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Curfew for French side, none for Dutch side

MARIGOT: As of Sunday, May 30, there is a nightly curfew on the French side of the island from 8pm to 6am. This will stay in place for 10 days; it may be extended if the number of COVID-19 cases do not decline in that period.

Permission for movement during the curfew is required on the French side. The “attestation” system has been reintroduced for essential movement for medical or professional reasons only. Persons must apply directly for the waiver on the website of the Préfecture.

Gendarmerie checkpoints will also be erected at the four border points. The borders will not be closed. However, there is a curfew so nothing will be open and people will be confined to their homes on the French side from 8pm to 6am.

On the Dutch side, there is no curfew, but businesses are closed as of11pm. Reopening is at 6am.Movement is not curtailed. Police will not man border crossings.

What is a “curfew”? It is a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night. This is what will be in effect as of Sunday for the French side. There is no such regulation in place or planned (yet) for the Dutch side. 

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