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Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten as of November 1, 2021

The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley announced that as of November 1, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to gain entry into Sint. Maarten. The official information was broadcast during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing at the Government Building on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

This will only be applicable for travelers that are fully vaccinated with the approved vaccines of the RIVM and the World Health Organization (WHO). Research has shown the viral load of a fully vaccinated person, that is infected with COVID-19, lowers much faster in comparison to an unvaccinated person.

In due time there will be a short-term plan to also develop the COVID-19 recovery Digital COVID -19 Certificate (DCC), which will allow persons to register past infections and show proof of natural immunity. The World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines include the following:

  • • Moderna
  • • Pfizer/BioNTech. (FDA Approved)
  • • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • • Oxford/AstraZeneca.
  • • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP
  • • Sinovac. CoronaVac.

The travel requirements for unvaccinated persons remain standard at this point in time.