Waiver documents to move on French side now revised

Waiver documents to move  on French side now revised

MARIGOT--The Préfecture announced Friday that the two exemption documents needed for movement on the French side, one personal and one professional, have been revised effective Friday, March 20.

  Travel is strictly prohibited in French St. Martin. Certain exceptions however are authorised only on the condition that a personal exemption document or proof of business travel document is provided. These documents can be downloaded in French and English on the Prefecture’s website or from its Facebook page.

  The link is: http://www.saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv.fr/Actualites/LA-UNE/Actualites/Attestation-de-deplacement-derogatoire-et-justificatif-de-deplacement-professionnel

  The personal waiver document must be filled in using an indelible ink pen directly by the person who wishes to go out. People who do not have a printer can copy this certificate by hand. This document must be filled in again for each outing. The only authorised outings are: going to the workplace if teleworking from home is not possible; shopping for basic necessities in local shops authorised to remain open; going to the doctor; to look after children or to help vulnerable people on strict condition that hygiene rules are respected.

  The proof of business travel document must be stamped and signed by the employer. It is only valid for essential business trips and must be filled in once. It is now valid for a limited period of time. If this document is not completed correctly and/or does not bear the company stamp, it is not valid. Failure to comply with these rules is currently punishable by a fine of 135 euros.

  Reinforced controls are now in place to check the validity and correct completion of these documents. A blatant disregard for the rules and/or repeat offences can result in being taken into police custody.

  Continue to follow hygiene rules. Wash hands regularly during the day, cough and sneeze into the elbow, use disposable tissues and discard after use. Avoid shaking hands, kissing, hugging during greetings; practice social distancing; call 15 if you have symptoms and stay home.

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