COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in St. Martin

Welcome back to The Moorings marinas in St. Martin. While St. Martin is opening its borders for international travelers, certain Policies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before and during your stay there. Please bookmark this page as travel updates are frequently announced.

Before You Go | When You Arrive | During Your Charter

Before You Go

Travel Advisories

Please note:
Starting January 26, 2021, the U.S. Government will require all travelers coming from international countries - including U.S. citizens - to present negative test results within 3 days of departure aboard a flight. Antibody tests and vaccines are not accepted.

Travelers will arrive on the French side of the island and may cross the Dutch border by car without needing an additional COVID-19 test. An additional test and permission will be required if entering another territory, like St.   Barths, by yacht. To enter St. Barths clients will need a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours. Guests will not need another test to reenter the French Side of St. Martin after visiting St. Barths.  Clients who enter St. Maarten (Dutch Side) by vessel will be subject to a 7-day quarantine upon returning to St. Martin (French Side).

As of August 6th, there is a curfew in place on the French side of the island. Curfew is between 10pm and 5am daily.


Travelers MUST fill out their guest list in full at least 1 week prior to arrival.

  • Non-Vaccinated travelers must present a compelling reason for travel to St. Martin, a vacation is not sufficient. Non-Vaccinated travelers must complete a 7-day isolation upon arrival and a negative PCR test takes within 72 hours of arriving. 
  • Vaccinated travelers are not require to present a COVID-19 Test as of November 1st, 2021. Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of vaccination. 
All travelers must present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test taken within  72 hours of arriving at our base on the French side of St. Martin. 

The sailing area is restricted to the French Side of St. Martin and St. Barths. Travel to the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua, St. Kitts/Nevis is prohibited.  

Travelers must send a copy of their negative test results to the base to [email protected] and [email protected]. They will need to send this to their airline as well.

Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions have changed to include information regarding what happens if you are required to quarantine on your yacht due to a positive COVID-19 PCR test result. Please review and sign online.


Travel Insurance

Contact a Vacation Planner to purchase travel insurance coverage through Charter Travel Insurance.

Guest List

In preparation for your arrival, we ask that you fill out the Guest List with a list of all of the passengers on your yacht including yourself. Please submit this form at least 30 days prior to departure.



Order your food and beverages in advance with our convenient online provisioning store and have your provisions delivered directly to your yacht. Please order at least 7 days prior to your charter. The marina will not be able to accommodate orders placed on the day you arrive.


Book Transfers

Contact a Vacation Planner to make transfer or flight arrangements to and from Princess Juliana Airport located on the Dutch side and Grand Case Airport located on the French side.

Watch Charter Briefings

We require all guests to watch a charter safety video. The captain and first mate must become familiar with the sailing area by watching a chart briefing. Please watch these briefing videos in the comfort of your own home or office before you are scheduled to depart.



St. Martin Electronic Health Authorization System

Submit a mandatory health authorization application through an  Electronic Health  Authorization  System (EHAS) . Each traveler will be required to purchase mandatory COVID-19 insurance during the application process. For questions related to this type of coverage, please visit SXM Protection Plan


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When You Arrive

COVID-19 Testing

Testing Locations (St. Martin)
The testing facilities are located at IGY Marina (Contact [email protected] for appointment), Hope Estate (antigenic test only) and Marigot Town by the Post Office (Available to French citizens only. Contact 0 805 385 858 or online at Test results may take up to 96 hours to become available, depending on the number of people tested. A link will be given to receive the results or a text message will be sent to your cell phone. The cost for testing is free for local and French citizens. For international travelers, the cost ranges from 54 Euros up to 100 Euros.
Testing Locations (Sint Maarten)
There is a PCR testing facility located at Health Care laboratory in Colebay. Schedule an appointment at +1 721 544 1036. The cost is $125 USD and results are given in 24 hours. There is a PCR testing facility located at Simpson Bay Clinic in Simpson Bay. Schedule an appointment at +1 721 544 5312 or preferably by email at [email protected]. The cost is $125 USD and results are given in 24 hours.
All travelers must present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test taken within 72 hours of arriving to our base on the French side of St. Martin. 

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During Your Charter

Public Spaces

Travelers   must wear a face mask in all public spaces and must always keep a safe distance of  5-6 ft, including at the beach.

Safety Measures

We are dedicated to giving you peace of mind when you charter with us. Our industry-leading safety measures include the fogging and disinfecting of all yachts before each charter begins.


COVID-19 Test Upon Departure

If you require negative test results to board your departing flight, non-French citizens will need to schedule an appointment and take a taxi to the Dutch side of St. Maarten. French citizens can take their exit test on the French side where the base is located. 

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