CAL resumes services to Hurricane-hit St Maarten

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has announced resumption of its scheduled service to St Maarten today, following the re-opening of the Princess Juliana International Airport on Tuesday for commercial operations.

St Maarten was severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma last month.

The airline said it will operate flights BW 456 and BW 457 in and out of St Maarten from its hubs in Piarco, Trinidad and Kingston, Jamaica every Wednesday and Saturday.

CAL, in a release today, said St Maarten immigration has implemented strict protocols regarding entry into the country at this time. As such customers are advised as follows:

Travel documents must be in order, with passenger name and details matching supporting documentation if required. Customers connecting via St Maarten must have all legal documentation for their entry to final destination, for example, visas, work permits etc.

Also, passengers with onward connections will be allowed to overnight in St Maarten and travellers who are not nationals of Dutch St Maarten or French St Martin must have proof of accommodation.

Persons staying at hotels must have proof of hotel reservations confirmed after the passage of Hurricane Irma (September 6, 2017).

CAL informed that many hotels sustained damage and remain closed and people who will be staying at private homes must have proof of this and is recommending that the host be at the airport in case immigration officials need to interview them.




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