As it prepares for the summer season — with demand growing from North America — Curaçao has released the island’s latest coronavirus statistics, entry requirements and special offerings for travellers.
Curaçao is reporting that 86,000 people — of those eligible — have been vaccinated, and over the past three weeks, documented a record-low positivity rate of 0.15%. And with the “significantly reduced numbers,” the nightly curfew has been removed for the first time in over a year.
As well, on-island restrictions have been lifted with outdoor restaurants, bars and lounges allowed to operate at full capacity.
Additionally, the airlift offered prior to the pandemic has resumed.
Direct flights are available from major cities and airports including Miami (MIA) and Charlotte (CLT) via American Airlines and from New York (JFK) via JetBlue.
And to welcome travellers back – from now through June 29 – visitors can book and take advantage of an island-wide promotion, which is valid for travel from June 19 to Oct. 30, 2021. Every fourth night is free at participating hotels, ranging from family-friendly boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts to luxury villas, private island retreats, trendy bungalows, and internationally known brand-name properties with suites of all sizes.
Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curaçao Tourist Board, said: “Having gone through a difficult 2020, the hospitality and tourism industry is now making an aggressive comeback and travelers are eager to getaway this summer.”
Pennicook pointed out that: “Over the last 14 days, Curaçao has only seen 10 positive cases per 100,000 people. With an even bigger desire to serve our visitors, paired with new hotel deals and immersive outdoor adventures, Curaçao is primed for travellers to create meaningful experiences this season.”
Since Jan. 1, 2021, Curaçao has been welcoming international visitors and its entry requirements and safety protocols have been adapted to coincide with the evolving travel environment. To enter the country, travellers must complete the three mandatory steps on www.dicardcuracao.com:
1. Complete the digital immigration card online before departure.
2. Fill out the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) 48 hours prior to departure and carry a printed copy upon arrival, as well as schedule an antigen test at a local laboratory on their third day of travel in Curaçao.
3. Provide proof of a negative result from a certified COVID-19 PCR-test and carry a printed document of proof with them. Travelers will be required to upload their negative test results on www.dicardcuracao.com before their departure.
Current protocols require all potential visitors, both vaccinated and not, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, though government officials and a consulting team of respected doctors are discussing possible future amendments to this policy.
For more, go to www.curacao.com .