COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Curaçao (07 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and permanent residents of the country can enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Curaçao has classified countries into low or high-risk categories with different entry protocols. Travellers can find the status of their country here.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • Yes

  • Transit through Curaçao is only possible if transit passengers do not leave the aircraft or are transferred from one plane directly to the other.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued outside of Curacao are accepted. Please note that PCR tests based on gargle samples or rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Travellers from high-risk countries must have a certificate for a negative COVID-19 PCR-test performed by an accredited laboratory no more than 72 hours before departure. Travellers need a printout of the certificate and the documents as proof. PCR test results must be uploaded to before departure.

  • Children 6 years of age or below who do not show any COVID-19 symptoms and whose parents have negative PCR test certificates are exempt from the test and passenger locator form requirement.

  • One-day travellers between Curacao and Aruba are exempt from a PCR test.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • No, with exceptions

  • The mandatory quarantine requirement for all travellers from high-risk countries has been removed.

  • Anyone who has been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days before arrival will be placed in mandatory quarantine.

  • Travellers who do not meet the required entry conditions are subject to quarantine on arrival at their own expense.

  • Maximum days of quarantine: 14 days

  • Minimum days of quarantine: 0

Insurance required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers must be adequately insured for any additional costs for quarantine or medical care during their stay.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • All travellers must complete the digital Immigration Card online before departure and the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) within 48 hours before departure. Travellers must have a printout of these documents as proof. Both of these forms can be found here.

  • Travellers must carry a printed copy of the Passenger Locator Card at all times.

Is vaccination required?

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required to enter.

Recommended Border App

  • Yes

  • Curacao has introduced an app called “Dushi Stay App”, which provides all the latest COVID-19 guidelines within Curacao. The app is available for Android and iOS.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Most flight operations have resumed. Face masks are required at airports.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • No cruise passengers are currently admitted.

Curfew restrictions

  • Significant

  • The COVID-19 emergency measures have been extended by 90 days and will remain in effect until at least 6 June.

  • A nationwide overnight curfew from 19:00 to 04:30 (local time) is in effect. Everyone must stay at home. Only supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware stores and gas stations will remain open.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Significant

  • During the curfew hours, everyone must stay at home.

  • Distancing measures are in place in all public spaces on the island. A 2-meter (6 feet) distance between individuals must be maintained at all times.

  • Work from home is recommended whenever possible.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Significant

  • Face masks are required.

  • Locals and visitors are entitled to drive 2 days per week to take care of essential business only. These two set days are determined by the letter on the license plate. Details on the same can be found at this link

  • All vehicle transportation, except for public and vital transportation is suspended on Sundays.

  • Public transportation can operate until 21:00.

Non-essential shops open?

  • No

  • Only essential businesses and services are allowed to open during curfew hours, including supermarkets, gas stations, minimarket, Toko, pharmacy, bakery and hardware stores. More information can be found here.

  • Essential businesses and establishments can apply for an exception via this link. This may take up to 72 hours.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Hotels are open.

Restaurants open?

  • No, with exceptions

  • Restaurants can provide delivery service only between 12:00 and 18:00; and food trucks can provide delivery services between 16:00 and 18:00.

Bars and cafes open?

  • No

  • All non-essential businesses are closed.

Beaches and tourist sites open?

  • No with exceptions

  • Visitors are advised to contact their accommodation for availability and regulations concerning resort facilities including beach access.

  • Excursions and tours for tourists are currently not allowed.

*Personal care services open? *

  • No

  • Gyms and other non-essential services are closed.

Events allowed?

  • No

  • Groups sports are currently suspended, until further notice. Sports halls are closed.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Masks are mandatory in supermarkets, Toko, bakeries, pharmacies, shops, mini markets, hospitals, clinics, bookstores, hardware stores, funeral homes, barbers, and hair salons for people over 18 years of age. The use of masks in establishments not mentioned above is not mandatory. However, it is highly recommended.

  • If a 2-meter (6 feet) distance cannot be kept in establishments, visitors are asked to wear face masks.


  • Truck Ipan/food trucks will be allowed to provide home delivery services between 14:00 to 18:00 (local time) every day.

  • Preschools and daycare centres are open. However, all out-of-school activities, including excursions, sports outside schools, festivities and outside classes are temporarily suspended.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.