St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles

St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles Travel Information

According to countryvv, Sint Eustatius (Statia) is an island territory and special municipality of the Netherlands, located in the Caribbean Sea (North America). Sint Eustatius, together with Saba and Sint Maarten, form the SSS islands. In addition, Sint Eustatius, together with Bonaire and Saba, forms the BES islands (Caribbean Netherlands). The capital of Sint Eustatius is Oranjestad.

The landscape of Sint Eustatius is characterized by a dormant volcano called “The Quill” in the southeast of the island. Furthermore, the island is mostly flat with pieces of rainforest. Tourists often come for the untouched nature and the beautiful dive sites. According to itypetravel, the island also has a number of beautiful beaches on the coast.

Where is Sint Eustatius located?

Travel information of Sint Eustatius

Official name: Sint Eustatius
Continent: North America
Area: 21 km²
Capital: Oranjestad
Country code: BQ, BES
Population: 3,193 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Special municipality of the Netherlands
Highest point: 601 m (The Quill)
Distance (Amsterdam – Sint Eustatius): 6,950 km
Flight time: approx. 9 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to St. Eustatius. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Sint Eustatius?

Weather and climate
Sint Eustatius has a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Sint Eustatius can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Sint Eustatius can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to St. Eustatius. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

Dutch is the official language on St. Eustatius. English is the most spoken language on St. Eustatius.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not required if you are staying on St. Eustatius for less than 30 days.

Embassies and consulates
Sint Eustatius is a special municipality within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
There is therefore no embassy and/or consulate for the Netherlands.
For detailed information regarding consular affairs, please visit the website of the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to St. Eustatius. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for St. Eustatius if you have visited a yellow fever
country in the seven days before you visit St. Eustatius.

Money and Currency Matters
On St. Eustatius, payment is made with the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Sint Eustatius can be found on our ATMs page.

On St. Eustatius it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier on St. Eustatius.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier on Sint Eustatius.
St. Eustatius has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone of Sint Eustatius can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On St. Eustatius you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on St. Eustatius.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Sint Eustatius.

Electricity On St. Eustatius you may need an adapter plug and/or converter
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Sint Eustatius can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire Department: 911
– Ambulance: 911
– Coast Guard: 913 or VHF channel 16

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding St. Eustatius can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Sint Eustatius can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Sint Eustatius end
Official websites of Sint Eustatius: and

The country code (international access number) to call someone on St. Eustatius is 00599 or +599.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Sint Eustatius? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Sint Eustatius.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Sint Eustatius.

An overview of all public holidays on Sint Eustatius can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on St. Eustatius, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about St. Eustatius?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Sint Eustatius. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Sint Eustatius can be found on Protected Planet.
Sint Eustatius is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to St. Eustatius? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to St. Eustatius.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Sint Eustatius is called Statia by the local population?
…Sint Eustatius was discovered by Columbus?
…Sint Eustatius was taken over by the Dutch in 1636?
…Sint Eustatius was hit by hurricanes in 1772, 1792 and 1928?
… Until 1993 it was easy to get a Dutch driving license on St. Eustatius?
…Diving tourism in particular is very important for the economy on St. Eustatius?

St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles