French/Dutch border restrictions do not apply to pedestrians

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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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...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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St. Barth follows strict protocols for entering the island

Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy — In these difficult times around the health concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, there are many confusing reports in the region and abroad about borders opening or More...

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...

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...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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How to keep up with the latest news developments on St. Maarten?

StMaartenNews.com brings you a timeline of developments on St. Maarten since the COVID-19 crisis hit the island. Currently, developments are fluid and change rapidly by the day. Sometimes by the hour. Do you need More...

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...

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...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 8th, 2020
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St. Barths wants to reopen for international tourism

PHILIPSBURG – Unlike St. Maarten, the island of St. Barth’s has all its ducks in a row for reopening to tourism. But regulations put in place by the French government frustrate these efforts. Collectivité More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Panneflek proposes rapid tests at the airport for visitors

PHILIPSBURG –Minister of Health, Richard Panneflek, proposes rapid antigen testing for visitors to the island of St. Maarten. His goal is to test all visitors as a means of protecting both guests and the More...