Public Notice: Travel and Quarantine policy of Statia from the 1th of August

The Government of St. Eustatius would like inform you about the Travel and Quarantine policy of Statia, starting the 1st of August, 2020.

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.

Request entrance

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, place of stay during the last 14 days and intended place of stay during the quarantine period on Statia. The request for entrance needs to be received at least 96 hours before the planned date of arrival.

Acceptance will be within 48 hours after receiving the request with all required details.  Before acceptance the proposed location for Quarantine will be assess by the public health.  An acceptance can be withdrawn, or extra requirements can be sent when the risk category of a country is raised between the date of acceptance and the date of travel.

The government of Statia has the capacity for a maximum of 45 persons at the same time in Quarantine, If more requests come they will be prioritised and you can be requested to postpone your entry.
 

Questionnaire

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.

For workers coming from medium risk countries a specific protocol can be made to allow them to conduct work in a controlled environment during their quarantine

People arriving to Statia form high risk countries are requested to conduct a PCR test (Polymerase Chain reaction test) within 72 hours before arrival.

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 . The cost for 14 days quarantine is approximately 2300 USD  Only for returning medical referrals of Z.V.K. the government cover the quarantine costs.

Facemasks

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