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Coronavirus in Curacao – NEWS UPDATES

The Coronavirus in Curacao (COVID-19) is dynamic situation that is on all of our minds. The health and safety of you, your family and your friends is of paramount concern. With that in mind, please check back as we will do our best to keep you informed about the latest developments regarding travel and tourism on Curaçao.

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Coronavirus in Curacao – Covid-19 Government Announcements

Coronavirus in Curacao Update: January 17, 2022

NEW Country Classification List Released – Effective December 31, 2021.

Scroll down for all current travel related announcements and the country classification list.

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Newly Adjusted Government Measures:
The Government has announced that the “time out” will be extended for an additional for 10 days, Tuesday January 18, 2022 to Friday January 28, 2022. The extended measures remained the same:

  • Curfew has been adjusted to 10PM – 4:30 AM
  • Restaurants, stores, businesses, casino’s, supermarkets and other establishments can continue providing their services according to their permits, but no later than 9PM (one hour prior to curfew). Exception is applicable for hotel bars, hotel restaurants and casino’s offering services strictly to their guest according to their original permit.
  • Restaurant seating limitations remain. This means a max of 4 people allowed to sit at a table (inside/outside), and restaurants can only receive up to 50% of their capacity.
  • ‘Truck’i Pan’ can offer their services from 5PM – 9 PM in the form of take-out, delivery or curbside pick-up.
  • Public Transport is open till 10PM and chauffeurs have till 11PM to get home.
  • All permits for public events are canceled and new permit requests will not be accepted.
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  • Sport events in groups are not allowed. Only individual sport.
  • Gym & Fitnesses are restricted to 50% capacity.
  • The Government recommends postponing all baptism & weddings
  • Starting 1 February 2022 it will be possible to apply online for the DCC (digital proof of vaccination) applicable for people who received 2 vaccines & the booster shot.

As per December 31, 2021, all countries are considered as “very high risk”.
This means that the PCR test 48 hours prior to the flight in the country of origin is mandatory for entry to the island as well as the 3rd day antigen test (regardless of vaccination). Scroll down for all current travel related announcements and the country classification list.

The government makes a strong appeal to the community to adhere to the measures in place, as the number of positive cases is increasing fast.

Additionally testing requirements to the Netherlands
CHATA has taken note of the unclear information in regard to testing to fly back to Holland which was made by the Dutch government last week. Please note that for this case Curacao is perceived as EU territory and therefore there is no mandatory testing requirement in place at this moment when flying from Curaçao to the Netherlands.

For boats and charters:

  • A maximum of 50% capacity is allowed
  • Maximum 2 boats docked next to each other (in the water & at bay)
  • Only background music is allowed
  • Dancing is not allowed on any type of boat

Additionally, the government made the following announcements starting Tuesday, January 18 onwards:

  • An automated proof of recovery (herstelbewijs) will be sent via email after 10 days of isolation
  • Quarantine has been adjusted to 10 days instead of 14.
  • People in quarantine can request a re-test (PCR) at their house doctor after 6 days in case they don’t show any symptoms. Cost of this test will be covered by the Government, if procedure is followed accordingly via the house doctor.

Quarantine in case of being a close contact is not mandatory in the following cases:

  • If the booster shot was received at least 1 week prior to testing positive
  • If tested positive after 15 December, 2021

For more information on entry conditions and travel updates, keep SCROLLING DOWN.

Updated December 31, 2021

Please read the following Public Service Announcements for the latest updates and the Curaçao Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing requirements for entry.

Curacao Entry Requirements (Scroll Down for detailed information)

Current protocols require all potential visitors, both vaccinated and not, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. Meanwhile, government officials and a consulting team of respected doctors are discussing possible future amendments to this policy.

For more information on entry conditions and travel updates, keep SCROLLING DOWN.

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Coronavirus in Curacao Travel Update | Dive Travel Curacao

Are You Traveling to Curacao?

The Government of Curaçao adjusts the 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.

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

As an international traveler, visiting Curacao, you are required to follow these four steps:

1. Fill out Digital Immigration Card

All international visitors are required to complete the Digital Immigration Card (DI card) online as soon as you have all your travel information. The Digital Immigration card is a mandatory card for all foreign travelers to clear immigration in Curaçao.

2. Fill out Passenger Locator Card

Passenger Locator Card is mandatory for all travelers and includes country of departure, personal information, travel information and medical information. Travelers who depart from low risk countries are required to complete the online Passenger Locator Card form (PLC) within 48 hours prior to traveling to Curaçao and carry a printed document of proof with them.

The Public Health Authorities have classified countries into low risk and high risk. For the up to-date list of countries and their risk level, please click here.

 

3. Upload a negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result

All Travelers departing for Curaçao are required to submit a negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory. The PCR test* (taken within 48 hours prior to departure) needs to be taken at an accredited laboratory. The traveler is required to carry a printed/digital copy of proof with them for both the PLC and the negative COVID-19 test result. *Note: Refer to the Country Classification PSA above for details about your specific Country. 

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4. 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.

Please note:

  • Children aged 6 and under who don’t show COVID-19 symptoms, and whose parents/ caretakers can show proof of a negative PCR test, are not required to undergo a PCR/Antigen test.
  • Only deep pharyngeal nose and throat PCR tests are accepted. Covid tests such as Gargle and pooling samples, Saliva and blood tests will not be accepted.
  • In the eventuality that traveler test positive in Curaçao, strict isolation measures will be implemented immediately. All lodging and possible medical expenses, including but not limited to PCR/Antigen tests, are for the expense of the traveler.
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Coronavirus in Curacao Updates | Dive Travel Curacao
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The Complete Dive Travel Guide for Curaçao

If you are thinking, planning or just dreaming of your next Caribbean dive vacation, then you should read the complete dive travel guide to dive in to Curacao!

Over the years of living and literally breathing diving here in Curaçao, not to mention being a professional diver and attending countless international dive shows, it never surprises me to hear a lot of the same frequently asked questions about our Dutch Caribbean island.  Some of the more regular questions include: Where is Curaçao?, Why should I dive in Curacao versus Bonaire?, How do I pronounce Curaçao?, Is there things to do on Curaçao?, and so many more.

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Dive in to Curaçao with Bryan Horne, the Founder and Creator of Dive Curaçao, for a unique perspective to answer the question - "Why you should consider Curaçao for your next Caribbean diving vacation".
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More Information about Coronavirus in Curacao

Curacao is a Caribbean destination where you can enjoy a relaxing and safe vacation, and we are waiting to welcome you back with open arms, at an appropriate distance. With the sun on your back, you can gaze over the bright blue sea with a cold drink at your fingertips; the immediate worries of the coronavirus slowly slip away.

Curacao has restarted tourism in a controlled manner and the number of infections is under control. Because all tourists have to do a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and measures have been taken, COVID-19 is not so intrusive. Of course we want to keep Curaçao safe for you as a visitor, but of course also for our population.

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The Curaçao Tourist Board is working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, Environment and Nature, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority and government agencies to guarantee a safe reopening. Guidelines have also been created and implemented in the tourism industry to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

It is important that you stay informed and adhere to basic hygiene and physical distancing measures that are in place for the locals as much as they are for you.

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