Jamaicans, Guyanese face visa restrictions
St Maarten is preparing to require those nationals to have a visa to enter.
PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, Wednesday March 23, 2011 – Two weeks after announcing the expansion of the list of countries whose citizens would need visas, Justice Minister Roland Duncan has confirmed that Guyanese and Jamaicans will be among them.
A decision that Guyana and Jamaica would be included in the list was made by the Council of Ministers.
No date for that to take effect has been given yet, however.
“There is a legal process to be followed. We have informed the Kingdom partners, including Curacao and Aruba and we are still busy informing other parties like the airlines,” Duncan said.
However, he stressed that while there will be requirements to enter the country, “we will not make it more difficult for people to visit the island”.
St Maarten currently has a visa requirement in place for nationals of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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