COVID-19 Entry Policy of St. Eustatius Effective as of July 7th, 2021
All persons, except tourists from very high risk countries 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.
Everyone that wants to enter St. Eustatius must register through the St. Eustatius EHAS system
For entering by boat see specific rules
The request for entrance can be done within 72 hours before the planned date of arrival. Approval will be within 12 hours after receiving the request.
|COVID-19 risk||Vaccinated||Non Vaccinated|
|Very high risk||
The valid country lists for the risk levels of COVID 19 can be found here.
Testing requirements before entry based on the risk of the country of origin.
- Persons from low risk, high risk countries and very high risk countries must have a negative COVID 19-PCR test taken within 72 hours before arriving on Statia.
- For trips lasting less than 48 hours (maximum 2 nights of stay) no testing is needed upon return. Mandatory quarantine might still be applicable, but this depends on the country you have visited prior to your arrival on Statia.
Transit through high risk countries travelling from (very) low risk countries.
- Persons coming from a (very) low risk country with a transit of more than 5 hours in a high risk country will be treated as if they come from a high risk country
Everybody entering Statia needs to register for entry in the EHAS Statia website and can only enter after having received a pre-approval in the EHAS system
Non vaccinated Persons entering from low risk, high risk and very high risk countries must go into quarantine upon entry for 10 days (not including the day of travel).
Vaccinated Persons entering from very high risk countries must go into quarantine upon entry for 5 days (not including the day of travel).
Exclusions from quarantine obligations:
- Persons coming from very Low Risk countries, no quarantine is required. However, you 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.
- Persons vaccinated coming from low risk countries : people who have received their vaccination will be exempted from quarantine if they are fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before (re-) entering. (Fully vaccinated implies both shots of a two shot vaccine, one shot of a two shot vaccine and evidenced covid, or one shot of a one shot vaccine.)
- Persons vaccinated coming from high risk countries: people who have received their vaccination will be exempted from quarantine if they are fully vaccinated 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 make and hand hygiene. During these 5 days, it is not permitted to visit events. Visiting bars and restaurants is limited to outdoor seating.
Also, the following regulations apply:
- Non vaccinated workers 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 for persons entering from high risk countries and has specific protocols developed for the permission which needs to be signed by the persons involved. (This possibility will end on the 1st of September, from that date onwards work protocol will not be given anymore.)
- Persons coming from very high risk countries will never get the permission to work during the quarantine period.
- Tourists from very high risk countries will not be allowed to enter
The rules for travel related testing are applicable for children of 12 years and older, younger children are exempted
The rules for quarantine are applicable for all entering children, with the following specific rules:
- The rules for Quarantine related testing are applicable for children of 2 years and older, younger children are exempted.
- Children younger than 6 years returning with vaccinated persons 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 6 years and older returning with vaccinated persons do need to go into quarantine for a period of 5 days.
- • Children until the age of 15 need to stay in quarantine with an adult, for older children it is up to the choice of the parents.
People are free to travel abroad, no permission is needed, however Statia residents travelling abroad from now on will not be entitled to any form of repatriation assistance and must pay for quarantine upon return, under all circumstances.
While people travelling abroad are responsible to obtain the permission to enter the destination country themselves.
The cost for Testing for travelling abroad are for the persons travelling (125 USD for a PCR test and 60 USD for rapid antigen tests). Tests can only be conducted during weekdays.