DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT
PENSTRAAT 130 WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO
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.
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Travelers from Low Risk countries can travel to Curacao without a PCR test.
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.
Mandatory actions for entering Curacao from High 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
Children 6 years and younger that show no symptoms, and whose parents can show proof of a negative PCR test, are not required to undergo a PCR test. In this case children 6 and younger do not need to complete a PLC.
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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. Click here for an up to date overview.
NO! However, please note the following entry conditions applicable to all travelers (from low- and high risk countries):
You have 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 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.
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 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.
It's extremely unlikely. The island is now more prepared since we expanded the IC beds and medical staff in the hospital. High-risk countries are obligated to do a PCR test and can only enter our island if that test result is negative.
What we have learned from 2020 is that the corona virus is not spreading amongst travelers. This is the reason why the island has opened its borders for all countries as of January 1, 2021.
Thanks to our local virologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth, the island has been successful 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.
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.
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 are obligated 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.