COVID-19 Entry Policy of St. Eustatius Effective as of 28th April 2021
All persons are allowed to enter St. Eustatius based on the normal immigration rules.
Registration is however required before entering St. Eustatius and the requirements as described below must be fulfilled. This is applicable for people entering by boat  and people entering by plane.
 For entering by boat see the specific rules on https://www.statiagovernment.com/key-topics/covid-19/documents/regulations/2020/07/16/protocol-for-inter-island-boat-trips-july-15th-to-and-from-statia
Everyone that wants to enter St. Eustatius must register by email to email@example.com. Your email must include motivation, planned date of entry, name, date of birth, nationality, which country or countries you stayed during the last 14 days and (if applicable) your preferred place to stay during the quarantine period. The request for entrance needs to be received at least 72 hours before the planned date of arrival. Approval will be within 48 hours after receiving the request.
Persons from high risk countries need to have a negative COVID 19-NAAT test taken within 72 hours before arriving on Statia.
Medical patients returning with ZVK organised flights from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Sint Maarten are exempted from the testing requirements.
For trips from Sint Eustatius to Sint Maarten lasting less than 48 hours (maximum 2 nights of stay) no testing is needed upon return, quarantine is still applicable upon return (except for persons vaccinated on Statia).
Everybody entering Statia needs to fill in a travel questionnaire, which can be found on the website : Questionnaire. The form has to be filled in between 48 and 12 hours before arrival.
Quarantine measures for high risk countries
Persons entering from high risk countries are obliged to go into quarantine upon entry.
Exclusions from quarantine obligations:
- Low Risk countries no quarantine: people must have been in a low risk country for 14 consecutive calendar days (not including the day of travel). All persons will be screened on health and travel history upon arrival on Statia. If incoming passengers on a flight are from different risk categories. The government can decide to treat them as being from the highest risk category present on the flight. The Public Health Department can issue a quarantine obligation for every incoming person, based on the screening results.
Vaccinated on Statia no quarantine: people who have received their vaccination on Statia will be exempted from quarantine if they have received their second shot at least 2 weeks before (re-)entering. These persons will have to sign a protocol which includes behavioural advice. After 5 days they will be tested by the Public Health Department. The behavioural advice consists of social distancing, wearing a face mask and hand hygiene. During these 5 days, it is not permitted to visit events. Visiting bars and restaurants is limited to outdoor seating.
The Quarantine period is 10 consecutive calendar days (not including the day of travel). An exit antigen test will be conducted on or after the 10th day of quarantine and persons will only be released from quarantine after having received a negative test result. This test is executed and paid for by the public health.
People from high risk countries staying on Statia for a period of 10 days or shorter are welcome, but will not be tested on the 10th day and have to stay in quarantine during their whole stay.
The government can give permission to conduct work during the quarantine and has specific protocols developed for the permission which needs to be signed by the persons involved.
For general information on COVID and updates, see the Statia Government website
The rules for Travel related testing are applicable for children of 12 years and older, younger children are exempted
The rules for Quarantine related testing are applicable for children of 2 years and older, younger children are exempted.
Children younger than 12 years returning with vaccinated persons returning who do not need to go in quarantine are not required to go into quarantine. As part of the monitoring protocol they will not be allowed to go to school or day care during the monitoring period of 5 days.
Children of 12 years and older returning with vaccinated persons do need to go into quarantine for a period of 10 days.
People are free to travel abroad, no permission is needed, however Statia residents travelling abroad from now on will not be entitled for any form of repatriation assistance and must under all circumstances pay for quarantine upon return. While travelling abroad people are responsible to obtain the permission to enter the destination country themselves.
The cost for Testing for travelling abroad (125 USSD for a PCR test) are for the persons travelling.