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St. Maarten Airport Info

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Many air flight providers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the rest of the Caribbean provide air services connecting to Princess Juliana International St. Maarten Airport. Do not rush an air dive to this island paradise though. You can not get to any St. Maarten airport once you meet these entry requirements:

St. Maarten Airport Entry Requirements:

All US citizens are required to have valid passport effective December 31, 2006, birth certificate with recognized seal and ID picture, original naturalization certificate with photo, and return/continuing stay ticket. Canadians also need valid passport, certified birth certificate with photo, a ‘Landing Permit’ / Permanent Residence Card, and continuing ticket, while European community citizens are only obliged with a valid passport. For a maximum stay of 3 months in St. Maarten, other nationalities would need a valid visa, while others still may have to contact his closest Dutch embassy or Consulate or a St. Maarten Tourist Office.

Travelers via Princess Juliana International St. Maarten Airport must also be aware of the airport departure tax. A departure tax amounting $30 is paid for international destinations. This is applicable to passengers from ages 2 and up. Travel though within the Netherlands Antilles requires only $10. Take note however that some airlines already include the airport departure tax in the airfare tickets.

Customs in St. Maarten though is lenient, requiring no vaccination certificates (unless you arrive in a St. Maarten airport in a current epidemic-alert area).
It only takes a cinch to travel to Sint Maarten. American Airlines direct from New York, Miami and San Juan provide air service from the US to Princess Juliana International St. Maarten Airport with connecting flights to numerous other cities throughout the US. Also depending on the season, the Continental Newark New Jersey is able to connect flights throughout US, also the Northwest Airlines Detroit and Minneapolis and the USAir Charlotte and Philadelphia. Other several charter flights from all over the continental US are also available, while a lot other airlines also welcomes to grace the St. Maarten island with your presence –the ALM Antillean Airlines from Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire; LIAT from Antigua, Anguilla, St. Croix, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and Tortola; and Windward Islands Airways or WINAIR from St. Thomas, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla, St. Barts, Dominica and Tortola… That is, if you don’t want to cruise –Aida, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise, Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney, Holland-America, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Windstar Cruises… Get there!

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