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Curacao Travel Guide for U.S. and Canadian Citizens

Curacao Entry Requirements for North American Residents

The government of Curaçao – as of April 20th, 2021 – has implemented the following new measures and guidelines to make sure your stay here is as comfortable as possible, while keeping Curaçao safe for our visitors and our local community.

Curaçao is currently focusing on decreasing the number of COVID-19 cases on the island. Simultaneously, local authorities are continuing their efforts to keep the island safe for both visitors and the local community. The requirement to take an antigen test on the third day of their stay is an additional measure as a result of these efforts.

The required third-day antigen test is required for all travelers entering Curaçao and is additional to the mandatory PCR test. The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours before departure from an accredited laboratory.

Making an appointment for the antigen test is an integrated step to successfully register for the Passenger Locator Card. This is the last step of the registration process on Travelers can choose between several local laboratories.

The government of Curaçao requires all travelers to follow mandatory steps before departure. These steps are different for residents of Curaçao and international visitors.

* Complete a Digital Immigration Card.

* Fill out a Passenger Locator Card (PLC) within 48 hours prior to departure and carry a printed copy as proof upon arrival.

* Upload proof of a negative result from a certified COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of traveling. Visitors must carry a printed copy as proof upon arrival. Note: PCR tests based on Gargle samples will not be accepted. Additionally, children six-years-old and younger showing no symptoms, and whose parents provide valid negative PCR tests, are not required to undergo a PCR test.

* Book a lab appointment for 3rd day Antigen test in Curaçao – As of April 20, 2021, all travelers departing from a high risk country are required to undergo a mandatory Antigen test on the 3rd day in Curaçao. For more information how to book the 3rd day Antigen test, click here.

Traveling to Curacao from the United States of America? 

Need a quick Covid-19 Test before you travel back from Curacao? 

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ADC Testing Center at LionsDive Beach Resort

Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing facilities on Curaçao

Analytisch Diagnostisch Centrum (ADC)

Are you traveling abroad and a Coronavirus (Covid-19) PCR test is required to confirm that you have been tested negative?

Please contact ADC to make an appointment or to request more information.

Costs of the Covid-19 PCR test are ANG 159,- ($ 90) including a medical report with the results. The Medical report will be send within 24h after taken the test.

Additional Testing Facilities on Curaçao

Lab de Med – 

Phone: +599-9-736-1030


Phone: +599-9-736-8455

Optimism Grows in 2021 for Travel to Curacao

Having ended 2019 with double digit growth from the US, the island of Curaçao is anticipating a strong Q1 as it welcomes all American travelers back in January with a portfolio of elevated accommodations and offerings. 2020 saw the addition of Dreams by AMResorts as well as the Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort, anchored by the popular European brand, Corendon. The Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort and Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino also completed major renovations, while the exclusive Baoase Luxury Resort used the time during border closures to renovate and expand its culinary spaces.

Curaçao’s budding popularity as a world class scuba diving and vacation destination also captured the attention of Sandals Resorts International, which recently announced plans to renovate the former Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in 2021. Curaçao’s rapid hotel development, paired with the island’s most recent designations as one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 emerging destinations for 2021 plus the Scuba Diving Magazine’s Readers Choice award for one of the Best overall diving destinations for 2021, have signaled that Curaçao is the island to watch this year.

For more information, visit Dive Curaçao and the Curaçao Tourist Board for entry conditions and travel updates.


Home to more than 35 captivating beaches, a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures, including Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese, a “live and let live” attitude, and stunning European architecture, Curaçao – which sits on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt – remains an unrivaled tropical escape in the Southern Caribbean. Ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “best islands in the Caribbean,” Curaçao’s natural beauty, world-class dive sites, pristine beaches and idyllic weather have won it further accolade and recognition.  Its capital city, Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – features the iconic and colorful Handelskade backdrop and an eclectic roster of museums, monuments, flavorful restaurants and shops, just to name a few of the many reasons why Curaçao continues to flourish as one of the most exceptional islands in the region.

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