TORONTO — Canadians have made it onto Curaçao’s list of permitted visitors but they’ll need to vie for a limited number of spots.
After reopening its borders to visitors from select Caribbean islands on June 12, the Curaçao Tourist Board announced entry would be permitted to additional visitors from a handful of international destinations starting July 1. Along with Canada, these include Belgium, China, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
From July 1-31, a maximum of 10,000 passengers will be welcomed to the island in an effort to minimize pressure on the local health system. This limitation will be re-evaluated for the upcoming months.
The following are required for all visitors from permitted international destinations:
- Complete the digital immigration card online prior to departure at https://dicardcuracao.com/portal.
- Digitally fill out the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) at https://dicardcuracao.com/portal within 48 hours before departure and carry a printed document of proof
- Show a negative result from a certified COVID-19 PCR test and carry a printed document of proof; the test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure at an accredited laboratory; visitors will be required to upload the negative test results on https://dicardcuracao.com/portal before departure
All travellers to Curaçao must also state that they have not travelled to a high-risk country or have been in contact with a person who tested positively for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to arrival. If they have done so, they will be placed in mandatory quarantine.
All travellers must also be adequately insured for medical care and are responsible for any additional costs if they are quarantined or become ill during their stay.
Cruise passengers are currently not permitted to enter the country.
The Curaçao Tourist Board created an informative video that highlights which safety measures are in place and how a traveller’s journey will now look like:
According to the Curaçao Tourist Board, the number of COVID-19 infections on the island has remained “very limited” and the spread of the virus is under control. “All the more reason to make sure we reopen in a safe and controlled manner,” they said.
For information on airport security measures, click here.
For the latest travel updates from Curaçao, click here.
For a list of reopened destinations go to https://www.travelweek.ca/news/destinations-reopening-list/.