Lifting of border controls: freedom of movement finally regained!


In a press release sent late yesterday afternoon to the media, the Prefecture of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin confirmed the lifting of border checkpoints.

“On March 29, 2020, in conjunction with the Government of Sint Maarten, the Prefecture of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin issued a decree limiting travel between the two parts of the island in order to limit the spread of the virus.

The health situation of the island stabilizing, free movement between Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten was restored on Monday June 1st at midnight. The checkpoints have been lifted.

The border points which had been physically closed by containers are in the process of being withdrawn by the service providers of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin and the Prefecture ”.

The borders of Belle Plaine, Bellevue, Cupecoy and Oyster Pond are now entirely free at traffic since yesterday (note).

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