Official Travel Advice for St Maarten
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters
The island was severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Many buildings were destroyed and parts of St Maarten were affected by flooding. Reconstruction has begun, but due to the size of the devastation, the effects are still noticeable. The tourism sector was severely affected and room capacity is reduced; it is advisable to make prior reservations.
St. Maarten is used as a drug passageway from South America to Europe and North America. Do not leave bags unattended or agree to carry a package for anyone. See Crime
UK health authorities have classified St Maarten as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in St Maarten, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Consular support may be limited in St Maarten. However, the British Consulate General Amsterdam in the Netherlands can provide consular support to British nationals.
If you need to contact the emergency services in the Dutch part of the island, call 911 (police), 912 (ambulance), 919 (fire) or 913 (Coastguard).
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.
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