Sint Maarten vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Sint Maarten? Please prepare for your trip and read our travel advice providing you with information on places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that certain vaccinations are recommended for Sint Maarten. Getting vaccinated may be mandatory when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require is furthermore dependent on the duration of your stay on this wonderful island.

The island of Sint Maarten, which lies 240 kilometres east of Puerto Rico, is part of the Lesser Antilles and is divided between France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The French part is known as Saint Martin. Since 2010, the southern Dutch part is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Previously, the island was part of the Netherlands Antilles. The island has a monsoon climate with a wet and a dry season, though temperatures – ranging between 28 to 32 degrees Celsius  – are very enjoyable all year round. From the end of June onwards you must however be aware of tropical storms and even hurricanes. Beaches are the main tourist attraction of Sint Maarten. Whatever beach you wish for – one with trendy beach bars, a deserted palm beach, a diving beach or one that is suitable for children – you’ll find in Sint Maarten. The country even offers a beach from which you can watch planes landing or taking off. The capital of Philipsburg has a beautiful boulevard and is worth a visit. Furthermore, you can go on day trips to the nearby islands of Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla and St. Barths.

Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Sint Maarten, you should always be aware of (tropical) diseases and protect yourself against mosquitoes. The mosquitoes in Sint Maarten can potentially spread the Zika virus, Dengue and Chikungunya. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require for Sint Maarten and what more you can do to minimise health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Sint Maarten vaccinations: the most common risks

In Sint Maarten, you run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are probably not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Sint Maarten and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Sint Maarten: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Sint Maarten as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Sint Maarten? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Sint Maarten vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Sint Maarten? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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