Covid-19 information

Covid should not prevent you from taking that well deserved vacay! Do not forget, the island provides free vitamin D3 through the sun all year long, great to boost your immune system!
We take your well being very seriously so hereunder is a compilation of all you need to know about traveling to our villas in “times of Covid”.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry requirements if arriving in Sint-Maarten Juliana Airport:

PCR TEST PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE OR FDA APPROVED ANTIGEN TEST PERFORMED WITHIN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

Mandatory health authorization application through an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS). APPLY HERE: https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/

Mandatory Covid insurance, provided by Sint Maarten, called Visitor Protection Plan. More information: https://www.sxmprotectionplan.com/

Specific conditions apply for travelers from ABC islands. ONLY residents of Sint Maarten, Sint Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius will be permitted to return from Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire to Sint Maarten.

AZURA RENTALS STRONGLY RECOMMENDS TO SUBSCRIBE TO A TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERING FOR TRIP CANCELLATION.

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SINT MAARTEN FOR THE LATEST UPDATES: https://stmaartenehas.com/travel-requirements/

Entry requirements if arriving in Saint-Martin Grand-Case Airport:

PCR TEST PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

Mandatory « attestation sur l’honneur » confirming you have not had symptoms of Covid: http://www.saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv.fr/content/download/7509/42596/file/Attestation-depuis-metropole-vers-les-iles-du-nord.pdf

Specific rules apply for travelers from France, Guadeloupe and Martinique (Motif Imperieux).

7 day isolation followed by a PCR test for travelers coming from mainland France.

AZURA RENTALS STRONGLY RECOMMENDS TO SUBSCRIBE TO A TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERING FOR TRIP CANCELLATION.

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OF THE PREFECTURE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES: http://www.saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv.fr/Actualites/LA-UNE/Actualites/Covid-19-Actualisation-des-conditions-d-entree-par-voie-aerienne-et-maritime-a-Saint-Martin-et-Saint-Barthelemy

TESTING ON THE ISLAND

English Speaking Testing Facilities:

NEW – COVID TESTING AT JULIANA AIRPORT APPOINTMENT AND WALK-IN

Operational from 11:00am through 4:00pm. Please contact the Passenger Experience Department (PED) of the Princess Juliana International Airport at 1-721-546-7777

Cost: $110 for Antigen

St. Maarten Laboratory Services SLS – ON APPOINTMENT

Send an email to prescreening@sls.sx to schedule an appointment with the following information: Last and First Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Address, Phone number, Dates of travel, Passport number

Cost $75

Health Care Laboratory – ON APPOINTMENT

Orange Grove Mall, ColeBay

Call+1721-544-1036 for an appointment. Use WhatsApp to send an image of your ID or your passport – your data will be preregistered saving you time.

Cost: $70 for PCR test

Midtown Medical Clinic, Philipsburg (next to Police Station) – ON APPOINTMENT

Call + 721-542-6914 to schedule an appointment

Cost: $125

PCR TEST ONLY, results in 24 hours

For more convenience, possibility for the doctor to come to the villa (Dutch side only) to test your group, extra cost of $450. 

Simpson Bay Clinic, Yacht Club – WALK IN

Walk in from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 11:30am. No appointment

Cost: $120 for PCR, $70 for Antigen (cash only)

Mullet Bay Clinic –  WALK IN

Walk in from Monday to Friday, 8am to 11am for PCR. No appointment

Antigen test anytime during opening hours.

French Speaking Testing Facilities:

Bellevue Pharmacy – WALK IN

ANTIGEN TEST

Cost: 35 euros.

Red Cross in Hope Estate, next to SMEC –  DRIVE IN

From Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. No appointment

ANTIGEN TEST

Cost: FREE. Please bring your plane ticket, passport and proof of stay on the French side. 

Bio pole Antilles, Hope Estate – ON APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment online (register in advance): https://www.biopoleantilles.fr/

Monday-Friday, 12pm-2pm

Cost: 85 euros (or FREE if you are covered by Social Security)

PCR TEST

CANCELLATION POLICIES

Cancellation of booking may result in forfeiture of deposit and payments paid. Refunds for the property rental will only be made if the property is rebooked for the initial period of the booking. Dates can be modified up to 90 days prior to arrival (price adjustment may apply).

In case of cancellation of flight or a positive Covid test, the above policy applies. In order to cover cancellation due to sickness including Covid, guests booking our villas are strongly advised to contract a Travel Insurance covering all medical risks and trip cancellation. For a couple hundred USD, this will take away the headache for you our valued guest and for us having blocked a villa for a long time.  Hereunder are a few links to companies offering Travel Insurance as a simple example. You are welcomed to use any other Travel Insurance which would cover Covid related sickness preventing you from traveling in case or positive Covid test. 

www.heymundo.com

www.worldnomads.com (Saint Martin French side)

In case of a cancellation due to Covid-19 Force Majeur circumstances namely Airpot Closure, Border closure and Lockdown, the stay will be postponed to an ulterior date or refunded. New dates are subject to availability on the same property or other property agreed upon, prices will be adjusted if there is an increase in pricing.

SAFETY MEASURES

In order to avoid contact, we offer self check-in. Each guest will have access to our Guest Experience Portail with all documents necessary for your travel (property book, itinerary, entrance codes, etc). This portail also has a Chat to contact us directly.

Each property has a sanitizing gel dispenser. Our housekeepers have specific cleaning procedures to follow. Most of the establishments you will visit have a mask mandatory policy.

USEFUL LINKS

Tourism Office (French side):

https://www.st-martin.org/us/covid-19

Tourism Office (Dutch side):

Princess Juliana Airport:

https://www.sxmairport.com/travel-advisory.php

Grand Case Airport:

https://www.saintmartin-airport.com/actus/covid-19-restrictions-pour-le-transport-aerien/381/0

Prefecture of Saint Martin:

http://www.saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv.fr/Actualites/LA-UNE/Actualites/Covid-19-les-conditions-d-entree-par-voie-aerienne-et-maritime-a-Saint-Martin-et-Saint-Barthelemy

Sint Maarten Government:

http://www.sintmaartengov.org/government/VSA/Health-Updates/NOVELCORONAVIRUS/Pages/default.aspx

French government Covid information:

https://coronavirus.test.fr/st-martin.html

Travel insurance covering trip cancellation due to Covid: 

http://www.heymundo.com/