French/Dutch border restrictions do not apply to pedestrians

Checkpoint Bellevue border - 20200808 JH

BELLEVUE — French St. Martin reported sixteen new COVID-19 cases today. Officially, the border between the Dutch and the French side has been closed since July 31, a day before St. Maarten welcomed American tourists. St. Martin does not want American tourists, but pedestrians and cyclists can cross the border without being checked.  According More...

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Aeriel Photo SXM Airport
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Opening SXM Airport for US flights continues as scheduled August 1

GREAT BAY — The Princess Juliana International Airport’s opening will continue as scheduled for August 1, despite the concerns by the government representatives on the French side of the island. Minister More...

American airlines at SXM Airport - Photo IRM Photography
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Airport to open on August 1 to American flights

GREAT BAY — The Council of Ministers decided to have a reduced schedule of flights from the United States to St. Maarten starting August 1. Minister responsible for Tourism Ludmilla De Weever stated that More...

Spirit Airlines landing at SXM Airport 28sep2017
By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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July 18 set for repatriation flight organized to bring students and residents home

PHILIPSBURG – In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Relations (DBB), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (ECYS), and the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication More...

Airport Workers Striking - 2020070101 JH
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Airport workers strike on Emancipation Day – Photo Reportage

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Phase Opening SXM Airport for Destinations
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Official opening of airport pushed back for two weeks

PHILIPSBURG — The highly anticipated opening of the Princess Juliana International Airport on July 1, has been deferred to July 15, 2020. The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs and Telecommunications Ludmila More...

Air Belgium Airbus A340
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Competition coming up for KLM/Air France and TUI

PHILIPSBURG — Air Belgium intends to fly to the former Netherlands Antilles in the course of next year. The Belgian airline announced this yesterday during a press presentation. Air Belgium is ready to expand More...

SXM PJIA Airport empty - Soauliganewsday photo
By The Publisher On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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SXM Airport to re-open around July 1st

~ Residents and students can return and go into quarantine ~ SIMPSON BAY — The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is expected to resume total operations around July 1st, but to a specified number More...

Airplane with contrails
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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World Airports Opening Dates; What about the virus?

AIRPORT — As international aviation publications publish ICAO’s projected opening dates of major airports around the world, the question remains whether this is a wise and justified decision. According More...

Michael & Elizabeth Martucci - Stranded Tourists on SXM during corona lockdown
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Delta Airlines repatriation flight carries home 150 Americans from St. Maarten

~ Exclusive interview with two American couples about their bittersweet departure ~ PHILIPSBURG — US citizens who had been vacationing in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, were able to fly home on a humanitarian More...