On July 1, the sunny Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao re-opened its border to select markets including Canada along with Belgium, China, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain. Just a five-hour flight from Toronto, the colourful ABC island sits on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt, making it a prime Caribbean vacation spot this summer and fall. Paired with a portfolio of new & renovated hotels — the Marriott, Renaissance, Dreams and Mangrove Beach Resort properties — vacationing in Curaçao feels like an entirely new experience.
Curaçao’s new hospitality protocol, called “A Dushi Stay the Healthy Way,” is designed to welcome visitors into the new normal and coincides with the phased re-opening of international borders. Phase one was geared towards the Dutch Antilles, while phase two includes Canada and the countries mentioned above. Canadian travellers looking to soak up the sun at the island’s 35 cove-like beaches or find an alternative to their European vacation can enjoy Willemstad’s urban Dutch architecture and trendy culinary scene.
Before touching down, Canadian travellers will need to:
1) Complete the digital immigration card online
2) Fill out & print a Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours of departure
3) Show proof of a negative PCR-test a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure