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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/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 [ ... ]

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Rio Productions Lights Up Streets with Parade

The streets of Philipsburg were lit up on Saturday night April 1st 2017, by revellers in the annual Rio Production’s “Glow with the Flow” Lighted Parade. The parade put on display not only the energetic and at time, downright hilarious [ ... ]

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Hotel Occupancy at 85% through April

Hotel occupancy from now through the end of April averages at 85 per cent with last- minute bookings expected to push the percentage even higher, according to a press statement from Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher. 

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Visitors arriving on the island last week were given a taste of Carnival fever thanks to the Flight Carnival Take Off party at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM.  This is the third year the airport has hosted this event as part of its Carnival [ ... ]

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Rumer Makes History Winning Road March 3rd Year in a Row

Rumari “King Rumer” Rogers made history last week by becoming the first singer in the history of St. Maarten Carnival to have won the Senior Road March Competition for three consecutive years. Rogers performed his hit single “G-String” [ ... ]

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