Saint Maarten Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 3
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera no
yellow fever 1


There is one hospital in Cay Hill, the St. Maarten Medical Center. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers over the age of six months who arrive within six days of staying in a WHO-designated infected area. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers who do not leave the airport in St. Maarten. [2] Polio and typhoid are not endemic, but there are certain areas of St. Maarten where there is an increased risk. [3] Tap water is obtained from a seawater desalination plant and is harmless. Bottled mineral water is widely available. Milk is pasteurized and local dairy products are safe.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found in some ponds and rivers nationwide, so swimming and wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.



1 Antillean guilder = 100 cents. Currency code: NAf, ANG (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of ANG 100, 50, 25 and 10; Coins in denominations of 5, 2 1/2 and 1 guilder and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent. Note: The Caribbean guilder is to replace the previous currency in the future. A date has not yet been set. The Antillean guilder is pegged to the US dollar and replaced the Netherlands Antillean florin on 1 January 2012. French part: The official currency is the euro.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted by car rental companies, hotels and restaurants. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveler’s checks are generally not accepted in St. Maarten.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.30-12.00 and 14.00-16.30. Some banks are open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

Unlimited import and export of national and foreign currency, declaration obligation from the equivalent of ANG 20,000. Silver coins from the Netherlands and Suriname may not be imported. French part: see France.

Currency Exchange

All common foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and exchange offices. US$ are also accepted as payment.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
USD U.S$ 1 EUR = 1.00 US$
1 CHF = 1.19 US$
1 USD = 0.96 US$
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €
ANG ƒ 1 EUR = 1.00 ƒ
1 CHF = 1.19 ƒ
1 USD = 0.96 ƒ

Saint Maarten Money