Dear travelers,

When planning your trip to St. Maarten in 2023, it is important to know the formalities for entering the island to ensure a peaceful stay. In this article, we provide you with information on the necessary documents and the latest updates on COVID-19 restrictions.

Required travel documents

Sint Maarten is a unique island, divided between the French part (Sint Maarten) and the Dutch part (Sint Maarten). Entry formalities vary depending on the part of the island you wish to visit and your point of arrival.

If you are a French national and you arrive at Princess Juliana International Airport, located on the Dutch side (Sint Maarten), you must have a valid passport. However, if you land at the regional airport of Saint-Martin Grand-Case, located on the French side, a simple identity card is sufficient.

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19

Good news for travelers: as of November 1, 2022, COVID-19-related travel restrictions have been lifted for visitors and residents of St. Maarten. This eliminates the need to complete an EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System) application and provide proof of COVID-19 testing or vaccination.

In summary, here is what you will need to travel to St. Maarten in 2023:

  • A valid passport if you arrive via Princess Juliana International Airport (Dutch side) or an identity card if you arrive via Saint-Martin Grand-Case Regional Airport (French side).
  • No need to complete an EHAS application, or provide proof of COVID-19 testing or vaccination as of November 1, 2022.

For more information, please contact the Sint-Maarten Immigration Department: Road #8, Philipsburg,
Sint Maarten
Tel: +17215430352


Pets can be temporarily admitted on the island provided they present a medical certificate dated less than 10 days, as well as a vaccination booklet including a rabies vaccination administered less than 30 days before the stay.

Remember to check regularly for updates and travel advice with the relevant authorities before you leave, as information may change. We wish you a wonderful stay in Saint-Martin and we look forward to welcoming you to our island paradise!