The travel requirements to be able to enter onto the island of Sint Maarten are; a valid passport from your country of citizenship, an onward travel ticket, an embarkation and a disembarkation card (ED card), proof of accommodations, and proof of sufficient funds.
A travel visa is also required upon entry to Saint Martin if you are not from one of the following territories: the US, Britain, The EU, Australia, and Canada. If you live outside of these territories, then a visa can be obtained by applying for one at your local French embassy before arrival to Sint Maarten.
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The documents required for traveling to Saint Martin are listed and explained below:
If you are not a legal resident of the United States, Canada, Britain, The European Union, or Australia you will require a visa for your entry into St. Maarten. You can apply for a Caribbean visa at the French or Dutch embassy in the country where you are a legal resident. The best time to apply for your Sint Maarten visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
If you are a legal resident of the United States, Canada, the European Union, or Australia you can stay in Saint Martin for up to 90 days without a visa.
No, a Schengen Visa is not considered valid for travel to Sint Maarten. St. Maarten is not considered part of the Schengen area.
The amount of money needed to cover a typical 7- day stay in Sint Maarten is around $1800 U.S. dollars for a solo traveller, around $3,200 U.S. dollars for a couple, and $6100 U.S dollars for a family of four.
The health requirements for entry into St. Maarten are vaccines such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.
COVID-19 vaccination is also recommended for travel to St. Maarten. Those traveling from countries that are considered high-risk will require an rt-PCR test within 72 hrs of arrival to Saint Martin whether they are vaccinated or not. Those not fully vaccinated must be tested negative with a viral test 1-3 days before their trip.
The requirements for pets to enter the island of Saint Martin are as follows:
No, there are no traveling restrictions between Sint Maarten and Saint Martin. There is no physical border between the French side of Saint Martin and the Dutch side of Sint Maarten. So, the movement of goods and people is completely open.
A list of what to pack and what to wear in Saint Martin is below:
The island of St. Maarten and St. Martin is a beautiful island in the Caribbean and is partly Dutch territory and partly French territory. On this website we have every bit of information you need to know about this wonderful place in the middle of the Caribbean Sea!