St. Maarten now accepting Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test

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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card is the newest rapid antigen test approved for entry to St. Maarten as of Wednesday, December 9th.

Travelers to St. Maarten are reminded to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on www.stmaartenentry.com and upload their negative RT-PCR test within 5 days or their negative antigen test result within 48 hours.

The list of acceptable rapid antigen tests includes the Abbott (CGIA Panbio COVID-19 Ag rapid test), Becton Dickinson (CGIA BD Veritor COVID-19 test), Roche (SD Biosensor F test) and Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card.

The list is constantly being reviewed as government continues to seek the most accurate alternatives to the PCR test which remains St. Maarten’s gold standard testing method.