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Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #265674
10/12/2021 08:40 PM
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I do plan to post return flight to Canada experience information. I am currently still in Sxm.

Also, t ran into another Canadian couple who flew down Sept 30 on Sunwing.That flight was not direct because it stopped in Punta Cana. They told me their bags and all passengers bags when they arrived were x-rayed.
This was the same experience we had.

Upload the arrive can app so you are ready to return to Canafa.

Keep you posted.

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Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #266231
10/20/2021 11:08 AM
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UPDATE

OCT 20 2021 . PCR AND ANTIGEN TEST. For Canadian Travellers coming back to Canada from St Maarten you need a RT PCR test. A PCR test is now offered across the street from the Sonesta Resort in the plaza level of La Terrasse. Testing is only between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. but if you are in line your test will be done. The cost of the test is $75 us. The results are given to you by email later that afternoon. I will update further when I return Canada

Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #266234
10/20/2021 11:20 AM
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Also as of November 1 2021 fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need a covid test to enter St Maarten.

Last edited by Dr Phil SXM; 10/20/2021 11:20 AM.
Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #266511
10/22/2021 06:44 AM
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UPDATE: RETURNED TO CANADA EXPERIENCE

After two weeks in SXM I returned yesterday. This is what you need to know for the return to Canada.

You still require a RT PCR test to return to Canada
Not a Rapid Antigen test like our US neighbors. It needs to be within 72 hours of returning to Canada. As of Oct 21 2021, there were several places to have this done in SXM. Cost varies from $75 -$125 .
I had my test done on Tuesday morning for a Thursday afternoon flight to Toronto. I had it done by SLS (St.Maarten Laboratory Services ). My test was done at the Cayhill location across from the hospital. It was quiet at this location which does the test between 7am and 11am. My results were emailed to me mid afternoon the same day. SLS as of this week also does the PCR test across from the Sonesta Resort in Maho between 830am and 9am. Cost for the PCR test is $75 at both locations.

ArriveCAN app ..... You need to download this app to return to Canada. I have it on my phone. You will need to upload your travel info on this app.

Passport info
Vaccine info both doses
Quarantine plan info (what accommodation you are returning to)

The passport info is obtained by using your phone camera to scan it. Also you can take photos of your vaccine info (both doses) to enter into the app.

Takes about 25 minutes for me to complete the App. You receive a QR coded receipt to the App on your phone right away. You can access it again if you go back to the App. Dont delete .

For obtaining your boarding pass at the airport you will need to show your PCR TEST and ARRIVECAN APP RECEIPT or you will not be allowed to board.

These are required at checkin in person at the airport.

A surprise to me is that the ArriveCAN APP does not ask you to upload your PCR TEST. However you will be required to show it in person at checkin at the airport.

Arrived in Canada. Usual computer declaration Terminal and have your ArriveCAN QR receipt ready to show. They may or may not ask to see your PCR test but you are required to have it in hand..

I was through customs and out of the airport in 30 minutes.

Hope this information helps someone planning to travel.

Drphilsxm

Last edited by Dr Phil SXM; 10/22/2021 08:54 AM.
Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #266539
10/22/2021 08:54 AM
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quarantine plan?? What does that mean as we don't have to quarantine on return right?
Looks like you had a great trip!! Thanks for your reports. I expect there will still be more changes hopefully for the better before January.
Our prime minister has lifted ban on international travel so this is good.

Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: jeepers] #266542
10/22/2021 09:01 AM
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Yes things are changing all the time.
Regarding the quarantine plan, a fully vaccinated Canadian returning to Canada does not have to quarantine. However, the App will ask you to fill in a quarantine plan in the event you have symptoms after arrival.

No hotels as of a couple months ago. Most people will enter their personal home address as a place the could isolate themselves only if necessary. However they will still ask you to fill this in. No more antigen test required to go to St Martin after November 1st as I mentioned already so that is one less step.

Hope that makes sense.

Drphilsxm

Re: Canadian travel info Toronto YYZ to SXM [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #266543
10/22/2021 09:06 AM
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yes thank you. Since trip is getting closer (79 days) we are watching everybody's comments more closely. Not that I'm counting down.😀

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