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COVID-19 pandemic places Sint Maarten in partial lockdown

Those are odd instances.  Executive has a duty to offer protection to the protection and well being of the folks of Sint Maarten

The rustic is in a partial lockdown and subsequently measures taken is a part of the Executive of Sint Maarten’s preparedness, reaction and mitigation in reference to the COVID-19 international pandemic.

Trip Restrictions

Air Trip

As of Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM, used to be the closing day for the citizens (passengers) of Sint Maarten to go back and forth again to the rustic for the following two weeks.

Due to this fact, no airways will probably be bringing in citizens or individuals throughout the following two weeks. The one flights that you are going to see entering the airport can be shipment flights or flights which are coming in to select up passengers to go back them to their house nations.

Ships and Different Maritime Craft

The go back and forth restrictions for shippers and mariners went into impact as of March 24th 11:59pm American Same old Time. After this date NO International Vessels (exemptions carried out) will probably be allowed within the territorial waters of Sint Maarten till additional understand.

This comprises however isn’t restricted to; Excitement vessels, Fishing vessels, Passenger Vessels, Huckster boats, Mega Yachts, Crusing Yachts, Catamarans, and so on.

Acceptable Exemptions are as follows:

1.      In the community registered recreational vessels are accepted to perform within the waters of Sint Maarten offering that there are 4 (four) or much less individuals (together with captain) on board.

2.      Fishing vessels from Saba and St. Eustatius are allowed access into the territorial waters of Sint Maarten BUT will have to touch the Immigration Division previous to arrival.

three.      Different business between Sint Maarten, SABA and St. Eustatius that takes position by the use of water shipping will probably be evaluated on a case through case foundation.

four.      Massive Shipment vessels, Bulk carriers, Bunker Barges/-vessels will probably be allowed provided that the related procedures are adopted and approval is given through the pertinent government who will carefully track those actions to make sure their adherence.

five.      Bunkering and or provisioning would possibly ONLY be accepted for vessels of 500GT and bigger which are passing via Sint Maarten on-route to every other vacation spot. This carrier will most effective be made to be had at Port St. Maarten the place each and every request will probably be evaluated on a case through case foundation.  At no time are team or captain allowed to go away the vessel. Bunkering and or provisioning will NOT be allowed to happen on the different marinas or docking places on island until the vessel is already docked at a facility that gives such. ‘Social Distancing’ will have to all the time be adhered to.  

6.      In the community registered passenger vessels together with ferries could also be utilized by the corporate and or house owners for private use most effective and stop all business actions till additional understand.


The next measures were taken so as to include the unfold of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Due to this fact, the next measures were carried out in the case of industry closures, which went into impact on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Companies which are allowed to stay open to the general public:

o       Motels and visitor homes, together with on-site facilities;

o       Yachting brokers;

o       Emergency, Paramedic & Clinical laboratory products and services;

o       Clinical practitioners & Dental clinics (for emergencies products and services);

o       Pharmacies & Pharmaceutical providers.

o       Fuel stations and Providers of gas (ULG, Diesel and so on.) & LPG Vendors (cooking fuel);

o       Banks;

o       Insurance coverage firms, restricted to again workplace management and on-line/ cell products and services;

o       shops;

o       Transport & Shipment firms;

o       Grocery shops;

o       Eating places and meals distributors (take-out and supply products and services most effective);

o       Bakeries (take-out and supply products and services most effective);

o       Very important Gov’t products and services, incl. telecommunication, judicial, utilities and postal products and services.

o       Notarial products and services

o       Funeral products and services

o       Media shops

o       Cleansing products and services and rubbish assortment

o       Laundry products and services

o       Public transportation operators;

o       Building of Social Initiatives might also proceed

All different companies will have to be closed to the general public however would possibly be offering on-line/cell ordering and supply products and services to purchasers.

1.      All companies will have to be closed on Sundays and vacations, apart from pharmacies, outlets of cooking fuel, fuel stations and accommodations/ guesthouses, incl. on-site facilities catered to visitors most effective.

2.      Companies which are allowed to open, will have to be closed through 6.00 pm on all different days (Mon-Sat), apart from accommodations/ guesthouses, which would possibly handle their common working hours.

The above-mentioned working hours additionally applies to companies with lets in to open for prolonged hours or 24 hours.

Seashore Actions

Seashores will stay open and out there to the general public; then again, no seaside events/ gatherings are allowed. Seashore events/ gatherings are regarded as gatherings of greater than 5 (five) individuals in a single workforce.  Moreover, the renting of chairs, umbrellas, water sports activities apparatus and the supply of different seaside actions is against the law till additional understand.

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