Important Updates and announcements


  • Published at: Sept. 11, 2017, 3:21 p.m. | Updated on: Sept. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
  • The Department of State, in coordination with the Department of Defense, continued air evacuation of U.S. citizens from Sint Maarten via military transport on Sunday, September 10.  The Department of State is working with the Department of Defense to resume evacuation flights on September 11.
  • The U.S. government has assisted the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from Sint Maarten since Friday.  Royal Caribbean has also evacuated approximately 300 people from Sint Maarten via cruise ship.
  • U.S. citizens desiring to leave should proceed to the airport as soon as it is safe to do so on Monday, September 11 carrying their U.S. passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship and identity.  Passengers may be allowed carry on one small bag.  Medications and any other essential items should be carried on your person.
  • Please note, passengers arriving at Sint Maarten Airport should expect long wait times.  There is no running water at the airport and very limited shelter.