Saba: Getting there and traffic
How to get to Saba
The nearest international airport is on the neighboring island of Sint Maarten. But there is a regional airport in the north-east of the island. The runway is extremely short at around 400 m and can therefore only be approached by certain types of aircraft with experienced pilots.
Winair offers five daily flights from Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on Sint Maarten to Saba.
Windward Islands Airways
Tel: 011-599-5452568 – Main Office
Fax: 203 261-8295
The airport tax on Saba is $ 5.00 to the Windward Islands and $ 20.00 per person to other destinations.
There is a ferry connection between Saba and Sint Maarten.
Dawn II runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Saba and Philippsburgs on Sint Maarten.
DAWN II – The Saba Ferry
Saba C-Transport, NV
PO Box 46
Tel.: + 599-416-2299
Tel.: + 599-416-3671
Fax: + 599-416-6051
sabactransport @ gmail.com
The Edge runs from Sint Maarten – Simpson Bay from Wednesday to Sunday
Getting around and traffic rules
Car traffic and rental vehicles
The traffic network of Saba comprises just 17 km of paved road.
• There is right-hand traffic on Saba.
• Depending on the rental company, the minimum age is between 21 and 25 years and the maximum age between 65 and 70 years.
• The driver’s license must be at least two years old.
• A $ 500 security deposit is required or a credit card authorization is required
There is no public transport system on the island.
You can also explore the island by taxi, which has the advantage that a local guide is available.
Taxis can be found at the airport. The tariffs are fixed prices.
Caja’s Car Rental
Tel: 599-416-2388 599-416-2388
Saba agencies in Germany
Saba is represented in Germany by the Dutch embassy in Berlin. The embassy building of the Netherlands is located on the Spree near the Fischerinsel in Berlin-Mitte – not too far from Alexanderplatz. It was officially opened on March 2, 2004. The designs for the building come from the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, born in Rotterdam in 1944, and his office OMA/AMO. In the middle of the picture you can see part of the Berlin TV tower on Alexanderplatz. There is usually a parking space near the embassy. The S- and U-Bahn (underground) station (U 8) Jannowitzbrücke is a few 100 m away.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 95 60 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 95 60
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 20 95 64 41
e-mail: bln @ minbuza.nl
Representations of Guadeloupe in Austria
Saba is represented in Austria by the Dutch embassy.
Royal Dutch Embassy Vienna
Opernring 5, 7th floor
description Tel.: 0043 – (0) 1 – 58939 0043 – (0) 1 – 58939
Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 58939-265
Saba agencies in Switzerland
Saba is represented in Switzerland by the Dutch embassy.
Embassy of the Netherlands in Bern
Tel.: 0041 – (0) 31 – 350 – 8700
Saba: entry and exit regulations
German, Swiss and Austrian citizens need a passport to enter Saba, which is valid for at least three months after the date of entry. Please note: You cannot enter the country with an identity card, even though Saba is part of the Netherlands.
They also need a return flight or an onward ticket to a destination outside the Caribbean. Visitors who are staying on Saba for more than 90 days must apply for a residence permit.
All persons who are older than 6 months and who come from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO are required to be vaccinated against a yellow fever disease.
Saba: Infectious Diseases and Vaccinations
The following infectious diseases can be expected on Saba:
Malaria, there is a no -risk malaria
AIDS, for persons who come or with blood or with non-sterilized syringes in contact exert unprotected sex, the risk of HIV infection
schistosomiasis, it is nationally expected in freshwater with an infection
illness Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
hepatitis A and B, but infection with hepatitis B is only to be expected in people who have Blood or those seeking sexual contact
when traveling to Montserrat, the following vaccinations recommended:
Cholera, but only for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist,
hepatitis A and B also exist in the home country, but a vaccination against hepatitis B is only required for the people that may come into contact with blood or those who sexual Kotakte looking
polio, polio, vaccination against polio should basically always consist in the home country
tetanus, vaccination against tetanus should basically always consist in the home country
typhoid, but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.
Yellow fever vaccination for children
In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted that
a vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.
Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!