What are the travel requirements of Sint Maarten?

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.

What are the documents required for traveling to Sint Maarten?

The documents required for traveling to Saint Martin are listed and explained below.

  • A passport: A valid passport from your country of citizenship is required upon entry into Sint Maarten. One blank page in your passport is required for an entry stamp. The passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in Sint Maarten.
  • An ED card: An Embarkation-Disembarkation card or ED card will be given to you on the airplane before entry into St. Maarten. This legal document is used by immigration authorities at the airport to identify passengers and record their date of departure. You must fill this card out and present it to immigration at the airport.
  • A return ticket: A plane ticket that states the date of your departure from Sint Maarten. This will be additional proof of your return that needs to be processed at the airport upon arrival.
  • Proof of accommodations: A hotel reservation, property ownership, or the address of a family member with which you are staying once you arrive at Saint Martin and throughout your stay.
  • Proof of sufficient funds: A credit card, cash, traveler's checks, money orders, etc. that proves you can cover the expenses accumulated during your stay.

Which nations are required passport/visa to travel to St. Maarten?

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.

Is a Schengen Visa valid for travel to Sint Maarten?

No, a Schengen Visa is not considered valid for travel to Sint Maarten. St. Maarten is not considered part of the Schengen area.

What are the currency restrictions to travel to St. Maarten?

The amount of money needed to cover a typical 7- day stay in Sint Maarten is around $1800 U.S. dollars for a solo traveler, around $3,200 U.S. dollars for a couple, and $6,100 U.S dollars for a family of four.

What are the restrictions about travel health to visit St. Maarten?

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.

What are the restrictions about traveling with pets to Sint Maarten?

The requirements for pets to enter the island of Saint Martin are listed below.

  1. A valid certificate of health issued by a veterinarian dated no more than 10 days before entry into Saint Martin.
  2. The pet must be 15 weeks or older at the time of travel.
  3. A record of vaccinations.
  4. A valid import permit was issued from the CDC.
  5. A rabies vaccination certificate is administered between 30 days and one year before traveling to Saint Martin.
  6. The animal must be registered electronically with an ISO (International Standards Organization) microchip. The number must be mentioned on the health certificate.

Are there any restrictions to travel between St. Maarten and St. Martin?

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.

What should you take with you when going to St. Maarten?

A list of what to pack and what to wear in Saint Martin is listed below.

  1. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats: Sint Maarten is known for its bright and sunny weather. These items would be perfect to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun and getting sunburn.
  2. Swimsuit, towel, and beach chair: These items are needed to enjoy a beautiful day at one of Saint Martin's marvelous beaches.
  3. Tank tops, shorts, and sandals: This attire would be good for wearing during the day to either go shopping or on a tour of the island.
  4. A night dress or other evening attire: These clothes would be needed to enjoy a nice evening out on the town at one of the island's beach clubs or nightclubs.
Last Updated on November 26, 2021