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Frequently Asked Questions – Travel and Test Requirements Saba


1. What do I have to do to travel from Saba?

· There are no local requirements to leave the island.

· Travelers should be mindful of the travel requirements of their destination(s).


2. What is the 48 hours away from Saba, no testing?

· When vaccinated, Saba residents traveling to a high-risk country, for example, St. Maarten, for a maximum of 48 hours or less do not need to present a negative pre-travel test to re-enter Saba.


3. What is a low-risk country?

· Low-risk countries are places with no active local transmission of Covid-19 in the previous 14 days.


4. What is a high-risk country?

· High-risk countries are places where there is local transmission of Covid-19.


5. What is a banned country?

· Banned countries are counties with a wide circulation of some Covid-19 Variants of Concern. The purpose of the flight ban is to prevent the further spread of these variants in the Netherlands and the Dutch Kingdom.

· Click on the link for banned countries list

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/dutch-flight-ban-and-docking-ban


6. What do I need to enter Saba from a low-risk country?

· Complete the entry form found on the Saba Tourism website. Note, there is a 24 hour turnaround time in approval, so submit your application on time.


7. What do I need to enter Saba from a high-risk country?

· Complete the entry form found on the Saba Tourism website. Note, there is a 24 hour turnaround time in approval, so submit your application on time.

· A negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test (Maximum of 72 hours before traveling to Saba)


8. Can I travel from a banned country to Saba?

Only Saba residents will get permission to enter Saba from a banned country.


9. What is the procedure for Saba residents traveling to Saba from a banned country?

· Complete the entry form found on the Saba Tourism website. Note, there is a 24 hour turnaround time in approval, so submit your application on time.

· A negative PCR test

· Proof of residence


10.Do I need to quarantine upon arrival to Saba?

· Vaccinated persons do not require quarantine unless they are traveling from a banned country.

· Non- vaccinated persons must quarantine for five (5) days when traveling from a high-risk or banned country.

· Persons traveling from low-risk countries do not have to quarantine.

· Persons with one dose of approved vaccine and who can provide evidence of having Covid-19 in the past six (6) months do not have to quarantine.

· Children arriving from a high-risk country are not required to quarantine, but they may not attend daycare, school, or after-school activities for five (5) days.


11.What are the requirements for children 0 -17 traveling?

· Complete the entry form found on the Saba Tourism website. Note, there is a 24 hour turnaround time in approval, so submit your application on time.

· 2 – 10-year-olds are not required to submit a pre-travel test but must test on arrival to Saba and test on day five (5).

· 11 – 17-year-olds must submit a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test before traveling


12.How can I get a pre-travel test on Saba?

· A drop-in testing center operates daily, including weekends, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, located by M & A Snack Bar (Topogigos) in the Bottom.

· A rapid antigen test costs $50, and a PCR test costs $75.

· Before testing, you should make payments at the Receiver's Office at the Government Administration Building.

· Walk with proof of payment to the testing center.

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