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Dive Curaçao Update: Coronavirus on Curacao

The Coronavirus on 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.

Coronavirus on Curacao Update – May 5, 2020

During today’s Press Conference, the Prime Minister, Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath, announced that starting Friday May 08, 2020, several of the previously installed measurements will be lifted. This means that Curaçao’s economy and community can open and operate, however there will still conditions attached:

  • Plachi di dia (number plate) will be eliminated, however toque de queda (curfew) will stay in place, the curfew will be from 9PM till 6AM.
  • Stores and companies can open their doors, however they must comply with measurements that were previously implemented regarding social distancing and the rules of hygiene.
  • Hardware stores & Supermarkets must continue to comply with the measurements that were previously instated regarding social distancing and the rules of hygiene.
  • Restaurants & Truk’i Pan can continue to operate with curbside takeout and deliver only, doors must remain closed for dining in.
  • Mantelzorg (informal care) can continue between 6AM and 8PM.
  • Beaches and public outdoor exercising locations are open from 6AM till 8PM.
  • Public events will not be allowed, since agglomeration is not encouraged, however the amount of people per group has increased by 25 people (this applies to funeral services as well).
Keep in mind that the previous measurements regarding the Coronavirus on Curacao are still applicable:
  • You must maintain a distance of 2m between you and the other person.
  • Groups of 25 people or more is prohibited.
  • You must attain to the rules of hygiene.

Airlift
The Curaçao International Airport remains closed until further notice for visitors from abroad (including residents), unless they are medical experts or they have authorization from the Government.

In times like this, dreaming of going to the beach to curl your toes into the sand or to dive into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean is exactly what the doctor ordered!  Welcome to Episode 3 of Virtual Postcards from Curaçao where we are diving into Cas Abao Beach.

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Dear Friends, Divers, and the Ocean Encounters’ family,

Due to the recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to temporarily close our doors and discontinue all services until further notice.

The Coronavirus has had an unimaginable and lasting effect on all of our lives, and the most important and responsible thing for everyone to do right now is to take care of themselves and their families. Please practice good hygiene, social distancing, wash your hands and sneeze or cough into a tissue. This is a great opportunity for everyone to sit around and do nothing in order to save the human race, so let’s not mess it up!

On the bright side, Mother Earth is taking a big breath of fresh air and our Marine Environment has been given a much-needed rest from human activities. Plus, we all get to re-acquaint ourselves with our homes, take a break from our busy schedules, and spend time with family, while catching up on all those books we’ve been meaning to read, but couldn’t find the time.For those of you who have reservations in the coming months, we strongly urge you to re-book and not cancel.

This is the best way you can support tourism, Curaçao, and most importantly our staff and their families.We look forward to being able to welcome you back to our “Dushi” island, and we hope to provide you with the “ultimate dive experience” sometime in the very near future.

Until then, stay safe, look after each other, and take a big breath of fresh air as well.It would be great to hear how everyone is doing, so please fill the comments area with updates and good stories to brighten everyone’s day.Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to make a future reservation.

WhatsApp: +599 9 6940025

Email: info@oceanenounters.com

Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

Sincerely,

Jeremiah, Eline & Eva Peek
Owners – Ocean Encounters

ANNOUNCEMENT 1. Rebooking possibilities

As concern regarding the virus continues to grow, LionsDive Beach Resort understand travelers and travel providers are being forced to rethink plans and make changes. Therefore, if your travel plans are impacted by the coronavirus (Covid-19), you will be able to rebook your reservation without charge.

ANNOUNCEMENT 2. Precautionary measures

LionsDive Beach Resort recognizes the ongoing coronavirus situation and understand that you may have some concerns about traveling to Curacao and/or staying at their beach resort.

Their core values reflect what is truly important and matters the most to us. They are the solid foundation and main principles of our company culture, and in the service-oriented hospitality business, culture is less about policy and more about people. They are driven by our vision and take to heart the commitment to deliver the ultimate holiday experience for all our guests.

What is AMResorts doing to keep travelers safe?

Sunscape Curaçao Beach Resort, Spa and Casino is closely monitoring information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the safety and wellbeing of their guests, partners and colleagues is of utmost importance. AMResorts® branded properties adhere to strict international guidelines related to the prevention, detection and treatment of many diseases.

Americas properties have received the Cristal Certification for International Standards, which is one of the industry’s highest-level certifications for quality and safety. We are reinforcing protocols and policies related to resort-level health and hygiene in an abundance of caution.

Additionally, AMResorts branded properties have medical doctors 24/7 and each property is associated with the premier hospital in the destination. AMResorts and its properties have enacted safety protocols that address multiple scenarios including what happens in the event of any case and personnel are trained to address individual situations.

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