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Statia additional opens up its borders

Saint Eustatius will open his borders further on Sunday 9 May 2021

  • All arriving travelers must be fully vaccinated
  • Visitors who are not fully vaccinated must be quarantined for 10 days
  • The third phase of the schedule begins when 50% of the population of St. Eustatius is vaccinated

The public institution of St. Eustatius will continue to open its borders on Sunday 9 May 2021 by introducing the second phase of the timetable. From this date, family members of residents and statians who wish to return home will be able to enter the island. Visitors from Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, Bonaire and Saba are also welcome in Statia. The only requirement is that all arriving travelers are fully vaccinated.

Everyone else can visit Statia too, but must be quarantined for 10 days if they are not fully vaccinated.

Third phase

The third phase of the roadmap has no start date but begins with the vaccination of 50% of the population of St. Eustatius. When this is achieved, fully vaccinated visitors can come to Statia without the mandatory 10-day quarantine. So far, a total of 879 people (37%) have received both doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Fourth phase

In the fourth phase, anyone can enter the island, including non-vaccinated visitors, without having to go into quarantine. The prerequisite is that the majority of Statian’s residents must be vaccinated, which is 80%.

The easing of measures began on April 11, 2021, the first phase of the roadmap for the island’s opening. From that date, fully vaccinated Statian residents no longer need to be quarantined when entering Statia after traveling abroad.

Careful consideration

The decision to further simplify the measures was made after careful consideration and only after consultation with the key partners involved. These are the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), the National Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM), the Health Department and the Crisis Management Team in Statia.

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