Passengers making use of a rental car company on Saturday afternoon.
AIRPORT--Exactly 350 passengers arrived at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) from the United States (US) on Saturday, which was the first day the country reopened to that market in four months. Government officials and tourism stakeholders were on hand to witness the initial stream of US-based tourists set foot on “The Friendly Island”.
THE HAGUE--The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague raised its travel advisory for St. Maarten from yellow to orange, on Sunday morning. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons.
MARIGOT—The Préfecture has issued the new entry conditions for French St. Martin via Bellevue and Belle Plaine (French Quarter) borders. Since July 31 at noon, access to the territory of St. Martin is controlled. Access for cross border workers is facilitated.
PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Rudolphe Samuel has announced that come August 10 schools will start the new school year with on-line learning only as COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise daily.
The ministry sent out a letter to all parents and guardians on Friday.
PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Health recently launched a website to streamline the process for visitors coming to St. Maarten to submit a mandatory health authorisation application.