St. Maarten Health Authorization System (EHAS)

 
   
 
 
 
     
 

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SINT MAARTEN IS OPEN- Sint Maarten re-opened for tourism on 1 November 2021. However, as of 30 November, travelers who have visited South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia or Mozambique in the 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry.

DOCUMENT OVERVIEW
The health authorities of Sint Maarten have introduced the Health Authorization as a mandatory travel document required to enter the country. This document will allow you to visit Sint Maarten by enabling tracing and limiting the health risks related to traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO CAN ENTER SINT MAARTEN WITH THIS DOCUMENT?
The Sint Maarten Health Authorization is for all travelers older who wish to enter the country, regardless of whether they are traveling by air, ship, or as transit travelers. As of 30 November, travelers who have visited South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia or Mozambique in the 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry. This document is available through an online form. Children can be included on their parent/guardian’s application.

GET THE SINT MAARTEN HEALTH AUTHORIZATION
iVisa.com can help you to obtain St. Maarten Health Authorization in the easiest and fastest way possible. To do so, simply fill in an online form. Testing requirements depend on your vaccination status, so check out the testing FAQ below to learn more.

DISPLAY THE FORM
As soon as we complete the application process, we’ll send this document straight to your email before your trip, so you’ll be able to show it to the border control officers once you arrive in the country.

You can read up-to-date information on specific quarantine rules in Sint Maarten in the FAQs below.

ABOUT COVID-19 SELF-TESTING
Purchase eMed's self-testing COVID-19 kit and get 6 antigen tests sent to your US home address for only $150. Self-test in privacy with a virtual Certified Guide using the NAVICA App. Accurate results are delivered in 15 minutes, which leaves plenty of time to get to the airport. eMed's antigen tests are ideal for travelers on a round-trip journey to this destination from the US.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Airline Confirmation (if applicable)

  • Negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result (if applicable)

  • Medical proof of COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • The St. Maarten Health Authorization is part of the required documents you will need to enter Sint Maarten, it DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country requires a visa, the immigration officers will ask for your visa when you enter Sint Maarten. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is your case, we suggest you visit your local embassy.

  • All travelers must fill out the Sint Maarten Health Authorization. Without the health authorization, entry into the country will be denied by the immigration authorities.

  • You are required to print and carry this Sint. Maarten Health Authorization, as you will be required to present it at the point of entry.

  • Arrivals from high risk and very high risk countries are required to enter self-monitoring temperature information through an email link during the first 5 days of their stay.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers must provide the date of completion of vaccination as well as valid proof of vaccination from the country where the vaccine was administered.

  • Medical insurance coverage is required for visitors going to Sint Maarten. Travelers in transit and children aged 10 and under are exempt. Also, it is highly recommended to get travel insurance that covers COVID-19 related expenses.

  • Check the FAQs below to find out whether you will need to upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test result to travel to Sint Maarten.

  • The approved vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don't. COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Sint Maarten. Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine.

The accepted Covid-19 vaccines are Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Covishield (Astrazeneca), Sinopharm and Sinovac/CoronaVac. You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.

  • COVID test prior to arrival- unvaccinated travelers only: PCR within 72 hours.
  • COVID test exemptions: Children under 5 and fully vaccinated travelers.

The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet American airline entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the US!

Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.

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  • Quarantine requirements: No quarantine restrictions apply however arrivals from high risk and very high risk countries must enter self-monitoring temperature information through an email link during the first 5 days of their stay.
Last updated: 6/10/2021
  • Low-risk countries: Anguilla, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, China, Grenada, Hong Kong, Montserrat, New Zealand, Saba, Singapore, St. Barthelemy, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Eustatius, Turks and Caicos.
  • Very high-risk countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • High-risk countries: Rest of the world
St. Maarten has established a mandatory Electronic Health Authorization for every passenger, regardless of whether you are traveling by air, ship, or in transit. Note that if you don’t have this Health Authorization, your entry to the country will be denied by the immigration authorities. Travel insurance is also included within St. Maarten’s Health Authorization.
All voyagers, including Sint Maarten residents, and flight crews who will be staying on the island must complete the Health Authorization form. For visitors under the age of 10, parents must complete the application.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from testing requirements. Children aged 5 and over must have a negative COVID-19 test result in accordance with the required type of test for the risk status of the country of origin.
It will depend on the processing time you prefer:
  • Standard Processing: 24 hours - USD 50.00.
  • Rush Processing: 12 hours - USD 65.00.
  • Super Rush Processing: 8 hours - USD 90.00.
Request your Health Authorization at least 72 hours prior to your departure date to St. Maarten.
All you have to do is complete the form with all your personal information including the details of your trip. Remember that once this process is complete, we will take care of the rest and send the document to your email.
You will only need between 10 to 15 minutes of your time to complete this form online.
Visitors aged 5 and over transiting through Princess Juliana International Airport must complete the EHAS application and provide either proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test result.
The validity of the St. Maarten Health Authorization is only 30 days after arrival and it must be used within the timeframe that the test results are valid.
This document will only allow you a Single Entry. Therefore, you must apply for a new document every time you want to travel to Sint Maarten.
Yes, travel insurance is mandatory and it will be included within your Sint Maarten Health Authorization. Travelers in transit are exempt.
You can answer more questions by communicating with our customer service team who are available 24/7.
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