Adjusted Travel and Quarantine policy of Statia per 17th of July: SXM MEDIUM RISK

Because of developments in St Maarten, the level of Covid 19 risk of St. Maarten is elevated to medium.

Anyone arriving from St. Maarten after the 17th of July 00.00 h, will have to go into home-based quarantine for 14 days.

An exemption is made for the medical referrals, with a very strict protocol. With cooperation of medical referrals we can assure that they can still travel safely to hospital and back. If people do not adhere to this protocol, they still will be obliged to go into quarantine upon returning to Statia.

People of the following categories are allowed to enter Statia:

  • Returning medical referrals
  • Essential workers (both for government and for companies)
  • Returning Statia residents
  • Returning Students (after ending the school year)
  • Business, touristic and family visits (only allowed from low risk countries)

Other categories of persons coming from medium and high risk countries  are not allowed to enter Statia. Exemptions on humanitarian grounds (f.e. visiting a funeral) can be made by the Government Commissioner.

Outbound travel is always permitted but return is strictly reserved to the above mentioned categories.

Quarantine measures based on risk in country of origin

The list of countries is valid until further notice. The risk of countries will be continuously monitored by the Public Health Department. To be excluded from quarantine obligations, people must have been in a low risk country for 14 consecutive days.

Everybody wanting to enter Statia from a medium or high risk country  has to request entrance by email to info.covid19@statiagov.com. Your email must include motivation, planned date of entry, name, date of birth, nationality and place of stay during the last 14 days. The request for entrance needs to be received at least 72 hours before the planned date of arrival. Acceptance will be within 48 hours after receiving the request.
 

Everybody entering Statia needs to fill in a travel questionnaire, the questionnaire can be downloaded: Questionnaire. The form has to be sent to info.covid19@statiagov.com, at least 12 hours before arrival and a hardcopy needs to be handed over upon arrival.
All persons will be screened on health and travel history upon arrival on Statia. The Public Health Department can issue a quarantine obligation for every incoming person, based on the screening results.

People returning from medium risk countries can be self-quarantined, if the location of self-quarantine has adequate separate sanitary facilities for the people in quarantine . For returning students from medium risk countries, parents have to sign a declaration of responsibility for their son or daughter, with the rules and consequences to allow them in self-quarantine.
People in quarantine from high risk countries will be tested after 12 days of Quarantine. They  can only leave the Quarantine after a negative test result.

Cost of staying in an assigned quarantine location has to be paid by the people themselves or their employer . Only for returning medical referrals of Z.V.K. the government cover the quarantine costs.

Persons should make use of face masks during air-travel. With most airlines, the use is obligatory.  You are yourselves responsible for acquiring facemasks.