Sint Maarten Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Sint Maarten Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Sint Maarten, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Saint Martin in the Caribbean attracts many visitors all year round, who are attracted by the sandy beaches, sun, turquoise lagoons, and its rich historical heritage. The beaches in Marigot or Grand Case are perfect relaxation whilst the seabeds provide exciting diving opportunities. Pinel Island or the wild Islands are waiting to be discovered. Let yourself be tempted by historical discoveries found in the Museum “On the Trail of the Arawaks” which retrace the destination’s past. Take the time to admire historical jewels in the old fort of Saint Louis.

While traveling to Sint Maarten, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful little island in Sint Maarten

Recommended travel vaccinations for Sint Maarten

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveller’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Sint Maarten

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveller’s diarrhea

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Medical Care in Sint Maarten

If you plan to vacation in Sint Martin, you have no reason to worry about the health of you or your family. Before leaving ensure to update your vaccinations. Public and private hospitals provide medical care of a high quality. You will be able to find two health establishments: one is located in Saint Martin and the other in Sint Maarten.

You should also travel with a medical kit including essentials such as antibiotics, antihistamines, disinfectants, antiseptics, compresses and bandages.

For medical assistance, dial 912. However, medical emergencies require evacuation by plane.

Is Sint Maarten Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Public transportation Taxis and mini-buses available
Health Zika virus and Dengue fever warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Sint Maarten?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under 3 months, then only a passport is required to enter Sint Maarten. The passport must be valid for the expected duration of the trip.

There’s a departure tax that needs to be paid if leaving from the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten. This fee is not required if leaving from the L’Espérance Airport.

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Embassy of Canada to Sint Maarten information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Sint Maarten
Street Address:
Dawn Beach Estate, Sint Maarten

Tel.: (721) 543-6261 or (561) 304-8862 or (721) 587-1364
Fax: (721) 543-6291

Email: [email protected]

Canadian High Consulate to Barbados (BRIDGETOWN)
Street Address:
Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael, P.O. Box 404,
Bridgetown, Barbados BB11113

Tel.: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436

Email: [email protected]

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Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Barbados.