American tourists welcome back to Sint Maarten, French surprised

PHILIPSBURG - From August 1, tourists from the United States can return to Sint Maarten. It concerns about ten planes a week from Florida and New York.

The decision is noteworthy because Florida is one of the hardest hit states in the corona crisis today. The French part of Sint Maarten has responded with surprise to the decision and wants to close the border.

The total number of infections in Sint Maarten is 47, the majority is from last week. Since weekend face masks are mandatory in public areas.

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