EHAS

Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor, informs you about the travel and health information site of Sint Maarten

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At the request of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor, we wish to inform you about the travel and health information site of Sint Maarten, whereby travelers may access information on the entry requirements for St. Maarten.
https://www.sxmgovernment.com
Passengers can also be redirected to the secured Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) https://www.sxmairport.com/travel-advisory.php 📷 by RTGH Photography Aviation Caribbean Airlines

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Sint Maarten EHAS
General Information
GENERAL MEASURES
Please adhere to the following general measures in effect on both sides of the island and help us keep it safe:

Wearing a mask is mandatory in all public places, airport, public transportation, supermarkets and in all areas, buildings and stores where social distancing is not possible.Keep a safe distance of 5-6 ft (1.5 – 2 m) at all times, including beach visits.
Wash your hand frequently with soap during 20 sec. or use hand sanitizer containing at least 65% alcohol.
Sanitize your hands before entering a store or supermarket.
Discard of the disposable mask in a closed bin. Wash a re-usable mask at least every other day
If you become sick with fever and flu like symptoms, please contact the hotel front desk and/or the public health authorities immediately on phone number 914.
Make sure to carry along a reliable thermometer, in the event that you may have to be quarantined and for daily self-monitoring.
Do not take more than 4 persons in your rental vehicle if not part of your family.
Comply with all instructions from the island authorities and the airport, your hotel, restaurants, stores etc.
What are the Core Actions taken in our Tourism Industry?
Throughout the tourism industry, St. Maarten has established 6 core actions that will be undertaken as basic guidelines to preventing the spread of COVID-19 on our island and our citizens and visitors have to adhere to which are:

Physical distancing with proper floor/ place marketing
Proper Face coverings
Frequent handwashing, sanitizing and proper hygiene practices
Frequently cleaning surfaces
Employees that are sick are encouraged to stay home and report illness
Mitigate touch points as much as possible.
To ensure that St. Maarten remains a safe destination all lodging facilities and tourism businesses have specific criteria for sanitization, social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in order to open to guests. These measures will enhance protection of visitors, staff and our nationals.

At the Princess Juliana International Airport the Coronavirus taskforce created a safe airport environment by implementing airport safety protocols. This includes: the mandatory use of face masks covering the mouth and nose, continuously monitoring safety protocols in coordination with airline and airport partners, an awareness program on social distancing for passengers and employees, mass fever screening stations, mandatory hand sanitizing stations located throughout the airport, regular disinfecting of hard surfaces throughout the day combined with deep cleaning regimens during low capacity hours, and high quality Plexiglas barriers separating front-line staff and passengers.

Sint Maarten EHAS
Travel Requirements
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (January 19, 2022)
ANNOUNCEMENT

Transit passengers with final destination Saba, must complete an EHAS application for Sint Maarten.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic Sint Maarten has established a mandatory health pre-authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) for every visitor arriving by air including transits, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin residents. Without the health pre-authorization boarding will not be possible. Be advised that processing time can take up to 12 hours. For visitors arriving by ferry boat from St.Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, St. Barth’s, Saba and St, Eustatius and cruisers without an agent health pre-authorization application through the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) is mandatory as well. Other maritime vessels please read the latest requirements here.
The requirements vary depending on the country risk and vaccination status. Please scroll down.
All fully vaccinated travelers: the completed vaccination date cannot be older than one year, unless a booster shot has been administered before the ending of the one year term. The booster shot must be at least 14 days old. The EHAS application must still be completed. The date of completion of vaccination must be submitted as well as valid proof of vaccination (official country vaccination card or QR code, full name and name, dates administered and batch number(s) of vaccine) from the country where the vaccine was administered. A received booster shot must be indicated in the appropriate field and proof thereof (official country vaccination card or QR code) must be uploaded as well.
You are considered fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine :
2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac/Coronavac and Covishield vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, or
2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series combination of a single dose Pfizer or Moderna with a single dose Astra Zeneca, or
2 weeks after a single-dose of vaccine after a confirmed COVID-19 infection within 6 months before the vaccination (to be stated on proof of vaccination in absence of a digital COVID-19 infection certificate).
the accepted Covid-19 vaccines are: Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Covishield (Astrazeneca), Sinopharm and Sinovac/CoronaVac.
All non- fully vaccinated, are required to have a negative Covid-19 test in accordance with the required type of test. For the age category of 5 up to 10 years, an oropharyngeal swab will also be accepted.
The government of Sint Maarten has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 insurance for all travelers with destination Sint Maarten with the exception of Sint Maarten residents, transit passengers departing the same day (checkbox), flight crews (checkbox), transiting cruise ship crews (checkbox), French nationals residing in France or a French territory, BES-ZVK insured (checkbox) and AUC faculty and students (special procedure). The insurance purchasing process is an integrated step in the EHAS application. Travelers requiring the COVID-19 insurance must complete this process upon application. For more information on and all questions related to the COVID-19 insurance please visit http://www.sxmprotectionplan.com or contact customer support at info@sxmprotectionplan.com
The application must be completed in order to be processed. This includes proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, information on the vaccination status (including official proof of completed vaccination in case fully vaccinated) and the purchase of the mandatory COVID-19 insurance in case required. Children must have the online health form filled out by their parents. Provide a working personal email address on which you are reachable.
All incoming passengers are subjected to temperature checks and other screening protocols and may be subjected to mandatory testing at their own expense. Failure to comply with the screening at the Health Check Point upon arrival will result in you not being cleared to enter St. Maarten and sent back to your originating country. If re-tested upon arrival you will be required to self-isolate or self-quarantine at your place of lodging/residence until the test results are known.
Applicants will receive confirmation of their accepted application. Non-completed applications will be automatically deleted within a day after the provided travel date.
If health authorization is pre-approved, you will receive a (printable) pre-authorization PDF via e-mail, which must be presented at check in and to the health and immigration authorities upon arrival. This PDF will also contain a QR code which will show the vaccination status and COVID test result when scanned. Keep the original rt-PCR or antigen test result and proof of vaccination always with you. Please check your spam/junk mail folder as well in case you haven’t received a response. If health authorization is not pre-approved, you will receive an e-mail informing you that health pre-authorization has been denied.
Adherence to all other safety and hygiene protocols like social distancing, mandatory face mask wearing and hand sanitizing is required.
COVID-19 TEST REQUIREMENTS

