St Maarten is formally reopening for tourism on July 1, Caribbean Journal has discovered.
The Dutch Caribbean vacation spot will start receiving vacationers from Europe and North America on that date, in keeping with St Maarten Tourism Minister Ludmila de Weever.
On June 22, the island will start opening as much as vacationers from a variety of Caribbean international locations, with the stipulation that these vacationers must have been current in their very own international locations for 3 weeks previous to departure.
“The Ministry understands the urgent need for increased economic activity on the island but we intend to re-open in a safe and responsible manner for our residents and visitors,” de Weever mentioned.
So what is going to the expertise be for arriving vacationers?
All vacationers to St Maarten might want to have taken a COVID-19 RT-PCR check, with proof of detrimental outcomes no older than 72 hours previous to the day of journey.
Youngsters aged 10 and below are exempt.
All arriving and departing vacationers are required to put on a face masks contained in the airport a tall instances, and all vacationers will obtain obligatory temperature checks upon arrival. (Anybody exhibiting signs will likely be topic to COVID-19 testing at a further value to the traveler).
Numerous St Maarten resorts will likely be reopening subsequent month.
That features the Divi Little Bay Seaside Resort, which is slated to reopen on July 1.
The Divi Little Bay Seaside Resort in St Maarten.And the adults-only all-inclusive Sonesta Ocean Level will reopen on July 1 as effectively, whereas its sister resort, the Sonesta Maho Seaside Resort, will stay closed for the month of July.
So what about flying to St Maarten?
Low-cost service Spirit Airways will likely be working the primary flights from america to St Maarten, with service from Fort Lauderdale starting July 1.
JetBlue will likely be resuming New York-St Maarten service on July 3, and Fort Lauderdale-St Maarten flights on July 4.
And American Airways will relaunch its flights from Miami on July 7, adopted by a relaunch of Charlotte-St Maarten flights on July 9, in keeping with Princess Juliana Worldwide Airport.
See the total flight schedule beneath, courtesy of the PJIA Operational Division.