Water provisioning


Published on 29/08/2020
In application of the various measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the following measures apply for all facility users at the Marina Fort Louis, until further notice.

IMPORTANT : See associated files below.
This page will be regularly updated in case of new measures.

Entry by sea in Saint-Martin

Travel by sea to Saint-Martin is temporarily restricted according to vessels last port of call. Leisure vessels are allowed to enter when arriving from last port of call located in following countries:
St. Barths, Guadeloupe, Martinique, metropolitan France, E.U. member states and French Government « Safe List » approved countries.
Captain will provide the Port Authority with vessels OUTBOUND clearance certificate from the last port of call.
Prior to arrival at a Port of entry, all persons on board must be in possession of :
- A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
- A negative PCR test completed within 72 h of arrival (exemption for persons arriving from St. Barths, Guadeloupe or Martinique).

Additionnally, the usual customs & immigration rules apply.

Vessels arriving from other countries are prohibited, including Sint Maarten.
Special authorisation can be requested for essential travel reasons via email at least 24 h prior to arrival with supporting documents :
- Ship entrance application form
- A negative PCR test completed within 72 h of arrival for all persons on board.
Contact MRCC: or 196 / VHF 16 / fortdefrance.mrcc@developpement-durable.gouv.fr / +596.596.70.92.92 / VHF 16.


14-day quarantine may be required on board vessel, start date is calculated from day after departure from last port of call based on the clearance certificate. The L (Lima) or Yellow Jack flag will be hoisted, visible on all horizons.

Recreational boating activities

Recreational boating activities are allowed in territorial waters for vessels authorized to enter Saint-Martin. On board, persons must observe hygiene measures known as « barrier gestures » and social distancing. Persons 11 years of age or over must wear a mask.
These measures also apply in ferry and port terminals for all public waiting areas.

Hurricane season

Leisure vessels wishing to leave Saint-Martin for the hurricane season are authorized to do so.
The rallying by air of crews for a transatlantic crossing is considered a compelling reason for travel. For further guidance on Travel Restrictions for Saint-Martin please contact : covid19pref@saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv.fr

Links and references

Links to official and useful information:

→ Water provisioning
→ Fuel Request
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