Traveling

to Sint Maarten from:

EHAS application

required

Fully vaccinated plus

booster shot >14 days

Fully vaccinated

5 yrs. and older

Children

0 to 5 yrs.

Non fully vaccinated

5 yrs. and older

Any Country yes no test required rt-PCR test within 48 hrs. or Ag test within 24 hrs. before departure no test required rt-PCR test within 48 hrs. before departure
rt-PCR and antigen test sample for the SARS-COV-2 virus must be obtained from naso-pharyngeal swab in adolescents and adults. An oro-pharygeal swab is accepted in case of children.
Results from home covid-19 collection test kits will also not be accepted. Airlines might require you to show a negative lab test result.
The original test resultto be uploaded as part of EHAS application procedure must clearly specify the name of the laboratory or clinic, full name of test subject, type of test administered, name of antigen test, sample date, source of the swab, result date and a negative result. Non-compliant test results, hand written or e-mail statements from doctors will not be accepted.
Applicants with a recent COVID-19 infection and still a positive COVID-19 test will only be granted entry with a pos rt-PCR test result when the Ct value is above 35. The Ct value must be clearly indicated on the test result.
AIRLINE, PRIVATE FLIGHT AND AIR AMBULANCE CREW

All airline, private flight and air ambulance crew must be able to demonstrate proof of full vaccination or in case not fully vaccinated, a valid negative COVID-19 test result according to the risk category of the country of departure.
Crew members with stopovers of more than one(1) night must submit an application through EHAS. The same travel requirements as for passengers apply in these cases.

CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS ARRIVING BY AIR AND DEPARTING BY CRUISESHIP FROM SINT MAARTEN

All passengers must complete the application procedure through EHAS before departing to Sint Maarten.
Within 48 hours, before disembarking again in Sint Maarten at the end of the cruise, all passengers older 5 years and older must have an antigen test performed by the cruise line.
Applying through EHAS is not necessary when returning to Sint Maarten at the end of the cruise.
The purchase of COVID-19 insurance (see below) is mandatory when staying more than one (1) day in Sint Maarten either before or after the cruise. The insurance is only valid during the days of stay in Sint Maarten between the arrival date and return date to the country of origin.
SELF MONITORING

For all travelers 5 consecutive days of self-monitoring of body temperature and possible flu like symptoms is mandatory. The travelers will receive an automated daily email alert providing a link for submitting the required information online the first 5 days of their stay. If you are remaining for a shorter term on the island, you will have to submit the information for the time you are on the island. Temperature measuring possibilities will also be offered in the lobby in most hotels and other lodging facilities.
OUTBOUND TRAVELERS

For information on testing locations please visit https://stmaartenupdates.com/testing-on-island/ Thank you for choosing St. Maarten as your preferred vacation destination.
COUNTRY RISK ASSESSMENT
A risk assessment of countries is necessary. This will classify a country in either a low, high or very high-risk category for transmission of COVID-19. This categorization of countries is very dynamic and may change in time. Categorization is managed by the Ministry of Public Health, Social Services and Labor of Sint Maarten.
Risk classification COVID-19
All countries are categorized as very high risk until further notice.

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