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Entry Requirements

U.S. citizens require one of the following: A valid passport and a return continuing ticket or a birth certificate with raised seal and photo identification and a return continuing ticket. Naturalized citizens must show an original naturalization certificate with photo identification and a return continuing ticket. Green Card holders must have a valid passport and a return continuing ticket. 

As of January, 2007, Americans returning home from the Caribbean are required to have a passport to return to the United States. So, If you don't have a passport, get one now!

Canadian citizens require one of the following: A valid passport and a return continuing ticket or a certified copy of birth certificate, a photo identification and a return continuing ticket. Canadian residents require a "Landing permit" with valid passport and return continuing ticket.

European Community citizens require: A valid passport and a return continuing ticket.

Nationals of most other countries require a visa for entry into the Netherlands Antilles for a maximum stay of 3 months. For information, contact the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, Tel: 800.786.2278 (Toll free) or 212.953.2084 www.st-maarten.com or French West Indies Tourist Board, Tel: 877.956.1234 (Toll free) or 212.475.8970 or www.st-martin.org.

Flying Dutchman Captures Title of 2018 Innovative Shorex of the Year

The Flying Dutchman, the world’s steepest zipline, has received the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Award for “Innovative Shorex of the Year.”  This St. Maarten attraction is part of the Rainforest Adventure’s Rockland Estate.  The “Innovative Shorex of the Year” award recognizes a company or individual who has created, sourced or introduced an innovative [ ... ]

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Caribbean Gems Trash Run Yields 3,144 Pounds

Engage Foundation had a mission to clean St. Maarten one run at a time.  That mission was completed on Sunday 23rd morning during the First Annual Engage Caribbean Gems Trash run during which six teams collected 3,144 pounds of trash.  Manu Budhrani of Caribbean Gems reminded participants “It is our island and with initiative such as this we show [ ... ]

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'Adopt a Shark' Programme Continues Due to 'Success'.

Nature Foundation has extended its “Adopt a Shark” programme to yearend, thanks to continued demand.  The programme was launched during Shark Week in June.  “It is important that we work together to ensure the survival of our shark population; with the ‘Adopt a Shark’ programme we are trying to engage the community in our efforts to protect [ ... ]

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Divi Little Bay Offers 'Two for One' Special

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten is back in action and celebrating its grand reopening by breaking out its best offer yet, according to a company statement. 

From now until October 31, 2018 guests who book one night will get one free.  This offer includes travel in both 2018 and 2019, with dates available during the Caribbean’s popular [ ... ]

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SCDF Making Coloring Book for Carnival Icons

St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will produce a children’s colouring book for Carnival 2019 as one of the many projects to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Carnival.  SCDF said last week that it is actively trying to revive the youth participation and interest in cultural aspects of Carnival and has chosen to do so starting with the children [ ... ]

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Chamber to Break Ground to Construct Economic Service Center by Year End

The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) is expected to break ground for the construction of its Economics Service Center (ESC) on Walter Nisbeth Road near the former Air Lekkerbek restaurant by the end of this year.  Plans for the ESC are currently being finalized.  Once completed, it will be an eco-friendly and state-of-the-art facility [ ... ]

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