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last updated: July 30, 2016
Please be advised of reports of an outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus affecting parts of Latin America, the United States and the Caribbean, including Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, Haiti, Grenada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Texas and Turks and Caicos.
The risk of mosquito-borne transmission on aircraft is extremely low and customers traveling to affected areas should follow the recommendations provided by the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/Travel.
What is Zika?Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is spread to people through mosquito bites.
What are the symptoms?The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. The symptoms are usually mild and can last several days to a week. Many people infected with Zika will not develop symptoms or even realize they have been infected.
What is the treatment?There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika. Travelers can protect themselves from contracting Zika by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in places with air conditioning or window and door screens.
Zika and PregnancyZika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby and can cause serious birth defects and other poor pregnancy outcomes. The CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant:
Does Zika virus infection cause GBS?We do not yet know if there is a connection between GBS and Zika virus infection. It is difficult to determine if any particular pathogen or germ “causes” Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The Brazil Ministry of Health has reported an increased number of people who have been infected with Zika virus who also have GBS. CDC is working with Brazil to study the possibility of a link between Zika and GBS.
Because the spread of Zika is ongoing, travelers should check the CDC travel website for the most up-to-date locations and recommendations: http://www.cdc.gov/Travel
JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage.
*kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation
Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:
Please check information specific to items such as sporting equipment, firearms, musical instruments, etc. for guidelines about transporting them on JetBlue flights.
ST. MAARTEN - PRINCESS JULIANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
JetBlueBoulevard 99 Simpson BaySt. Maarten Netherland Antilles
General Airport Phone: 1-721-546-7542
baggage claim location
Baggage Claim is located on the first floor.
making a baggage claim
If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.
If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office at the airport you flew into within four hours after arrival.
The Baggage Service Office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
St. Maarten Baggage Service Office telephone: 1-721-546-7796 St. Maarten Baggage Service Office fax: 1-721-546-7795
baggage claim follow-up
If you’re following up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click here for hours of operation and contact information.
Permitting weather and other circumstances, St. Maarten may offer boarding and deplaning from both the front and back of the aircraft.
The option to board and deplane from the back is available for customers who are seated in the back half of the aircraft and for those who can comfortably ascend stairs.
Alamo, Avis, Best Deal, Budget, Flamingo, Hertz, Lucky, Paradise, National, Sinshine, Thrifty, and United have on-site information counters in the main lobby. Click here for more information.
Other car rental options
We can also offer you special rates on rental cars through our partner Hotels.com. You can book these rates by clicking on the link below or, if you call our Reservations team to book your reservation, one of our Reservation crewmembers can transfer you to Hotels.com.
You may also contact Hotels.com Customer Support directly for questions regarding hotel or car reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-544-3581 (English) or 1-800-520-8629 (Spanish)..
Ticket counter hours and location
Our ticket counter is located in the lobby and is open three (3) hours prior to departure and closes one (1) hour prior to departure.
When leaving St. Maarten we recommend you arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to departure.
Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through security screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cutoff times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.
You will need a boarding pass to get through security.
Check-in requirements for international travel
Documents required for travel vary according to citizenship, residency, age (for minors), length of stay, purpose of visit, student status, etc. Please check for specific requirements for the country, or countries, you are visiting to make sure you have the correct documents.
Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements.
Boarding cut-off time
Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 20 minutes prior to departure.
Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.
Kiosk check in
Kiosk check in is currently not available.
skycap and curbside check in
We currently do not offer curbside check in at the St. Maarten airport, but skycap service is available.
Children 16 years of age and younger traveling alone or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian are required to hold a notarized parental letter of consent. This letter should be from the parent authorizing travel and should be accompanied with a copy of the parent's photo identification.
Click here for specific entry/exit and documentation requirements for minors based on origin and destination country.
Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.
No gate passes are permitted.
Drop off information
When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:
In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor.
Pick up information
Parents or guardians who are picking up an unaccompanied minor should wait in the lobby (arrival's hall). A JetBlue crewmember will accompany the unaccompanied minor from the gate to the baggage claim area. Please arrive at the airport no later than 45 minutes before the scheduled arrival.
The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government-issued photo ID.
Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on jetblue.com.
Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.
Earn TrueBlue points and enjoy exclusive savings when you book with Avis and Budget.
Traveling to/from the airport? Schedule a ride ahead of time with JetBlue Ground Transfers and your ride will be waiting.
If you're making a connection in Santo Domingo, here is a list of other airlines:
Click here for parking information.
Cats and dogs from the United States are required to have the following upon arrival in St. Maarten:
Dogs and cats from Central and South America that transit through the United States are prohibited from entry into St. Maarten.
For more important information on vaccinations and importing pets to St. Maarten click here or call (202) 244-5300.
For your convenience, oversized wheelchairs are available upon request.
Although electric carts are not available, there is an elevator which can accommodate a battery-powered wheelchair or scooter.
For more information please contact the Tourist Information Desk at 721-546-7713.