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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.

St.Maarten.org for Sale

After 22 years of writing and reporting about businesses on StMaarten/StMartin, their wonderful people, advertising their products, events, activities, and satisfying the needs and wants of tourists from all over the globe, I am retiring. As I approach my 75th birthday, it’s time for a younger team to run this business. Here are several featured highlights: [ ... ]

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Three Receive Royal Decorations

Three persons received royal decorations for their longstanding and continued involvement in the development of the community through training, youth and sports development and medical, emergency care and response. Pinned by Governor Eugene Holiday on the occasion of the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander were Elmora Pantophlet- Aventurin, Theo Liu and Joana  [ ... ]

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Travel Show Feature on St.Maarten

Minister of Tourism Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher praised part one of the BBC Travel Show feature on St. Maarten over the weekend as ‘marketing and promotion you cannot buy” and a “terrific marketing opportunity for the island. She urged the public to check out the episode via BBC or when the link to the episode is placed on www.vacationstmaarten.com. [ ... ]

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Increased Numbers for Cruise Passenger Arrivals

A 4.6 per cent growth in cruise passenger arrivals to the country has been reported by port of St. Maarten for January through April. This translated into a total of 833,755 passengers via 324 ship calls. The destination received 796,957 cruise passengers in the same period in 2016. That year ended with the destination receiving close to 1.7 million cruise passengers [ ... ]

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Holland House Gets Green Key Award

Holland House Beach Hotel has been awarded the eco-label Green Key for the first time joining third-time awarded Princess Height Boutique Hotel. This milestone will be marked at a ceremony on June 1, at Holland House, hosted by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean foundation and St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association.  The Green key is the leading [ ... ]

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Largest Airlift Conference Ever Held in the Caribbean

The upcoming 2nd Annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup in St. Maarten June 13-15 may be called the most significant and largest airlift conference ever held in the Caribbean. The numbers speak for themselves as thirty highly qualified professionals make thirty presentations spread out over three days.Conference participants are from 28 countries. Airlift is not just [ ... ]

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St.Maarten/St.Martin Number 2 in the Caribbean

TripAdvisor announced this week that St. Maarten/St. Martin has achieved the number two position as a Caribbean destination, and 19th spot worldwide. The sharp increase was the result of a shared St. Maarten Tourist Bureau & St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) campaign that started in 2016.

TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice (TC) [ ... ]

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