St Maarten has announced a major update to its travel protocols: the destination will waive testing for fully vaccinated travelers who have had their “booster” shot.
More than 14 days must have passed since the booster shot for testing to be waived.
That makes St Maarten the first Caribbean destination to consider boosters in its entry protocols.
Fully vaccinated travelers (those who have had only two shots of a vaccine) 18 years and older must provide either a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival in St Maarten or an antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.
There is no test required for fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 and 18. Children less than five years old do not need a test.
Unvaccinated travelers five and older need to provide a PCR test within 48 hours of travel.
All travelers need to fill out St Maarten’s EHAS form before arriving on the island (you can find it here).
The form generates a QR code that travelers need to present upon arrival.
For more on how to visit St Maarten, see here.