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US, Canada travelers need 72-hrs PCR as of July 1

PHILIPSBURG: As of July 1, 2021, the rt-PCR  test must be performed on a naso-pharygeal swab within 72 hours before departure by travelers originating from the United States and Canada. Alternatively, these travelers can also perform an antigen test within 48 hours prior to departure to St Maarten.

This new regulation does not affect travelers who are booked to visit the island prior to July 1. For those travelers, the 120-hrs prior to departure test still applies.

As of today, June 15, all fully vaccinated residents from St. Maarten, and Bonaire. St. Eustatius, and Saba (BES) can enter St. Maarten without testing, however, when originating from a banned country a rt-PCR test within 48 hours before departure must be performed additionally.

The electronic health system EHAS has been updated to issue a quick response (QR) code with the health authorization pre-approval as of June 9.

For more information and to keep updated on travel requirements, visit and bookmark: https://stmaartenehas.com/travel-requirements/



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