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How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors #244597
01/11/2021 07:20 AM
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We would like to buy the $30 per person Covid insurance being offered by St Maarten for $30 each. We are already on Island?

So my question is how can we get this insurance?

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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244598
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Originally Posted by badbenni
We would like to buy the $30 per person Covid insurance being offered by St Maarten for $30 each. We are already on Island?

So my question is how can we get this insurance?

Supposedly you go to the website for travel permission and purchase it there. I believe it was mandated those already on the island after the beginning date weer required to purchase it.

TRAVEL INFO

There is also an email contact link and someone had posted a phone # here previously. I will see if I can find it.

You might try 721-542-3003 as this was posted previously as a good #.

Last edited by ruralcarrier; 01/11/2021 08:06 AM.

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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244600
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As far as I can see, you can't get to page 3 of the application without completing pages 1 and 2, essentially reapplying. Hopefully they will come up with some sort of process to add it, but I do not see anything as of yet.

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: Mikel] #244601
01/11/2021 08:31 AM
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As with many other aspects of the travel requirements, it appears this may take a few days to settle and was not given a lot of forethought.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: ruralcarrier] #244606
01/11/2021 10:47 AM
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JD--Elaine said that people already on island before January 11 would be required to purchase the insurance, but nowhere do I see that in writing and I see absolutely no way they could enforce that.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: Carol_Hill] #244609
01/11/2021 10:52 AM
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Yes, I thought I recalled that but I was unable to find anything official. At least not yet. If your arrival date is tracked by either immigration or the EHAS, perhaps they could levy the charge upon departure. Just a thought.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244610
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When you filled out your EHAS form, you were supposed to already have insurance like this. This just makes it easier

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: kim] #244611
01/11/2021 11:00 AM
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..except that the air evac portion is absolutely worthless, because the limit of coverage is $20,000 and you cannot get air evac for anything close to that..


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244627
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We arrived 12/30/2020, heading back next week. I just sent an email to info@sxmprotectionplan.com as suggested in the most recent SXM Covid travel update asking the same question about those of us already on island prior to Covid insurance requirement. Will pass along the response when received.

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: belair209] #244628
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OK, appreciate hearing any response.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244633
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From the Gov web page.
"As of January 11, 2021 the government of Sint Maarten will be implementing a mandatory COVID-19 insurance for all travelers visiting Sint Maarten with the exception of residents, transit passengers, flight crews and French nationals. The insurance purchasing process is an integrated step in the EHAS application. For more information on and all questions related to the COVID-19 insurance please visit https://www.sxmprotectionplan.com or contact customer support at info@sxmprotectionplan.com"

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: Carol_Hill] #244638
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Here is what I received about fifteen minutes after my inquiry:

Dear Dave,

Thank you for your email!

Please note that French nationals and residents of Sint Maarten are exempted from the insurance.

The insurance purchasing process is an integrated step in the EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System) application of St. Maarten. The EHAS application form must be completed by each visitor arriving by air at https://stmaartenehas.com/application-form/.

If you already have an approved EHAS application form but you were not offered to purchase the insurance you can purchase the insurance at https://www.sxmprotectionplan.com/application

We hope to have informed you sufficiently!

Regards,


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Sofia
www.sxmprotectionplan.com

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: belair209] #244640
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OK, well, if you go there, it asks you to put in your arrival date, and it only starts with today...


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244643
01/11/2021 05:36 PM
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I was just looking over the EHAS from which seems pretty simple BUT, where the form asks where you are staying will it accept two resorts? First week we at Mary's Boon
and second week Oyster Bay beach resort.
Thanks in advance
Bob

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244660
01/12/2021 07:58 AM
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I would pick one since that seems to be the only option given

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #244952
01/15/2021 06:54 AM
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New England (home), St. Maarte...
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Not true. They are NOT required to buy it but I did since it is worth the $ -- and I do have global health insurance.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: Carol_Hill] #244953
01/15/2021 06:55 AM
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True -- because you can't insure for dates before the insurance can become effective.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: Carol_Hill] #245052
01/15/2021 11:04 PM
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Carol I agree the the air evacuation clause is worthless-if you want to return to the USA. My wife and I decided last weekend we are going to do our annual month starting January 17th. We went through the negative covid test and the $30 insurance requirement. Tonight while reviewing the list of benefits; medical evacuation is to the nearest qualified hospital to prevent loss of life, up to a maximum of $20,000, provided the patient cannot be treated locally in St Maarten. All other benefits covered under this insurance are terminated automatically if the nearest qualified hospital is in the insured person's home country. We know of several people that over the years had to be evacuated to the USA and the cost was way above the $20,000. Does the nearest qualified hospital mean you could be dropped of on a nearby island? Another money maker for someone for sure.

Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: johnhill] #245066
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johnhill--It is definitely possible they would evacuate you to San Juan or to say, Martinique, which is where many French side patients are evacuated to. Those hospitals are still nowhere near as good as the US. And the air evac amount is totally insufficient to get you back to the US, yes. The insurance is basically worthless, in my opinion, except for the cost of quarantine. And since it only pays $125 a day, god knows whether THEY will decide where you can stay, or whether you have to try to find somewhere to stay for that amount of money, but $125 a day, especially in high season, doesn't seem like it would do the job...


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #245637
01/23/2021 04:44 PM
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It is NOT required of people on SXM before 1/11. I got here some time before and bought it. Crazy not to, dirt cheap.


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Re: How can visitors already here buy the new Covid Insurance required of all visitors [Re: badbenni] #245668
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I bought SIGNIFICANTLY better coverage prior to arriving for $52/pp (Nationwide through Trawick Int.)......significantly. I think this $30 policy looks nice but won't do the job if really needed....my opinion. But....moot point now since everyone will have to buy it anyway


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