The British Vice Consul in Willemstad, Curacao is responsible for the delivery of consular assistance to British nationals in St. Maarten.

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Jose is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to north-eastern parts of the Caribbean from around 9 September 2017. You should monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the instructions of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders.

St Maarten was severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017. Many buildings have been destroyed and there have been reports of flooding. The airport and seaport are not accessible for the moment. If you’re on the island you should follow the advice of the local authorities.

St. Maarten is used as a drug passageway from South America to Europe and North America. Do not leave bags unattended or agree to carry a package for anyone. See Crime

UK health authorities have classified St Maarten as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in St Maarten, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 (police), 912 (ambulance), 919 (fire) or 913 (Coastguard).

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.

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