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PENSTRAAT 130 WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO
After the lockdown of Curacao, the island was completely COVID-19 free. There was a total of just 17 cases (of which 1 Dutch tourist passed away) before the borders opened in July 1, 2020. Curacao is a low-risk destination as it has relatively not been affected with Coronavirus cases much. Click here for an up to date overview.
Travelers from Low Risk countries can travel to Curacao without a PCR test or a manditory quarantine.
The list of countries that are considered Low Risk are:
This list is subject to change depending on the situation of the country relating to the virus. We will update this article when procedures shift.
Medium risk countries are:
Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, French Guyana, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saint Barthelemy, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Uruguay
Starting October 7th, the USA Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) and the state of Florida are considered medium risk. Prior to arrival, visitors from these states will be required to present a state-issued ID as proof of residency in addition to the below mentioned three steps.
If you didn't see your countries listed on the above lists, means that it is listed as a High-Risk Country and a 14 day Quarantine will be required.
Mandatory actions for entering Curacao from Medium Risk countries:
- A negative result of a certified COVID-19 PCR-test at a laboratory
- Sufficient insurance coverage for medical care and to cover the potential additional costs in case you are quarantined or get ill at your time of stay is required
- Fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Card (PLC) prior to the trip
- Digital Immigration (ED-)card
- No quarantine necessary
Click here to see what is mandatory for all travelers arriving to Curacao.
There will be limited capacity (20.000 seats) which will be gradually expanded if this develops safely.
Travelers from high risk countries such as can only travel to Curacao if:
- they agree to mandatory quarantine for which they pay for themselves
- if there is enough space for them in quarantine
We will update this article when procedures shift. We recommend checking if your home country requires extra measures such as self-quarantine before or after returning from Curacao, even if you are not infected.
You don't have to be in your hotel room or apartment when there is a curfew. Our bars and restaurants are open normally, despite the curfew. In hotels this is allowed, but only for its own hotel guests. A number of staff members such as front office agents, chefs and waitresses have an exemption from the government and are allowed to continue to help guests enjoy their holiday. With the current security measures, of course.
Curacao is an island where people enjoy the perks of “outdoor living” due to the perfect weather conditions. Almost all restaurants are outdoors or offer outdoor dining options. Approximately 95% of the activities are outdoor activities, and with more than 35 beaches and a beautiful underwater world, outdoor unwinding is extremely easy and pleasurably on Curacao.
With two National Parks, Salt Plains and even small forests there is even more nature present. Being outdoors instead of indoors with a lack of fresh air, increases both your safety and your sense of freedom. Yes, we 100% bet that you can still enjoy your vacation to the very max.
Curacao offers warm temperatures and a high humidity all year long. Both elements seem to have less risks of a spread. Although there is not much rain, Curacao does have a high humidity, which varies around 75 to 80%, sometimes with peaks well above 90 percent. Because of the abundance of sunshine, a lot of vitamin D can be built up, which comes in handy to strengthen the immune system.
A sun filled holiday during winter can therefore provide many health benefits. Because Curacao isn’t a mass-tourism destination you won’t find many crowds on this Caribbean gem.
The Curacao government does a lot to guarantee safety in consultation with the Dutch government due to the fact that Curacao is part of the Dutch Kingdom.
Warm areas with high humidity seem to have less risks of a spread. Curacao fortunately has those weather characteristics. As a result, Curacao has a "being outdoor culture" and almost all activities are outdoors.
Besides this, the local governments, together with local virologist Izzy Gerstenbluth took very strict measures and demanded a list of new social and psychical distancing rules and procedures to reduce and limit infections.
Thanks to this, Curacao is not a “hot zone”. The Avila Beach Hotel as well obeys these measures in order to offer both locals and tourists a good sense of safety.
It's extremely unlikely. Curacao currently has no corona cases, making it one of the safest countries. The island is now more prepared since we expanded the IC beds and medical staff in the hospital. The borders are now only open to low-risk and medium-risk countries who get to enjoy Curacao without quarantine. Medium-risk countries are obligated to do a PCR test and can only enter our island if that test result is negative.
Thanks to our local virologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth, the island has been very succesful in avoiding the Coronavirus and keeping those risks at a far minimum.
In close cooperation with hotels, tourist attractions and restaurants our government obligated strict measures on the basis of Dr. Izzy Gertenbluth's thorough knowledge and advice.
Standards for hygiene and cleanliness are taken very seriously including additional steps to ensure your safety (see top of this page).
When the Coronavirus enters Curacao again via tourists originated from low-risk and medium-risk, the island is sufficiently prepared to avoid a new lockdown as this is the last thing Curacao wants because the island is overall depended on tourism.
For 71 years the Avila Beach Hotel has been hosting travelers on Trips of a Lifetime. Your Well-being and Safety have always been a top priority. A comprehensive COVID-19 guidance is in place at our hotel. You are in good hands when lodging at the Avila Beach Hotel, and we're here to be a resource for you.
What are the precautions that are taken at the Avila Beach Hotel?
The Avila Beach Hotel will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make additional adjustments should this be required.
Choose your travel insurance health plan carefully. See what your travel insurance covers if you get sick with Coronavirus. High risk destinations may not be included in your travel health care insurance.
You don’t need any vaccinations to travel to Curacao. Curacao is Zika free.
Different airports around the world have ramped up their screening methods for infected passengers. Airports in Curacao have also implemented more stringent screening measures and there is a strict 2-meter distance rule (2 armlengths / 6 feet).
Special medical bays have been prepared to immediately quarantine passengers showing any symptoms of the disease. Airport staff and flight attendants have been asked to wear protective masks.
Some travel companies may require testing for the Coronavirus before traveling. Contact your flight carrier, and/or tour operator to check what their requirements specifically are as they may handle different guidelines and protocols.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), you must:
All airlines handle adjusted safety measures such as blocking seats, service on board, boarding, hygiene on board and/or passenger screening. Most airlines require a face mask while traveling. Air Travel remains a safe way to travel during COVID-19; advanced HEPA filters constantly clean the air onboard, limiting the risk of virus transmission and providing a safe environment.
Air flow from ceiling to floor further reduces the potential for transmission forward or aft in the cabin, moreover, air flow rates are high and not conducive to droplet spread in the same way as in other indoor environments. It is recommended to contact your airline for all new rules and regulations prior to your flight date.
We urge you to still follow all procedures. As people cannot see from the outside that you already had the virus, we don’t want to make fellow hotel guests, our employees and other Curacao locals feel uncomfortable. When you already had the Coronavirus check if you can obtain a copy of a blood test result, or medical discharge letter that shows that you already had it.
Curacao has no Visa exemptions.