The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.
Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from nearby St Maarten, has also removed the requirement for travelers to fill out its EHAS health form prior to arrival.
The island is now open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers, neither of whom need to test to enter Statia. Statia has also removed local health restrictions on businesses and hospitality enterprises.
Statia is the most recent Dutch Caribbean destination to remove its travel rules, following similar moves by Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Saba.
St Maarten still requires testing for unvaccinated travelers.
“The burden on the economy and the local health care system is the main reason that the local government drops the COVID-19 measures, combined with a low number of COVID-19 cases,” the island’s government said in a statement.
Source: Caribbean Journal