Curaçao Lifts On-Island Restrictions as it Prepares for Summer Travel

In preparation for a busy summer season with increasing demand from North America, the Caribbean island of Curaçao announced this week its latest coronavirus statistics, entry requirements and special offerings for travelers.

First up: Curaçao reports that 86,000 people of those eligible have been vaccinated, and over the past three weeks, the island has documented a record-low positivity rate of 0.15 percent.

Considering these significantly reduced numbers, the nightly curfew has been removed for the first time in over a year. On-island restrictions have also been lifted with outdoor restaurants, bars and lounges now 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 and Charlotte via American Airlines and from New York’s JFK Airport via JetBlue.

To welcome back travelers, available now through June 29, visitors can book and take advantage of an island-wide promotion, which is valid for travel June 19 through October 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 brand-name properties.

Welcoming all international visitors since January 1, 2021, Curaçao’s entry requirements and safety protocols have adapted to coincide with the evolving travel environment. To enter the country, travelers must complete the three mandatory steps on

  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 online 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  doctors are discussing possible future amendments to this policy. For more information on entry conditions and travel updates, visit

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