Following the opening to tourism of countries such as Iceland, Belize or Seychelles, Curaçao has announced that it will allow the entry of international travelers, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not. Resumption of hotel developments and expanded flights to Curacao from the U.S. signal that travel is strong again, according to Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curacao Tourist Board.
With an average of three cases a day of Covid-19 in recent weeks, Curaçao has lifted all restrictions, bidding farewell to the curfew it had previously implemented. Authorities have allowed full-capacity at restaurants and bars with terraces.
We’re looking forward to continuing to grow this inbound traffic, especially as more globally recognized hospitality brands like Sandals, Curio by Hilton, Dreams and Wyndham plant their flags on the island and iconic properties like Marriott and Renaissance present travelers with newly renovated offerings.Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curacao Tourist Board
According to Travel Weekly, Paul Pennicook pointed out an increase in international arrivals in July, which totaled more than 34,000 visitor and was 92% of the pre-pandemic July 2019.
Located in the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela and at a distance of 113 kilometers from Aruba, Curaçao has a multitude of beaches to get lost among translucent waters and white sands, rediscover its colorful capital Willemstad, encounter the most unique marine inhabitants while snorkeling and visit caves among breathtaking landscapes.
We are proud of the growth of Curacao, which further supports our main objective to increase the flow of North American travel to the destination. We’re confident we will see demand grow, and Curacao looks forward to welcoming that growth.Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curacao Tourist Board
American Airlines has daily flight from Miami and will add a second flight every Saturday from November 6 to December 11 with plans to operate a second daily flight starting December 16. JetBlue currently offers twice-weekly flights from New York JFK. Nonstop flights from Newark on United are set to resume on a weekly basis from November 6 while the weekly nonstop from Charlotte begins Saturday operations on December 4.
Entry conditions for all travelers
These general requirements apply to all visitors regardless if you are traveling from a low risk or high risk country:
- You have not been in contact with a person who tested positively for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to arrival. If this is the case, you will be placed in mandatory quarantine.
- You must carry a printed or digital document of proof of the mandatory steps at all times during your travel.
- You must be adequately insured for medical care and any additional costs if you are quarantined or become ill during your stay.
- If you do not meet the above conditions, you may be quarantined on arrival. This is entirely at your own expense.
- There are currently no exemptions for visitors who have been fully vaccinated.
Full details can be found here.