2020, until at least October
 
Please note that the suspension of services may run beyond the above mentioned dates, and you can keep up to date by following our Facebook page.
 

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Coronavirus Saint Martin

Hygienic measures are reinforced: disinfect work surfaces, wash your hand, cough or sneeze in a tissue or in the crook of your elbow. Movements in public places is allowed if social distancing is applied. Shops, markets and hairdressers reopened. Restaurant reopened. Banks and financial services reopened. Bus servicesis allowed at 50% capacity. Bars, cinemas, casinos, beach and water activities, Art galleries, recreational centres and contact sports is allowed. Dental services resumed. Taxi and Tours&Groups is allowed at 50% capacity. Church services and weddings are allowed. Ferry services, boat rental, charter services and vessels can resume.
 
St Maarteen is currently open to passengers from Saba, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Anguilla, St. Barthelemy, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands. For these countries, passengers should ensure that they have been consecutively present there for 21 days prior to the date of departure. No quarantine will be required upon arrival to Sint Maarten.
 
Since 1st July 2020, St Maarten opened its borders to travellers from Canada & Europe
 
As per 1st August 2020*, St Maarten is open to visitors from the USA. However, U.S. tourists will not be allowed to cross the border from Dutch Sint Maarten to French Saint Martin.
*subject to change
 
Travel entry requirements:
  • Passengers are required to take a COVID-19  RT-PCR test, with proof of negative results no older than 72 hours prior to the day of travel. Children aged 10 and under are exempt from testing.
  • Passengers must complete an online self health declaration 72 hours prior to arrival at www.stmaartenentry.com, and carry the copy.
  • All passengers must wear a mask in the Airport
  • Arriving passengers may be subject to COVID-19 testing, and health screening.
  • The Airport will only be accessible to passengers and employees
  • Increase sanitation and disinfection of all public areas
The above measures are there to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and keep things under control. You can check our travel tips to plan your vacation after the crisis subsides.

 

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Coronavirus in Anguilla

Anguilla's borders will remain closed until 31 October 2020 at least. All ports - sea and air - are closed for all passenger movements. All persons arriving in Anguilla who have travelled outside of the Caribbean Region within the last 14 days, will be quarantined for 14 days on their arrival.
 
Persons are encouraged not to congregate, this includes in church, at sports leagues, political meetings and youth gathering. They are asked to respect the social distance of 3-6 feet apart from one another. People are asked to stay at home and leave home only for medical care, to buy fuel or food or for banking services.
 
Non-essential workplaces, including bars, are closed. Restaurants are prohibited from sit-down services. However, they can provide take away service. Hygienic measures are reinforced: disinfecting work surfaces, washing hands, cough or sneeze in a tissue or in the crook of your elbow.

You can check our travel tips to plan your vacation after the crisis subsides.
 

Coronavirus in St Barthelemy

As the Island does not count any infected since April 21, some restrictions were lifted starting from May 12. Bars, restaurants, and businesses will be able to reopen if they respect the social distancing rule and practice good hygienic measures. Residents of St Barths can now move freely about the island while practising social distancing.
As of June 22, St Barth is once again open to non-essential travel and tourism. Life on the Island is back to normal. Beaches are open without restrictions. Restaurants, boutiques, and houses of worship are open. Nautical activities are provided as usual. 
 
Travel entry requirements:
  • You will be asked to provide a COVID-negative RT-PCR test performed within 3 days prior to departure. Travelers under the age of 11, are not required to take a PCR COVID-19 test as long as they have not been in any of the high risk countries in the last 14 days prior to their travel to St. Maarten.
  • You will need to apply to a mandatory health authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) ( whether you are arriving by air, boat or in transit). You can apply here: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/.
  • If you are staying on the Islands for longer than 7 days, a second RT-PCR test will be required on Day 7 following your arrival.
Read our St Barth travel tips page to plan your travel to the island after the crisis subsides. 
 

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Coronavirus in Saba

The island is in lockdown. Saba is closed for visitors and non-essential travel until further notice (this is valid for both airport and harbour). All persons arriving in Saba will be asked to go into a self-quarantine for 14 days. Registered residents, wishing to return home, must first put in a request to Island Governor Johnson before travelling to Saba. Currently, there are 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the island.
 
Personal hygiene is asked. People should wash their hands regularly, sneeze or cough in their elbow, not touch their face, avoid handshakes, pay with their bank card whenever possible. 
 
Schools, daycare/after school care and after school activities, bars, hotels, and non-essential businesses and services will remain closed until further notice. Events and social/family gatherings remain restricted. Social distancing is required. The Police force patrols throughout the Island and officers have the authority to make an assessment of any activities occurring.
 
For more general information about Saba, you can check our travel tips page. 
 

 

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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.

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Contact information

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.

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