The Government of French St. Martin recently announced the following updates relative to its air and sea ports, as well as the border it shares with Dutch St. Maarten:
In order to maintain regional territorial links, commercial flights continue to be operated by Air Antilles Express. Flights will be operated by Twin Otter 17-seater aircraft on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Flights are reserved for:
- Persons accompanying a very sick person.
- Those that need urgent surgery, chemotherapy, dialysis.
- Those traveling for professional reasons in link with the COVID-19 crisis.
All passenger will have to show proof of residency on their travel documents. Also, they will have to produce two documents proving the exactitude of their motivation to travel.
Inter-island Ferry Service
Rotations between Saint-Martin and the island of Anguilla are suspended until further notice from the Ferry Station of Marigot.
One rotation per day remains operational between Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy (St. Barts).
Marina Fort Louis
The Fort Louis Marina in Marigot is closed to the public. Private boating is now restricted in French waters. Dingy navigation is authorized for groceries and fuel, but boaters need to complete and carry the same declaration form required of all French citizens wishing to leave their homes for any reason.
The reception of cruise ships is prohibited since the publication of the Ministerial Decree on March 13th. There is no cancellation or modification of the schedule in terms of reception of goods.
Both French and Dutch governments have agreed to a “Friendly Border Control” in order to restrict non-essential movements. This is in an effort to reduce the possibility of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.