COVID-19 and Saba

 

Covid-19 on Saba

Saba has had strict entry measures at the borders to prevent the SARS-CoV2 (Coronavirus) introduction and circulation. 

Our strategy has allowed life on Saba to continue as normal as possible. Now the population is 90% vaccinated.

General Covid-19 Guidelines

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Stay at home when experiencing flu-like symptoms.

  • If you develop flu-like symptoms, contact Saba Cares at (+599)-416-3288

  • For any Covid-19 related questions, contact the Public Health Department at publichealth@sabagov.nl

 

Entry and On-island Requirements

The situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic remains fluid, and the Island Government of the Public Entity Saba reserves the right to change any conditions when the circumstances require such. 

Measures for entering Saba depend on the country's risk that you depart from and your vaccination status. All persons entering Saba must fill out the EHAS entry form and receive approval before travel http://www.sabatourism.com/travel-requirements

Things you should know;

  • A pre-travel test is required for anyone age 11 and up. The type of test depends on the country's risk categorization from which you are traveling; PCR test maximum 72 hours before arrival, and Antigen tests maximum 48 hours before arrival.

  • Children aged 2-10 can arrive with a pre-travel test or take an anterior nasal antigen test on arrival.

  • If you are traveling to Saba from a high-risk country on a day trip, you must be fully vaccinated.

  • Upon arrival, please have all documentation ready for inspection; EHAS form, test results, proof of vaccine (if applicable), and travel insurance.

  • Masks required inside terminal and port buildings

                                  

Definition of fully vaccinated;

  • Two weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or twenty-eight days after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine

  • Fourteen days after the second dose of Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Covishield

  • If you have had covid-19 in the past and one dose of a vaccine. You must be able to provide proof of having had covid-19.

 

Approved vaccines; Comirnaty (Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Covishield

Risk Categorization

Low-Risk  - Low-risk countries are places with no active local transmission of Covid-19 in the previous 14 days.

High Risk - High-risk countries are places where there is local transmission of Covid-19.

Very high Risk - Very high-risk countries are countries with a wide circulation of Covid-19 with variants of Concern.

Awareness levels

Saba is now at Level 1! There are five evolving levels of awareness in managing and mitigating the risk of Covid-19 on Saba. Each level's activation depends on the situation on Saba, the region, and the evolving Covid-19 strains.

 

Frequently Asked Questions - Travel and Test Requirements Saba

 

For more information, contact the Department of Public Health & Sports at publichealth@sabagov.nl or  +599 4163311 ext. 314 or 315.